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The Circle

Apr 16, 1998 05:21 AM
by Thoa Thi-Kim Tran

>>"The simile of an egg also expresses the fact taught in Occultism
>>that the primordial form of everything manifested, from atom to
>>globe, from man to angel, is spheroidal...the sphere must be
>>thought of as seen from its center...the symbolical "circle" --
>>"whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere."
>>SD I 65
>This being so, I am always amazed by the many theosophists
>who try to skew the circle into a spiral. I don't like spirals much.
>I guess I'm just a circle person.

Ever heard of the story about the two dimensional world? If you take the
two dimensional world and glue the edges, the 2-dimensional person will
eventually reach him/herself. The theory regarding the fourth dimensional
is that if we 3-dimensioners were stuck in a fourth-dimensional sphere, we
would see ourselves in front of us. When we stretch to reach that person
in front, our hands would be touching our own shoulders. In a hypersphere,
we can reach around the space until we reach ourselves. Some scientists
say that our universe is a hypersphere. Imagine that each increase in
dimension brings us closer to the Reality. Ultimately, it could be one big
infinitely hyper (hyper-hyper-hyper, etc.) sphere or circle. Oubreath,
inbreath, outbreath, inbreath.

Thoa :o)

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