The universal structure 1:
Development in a world of spacetime & quanta
|v Introduction: the organism (world/universe/cosmos) and its cohesion|
| v The
fundamental principles and development of the organism, 4 animations
1. FOUNDATION of all there is: 12 principles, 6 levels/types of relations
2. FUNCTION & OWN WORLD viewpoint: a process in interaction
3. UNIQUE PROCESSES: realise the function in incompleteness and dependency
4. DEVELOPMENT in TIME: the role of phases and their character
| v Two
technical aspects of individual spacetime: the Ascendant, 2 animations
5. REFERENCE PATTERNS: the unequal progress of the Ascendant
6. The TURNING TILTED Earth: its effect above the polar circles
|v Determination and Freedom: the relation between individual and its environments|
|v To conclude|
|v Search: concepts relative to STRUCTURE|
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Introduction: the (world's/universal/cosmic) construction and its cohesion
|Long ago, in prehistoric times when people had started working together and thinking,
they must have sought for points of orientation and mutual points of reference of vital
importance for communities and in everyday social contacts. They searched for them in
rivers, old trees, differences in height and in the heavens, erected groups of stones or,
later, even full-scale pyramids, discovered regularity, coherence and structure in the
world, exchanged information with neighbours and decided together on measures and norms.
They recognised a path of easily observable groups of stars along which the sun, measured against the seasons, moved. They gave them names, in case seafarers had not done so already, and divided that trajectory in twelve parts, the zodiac, for measuring. They observed and understood the two equinoxes (when day and night are equal) and, thanks to many centuries of observation, also its precession, the backward movement within the zodiac.
But why in twelve parts? We can only guess about that, but it is a fact that people, e.g. pyramid-builders, played with several different bases and mostly triangular sides. Mathematics is an ancient discipline and I am convinced that twelve was the deliberate starting point. In part 2 of the structure-line I introduced some tentative starting points with the 3 times 4 principles or preconditions as the basis for the structure. That seems to prove itself in practice.
The ground rules and development of the organism, 4 animations
The world; the unity [ source ]
of the observable world of spacetime and the relative world of quanta, is based on natural
principles. An organism is a framework of interactive parts with a specific function.
The version presented here is based on general and humane notions and suitable as basis
for the description of processes with a general purpose. For a specialised scientific
version, for instance the structure of psychology, a balanced whole with general and
appropriate technical notions would have to be put together.
A dog can discover itself within its construction and the limits of its own individual dogness by trial and error, in practice. The same applies for humans, communities, things and contexts; the world as a whole clearly provides for this.
The processes in the animations 2, 3 and 4 provide a clear representation of both the
in spacetime invariant point of view (the unique qualities) of the observer (participant
or occasion), and also the world of quantum relations which coordinates the individual
development of the task. The change of viewpoint back and forth between dynamic
interaction and dialectic consideration or character distinguishes the two
central means for the development of processes. These varying viewpoints are
designated in the backgrounds of the first five animations.
Animation 1. FOUNDATION of all there is:
The emphasis of the general interpretation presented here lies on the human point of view in society and development, which is the most complex form (world) imaginable. The human form is also indispensible because experience with human processes and language is the only common factor of all scientists. The structure of the universe(world) as a whole can therefore only be deduced from the most complex knowledge everyone has by nature at their disposal and from the open form of that. Due to that literally all-embracing outlook and my intention to present an objective, natural and understandable collection of concepts, I have sought both characteristic and colourful scientific, everyday and general ideas [ note ].
Animation 2. FUNCTION & OWN WORLD viewpoint:
|From earth we see, against the background of the universal spacetime structure (2.1),
the solar organism's structure with its continuously changing positions of planets and
other objects (2.2) in its gravitational field.
The earth turns, supplying every place on earth with its own coordinates of unique spacetime. When a new process or cycle presents itself it combines with the coordinates of that specific place and time and gets provided with its own spacetime characteristics, its individual capacities. This unique point of orientation of space and time (where the north/south line (2.3), which also indicates time, crosses the east/west line) is called the Ascendant (2.4) [see structure line #13: orientation on the rotating earth]. The Ascendant is the origin of the 12 phases of the process.
From there a process starts its once-only existence (2.4), develops together with the help of varying environments, reacts to changes, causes changes when time is ripe for it and realises its purpose(s) (2.5-2.27). It follows, by all appearances, just like the planets 'its straight path in curved space'.
It plays, and all the while it discovers its place.
Animation 3. UNIQUE PROCESSES:
|Processes start, as we have just seen, from their individual standpoint in spacetime
in the midst of changing environments. After the view from outside the single process, we
now turn to views from within some processes with different Ascendants. The planets, seen
as functions, are related to one of the twelve domains of principles or ground rules.
As their positions move and the relations between themselves change, the character of both
the functions and their combination with the principles will change and with that also the
influence or action they produce.
This series consists mainly of (birth) data which are used as examples in the pattern line, and of some well documented historical events. It starts with Albert Einstein who, as it happens, begins from his physical existence, the fourth principle.
|The Ascendant indicates, as it appears, the start of a process
or an actual occasion: its presence in time. The also visible, clearly
present, purpose of the process, its "raison d'ętre", is the function, or group
of functions, with the greatest influence within the whole process in which the references
The MOON (the developing nature of the being, of the participant) moves +12 degrees forward in the course of a day. This means that her relation with and reference to other functions will change gradually. If this also implies a transition to the next domain it should show a relevant difference. In the numbers 2, 4, 7, 11, 12, 14 en 16 is the development of this process's basis very clear.
