The Whole of Reality is divided into many overlapping Parts. Most of the Humans look at Wholes and Parts (Smaller Wholes, Contexts) from a Static Perspective but the Whole is also a Dynamic Entity. The Parts are overlapping because many people don’t know how to define the right categories. Overlapping, confusing, part/whole relations are the sole cause of every conflict and war.
The Static and the Dynamic can be divided in two parts. In the first part of the Static we combine the Parts in a different way (Combine, Create). In the second part of the Static we define a Boundary around a part of the parts to protect the Territory (Control). In this case an Outside and an Inside is created.
The Dynamic can be divided in a Causal part (Time) and a Connected Part (Space). In the first part we create a Causal Network in the second part we create a Relationship Network (Social).
The Four (4) Parts of the Two (2) Parts of the Whole can be divided deeper and deeper. The Next division generates sixteen (16) Perspectives.
The big problem is to Name all the Division with a proper Term. Have a look at the Model Below.
Static 

Whole 

Dynamic Whole 

Split/Merge 

Static 

Parts 

Static 
Dynamic 

Change 
Protect 
Space 
Time 

Create 
Control 
Connect 
Cause 

New 
Boundary 
Actors 
Effect 

Combinations 


Protect 
Time 

Whole 

Change 
Space 

Protect 
Time 
Space 
Change 
Whole 

Protect 
Control 
Plan 
Communicate 
Brainstorm 
Project 

Time 
Test 
Cause 
Invite 
Inspire 
Contract 

Space 
Dialogue 
Network 
Connect 
Meeting 
Integrate 

Change 
Design 
Start 
Meeting 
Connect 
Fuse 

Whole 
Think 
Sense 
Feel 
Imagine 
Reflect 
It becomes much easier when the Names are substituted by Numbers. First we have to create a Number System. We use the same procedure.
We start with the Whole Numbers. They are used to Count. We could also use the Prime Numbers since they are the basic parts of the Whole Number System.
The Rational Numbers are the result of the operation of division. They can be represented by the harmonic series (1,1/2,1/3,1/4,..).
Irrational numbers (Pi, e, phi, sqrt(2)) capture the static relationships, the rules of the whole. They are not numbers because it is impossible to count with them. Irrational numbers can be constructed by combining the parts of the harmonic series;
Imaginary numbers capture the transitions (cyclic change) and transformations (change of form) of dynamic relationships.
Whole 

