A system with two poles spins axially bringing its
features around into view where the viewer is positioned outside
the system and the view is of a convex spinning organization of
topological features. A planet slowly turns below you. Only the
term "below" indicates a gravitational orientation for
your feet or, if you are comfortable "floating upside down
in weightlessness" at least you still think of the planetary
surface as "ground," like "I came from there."
Viewers of the TV show Star Trek have had the advantage
of frequently encountering strange new planets, some of them oddly
sinister. The Starship Enterprise is clearly "home"
and its orientation is hardly ever bottom side towards the planet
center. The ship is parked "alongside" the planet which
you see "out the side windows." These are non-trivial
distinctions in the following sense: if CBS showed a NASA shuttle
launch with the nose of the shuttle pointed sideways on the screen,
with the take-off being a left-to-right or right-to-left departure
from the Mother Ship, then many people would call the TV station
and demand that the program point-of-view (PV) be righted. That
our blast-off shots are shown with Earth at the screen bottom
shows we are still making spaceships more "of Earth"
than "of Space." Challenger belongs to the Earth. She
goes up, and around and around, and she comes down. The TV will
show astronauts "upside down" but the Earth is still
far below. Or is it? Some kids watching are Star Trek fans
(or Star Wars fanatics) and have no trouble "seeing
as" in ways that are ET-like. ETPV. Earth from Space. No
"up", no "down". Just "in towards center"
and "away, in all directions, from center." And systems
Poles are frequently Opposites. We might almost say
that Polar and Opposite completely coincide as concepts originally
equal in meaning. And this brings us to the heart of synergetic-geometry,
to the aconceptual VE nothing center of equanimity. Here is from
whence polar opposites create experiential spinning which, in
turn, gives rise to critical proximity sensations of "falling
in," of reorientation of becoming "one with Universe"
where "Universe" is always operative in some finite
definite system produced from nothing by the very untenability
of Unity of Opposites except as a dynamic radial source around
which points of interest (event foci) gravitationally interassociate
to give spherics with definite curvature, definite features -
to give comprehensive SYSTEMs. So it would seem that the original
pair of opposites operative in Synergetics, Gravitation and Radiation,
converge to a common origin when either is produced to extremes.
We find this Unity of Polar Opposites manifest in
the convergence-divergence Bow Tie model of Universe. Convergence
gives way to divergence at a system limit. Divergence gives way
to convergence at the other (polar) extreme. The switchover occurs
when absolute emptiness "needs to become tolerable."
The maxi-zero void contracts from extreme 20-ness "into the
20-ness of icosahedral somethingness" (1033.653). What just
happened was: a 6-edge energy quantum (one tetra) was captured.
It got "sucked in "by the pull of an aconceptual
vacuum. The maxi-limit extreme divergent-to-convergent switchover
is polar and is sudden crystallization as when a "seed crystal
(one tetra)" is dropped into an already super-saturated solution
of dissolved potential crystalate. Chemists can assign qualities
to such an event. The divergent chemical solution is entropic
and may be measured as heat. The sudden ordering of molecular
crystalate into IVM equilibrious ordering is a POW Phoenix from
the Ashes. A sudden chill. The hyperordered atmosphere of infinitely
micro acuity. This is the absolute-zero phenomenon of cryogenics.
If we reverse now to jump through in the convergent-to-divergent
direction, then we can experience congruence with the systematic
expressions of the switchover in Synergetics 1033.657:
As we approach absolute zero, taking all the energy
out of the system, the chemical elements of which the apparatus
parts consist each have unique atomic-frequency temperatures that
are inherently different. This is evident to anyone who, within
the same room temperature, has in swift succession touched glass,
plastic, leather, or whatever it might be. Therefore, as in cryogenics
we approach absolute zero (for the whole system's average temperature),
the temperature of some of the elemental components of the experiment
go through to the other side of zero, while others stay on this
side - with the whole aggregate averaging just short of right
on absolute zero. As a consequence of some components going through
to the other side of zero, some of the most extraordinary things
happen, such as liquids flowing in antigravity directions. This
is the inside-out Universe.
Here, some of the crystal "system components"
are backing into the Universe we Just left. They evaporate, get
tuned-out, to merge back into the cosmic continuum of non-discrete
macro nothingness, Finite Universe outside of any convergent in-facing
system facets. All the in-facing mirrors convergently concentrating
radiation back to the central focal point create a microcosmic
extreme which discontinues life in that system. This is approximately
the same experience of encountering the life-extinguishing coldly
rational. The heartlessness of non-nuclear pure systems thinking
ignites the flame in the heart that blasts the system to kingdom
come. Some people say nature is cold and heartless. In myth, Superman
visits his Ice Cave Fortress of Solitude. Here we have the birth
in Unity of something in Blake, something deeply passionate yet
attuned to the solitary expanses of industrial wastelands and
anonymous trains bound for nameless destinations, something private
and individual, democratic and friendly, yet vacant, stark, deserted.
Something you find in America. Something Walt Whitman felt moved
to celebrate. Here, the close ordering of Cities and the extra-human
ordering of Jungle merge. African drum-beats. The Wild West. So
OLD! Hopi chanting. Tibetan Bells. Polynesian Blues.
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