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Agate – 6.th holonistic gemstone exploration

Here is a short blog on Agate, followed by a deeper article for the reader that wants to explore Agate in a broader perspective. The article gives a unified perception on very different aspects of life.

The exploration of Agate took part on 4.th of June 2015.

AGATE – short version
Agate is a unique an easy gemstone to recognize even if it comes in many variations and colours.

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It is one of the nice stones we get from Silica. Agate is a silicon dioxide (SiO). We have already explored Amethyst and Jasper, but also Citrine, Topaz, Hellotrope, Carnelian, Onyx and Opal are all made from Silica.

The picture above shows some typical Agate nodes that have been cut in halves or in slices.

Inside the nodes that are created in volcanic rock, these bubbles of the volatile elements deposit layers. These layers create the nice stripes, the main characteristic of Agate. This is like the layers of Russian Matrjosjka dolls, or layers of existence.

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This picture shows the similarity between the layers of Agate, the Matrjosjka dolls and layers of the human aura. We also can use this analogy for the layers in the atom, or in the expanding areas of action for the little baby; from the womb to the cradle, house, garden, village, country and whole world. (More about this in the article that follows)

This process where volatile substances condense and become rock, represents the very core of the qualities in this gemstone. In Agate the shapeless, formless hot gases condense or crystalize into fixed structured solid rock. They materialise into solidity. The dynamic forces in nature becomes fixed into a dead structure, or an analogous world where things float into each other seamless in a continuum becomes layered, fractioned and digitalized. Agate is created by hot, dynamic, volcanic gas bubbles condensing from the inner surface and in this way materialize layer by layer into a fixed structure.

Agate creates a connection between the formed, shaped, fixed, structured aspects of existence and the living creating forces that are behind everything. Like a meeting point or two way process in equilibrium between what the alchemist called Solve & Coagula.

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In this way Agate helps you to dissolve false structures, false expectations that shape and hold you in a fixed frame. Your own delusions of must, have to, should, all the modal verbs. It releases you from having to do things that are based on your upbringing, your past, the expectations or demands from society and other people. It dissolves structures and let them become adjustable.
That gives you the ability to live out your true potential in full freedom from others. It gives you the freedom to feel the inner potential and let that stabilize into a new structure.

With softness it dissolves what holds you back from progressing and helps the potential that still is not manifested come forward in your life and condense, incarnate, and give you the structure you are becoming.

As a summary you can say that the potential that always was there, your inner truth, from the highest aspects of creation comes in with its fire and dissolves lies, what has become stuck and rigid, so the real you again can come forward and manifest!

This ends the short version.

AGATE ARTICLE – extended version, for you who want to see it from a broader perspective

The holonistic knowledge we gathered from Agate can be understood much broader if we look into some very varied approaches to reality.

Let us in this perspective explore some central aspects of physics, epistemology, psychology, genetics and evolution, to better understand the process in Agate.

It will give us a holonistic understanding, an understanding that describes the wholeness in a unified way and in perspective of a bigger wholeness. It is an understanding that combines the holistic or whole and the core or essence in a simple and beautiful way.

PHYSICS
Everything physical that can be touched is made of molecules. But also fluids and gases consist of molecules. Molecules are at the threshold of matter. They are the building blocks of everything material or physical. But molecules themselves consist of atoms. We have a little bit more than 100 different atoms and they are the building blocks of all molecules.

Atoms alone as a separate entity, does not exist for a long time in nature before they relocate into new molecules. In very hot conditions molecules “evaporate” into atoms. And in even more energetic states atoms “evaporate” into ions and sub-atomic particles. As we move beyond the level of molecules the physical “matter like” nature evaporates into energy.

We call them particles but their nature is only particle like in the interactions of our experiments. Imagine a sea wave that froths at its top. The froth is its particle nature. The wave soon goes back to a wave nature and the froth is gone. You would not say the wave is built up of white froth, but it can turn into it for a short time. An electron in an atom can froth as a “particle” on one side of the atom, to dissolve into its wave nature and reappear some other place as a new froth “particle” of the wave on an other place in the atom. The froth is not moving like a particle, it appears and reappears. The “water” surrounding and atom in its surface can appear as an electron-particle or electron-wave. It is both at the same time.

You could also visualise it as an elastic surface completely transparent and when you put your finger on it, it reacts with light, like a plasma bulb. In short we can say that behind the apparently solid physical matter is something like an energetic sea that evades us. It only becomes apparent as it is touched by our experiment.

We have tried to explain it with different models through time. You can read more about the models of the atom throughout history here: “The Atom from solid balls to sparkling ghosts”

In essence the meeting point between solve and coagula is seen here between molecules and atoms, on the threshold between matter and energy. The magic between the dynamic creative force always dynamic and the stuck structured material nature.
Agate coming from the condensation of very hot rock, touches the same threshold, and has in its quality an ability to bring you in touch with this aspect of reality, the reality behind the apparent one.

EPISTEMOLGY
Epistemology is the science of knowledge. In epistemology we know that there are certain basic things in existence we cannot know or prove. We simple have to believe them, or take them as our perception of reality.
We do not know it there is an external reality or if it all is only in our minds or consciousness. There are people that think both of these are the only right things to believe.

These different positions are called and epistemological stance or standpoint. It is a position, a belief that reflects your view of reality, your ontological view. It is basically what you believe is out there in the world, in existence, or if it is all a creation of your mind.

The two extreme positions in epistemology are the realist and the relativist.
The realist
The realist believes reality is the external world consisting of matter. This is a world that can be measured and examined and reduced into components. When you have the information to describe its structures and functions you can predict what will happen, almost like a machine or a program or game in a computer.
In short the realist is materialistic, reductionistic, positivistic and deterministic.
With this position it is obvious that knowledge is best collected and confirmed with the hypothetical deductive method. Randomised controlled trials that are collected in systemamic reviews are believed to reflect knowledge of reality solid as rocks. The world out there is material, can be cut into parts, can be examined and measured in an objective way, no doubt about it, says the realist. Is there nothing more between heaven and earth?

The relativist
At the other extreme you have the relativist that believes it is all in your mind. Your senses of sight, sound, touch etc. are all frequencies or energy past on through your body to your brain, here they are changed from neural signals into what you perceive as being out there. All you can say anything about is how it appears to you in your mind. In the extreme case the relativist does not even believe the external world exists.
The world out there is more like an illusion, even matter is an exception in the universe, or regarded as just a short and locally very limited transitional state in a pulsating universe of energy. Matter is built up of elements that even if they are named “particles” have nothing in common with what we normally think of as particles. The smallest particles can only be described from the ghost tracts they leave us when we collide them under very extreme conditions. From this perspective the relativist has a point too.

The relativist would say that what you perceive is changing with the changes in your awareness or stage of evolution. The whole external world as you see it now, might change to a land of shadows when you perceive the reality behind, and that new reality becomes the real reality, to borrow the analogy from Plato´s cave analogy.

