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Re:The Circle

Apr 16, 1998 06:20 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck

April 16th 1998

Dear Thoa:O

Ever seen a Moebus strip, or made one ?

Take a strip of paper about 1 inch wide and 15 inches long, twist
it once, and glue the edges. Put it on a table, and put your
pencil lightly on the top center of the strip.

Now gently pull the strip under the pencil point so a continuous
line is formed, and do this, till the pencil meets its starting
point, its beginning again.

You will have proved that you have in that paper strip apparently
a single dimension -- a line drawn on a single surface that meets
itself, and when you look at it from 3 dimensional space you see
perfectly well that the strip has 2 sides and a thickness --
Paradox ? or explanation of altered state ?

There is also a "Klein jar" made of glass which has a single
surface, and yet will hold a liquid. So a volume (3 dimensions)
can be apparently reduced by manipulation to a single 2
dimensional surface

I offer these as illustrations of inter-dimensionality.

If one considers that electro-magnetic radiations [ radio,
gamma, and X-rays] will penetrate most solids as though they were
not obstructions to them, we may perceive how within our physical
universe there is yet another universe of force/power, as well as
elctro-magnetic forces.

Would not true REALITY be that singleness of perspective which
simultaneously encompasses the utmost realities of infinity ? Of
course our brains reel at such a concept, but we sense that there
is also some verity there. [ The symbol of a circle with centers
everywhere and circumference nowhere.]

We live in an amazing world when we get to know it better, there
are so many facts and facets to discover.

But not everything is related to the mere physical, which even
scientifically is the obstruction to our sense of perception
which the whirling of atoms and their components present -- much
like the whirling fan blades present a barrier to an exploring

And yet, the Mind is not daunted by such exploration -- so is it
not of a nature that encompasses the infinite as well as the
finite at our will and bidding ? Dallas

>From: "Thoa Thi-Kim Tran" <>
>Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 5:58 PM
>Subject: The Circle

>>>"The simile of an egg also expresses the fact taught in
>>>that the primordial form of everything manifested, from atom
>>>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
>>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
>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
>we can reach around the space until we reach ourselves. Some
>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.
>inbreath, outbreath, inbreath.
>Thoa :o)
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