Yoga of Thinking

Theory of Process Seminar, Day One
Recorded December 13, 1980


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Opening Sentence
25-1* 1-01 What is to guide us? Science doesn’t provide a code for living. What is our long term interest? Materialism We really are in a predicament
25-2 2-28 Are we to say that the universe is only material things? Materialism Suppose I had a box
25-4 5-20 The power of forces. Forces inside the atom are enormouse, but they not "things." What’s the point? A purpose for existence. Forces
Light
Purpose
I have to convince you that such a world exists.
25-5* 1-32 Purpose is perpetually self-renewing Purpose My purpose is to get an education. . .
25-6 1-50 The four levels applied to creating a blackboard. Purpose is communication. Need material and plan. Four Levels
Arc
I need to show you things so I get …let’s say I create a blackboard
27-1 2-30 The elusiveness of experimenting with purpose. Purpose If somebody’s sick he can go to a healer
27-2 2-33 Purpose is ever outreaching, not local. The arc can also be seen as a spiral. It reaches the same place at a higher level. Purpose
Arc
Spiral
Q: You schematic shows how purpose leads to new entities…
27-3 4-18 An introduction to the fourfold through dimensions in space. Fourfold One of the best ways to approach this is to think what we mean by dimensions
27-4 0-46 The inclusiveness of the four categories. Fourfold
Categorization
I remember on of the students prepared a huge list of words that I had been guilty of saying went into each categories.
27-5 0-31 The conceptual nature of the theory. Concepts The difficulty of this diagram …
27-6 4-05 A demonstration of the four categories. Fourfold Suppose I say . . . what’s that. A triangle.
27-7 2-34 Introduction to the Torus – an alternative universe. Torus Universe Now the boundary of this sphere is way way out.
27-8 0-51 The Torus allows the universe to become unitary. Like your life, it has to come back to center to be of value. Torus
Universe
The real reason for the Torus I’ve yet to reveal.
29-1 0-58 On the relationship between the Arc, the Torus and the photon. Arc
Torus
 
29-2 2-49 The four-color problem. Plus the seven color problem of the Torus and how the Torus relates to the turn. Torus
Universe
The Turn
Seven-ness
Let’s take another look at the torus.
29-3 2-05 The Turn is where entropy turns to negative entropy, where the molecule begins to store energy. The Turn
Arc
Entropy
What I’ve shown here as a turn here, as an angle . . .
29-4 4-55 The relative freedoms of the animal and plant kingdoms and how they relate to the freedoms of the particle and atomic stages. Arc
Freedom
Kingdoms
Stages
Complexity
The freedom of the particles to move around is reflected over here in the animals which have the freedom to move around.
29-5 1-11 The cumulative nature of process – each stage involves what has gone before. Arc
Stages
Hierarchy
I believe we’re going to have to recognize that this ongoing process is cumulative.
29-6 2-12 The relative freedoms of the plant and animal kingdoms. Combining the plant and animal freedoms characterizes the seventh stage. Does this describe man? Arc
Freedom
Kingdoms
What is the freedom of the plant?
29-7 2-21 The fundamental nature of division by 7. The grid as a way to represent the 7 principles. Introduction to the grid. Same keywords down the left as across the top. Seven-ness
Stages
The Grid
The Powers
What we’re doing is dividing the whole into seven different kinds of things.
29-9 3-26 The animal kingdom on the grid. A stage by stage look. The Grid
Animal Kingdom
The animal starts with the unicellular animal.
29-10 3-00 Tracing the third stage (Identity) vertically up the grid. The Grid
The Powers
Identity
To show how the grid works I need to go the other way, vertically.
29-11 1-36 The center of the torus is as small as a photon, which is more energetic the smaller it gets. A photo that contains the energy of the entire universe has a diameter of 10-80 cm Torus
Photon
Energy
Infinity
Black Hole
Q: This actually poses a related question – you said that the torus you like is a torus with an infinitely small hole.
31-1 4-04 Communication as characteristic of man.The arc as applied to language and communication. Communication
Arc
Language
Now see I’m trying to tease you into this recognition that man is somehow different from animals.
31-2 1-08 How the distinguishing characteristic of each stage has to evolve through the sub-stages. Sub-Stages
Man
Q: This is the distinguishing feature of man …
31-3 1-40 The emergence of the principle of identity in man. Identity
Man
Sub-Stages
Let’s go back to what it was like to be second substage human.
31-4 3-14 The development of choice and responsibility in man. We can’t transcend the ego until we’ve developed one. Where modern man resides on the arc. Man
Responsibility
Free Will
Law
Evolution
Remember the tree? The tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
31-5 1-50 Standardization can free us to express our creativity in engineering or in language. Law is the basis of invention.
The turn in human terms is when you are able to recognize the law and use it.
Creativity
Standardization
Law
The Turn
Man
Evolution
I was at one time perturbed that standardized nuts and bolts would eliminate all the creativity . . .
31-6 0-58 The 3-4-5 triangle – the principle of trial and error in nature and evolution and with the helicopter. Committees
Arc
The Powers
Stages
Evolution
The 3-4-5 triangle is an interaction of powers 3, 4 and 5.
31-7 1-46 The 2-4-6 triangle – the development of instinct through attraction. Committees
Evolution
Behavior
Arc
The Powers
Stages
Now there’s another type of evolution. That’s what I call the 2-4-6 evolution.
31-8 0-53 The 1-4-7 triangle – from light to recognition. The aha experience is light itself. Committees
Evolution
Man
Light
The last one is the kind of evolution that makes man distinct from animals.
31-9* 4-29 Why light is spiritual. Why light is at stage one. It is indivisible – quantized. Everything that happens does so through photons. Light
Spirit
Photon
Physics
Action
Quanta
I didn’t dwell enough on light. I didn’t tell you how spiritual light is.
31-10 1-50 People interested in inquiries such as the theory of process are probably at the 4th stage – the turn. Man
Responsibility
Free Will
Laws
How in using the theory could a person look at their life today…


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