As you evolve and become more and more in contact with the original creative forces you are even at the point where your own reality is formed. Matter becomes the veil of Maya, causations becomes illusion as all becomes a matter of increased synchronicity, it is no point in examining the external world because it will all change as your awareness changes. It is all about your mind and your awareness.

For the relativist sitting on a mountain and meditating year after year, will not be isolation and exclusion, but might be experienced as a much deeper and broader presence with the world than the realist can ever imagine.

We live in a time where the realist dominates, but it has not always been so, and more and more people start to see how extremely limited and stuck they can be. The pendulum is about to swing again.

We could say that the realist is as stuck on solid matter as the materialized rock. The relativist on the other side is difficult to fix, more like the volatile element in the formation of Agate. He is like the unperceivable plasmatic field condensing to gas, fluids and finally becoming mater-realized layers of Agate.

It is possible to define positions between these two extremes. One could suggest that an “energist” neither believes in matter nor that all is in your mind, but that we have to go with the flow, that all is in a process of flux.

Agate can help to resolve or give a balanced perspective if one is stuck in the extremes of epistemology and not able to see both perspectives.
It does this by acting into the very core of your being.

PSYCHOLOGY

Our awareness has many levels even deep layers that we are not aware off. In psychology Carl Gustav Jung is known for having discovered and named the deepest of these, the collective unconscious. We normally relate to our psychological nature through what we experience as “Me” the ego or we could say the sum of our thoughts, feelings and senses. The awaken “Me” or “Ego” is what we regard as our awareness.
But we have also deeper layers. The next layers are the sub-conscious, the unconscious and the collective unconscious with less and less access or awareness in each. Let us explore this closer.

It is like we sit on the frothing top of a wave representing the ego. This narrow peak or top is based on or is on top of a much broader upper part of the wave. This bigger part represents the larger sub-conscious in our analogy. Here we collect all the ego has experienced through life, all our experiences, associations, memories and dreams. You only remember some of them, most of the memories or dreams you ever had are like lost. All that are “lost” are there but deeper down in the wave. This is what we call the unconscious. It is called unconscious because we have a big difficulty getting access to these dreams and memories.

The wave is not alone, it merges with all other waves becoming the sea and the sea has in its deep realms a black state that connects all seas and all waves. If we imagine we collect all that all people that ever lived have ever experienced, we can imagine we are going to the deep deep levels of the sea, connecting all waves that exist and ever existed.

Deep within we have a potential connection to this debt, we use this material in our dreams and it can flow forward to us through art, symbol, intuition and creativity. It is there in art works, in symbols and concepts the humans have “created” or should we rather say manifested from the collective unconscious. You could go so far to say that there is nothing appearing or being created in the human mind that has not already been there in the deep. Like no new wave in the sea is nothing but the same sea in a new form.

On our way back up from the deep sea of the collective unconscious that connects the frothing top of all the individuals that ever existed, we have degrees of increasing awareness but also degrees from bigger units of groups of humans, to smaller and smaller groups ending in the extended family, the nearest family and finally only you the individual at the narrow frothing top.

The more individual, the more objective aware, the more subjective the more you start to connect from within. In the deep unaware realms we are connected with everyone with all that is. We live in an illusion of separation. The price of individuation is separation, what many humans value most is what isolates them. The objective scientific ideal is analysing, separating and reducing, the price of it is separation. Going within to the realm of the deeper layers, to the inner life of the relativist is connecting us in the feeling of respect, consideration and brotherhood of man.

The price of individuation, of the individual with a structured ego of its own, is a loss of the collective knowledge base of experience, of a deep common coherent existence. The consequence of merging with the sea of the unconscious is a challenge of extinction of the individual in us.

Agate helps you to find a healthy balance in this process of individuation or merging with the all. If we are stuck in our individual ego it helps us to merge, if we are lost in the collective sea it helps us to individuate.

GENETICS
In genetics you could say that you are unique in your make up, but this uniqueness is based on your ancestors. Primarily the close family then the extended family, your ethnic group, the whole human kind and basically all life upon earth. This is very much like the wave we just described in psychology. We share a genetic pool, but that pool is again the result of a much bigger pool.

In the human genome just a fraction is believed to be unique to humans, we share a lot with animals and even bacteria and virus represents a huge percentage of the genetic sea where we are the top of one of its waves.

Genetically speaking you are the froth at the top of a genetic wave, a froth that only lasts your life span. If we connect this analogy with the section above we could challenge the idea of bacteria and virus as external invaders and even looking at them as reconnecting us with the debt as we evolve. Let us explore evolution a bit.

EVOLUTION
There are some interesting features to be seen in the evolution of life. Evolution comes with increased complexity and with increased integration of new abilities in the more complex organisms.
It is not like the increased complexity is the creation of something new it is rather the integration of something that is there in the external world. It could be viewed as if external qualities become internalized, or like a potential in the deep psychological sea emerges to the surface. Because it seems to emerge from the inside into the centre like from no-where, like a bubble in the sea suddenly breaking to the surface. Or the sea itself is rising up to form a frothing wave. Let is give some examples.

Science tells us that long time back the earth only contained minerals that were so hot that no water could cool down to even form a lake. As the earth cooled, condensation made rain and rain made the first shallow areas of water, the foundation for life was laid. But did life appear from an incidence or from the deep?

Imagine for a while all the stars just in our galaxy, sorry it is a request that we cannot even imagine, our mind just cannot. But we can imagine that many of them might have planets with similar conditions as our earth, actually also an imaginable number. And we have not even started to talk about all the galaxies or even all the universes in the metaverse! Nobody knows the amount of stars in our galaxy there are a few different estimations and some say 100 billion others 400 billion (100-400 milliards = 1-400 000 000 000). So if there is one with a planet like ours for every million it is still 100 00 – 400 000.

There are with no doubt an immense amount of planets that have developed shorter or longer time than our earth. The deep see of just our universe, has experienced it all in its deep unconscious, when life appeared at our planet it was not a new invention, it was not an accident, it was following the order of what has happened billions of billions of times before. So did life appear on the surface of the earth or emerge from the debt of the universe?

At one point a unit appeared that within itself contained life, the first cell also on our earth. During 2 billions of years (2 milliards = 2 000 000 000), that was the only kind of life on this planet. Within those cells a centre appeared, call it a hearth or a brain, that science calls a nucleus.

The first kind of cells that were there from the start are called prokaryotic, with the new creative control unit or headquarters they are called eukaryotic. Karyon is the name of the nucleus. First something appeared that had life within, now it got a nucleus within.

The less evolved prokaryotic cell has a huge amount of variation with multiple single celled organisms of different kinds, all being bacteria. With the eukaryotic cells we see less amount of organisms, the cells are bigger and eventually join together in multicellular beings. These beings become plants, fungi and animals. The clue to all of this is the new appearance of a nucleus in the centre.