Numbers 

Dynamic Whole 

Operation 

Split/Merge 

Primes 

Primes 
Operation 

Split/Merge 

Create 
Rules 
Connect 
Cause 

Imaginary 
Irrational 
Multiplication 
Addition 

Numbers 
Numbers 
Division 
Subtraction 

Irrational 
Whole 

Numbers 

Primes 

Imaginary 
Rational 

In the next part we have a look at a very old (5000 BC!!) Universal Rule System of the Whole Numbers. This System is called the Lo Shu. The Lo Shu is a 3×3 Magic Square. Every straight line of three numbers adds up to the number 15. The Magic, Every Sum of Three Amounts to 15, is the General Rule that keeps the Opposites together. It is a very Simple Rule with spectacular consequences.
The 3×3 Magic Square shows a very old wisdom, “Everything Comes in Three“. Two Opposite Forces are always balanced by a third Force, the Mediator.
When we subtract every number of the Lo Shu (Left) with the number in the center (5) a new Magic Square appears (Right) with a zero sum.
This Magic Square shows interesting symmetries:
1. The numbers (8,2), (9,1), (4,6), (3,7) have a zero sum. They are Opposites if we use the number 0 as the Center of the Opposites of the Whole Numbers. In this way we are able to reduce the numbers to five (0,1,2,3,4).
2. The numbers (3,2) and (1,4) add up to 5. They combine in a “strange” 2×2 Magic Quadrant. If we transform this quadrant to a base 0 (by subtracting 1), the Magic 2×2 Quadrant can be transformed into a Binary Quadrant (11,01,10,00) again with interesting symmetries. The basic forces are brought back to two, Expansion and Contraction (Yang and Yin, 0 and 1) with the “0′ in the Middle.
There are many more symmetries to be found in the basic Magic Square of the Universe but it is impossible to explain them all in this small blog. One of the most important symmetries in the Lo Shu is a Cycle. It helps you to travel the many possible combinations on every level.
The Old Chinese Scientists used the Symmetries of the Lo Shu to create a cycle called the Sheng Cycle. This Cycle is the Cycle of the Seasons but also the Cycle of the Body (Acupuncture), the Cycle of the Context (Feng Shui) and the Cycle of Astrology.
Below is a small part of a huge correspondence table that makes it possible to reuse the practice of one field of Science (Nature, The Seasons) in a completely different practice (Medicine, Psychology).
If You are Angry You are in the Negative State (Counter the Clock) of the Spring State of the Sheng Cycle (called the Insulting Cycle) and you will have problems with your Liver and Gallbladder.
Something, an Idea You cannot Express, wants to Come out to expand in the SummerState.
Perhaps You Have to start a Design but do you have a Plan?
What is the Whole You are Looking at?
What are the Boundaries?
4 
9 
2 
5 
1 
4 
3 

3 
5 
7 
5 
2 
0 
2 

8 
1 
6 
5 
3 
4 
1 

Lo Shu 
Lo Shu 
Step 
Name 
Season 
Feeding 
Controlling 
Process 
Positive 
Negative 
Number 
Number 
Organs 
Organs 
Emotion 
Emotion 

3/2 
7/2 
1 
Wood 
Spring 
Liver 
Gallbladder 
Protect 
Love 
Anger 
2/3 
8/3 
2 
Fire 
Summer 
Heart 
Small Intestine 
Time 
Joy 
Hate 
5/0 
0/5 
3 
Earth 
Indian 
Spleen 
Stomach 
Balance 
Fulfillment 
Obsession 
1/4 
9/4 
4 
Metal 
Autumn 
Lungs 
Colon 
Space 
Hope 
Grief 
4/1 
6/1 
5 
Water 
Winter 
Kidney 
Bladder 
Change 
Will 
Fear 
Other scientists found many more relationships between the Lo Shu and Physics (Tony Smith), The I Tjing (Chris Lofting), The Tarot, Archetypes (Jung), Myths (Campbell), Historic Cycles (McKenna), Personality Types (MBTI, Enneagram), Left/Right Brain (Chris Lofting) and much more.
How to use all this knowledge
1. Always look at the Outside of the Boundary of the Context you want to analyze. If you cannot divide a Context in an Inside and an Outside you have done something wrong.
2. Always look at the Static AND the Dynamic part of the Context.
3. The Dynamic Part of the Context is related to a Cause/Effectpattern (Time). Something is happening!
4. Look at the Social Dynamic Part of the Context. Entities, Objects, Roles, Humans are connecting the Time Lines. They are the Relations in your Static Model.
5. Always try to find New Combinations. If the Context is blocked it wants to move to another Time Line. Remove the Blockages!
6. If you want to analyze the Context one step deeper (16/25 perspectives, watch out, can you handle this?) try to make all the combinations that are possible. Use the Table in this Blog or create Your Own table (Fun). Read the PDF of Chris Lofting! Always use the Sheng Cycle!
7. Want to move much deeper? Use the Whole Numbers. Find Patterns (Irrational, Imaginary Numbers) and transform the patterns into Words. Use Fairy Tales, Myths, Archetypes, Music to explain the transformation.
8. Always Move Up in the Sky (Abstract, Fuse, Integrate) and Down to Earth (Implement, Try Out). Try to Unite what You have Divided. Keep an Overview. Reflect.
There is much more to say but I think you have enough food to digest.
LINKS
Chris Lofting, How to Create Sound Categories using the I Tjing
Tony Smith, About The Lo Shu and Physics
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