Twisty Tree

Awakening to wonder and sharing a faith in the wild and shadowed goodness of the Earth.

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The great thing
is not having
a mind. Feelings:
oh, I have those; they
govern me. I have
a lord in heaven
called the sun, and open
for him, showing him
the fire of my own heart, fire
like his presence.
What could such glory be
if not a heart?
Louise Glück, from “The Red Poppy,” in The Wild Iris (Ecco, 1992)

(Source: ringtales, via apoetreflects)

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SACRED GEOMETRY: An Introduction

What is meant by “sacred geometry”? Well, in its simplest terms it is the geometry which underlays all creation.  There are repeating geometric forms which can be seen in all existence from the atomic to the cosmic. They range from the simple and familiar such as circles, squares, triangles, spheres, cubes to the more complex such as hexagons, pentagons, spirals, toroids, fractals, helix to fourth dimensional  forms such as the hypercube and the hypersphere.  These forms make up all of our visual reality and their repetition and their combinations speak to the nature of reality and the underlying symmetry and order of the universe which may be at first indiscernible to the naked eye.

Once we have learned to recognize these forms and to understand a bit about the mathematical relationship between them a whole new world dawns for us. You’ll recognize these patterns everywhere.  You will see them in the arrangement of atoms within a crystal.  In the forms of the virus and cell.  In flowers, seeds and leaves.  In the structure of an insects eye.  You will see them in the cream in your coffee and in the shape of geological structures on the broad face of the Earth.  You will see them in clouds and weather patterns.  You will see them in the structure of planets, their orbits in galaxies and in the fourth dimensional shape of the universe itself. 

The shapes are a language.  They speak of relationships and patterns and those patterns are meaningful no matter what the scale.  The spiral in your coffee cup has the same relationship as the spiral of the galaxy. You see these patterns are not “things” as we are accustomed to think of things that exist in our three dimensional realm. A baseball is a “thing” it approximates a sphere but it is not a sphere.  A sphere is an ideal that exists independently of the crude world of our perception.  However, because a baseball approximates a sphere we can use what we know of the ideal of a sphere to predict how a baseball will act in three dimensional space and in the fourth dimension of time. This is the world of ideals and their relationship to the outward world of forms.

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Read More About Sacred Geometry Here

 

"To understand is to perceive patterns."

— Isaiah Berlin

The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.”

— G. H. Hardy

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samsaranmusing:

Tesseracts and Tessellation:

Understanding the Fourth Dimension without Mathmatics


The top figure is a tesseract which is a fourth dimensional analog to a cube. The cube is a three dimensional analog to the square. Underneath we see a hexagon and next to it a honeycomb which is a tessellation of the hexagon. A tessellation is the process of creating a two-dimensional plane using the repetition of a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. It is an extension of the hexagon into two dimensional space. 

When we talk of the other dimensions we are not talking about a separate reality with no relationship to our own. Such “other worlds” are tessellations of a three dimensional space out into the fourth dimension. Thus, every dimension is related to our dimension as the hexagon is to the honey comb.

Now here is an interesting little twist. When I was in college before I knew anything about tesseracts or  tessellation I participated in a peyote ceremony. While I was under the influence of this powerful substance I saw intricate three dimensional patterns extending out into space in all directions. I saw a tesseract of a tessellation of my own three dimensional reality. 

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The Multiverse

samsaranmusing:

Imagine a point in space.


A little “.” now extend it into space in both directions “__________”.


Now rotate it:


now rotate the circle:



Now rotate the sphere and you get a fourth dimensional structure known as a hypersphere:



Every point is connected to every other…

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samsaranmusing:

Killer whales, orca, have never once harmed a human being in the wild.  In their natural habitat they exist as extended family groups more like a tribe than a herd. Females in the wild live to be as old as one hundred years old. In this time their offspring never leave their mothers and they form large matriarchal groups with the larger males kept on the edges of the family group. They have their own language and dialects which are unintelligible to other whale pods. 

Now here is the intriguing thing. Their brains are large,  larger than ours and just as complex. There is one major difference. Where we have a highly evolved cerebral cortex which allows for rational thought  they have a highly evolved structure linked to the limbic system the center of emotion.


We evolved to think. They evolved to feel.

samsaranmusing:

Killer whales, orca, have never once harmed a human being in the wild. In their natural habitat they exist as extended family groups more like a tribe than a herd. Females in the wild live to be as old as one hundred years old. In this time their offspring never leave their mothers and they form large matriarchal groups with the larger males kept on the edges of the family group. They have their own language and dialects which are unintelligible to other whale pods.

Now here is the intriguing thing. Their brains are large, larger than ours and just as complex. There is one major difference. Where we have a highly evolved cerebral cortex which allows for rational thought they have a highly evolved structure linked to the limbic system the center of emotion.


We evolved to think. They evolved to feel.

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5 months ago

Re-posting my favourite video.

Tao of the Traveller (by Jagannath.G)