If we move further up the line of evolution to plants and from monocots to dicots in the plant kingdom we also see that the transportation of fluids, the vasculation evolves from being organized in bundles (multi-) into a concentric distribution having a central point (nucleus) to organize around. When animal life evolves from cold blooded (ectotherm ) to warm blooded (endotherm) we also see a change in vasculation and the heart. Again something new like the nucleus appears within.

This time it is the heat that appears within. Warm-blooded animals keep their own temperature constant independent of the environment, the cold-blooded take the same temperature as the environment. Warm-blooded animals use a lot of what they take in from the environment as food to produce heat. The cold-blooded do not need to eat that much and can survive longer periods without food. They can even be almost dead during very cold or dry periods.
Warm blooded have a more energetic circulation too, more efficient with four chambers in the heart, like a 4 vault engine comparer to a 2 vault. They also keep the blood with oxygen and the blood without separated, showing the increased complexity.

There are an immense number of different viruses, many bacteria, less multicellular being and a few thousand mammals and birds at the top of evolution. Minerals have structure, plant also have structure but add life, growth and breathing, animals have all of the previous but add digestion and an internal space with organs and an internal inner life with sensations and an awareness of being a subject. An internal awareness is now appearing within. Humans have all that but have an increased autonomy and ability for abstraction, creating symbols and tools to change the environment for good or bad. An internal ability to create meaning, abstraction and symbols appear..

Like the frothing top of the wave the human abilities are on top of abilities of animals, fungi, plants, bacteria and virus. In the womb the human foetus goes through a repetition of the stages of life and as well after birth we complete the mineral nature by forming bone from cartilage and getting our second set of teeth. After that we have a period of completing our growth the plant like aspect, before we enter our teens with emotions, sensations, sexuality and finding out which is our heard. First then are we ready to mature into individual mental autonomy and laying the ground for stretching further later in life, further than the average human into the spiritual realms.

At the same time as we evolve, we expand our circle of action from the womb, to the cradle, to the floor, to the garden, to the closest streets, to the village, to bigger towns, to the country, to the world …..

Each step of transition is a phase of letting go of something to integrate the next step, the appearance of something new condensing within and the evaporation of some of the old, solve & coagula, each such transition or struggle to move on or let go is facilitated by Agate.

Final words
Going back to the analogy of the wave again we can say that at the top we have the rational human being, a realist with focus on the material manifestations, able to relate to other humans on objective and equal terms, living in a world were concepts and terms are well defined, where reality is regarded as objects, objects of physical or intellectual nature. It is an intellectual analytic person with an aim of discriminating and reducing reality, of deconstructing it and understand things by separating them to wave tops called particles, matter, concepts, things in short “matter of facts”.

As this person matures, finds himself in different situations that promote a contact with the deeper, and starts to see that all those matters of facts have no value if it is not of use to a subject or is understood by a subject, it start to soften up change its priorities and perspectives. Agate helps you to reach the top of the wave as well as transcend it.

If you are stuck in the “matter of facts” you might feel a desire for human warmth, for socialising, for relating to people from more warm and open cultures (If yours is a northern one), you might open to the inner world and evaluate the subjective realm. If you are stuck in any kind of segregation you will feel the warmth and value of opening up. You will appreciate and long to connect to the people with qualities from warmer countries and cultures.

Let Agate dissolve any fixed rigid or limiting conceptions or states in or of yourself, and let it help you to manifest your potential as a structure to come.

PS: The name Agate

The name comes from the Semitic aqiq or achit meaning separation of a new-born´s hair. A rite that is connected with the name giving is an offering of two compatible sheep for a boy and one for a girl. In greek it became achates a name also given to a river in Sicily where a deposit of chalcedonites was mined, becoming achates in latin and then Agate.

Even the separation of hair by shaving the new born and the name giving as a defined identity, can be seen as layers of separation or manifestation. Giving a new structure or identification.

 

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Emerald – 5.th holonistic gemstone exploration

The emerald came forward revealing the abundant green vitalizing gifts of life.

As the fifth of our exploration journeys into gemstones (7/5-2015), it confirmed common themes and qualities we did start to see in all the gemstones so far.  But also it gave us its unique qualities as one of the most appreciated gems of them all.

 

With its graceful gentle but dynamic power Emerald showed it was dissolving the qualities of duty as we see them in the modal verbs such as should, must, would, could, might, into a present state of accepting and flowing with life.

Emerald helps you to make the right priorities in life, so you do not need to regret not having lived at the end of your life or when faced with terminal illness, as cancer. It helps you appreciate and choose the intimate close friendships or relation to loved ones compared to the relations that are defined by duty, responsibility, obligation or commitments based on “shoulds” and “musts”.

This revealed to us its polarity in Kabbalah between Binah and Netzach, planetary between Saturn and Venus or between the Archetypes The Old and The Young Girl.  A polarity that can be expressed with many different words; It is a polarity between the feeling of having limited or unlimited time. Between death and life. Between a closed isolated inhibition and intimate tender loving care. It is the polarity between the old serious duty bound and the young living girl in love. As well as polarity between the authoritarian religious leaders and the inner individual realization of the spiritual world.

Life gives hope, as the  new spring does with its green lush. Hope is like connecting to the life that always is. Hopelessness is being stuck in a dead end road, in a situation that is not nourishing you. A situation that is killing you. Emerald helps you to dissolve that, let it go, let it evaporate as an illusion. You came from a state of life and you are heading back there. What is between is just passing it is not permanent, it is just illusion. With Emerald you can question yourself why you are hanging on to it, and you can let go, you can live again. It even makes you realize that when you stop your life, you live for ever, it is when you die that you stop dying and live alive.

Emerald opens up the heart to humankind and all living beings, it fills you with tenderness and care. It makes you aware of your suffering neighbours in the third world, and as it gives you appreciation of your own manifold blessings it also fills you with the priority of stretching out your hands and giving. It makes you realize that it is more gifts in giving than in receiving, as well as enjoying the blessings of your own life.

Emerald gives a pure, clear etheric  life force streaming through your whole body, your every cell, and particularly the heart and kidneys. But it also makes you accept impurities that are natural and hence delusions.

With its life force it gives you the ability to master and overcome big endeavours step by step when you feel completely overwhelmed by huge impossible tasks or workloads.

When you feel sorrow or forsaken or are missing someone, it gives you the ability to give and hence to open up the limitless source within, and the first to be completed or filled then is yourself.

As nature, is natural, and the word nature means birth, so Emerald gives birth to the most natural in yourself, the life force itself, the real beauty and its connectedness to all living. It transforms you, let you move on when stuck, gives you life when dead, gives you hope when you feel despair, gives you love when you feel isolation.

