About Whole and Parts

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 Summer-State.

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/Effect-pattern (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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