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Icosahedron by Andreas N. Bjørndal

We explored the Icosahedron 9.th of march 2017.

Every shape has a quality, an effect upon us and a meaning. Geometry and number are the letters in the language of the Creator!

Skjermbilde 2017-03-20 kl. 19.45.42What is an icosahedron?
It revealed to us an ability to both hold and transcend polarities; letting things float on one side, or being stuck on the other. Being clear, transparent and truthful to oneself on one side or unclear, muddy, holding back or hiding on the other. It´s effects on the kidneys were striking.
Let me explain.

Its association with the water element amongst the old Greece philosophers became obvious to us. Thirst was prominent among the participants. Themes associated with water like flow, clarity and transparency confirmed that too. Also vertigo, foggy, muddy and unclear has a relation to the water element. The kidneys are important when it comes to water in the body.

Many of the participants got a deep desire to sleep or experienced excessive yawning. Even after a good nights sleep some of us kept yawning through out the day. We realized that the icosahedron gave us an ability to load our battery, replenish our resources. You could even say it almost forced us into a reloading mode – time to charge!

Forced to sleep, reload, charge or waking to a new start was a part of the quality of the icosahedron experience. Elements of a fresh new start: leaving the old behind, purifying, cleaning up or putting things in order or sorting out the next step or direction. But also solving a stuck situation of conflict or polarity by taking an approach from a higher, bigger holon by transcending the old approach.

In many ways we could compare the icosahedron with a battery. It has the capacity to hold a polarity, keep it or letting it flow.

From a geometric point of view it is interesting to see how every point in the icosahedron has a polarity. Every triangle has an opposing triangle turning the opposite way (top illustration), every Pentagon the same (second illustration). The icosahedron is full of polarities in its structure: every point (12), every edge (30), every surface (20) and additionally the triangles and pentagons that are opposite also have opposed directions.

A polarity contains a stuck tension, but the surfaces are triangles and they combine five and five together, giving the icosahedron a quality of flow like water. Why? Because even numbers carry the polarity and odd numbers are dynamic due to the lack of opposed tension. The number 3 is related to exchange and the number 5 to vitality. We will soon look into it in more detail. The play between 3 and 5 is not only in the fact that five and five triangles form a pentagon. But also you can see the icosahedron as 3 pentagons (5-angled) “holding hands” or being inter-fused in a circle, their base would form one side of the base-triangle and their “heads” would be the point of the opposed triangle (Illustrated in the animation at the bottom).

We see how 3 and 5 play together. The five´s connects in threes, the threes connects in fives.
The qualitative approach to numbers will read this as a play between the divine (3) and man (5), or exchange (3) with manifestation (5), or flow (3) of energy (5) or exchange/breath (3) of life/vitality (5). Combining these with the holding stuck polarities makes the battery quality of the icosahedron easier to understand.  It has a vital exchanging energy that is kept in a polarity, just like a battery.
The 30 edges adds communication and exchange and the 20 triangles adds the holding quality. (Read more about numbers as archetypes here). The kernel has a structure of 3 Golden Mean rectangles perpendicular on each other, creating the 6 axes that together make the 12 points (2×6, 3×4). The number six is also there in the cross section (see towards the end of the video at the bottom or top illustration). The number six adds the quality of connection to the oppositions.

The kidneys can also be seen as the battery of the body and the revitalisation of the kidneys from exploring the icosahedron was striking. The icosahedron is able to contain a tension or polarity on one side and have an exchange of dynamic energy on the other. Breathing vitality, exchanging energy that it contains makes the icosahedron like a holy grail, a fully loaded battery or a vibrating gem of vitality. In the perspective of Chinese medicine or TCM it strengthens Jing.

Here you can see the construction of the icosahedron and its rotation:



The cube – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

Here you can read my article about the cube, turning it from a dead thing to a living awareness, enjoy!


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Holonity – The Liver and overview – moving up or down a holon – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

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Here you can read the first article of five about the relation between organs and emotions.
This covers the Liver and gallbladder.



Symmetry and polarity – by Andreas N. Bjørndal – article in TMH magazine nov. 2016

Here you can read the article from the column HOLONITY in THE MAGIC HAPPENS NOW magazine nov. 2016




Holonity – Symmetry and polarity – by Andreas N. Bjørndal


Crop circles what are they?

Here you can find Andreas N. Bjørndals article in The Magic Happens Now Magazine about crop circles.

You can read about the exploration of crop circles during the autumn of 2014.
I am sure you will be surpriced as to the conclusion. We were! Press here to read.

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Holonistic knowledge – crop circles what are they? by Andreas N. Bjørndal


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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.