Emerald lets you give and take on life here and now “Carpe diem

The state and attitude of Emerald is most beautifully expressed in the Prayer of Saint Francis:

Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon; Lord
Where there is doubt, true faith in you;
Make me a channel of your peace
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, only light;
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

Oh, Master grant that I never seek
So much to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
It’s in pardoning that we are pardoned;
In giving to all men that we receive;
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

 

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Sapphire – 4.th holonistic gemstone exploration

On the evening of 9. of april 2015, 75 years on the day of the invasion of Norway by the germans we conducted our holonistic exploration of Sapphire.

Sapphire came forward with a strong sense of perfection, with an eye for the smallest details. On one side we saw an almost rigid crystalline need for perfection, on the other the ability to let go of the fastidious demands and accept things just as they were. People that normally would not go to the office with a spot on their cloths felt themselves at ease presenting themselves with a food stain or two. Or in ways they never would have accepted earlier.

Perfecting and censuring could be said to be two sides of the same coin, or interrelated. A person aiming at perfection or a censorious critical person both needs the combination of objective observation and critical analysis. On one side they need appreciation for a specific shape, form, structure or result on the other an eye for what can be eliminated, adjusted, improved or sense of precision and the ability of cutting away.

This ability requires two archetypes, the archetype “The old” (Binah, Saturn) representing observation, structure together with the archetype “Mature Man” (Gebourah, Mars) representing, elimination and cutting. Together they have a sense of structure and seeing what should be eliminated or modified. Joined they give you the perfect combination for a censorious, critical assessment. Together they give exactness and perfection.

On the other side structure with esthetic sense gives the ability for creating something perfect. Gems are precious stones, and in Sapphire the preciousness seems to be combined with being perfect, being the master, king or guru.

An idealistic aim for ultimate perfection would feel impossible if there were mistakes, traumas, misdeeds or flaws from the past. Sapphire seemed able to resolve such issues through a realization that we came with a sense of perfection and that we will one day accomplish perfection again. In a sense we have always had the matrix of perfection with us, it just seems to be a transit or an illusion that we are imperfect in the here and now. This veil of the manifested reality that makes us far away from our origin or final destination is removed by the gemstones.

All the gemstones we have experienced so far had in common, that they were able to connect us with a timeless state before time and space. This is a state where before and after unites into a crystalline structure where everything is coherently connected. 

In Garnet it was about the illusion of separation with loved ones, and a realization that even the dead are still close. 
In Amethysts it was a sense of disconnection with the highest unity and a realization that we are always one with the Godhead. 
In Jaspis it was about the illusion of separation with your inner autonomy or destiny, and the illusion you had to adjust to others. 
In Sapphire it was a separation from perfection and an illusion of being imperfect.

We experienced that all of them facilitated a connection with a state that could be described as so subtle or primal that it was before separation of time and space, a state that felt like just being, without motion or action, just being as we always were mend to be, or heading back to become again. Almost like in a lattice of a Chrystal were every part is coherently connected or entangled in unity. The one before you above you under you or behind you are all the same as you.

Imagine a guru, spiritual leader a sheik, a king, a kaiser, a bishop, a Khomeini or any other figure of mastery or leadership. His or her idea is to be the perfect leader, like a star or gemstone in the mind and soul of their followers. They have a projection to live up to. But nobody on earth is perfect!

So there would be a polarity of the feeling inside with the external appearance. Imagine a leader being next to perfect, with perfect partner and family, perfect educational and social background, perfect looks, and appearance, a perfect home in a perfect area. Everything is perfect. Can you imagine the pressure and strain one could feel to remain in that perfection? Not to do any mistakes or of the surroundings or his/her family creating a situation that makes cracks in the perfect surface?

Perfection in this sense is static. To evolve you need to get dirt on your hands. What you learn most from are your mistakes.

In the exploration we felt an open mind for change, towards the new. It helped you to let go of the past, to let go of where ever we felt stuck. To let go of your past identity, your past role, your delusion of who you thought you had to be. To be clear, honest and truthful to your self and your identity.

This is like facing the truth. Like standing face to face with the real. A strong feeling of wanting to face things just as they really are, or to have real genuine contact is what we acquired from this gem.

Truth is hidden in the eye, said Omraam Mikael Aivanhov. And many of us felt an affinity for the eye with Sapphire.

Gemstones are created under big heat and pressure.
Many of the participants felt an aggravation from heat, hot spicy food or alcohol together with dryness of lips and skin, with cracking, as well as broken arteries in the eyes or other places. All this could indicate an internal heat, leading to dryness. A pronounced thirst for cold water in many of the participants confirmed that. Heat flushes and burning sensations add to this as well. Also feeling hot with virility, and vitality.

After conducting this experiment we researched some information on the use and application of Sapphire and the resemblance was striking.

Synthetic sapphire is used for shatter resistant windows in armored vehicles and body armor suits. In the “ceramic body xenon lamp”, sapphire crystal output windows are used because they tolerate higher thermal loads. Sapphire glass

Synthetic sapphire as sapphire glass is not only highly transparent to wavelengths of light between 150 nm (Ultra violet) and 5500 nm (Infra red) (the human eye can discern wavelengths from about 380 nm to 750 nm), but it is also extraordinarily scratch-resistant.

So we see her a stuck hard solid substance resistant to scratching and abrasion. With 9 on the Mohs scale, it is the 3rd hardest natural substance next to moissanite and diamonds.  It has an extremely high melting temperature (2030 °C). With its very wide optical transmission band from UV to near-infrared  (0.15-5.5 µm) it become significantly stronger than other optical materials or standard glass windows.

We can sum this up as a clarity or transparent honesty or truth, so you can see things with your eye as they are.
And an identity or perfection that cannot be scratched or broken.

Clear transparent living true identity in contrast with a dead virtual mask as a veil of perfection could be a summary for Sapphire.

 

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Jasper – 3.th holonistic gemstone exploration

The 12. of March 2015 we explored the gemstone Jasper.

There are different kinds of Jasper.
Our investigation was of the red Jasper.

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Its name was Yašfeh ( יָשְׁפֵה ) in the masoretic text or Iaspis in the Septuaginta.  Scholars suspect that Yasepheh may be the original reading. Jasper is usually red, the mineral which the Greeks called Iaspis was generally a richly green one the most prized form of Jasper.

The old cultures did not give names arbitrary as we do, but asked themselves, or even perceived the qualities of the object to be named. They used the letters and sounds that represented those qualities when giving a name. Each letter and their sequence hence has a story to tell.

In the old cultures we often see that each letter is standing alone as a unit of meaning, a symbol or archetype.

Looking at the first two letters in Yašfeh ( יָשְׁפֵה ) is the hebrew root “Ish“. These are the letter YUD of manifestation of identity joined to SHIN that of relative spiritual movement. It carries the meaning of inspired being, or manifestation of the spirit in the individual, in the sence of a being radiating or shining, or simple spiritual breath manifested into substance. The third letter gives it a distinct, discriminating quality and the last letter makes it alive. One of the ways we could translate this would be: An identity that radiates, with autonomy and clarity as to what it represents in a living way.