At present the reference pattern is, as far as I know, seldom used in astrological practice, probably because it offers less reliable information if coupled with one of the constructed systems (with unequal houses). Applied within the phase structure of the process, however, it provides valuable information, as the two versions in this animation #3 (from function in domain to function) and those in the pattern line (from phase/working area to function) show.
4. DEVELOPMENT in TIME:
|Here we can see the personal change within the original pattern of connection. The
pattern of reference has thus been joined into a whole and the 9th phase (development,
product) has come in contact with memory and the (un)digested experiences in the phases 3,
4, 5, 11 and 12. Both the development of the own nature and the progress of the mental and
physical development are rendered in the pattern.
Two technical aspects of individual spacetime: the ASCENDANT, 2 animations
Having developed the twelve principles/basic preconditions, it seemed an obvious choice
to use this circle as the basis and to link it to the Ascendant, as can be seen in the
animations 2, 3 and 4. This is in contrast to the house system with the signs of the
zodiac in the background, which is in common use in astrology. This also shows more
clearly the character of the starting point of the process and the relations and
references between its parts/principles.
Animation 5. REFERENCE PATTERNS:
|This series of 24 parts (=processes) starts and ends at 10:30h. In all parts in
between, the Ascendant moves through the different domains of
principles, the unequal speed depending on the degree of latitude that is the distance
from the equator, in this case Ulm 48°23' North. While the earth, in the course of the
day, passes through the entire circle, the tempo of the Ascendant changes, thanks to the
tilted position of the earth. All phases take part in this move and their duration changes
accordingly, by nature, in spite of their equal format; all priciples and functions are
In the course of the day the phases of the process also move: thereby the activity of the functions etc. changes accordingly. See above, Animation 4.
Animation 6. The TURNING TILTED Earth:
|The earth rotates regularly around its north/south axis; the
indicator of time (MC or Medium Coeli) needs 24:00 hours to complete the ±360° towards
the beginning of the next day. The earth itself, like the other objects, has its own
spacetime characteristics and function within the framework of this solar organism.
two sides of the globe move proportionally: the locations A and D change
places every 12 hours, just like the locations B and C. As a consequence, the East
directions (Ascendants) should almost be the same while the environment of the earth, the
other parts of the solar organism in the first place, change place as time passes. B and C
do not show this proportionality consistently.
Determination and Freedom: the relation between individual and its environments
As a rule a foetus, the unborn entity, decides for itself, at its own time, to close the connection with the mother. By closing the blood supply it severs the food and oxygen supply. So, after this the little entity must begin to breathe and by that become a baby. This can happen before the delivery but also a considerable time after birth, as the 'dead baby in the box' (Asuncion, Paraguay, August 6 2013 'baby born prematurely'), who seemed to have come to life anyway four hours later, has clearly established. By deciding for itself (together with the environment, evidently not alone the physician) the moment of breathing it becomes a determining being (participant), with determined qualities in spacetime. It finds itself in disorderly but actually coordinating (deterministic) environments, which forces it to take responsibility and achieve for itself its personal freedom, and by that to wittingly or unwittingly exercise its task.
The purpose of a process, humane or constructed, is its share in the development within
a broader framework, is its reason for existence. That purpose can only then be consciously
handled and experienced if the person has been able to develop a clear and genuine
self-image. Although behaviour, including mental behaviour, is affected and determined by
environments, mental freedom remains a personal accomplishment.
I am convinced that the universe as a whole is an organism which develops naturally. It experiments with systems and constructs, explores limits, and collides with the fact that there are no absolutes, that everything has two sides. Changing environments do set their own changing limits.
Insight in and knowledge of the circumstances of a process and consequently the chance
whether an individual process will be able to fulfil the desired goal or required
conditions depends on the possibility to ascertain the Ascendant(s).
And thus the image of the Principia naturalia universitatis, of the twelve universal principles (groundrules as lines of conduct) or basic laws which generally count and within social organisms can be passed on and taught is now completed: the relativity or cohesion, individual task or self-worth, interactivity, the incompleteness, mutual dependency, limit of literally all processes; the universal organism of development [ note ]. This multi-dimensional method is in fact an all-encompassing approach which, above all, also serves the interest of all areas of science, of both natural sciences and social sciences and other fields of complex knowledge. As it is also an advancement with respect to the customary two-dimensional classifications, such as John Dewey's decimal system, this approach might contribute to communication and mutual understanding, in short lead to more unity in knowledge.
Not only the ground rules, but also the thorough modification in the structure of the astrological model (from the present-day form back to the original Babylonian astrology) is based on the unique qualities of processes. It describes their development in spacetime and relativity, the (mutual) involvement with changing suitable environments, and the correction or indication of faults therein. I would like to stress that this has been possible only thanks to the inspiration gained from Johan Huizinga's 'Homo ludens' (and John Dewey, A.N. Whitehead, G. Cardano, H. Marcuse and many others), and the traces of structure in nature's code in numbers & logic, music & colours, ancient Babylonian, Chinese, Maya- and Inca-thinking.
All this, together with the broad gamut of my own experiences of space & time, order & chaos, mutuality & general dependency, of inequality & equivalence, has formed the personal memories needed for a task like this. I can go on again and in the last three parts of the themes line (starting with #34/10) think about the ground rules, but now about their consequences and thus as a reviewer of myself: in what way did certain influences and the certainty of 'coincidences' direct my development?
zine 6/2: Structure: a dynamic process,