This happened to be a good description of our exploration of Jasper, even if this was discovered afterwards.

Our holonistic approach to Jasper consisted of five steps. We started by sharing how we all experienced the last days or weeks, to see the common themes that could be extracted. After the second meditative step, we started to analyze the themes appearing and perceiving them in a unified way.

A step towards this unification is to see the main polarities, as it leaves you with two states, instead of many, and then you can more easily get the unified perspective.

There were elements of unity or separation. The separation even gave the feelings of self-pity.
There were elements of joy of life and pleasure in nature with the fear of death, and the feeling the time was not due yet. Other polarities were between the open, trusting childlike state and a rigid, fixed condition.
Self-sacrifice or self-assertivness. We could conclude that Jasper helps or gives you what it takes not to respond with self-pity, or isolation but rather asserting yourself and enjoy your self-realisation.

Many of the participants had been in situations that made them change their plans, directions or decisions quickly or again and again. Schedules were booked and rebooked or canceled. Appointments never happening, being changed, or set in the last moment. Due to traveling, original plans had to get canceled.

It is a strong analogy that Norwegian air was on strike so this must have happened on a large scale. In our situation, it was some flights, but as much other appointments.

The red quality associated with, Geburah, Mars or Mature Man qualities were strongly coming through in our exploration. Jasper seems to promote your self-assertiveness, your ability to change old patters and brake loose as well as the ability to respond quickly and take the necessary decisions to get your act together.

It gives a clarity or honesty towards your own needs, and the ability to cultivate and nurture them.
But the clarity and integrity of your own needs and self-assertion also opened a respect and understanding of others and their equal rights to stand up for themselves and their needs.
In the same degree it promotes your individual autonomy it promotes the respect of the other. It made it natural to stand up for yourself in a world were that is what is done.

The synchronicity of getting an invitation to the world famous artist Vebjørn Sand´s exhibition “The choice of the individual” the same day was as striking as the synchronical strike at Norwegian.

The analogy of the right of the individuals was there in many ways. As in the recent debate on vaccinations where the individual freedom of choice against the mass, is central.

This individual energy, or inner fire was also expressed as a heat, melting up the inner coldness, giving energy and thirst.

Connecting yourself to Jasper would then give you inner strength, the ability to make choices, stand up for yourself, and be self-assertive. This instead of feeling pity for yourself, isolate yourself or feeling deserted.

 

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Amethyst – 2.nd holonistic gemstone exploration

Amethysts are amongst the most famous gemstones. A gem most people are familiar with.

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We decided to explore it Thursday 05-02-15 with a holonistic approach (Read more about holonistic knowledge here).

The name A-methyst comes from the Ancient Greek “ἀ” a- (“not”) and “μέθυστος” méthystos (“intoxicated”), not-intoxicated. The Greeks believed it to relieve or help from drunkenness.

When you try to understand the knowledge base of amethyst in a unified way, you will see that the qualities of Kether (The Crown) in Kabbalah or the qualities associated with Neptune have many strong analogies.

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(The picture:  Here you see the sun rise on the day of the holonistic experiment, there was two circles around the sun. We only managed to capture the inner circle with the 3 extra “sun” like centres forming a cross. You see the one on the top forming a crown, almost like a Neptune trident, a fork with three spears, and the one on the right you also see. The sun in the middle had a strong beam straight up, adding to the trident association. This phenomenon is called sundogs and is formed by minute ice crystals. We could even see them floating in the air reflection the brilliant sunlight. We perceive this as a synchronicity.)

Priests used amethyst to get in touch with the highest spiritual energy. It was also used to help in celibacy, to calm the nerves as well as in most issues of love. This use came to a unified understanding through our holonistic exploration.

Amethyst connected us to the spiritual love of a deep unity with God, The All. It was like becoming one with the universal sea of the God Neptune. This is a good way to understand the most important aspect of celibacy. Without that love to the highest aspects of reality celibacy becomes suppression. Amethyst connects you with a higher love, with a sea of love, a love to the unity of The All. Doing that you are completed with yourself and celibacy the obvious result.

Amethyst also helps you understand the mistaken addiction of alcohol or drugs as a replacement of unconditional love or connection with others. It helps to manifest the aim of the priest being a source or channel where the highest aspect of the universe can manifest through. That is why priests used Amethyst rings. So from a perspective of Amethyst having the ability to convey universal unconditional detached love we can understand its traditional use.

The participantsNeptune_1 in the experiment even felt the calmness like you would imagine it would be to be a crystal if you could. This could confirm the calming effect on the nerves that amethyst is believed to give.

Neptune is the ancient “God of the Sea”, be it the universal sea, or the wordily sea, even the sea of intoxication. Sea in hebrew Maim, is part of the hebrew word Shamain meaning Heaven or “sea of fire”. Etymologically we can see the connection with Marum (lat.) or Mer (fr.) and Mar (sp.). I suspect an etymological connection to the Egyptian Mer, meaning love.

So Neptune is both connected with the wordily sea of emotions and intoxication as with the universal sea of sublime unconditional love. You can drown or dissolve in both.

Where you see solve (solve, free, unfasten, loose, dissolve) you see coagula (coagulation, materialisation, fixation). Where you see Neptune look for Saturn. Everything in life has a quality due to the reduction of its opposite. Everything is manifest due to an underlying polarity that makes it come forward from its original united but hidden source. Reconnecting the opposites is like solve, dissolving the manifestation into a hidden “nothing”. This is also an aspect of Neptune, the intoxicated, foggy, unclear side that on the highest level of awareness is letting go of your ego to connect to a higher spiritual state of submission to the heavens like Christ said hanging on the cross “thy will be done”.

Amethysts can help you if you feel closed towards your loved ones or distant to the universal sea, to God the omnipresent unconditional love is remedied through the Amethyst.

Amethyst gives you the ability to get in touch with the “sea of fire”, the Shamain and hence substitute the reason behind getting intoxicated. The highest love is pure and gives clarity, it is detached and gives freedom, it is unconditional and spiritual. When you submerge yourself in Amethyst the need for drugs or addiction is resolved and you get into a stable crystalline state of deep connection.

When love life is troubled and you feel cut off, or separated, with no connection, or even have a desire to close off from avoiding being hurt or offended, Amethyst helps you to dissolve the crystalline structure that isolates you from the sea of love. It creates a balance between solve et coagula. To dissolve or to crystalize. (Read more about solve et coagula under Agate)

Both closing off (coagula) or getting intoxicated (solve) is cured or healed by Amethyst. The closing off or coagula is reunited with solve. They become integrated through a connection with the highest, or a love to the highest.
The solve or intoxication becomes a reconnection to a place where there never was any separation, the spiritual coherent love we all are submerged in. It is like an island realizing the sea that connects it with the whole world always was there around it, as it dissolves it floats into a connection with it all. That is also why Amethyst helps to reconnect with persons you have been apart from for years.

This reunion is a clear pure unconditional reunion, a reunion from high above, from long ago, an eternal reunion. It can be compared with the reunion that you have when you reconnect with those you meet when you die. The closest of your soul peers, your soul family. A reconnection with a connection that was always there, even if you were in a delusion of separation.

If you have gone astray, a castaway or shipwrecked person in the sea of love, not letting yourself dissolve, a coagulated state, like the cubic salt crystals on the sea shore, dwelling on the past loss, grieving or becoming cold and hard, Amethyst can let you dissolve that island so you again can swim, drink, wash and purify yourself with the sea of love.

On the other side if you drown in Neptunian abuse, intoxication escaping into a foggy delusion of reality, substituting connection with the real love, with delusional indulgences in passion or addiction, Amethyst can help you get dry on shore and find your integrity in a stable state, like a crystal that realizes its grid of connection with the universal love.

With amethyst those two extremes are dissolved or focused. It creates a balance of solve & coagula. The frozen isolated island coagula lets itself dissolve and the foggy floating solve, retains its focus and reconnects with the stable crystal of eternal love.

empress_top-e1307602549358The analogy with Neptune should be obvious.

Kether, the Crown in the Tree of Life is also associated with Neptune, in the Kabbalah. Kether represent the first manifestation from the “nothing” or Ain, a coagula or a solve depending on the direction.

This meeting point of solve and coagula at the highest point in the Tree of Life is described as a face in profile. One side is manifested the other hidden. This represents the solve et coagula of the face of God, the divine countenance. You can think about the creation in the Bible and the spirit of God moving over the surface of the waters a state where darkness was over the surface of the deep and the earth was formless and void. This is the state just before God creates light.

Kether is also manifested as Reshit ha galgalim or the first swirling, the first stirring of the cosmic sea, the magic stick which God turns around to make it all move, the primum mobile. The meeting point between the unformed endless limitless eternal cosmic sea and the first manifestation, the first movement or intention.

Kether is where the Hayot Ha Kodesh The Holy Living Animals dwell. They are the four-faced beings representing the spiritual quint-essence of the four elements, the stable fixed principle of solid manifestation, coagula. We see here that Kether and Neptune both describe the quality in Amethyst in a good way.


The Egyptian God, Banebdjet, is a ramheaded God with four heads. He was central to the delta area in Egypt.
Old Egypt has been regarded as a micro-cosmos in the macro-cosmos, the land was a man with the head in the north and the nile as the spine. The delta was the crown, and this God being allocated in this area reflects their understanding of the qualities of Kether. (North is crown of the body and hence Kether).
Banebdjets four heads is an analogy to the Hayot Ha Kodesh with the four faces of a bull, lion, eagle and man. He was the main God of Mendes in the Delta.

His name is written Ba-neb-djedet and he represents The All, all that is, that was and will be, even all that is not. The meeting point of solve and coagula, of the created and not-created.

The resolution of the all and nothing in the same way as the Hebrew letter Aleph in the understanding of Carlo Suares “The resolution of the paradox of all and nothing” Ba-neb-djed literarily means Ram/soul-lord/gold-stability. A name containing the Universal Soul, the primum mobile, the ram or Lam of God, the soul of gold, all connected in eternal stability (djed).

The Amethyst did opened up an understanding of a love so sublime, so high, so free, so unconditional, so detached, so cold and warm at the same time, that it is like light and darkness, connection and disconnection, all and nothing completely united.

 

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Garnet – 1 First holonistic gemstone exploration

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Garnet was the most commonly used gemstone in the Late Antique Roman world. Its name comes from the middel english word “gernet” meaning dark red. Which comes from the Latin word granatus (Seed, grain) most likely referring to pomegranate (Punica granatum) with its shiny red seeds.

Even if it is mainly associated with red as seen above, today we know the chemical compositions has variations with a few different colors.

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Gemstones are rare, precious, beautiful, valuable flowers from the deep dark earth. People believed them to have healing abilities, to be able to confer spiritual powers and connect us to a more subtle reality.

Thursday 15-01-15 the holonity group met to open our selves to Garnet. Based on a holonistic approach to knowledge we decided to explore the realm of gemstones.

This was a weeks after the terror attacks on the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. There was a lot of focus in the media on freedom of speech. Any person trying to voice concern for offending or hurting others, raising a voice for respect or the least empathy on fellow men, was quickly questioned or attacked. The mantra was “Freedom of speech, regardless!”

We live in a time where words, and exchange of fragmented information through media and mobile devices takes a big part of our day. It is an activity of communication, information and restless back and forth, repeating and changing with little higher perspective.

The www has opened up a possibility were all can be expressed and all can be accessed. But we humans are still using this tool in an immature way, we easily get lost in fragments and details. Some people even take the misuse to an extreme where any disagreement is ridiculed or harassed. But both these aspects, the one of being lost in the woods and the one of using words indiscreetly are just steps on the way. What is the next step in the evolution of human society and culture?

According to the Kabbalah the first step is dominated by the third sephira Hod or the qualities of the planet Mercury or the archetype Young boy, the next step will then be Netzach, Venus or young girl. We will come back to this.

This is interesting in the perspective of gemstones. Garnets as many other gems contain Silica. What is common to the different variations of Garnet is a orthosilicate ion. A small triangle faced pyramide (tetrahedron), with Silica in the centre and Oxygen at the angles. As seen here:

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A pyramid with Silica as the core, centre or heart.

Diamonds have the same triangularpyramid (tetrahedron), but it only consist of carbons. Place carbon where you have silica and oxygen above and you have the structure of diamonds.

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This common factor in the most common Garnet variations can be seen in the last part of the formula, where we see that they all have 3 such pyramids.

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From this we see that silica takes a central place in Garnet, as it does in many other gemstones.

So what can we say about silica?
From homeopathy we have some interesting knowledge of silica. It is an element in period 3 and group 14. Silica is connected to other elements in period 3 with a common quality of exchange and communication a youthful quality.

Elements in group 14 have a quality that can be symbolized with a door. They are standing at the threshold, should I stay or should I go? Do I have the guts, the energy, the confidence to step out of the door and meet the next level in life? From a kabbalistic perspective group 14 corresponds to Daleth, the door. The door between life and death (carbon and silica), between light and darkness or white and black. As we will explore the gems we will see how this manifest in different ways.

From Garnet we learned that communication was a central point, it was a question of feeling connected or not. There was a focus around the throat chakra with symptoms from neck and throat. The connection issues also came forth in symptoms from the joints – joining or connecting body parts.

A clear polarity with strong separation issues between to opposed part came forward in the experiment. Disagreements with deep conflicts, separation from death, both solved by reaching a level of deep eternal connection with realization that any separation is delusional.

A deep state of peace and confidence where any challenge are already solved. Garnet solves this polarity of dispute, separation, unclear statements, misunderstandings and disagreement with dissolving the veil of illusions and making us realize that at a deeper level we are, were and will always be one. A unity in a profound peaceful way, where there is a deep silence and quietness, almost like being in a crystal.
Garnet opens the heart to a state of deeper connections, the unity that is the truth, with a purity and clarity that only truth is capable of.

In Kabbalah Adam Kadmon is the great man, the archetype of man, the picture we were created after. Higher than Kether, the Crown or top of the Tree of Life we have the Lamb of God, ruled by the sign of Aries, the first sign in the zodiac and also said to be red. Garnet is red and it gives you a sense of coherence with Adam Kadmon. Adam is A-dam or Aleph in the blood (dam). The Aleph in the red blood.
Adamah is the earth or ground, or red clay. There is an etymological connection between adam and adamah and the words: Earth, man and red.

We can conclude that where humankind feels strong dispute, conflict or separation, based on the illusion of being in two different places, Garnet reconnects us in Adam Kadmon where we always have been connected in deep unity.

 

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Holonistic knowledge

There are many ways of knowing – an introduction to holonistic knowledge

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We can know something from sense perception, like things you know you see or hear or touch etc. (Read more about the different senses here).
One of the most accepted ways is through reason. It could be scientific, statistic or logic.
For you as a person you also know from your emotions; it made me angry or sad etc. I know I like this person, I know we can have a good time together etc.
Another personal and spiritual way of knowledge is faith, the person believing knows there is a God or angels etc.
Reading this you learn to know different ways of knowledge through written language. Sometimes you know things that you remember (memory). It can even be that you suddenly realize, see, understand or get a clarification through what we call intuition Even imagination can be regarded a source. To use the words of Albert Einstein;

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

When we do research we try to find two representative groups of people to compare, each group should be as similar as possible but also represent the “norm”. You need a certain amount of people to get that. Also if you want to do qualitative research you have to interview a certain amount of people before you can say you know something about how people experience a certain setting.

When we get enough individuals we start to perceive what the bigger group has in common.

From the beginning of 2008 we have performed experiments in a group of 10-20 people. Ten times a year we have gathered to focus on one new way of knowledge. And we have established the experienced certainty that we can gain knowledge this way, that we can get knowledge from extracting the common denominator of our collective experiences. This common core is an analogy to the mathematical ∩ of the group, the common tags in the qualitative approach based on grounded theory, or the theme or essence running in the group when we see the group as one person. It is a higher holon than each individual in the group. It is very similar to what happens in a homeopathic proving, seeing all the participants as one person.

The main source of solid knowledge today is called RCT or randomized controlled trials and has turned into the golden calf of the new millennium, but it will not last, because it has major weaknesses. Since this is not a critique of RCT, we will explore that later in a different post. Here we will only make an analogy to clarify a central point.

Let us go down a holon and imagine we were cells in the heart or the liver. We had a project, with the aim to find out if a certain influence, medication, or diet would benefit us. We had randomly chosen two groups of cells in our organ to be able to compare them and one of the groups got the active substance, the other just placebo.

Would we not then consider the heart or liver being one connected organ, that the effect on that one group also would influence the other, since what happens in one part of the organ would influence the other parts as well? And since both would get an effect, the difference between the groups would be very little or non. In such a case the conclusion would be this substance has no effect. The fact is the opposite.
To make it even easier to understand you can imagine to groups of fish living in a pool, you shower one of the groups and test if there is any difference in the wetness of the fishes in the two groups of the pool. The wetness of the pool is common to both groups, so the experiment is not a good set up. The problem is that the method is inadequate.

So let us come back to our ordinary perspective, but ad the option of us as individuals not being as separated as we normally presume. What if we can pic up on others peoples thoughts, feelings, intentions or general well being? What if we swim in the same pool? What if we have a field like Rupert Sheldrakes morphic field connecting us together as one organism? If that is the case, our blind belief in RCT being a good way of comparing two independent groups, is biased.

Then all the things that influence us in a way that also does good to the surroundings or close persons, all things that not only influence us in an isolated way, all those would be effects we would loose. These effects would come out with the least results in our test. Those factors alone that influenced only the single individual would turn out as effective or significant.

With that question at the back of our heads we decided to test the possibility of blinding. Can we blind at all?

When humans started to test medicines, they soon discovered that the attitude or knowledge of the prescribing doctor or the nurse could influence the patient. If they thought they gave something that worked it could work and opposite.

Let us just stop a minute here, and question ourselves; how much have we investigated that particular effect? How does it work? Does it work just from knowing, from intentions, from an energy field, from unconscious mimics or other factors? It was actually homeopaths that first started blinding in their remedy tests, what they call provings. They soon also realized they even needed to double blind. With simple blinding the patients did not know what they got, with double blinding the persons involved in the research did not know either. It soon became the criteria of all medical research of medicines and other therapeutic interventions. But if the two groups that we think are blinded are in the same morphic field as the persons designing and having the code, can they “see” or “know” the answer? And even if that should not be possible, can the two groups be so involved or rooted in the same fields by being under the same project that they are inseparable or influence each other?

If that is the case, could we triple blind or quadruple blind? Could we blind so much that we lost any possible transmission or any effect? These were some of the questions we had when we started our journey of exploration together as a group.

We decided never to take any substance as the first quantum leap of blinding. Can you get any effect at all if you do not ingest something? We just had the substance (a solid) in the room, covered so that nobody would see it. We made sure to select substances that were previously tested to have something to compare with. This primarily investigation suggested that our theory might be right.

Already the first year we went from a blinded substance, to a blinded intention. We even experimented with allocation of substance after the intention was performed, collected and assessed as to its effect. This way of getting knowledge of a substance, an intention, a concept or anything, not limited to being either material, energetic, conceptual or spiritual, we will share here under the category of holonistic knowledge. We have decided to call this way of gaining knowledge holonistic knowledge because it is coming from getting a higher holon and extracting the holonity of that group holon, we get this insight.

It is not one person, it is the group, or collective unity that makes the way to knowledge. It is the unity or coherence in the information from the whole group that emerges like a unit, a holon it is holonistic knowledge.

Read more of our experience with holonistic knowledge here.

Models and systems – vertical & horisonal – holonistic knowledge

Science is full of models and models change and get better and better as representations of reality.

Where did it start? Did it start with naming things? Then continue with abstracting to numbers of things?

Ever since the mind started to be a central part of our awareness it has tried to understand both what it perceives from the external (senses) as from internal sources as intuition, dreams or internal subconscious impressions.

In the early stages of development we probably as advanced animals expressed different sounds to interact. Perhaps even in the same way as monkeys do today. We have even discovered dialects between monkeys.

Going even further back we might have had a pre-expressed-language, based on a tribal belonging, or species coherence, a higher degree of holonity or harmonic interaction, where we acted as one being – the group or tribe. This stage might have preceded the stage of separating into individuals.

With the individual mind, we started to challenge and discuss different opinions. Analysis is born out of differentiating and tearing apart, rather than uniting in synthesis.

As we put things apart we put them in different categories, we make different models.

As a generalization we can talk about two major categories of models; vertical and horizontal.

The vertical models try to explain phenomenon that creates a hierarchy, stages of development or any process that is a function of time.

Horizontal models express the variations we find within any of the above stages.

The vertical would be like the grades in a school, the horizontal the stereotypes or archetypes of different student-types.

Lets look at plants and models or systems of classification
With traveling and trade, the need for understanding analogical words for minerals, foods, spices, cloths, plants and animals or products made from them became clear. With the development of science the need to specify became absolute and Linné developed the bi-nomimal system.

With this system it was possible to name any plant or animal with just two names, a little similar to what many persons do with personal names.

The latest development of classification of plants is called APG III (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system) with this model we can see how the whole plant kingdom has evolved through time and how different plants relate. We can even see how the whole kingdom has analogies to other kingdoms.

In this blog we will explore such relations and how we can see things from both the perspective of wholeness as well as the perspective of unity, in short a holonistic perspective.

Ill: This diagram shows the medieval understanding of spheres of the cosmos, from Aristotle as per the understanding of Ptolemy.

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Holonity

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Why holonity?  – suggesting a new concept.

holon (Greek ὅλον, holon neuter form of ὅλος, holos “whole”) is a word coined by Arthur Koesler in his book The Ghost in the Machine (1967, p. 48) and is used as a concept for something that is a whole and a part at the same time.

And organ is a part of the human organism, but a wholeness in itself. A cell is a part of an organ but a wholeness in itself. Both are wholeness and parts at the same time, a holon.

When you try to understand the uniqueness or personality of a person you take the whole person into account and are looking for qualities or features that are prominent and strong. Or qualities that repeat themselves. He is just so …….., She really is ……, It is typical for him….. . This could be like a mountain or huge lake in the personal landscape. It could represent something strange, rare or peculiar. That would be something unique or dominant.

But it could also be a characteristic feature running through the whole landscape. Like comparing the Norwegian woods with Pina and Spruce to the Amazones or Tundra. In a person that would be a feature running through different aspects or a concepts that can embrace and include other concepts, or qualities that can be recognized in different expressions. What we would call a pattern, an essence or a read tread.

Holonity is the degree of unity in the wholeness. The degree of connection between the parts of a holon in a unified understanding, or conceptualization. The oneness in the wholeness. The unifying red tread. The qualitative feature running through a given quantity. What in a human can be called an essence, a read tread or sometimes her constitution, his personality, her individuality or type.

In the therapeutic field, the ability to connect all the parts, symptoms, manifestations of phenomena in a human and her life into a meaningful theme, or pattern can be very useful. The holonity is the degree of unity that is achieved.

This blogg is about holonity in different fields of knowledge.

In the picture above nature comes very close to a mathematical formula, a fractal that repeats the same pattern into every part of the whole, e.g a high degree of holonity.

Knowledge and truth – different ways to knowledge and the new way in the making

We live in an age where the new truth has become equivalent to scientific knowledge!

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But what has been regarded as truth has changd through the ages. There was a time when people saw truth in myths and spirits of nature. Much closer to over time religious truth was the main paradigm. Even today conflicts between the truth of different religious groups or religious and non-religious are a main factor behind killing and unethical conduct between humans. Some people today only believe in profit and the only truth they are concerned about is; “What is in it for me?”

Today many people adjust these ways of truth. They might believe in myths, but as a symbolic analogy, they might believe in religion pragmatically from an ethical or humanistic perspective and they might believe that things have to be based on a healthy economy as a foundation. Most of all more and more people turn their belief in truth to come from science.

What is certain is that it will not stop here. So what will be the next step? Is this the end of the pursuit for truth? No, also science has its limitations.

Science has some ideals. Experiments have to give the same results if you repeat them or reproduce them. This is called replication. It has to be independent of any particular persons, so if somebody else wants to do it in the same way, they should also get similar results. It has to be independent of personal influence so we are blinding it, single and double and some even investigate if it should be blinded triple or more.

We can say science strives for objectivity. It wants results that are independent of any personal desires, manipulations or influences. In this ideal for independency and replication the subjective realm becomes something of little value, even a risk of bias, a risk of contamination or dependence.

But we forget that there are many steps even in any kind of “objective” research that is full of subjectivity. Like, what do we want to investigate, how do we want our research question to be, what kind of method do we choose, how will we measure the data, how will we assess the results, what do we regard as unimportant and neglect etc. etc.

All this subjectively influenced decisions are important for the result and our gain of knowledge.

In our daily life, we use knowledge in many ways and many kinds of knowledge. It is very little of our daily life and the way we conduct it that is based on us reading a scientific paper. We could say that science has given us tools and information, but most of what we do, and particularly in the inter-human realm is based on other kinds of knowledge.

We know how to bike, swim, cook and talk, without any scientific investigations.
We know what we did yesterday or how we dressed or where we went for vacation.
We know when our conscience tells us something is good or bad.
We know what the authorities (Teacher, parents, police etc.) in our society expect or regard as right or wrong.
We know that 2+2 = 4, or if we solve a riddle, we know it is right when we find the solution.
We know how a person reacts to what we say or do, even if we can be wrong.
We know how to fall in an optimal way, or react by instinct in other situations where we use our body.
With social intelligence we know how to interact with people.
Additionally we might have practiced internal work like mindfulness and know how it changes our state of being.

All this is knowledge that adds up to the truth of our daily life and our decisions and actions, we do not need science for those.

Let us take coffee as an example one day we read it protects us from cancer, next day it can cause cancer, one day it is good for antioxidants, next day it disturbs your sleep etc. etc.
All this are fragments of “coffee-knowledge” under constant change an amendment. It is almost impossible to have a scientific unified perspective on coffee and many other things as well.

In practice we end up making the choice from what we feel, what we like, and what we believe.

Let ut not forget the limitations of scientific knowledge, while we appreciate it. Yes, it is great, it is unique, it has given us understanding we did not have before, and most of all it has given us corrections and confirmations, but to most of the real important questions in life, how we conduct the mastery of daily life it has little value.

Let us not underestimate or under-evaluate the tools of concern, assessment, discrimination or choice that nature has given us, let us refine them, let us take back the right to feel what feels right, to choose from an inner perspective and not from a material scientific, let us take back the right to hold the steering wheel in our own life and appreciate the inner compass we are born with.
When you hear “you react like that because of this or that hormone”, say no! That hormone is there because I feel like that! That feeling creates it!
That is the new way to truth beyond myth, religion, profit and science, the truth of the realization of our inner potential. This is a truth coming from an increased holonity from within. The source to a higher knowledge will in the next step of our evolution be from within. This is what we call holonistic knowledge in this blog.
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