We properly refer to our all-wise Creator as the Cosmarch of Wisdom and Love. The double or dual nature of the Creator has the testimony of nature’s light in the form of a concept the world of physics calls “Complementarity,” following the ideas of the Danish physicist, Niels Bohr. Divine duality has another very interesting testimony in (receives support from) a kind of shape (that emerges over time), carved out by the ideal pathways for energy to travel that ensures a maximal balance called “equilibrium.” It is a kind of donut-shape (torus). This form, like one sock that needs another, has a “symmetrical counterpart” (mate) in the double torus.
The DT is a bit like the game of checkers — as with the making of a king (“crowning” your red or black pieces), since this requires a kind of “doubling” or symmetry of 2 stacked layers. But these tori (toruses) “feed into one another” in a kind of energy flow “symbiosis.” Each more or less supports, and flows into, the other — at the ends or poles.
So what does nature testify about our Creator through the ideal process? It would seem that God has both a uniformity (monotheism) and a duality (two-ness) about him. I have already given my explanation of this (see previous posts).
This fascinating DT fractal (i.e. a 3-d geometric shapes of an unusual type) shape unfolds over time in a way we could call “stochastic” — seeming random distributions — now a little here, now a little there, now a bit WAY over there — until a whole “picture” or pattern emerges (somewhat oddly) from this host of “randomized” events.
Firecracker-painting does this (sometimes). But it won’t give you a DT. Interestingly, there is a single galaxy that displays this shape, in addition to the earth’s wind patterns, and the energy flow of trees.
http://www.cosmometry.net has an interesting explanation for those interested in the dynamics of energy flow (thermodynamics) that reads: “Whereas the vector equilibrium represents the ultimate stillness of energy, the torus shows us how energy moves in its most balanced, dynamic flow process. The important thing to understand about the Torus is that it represents a PROCESS, not just a particular form.” [emphasis added].
It continues its explanation then of the double torus: “Another fundamental aspect of this ubiquitous flow process is what’s called the Double Torus dynamic. This is, simply put, the torus forms stacked together and rotating in opposite directions. In this way, energy flow, either inward or outward at both poles of a system, rather than IN one pole and OUT the other — as in a single torus.”
“This double torus dynamic appears to be quite common in the cosmos as well (as the single torus), appearing in the energy flow of trees, in the weather patterns of the earth and other planets, in solar dynamics and even galaxies.”
This brings me to the question I have been pondering for some time now. If the double torus (hereafter, DT), represents an ideal trajectory for the flow of energy over time, then it merits our attention, given that this blog aims to discover the ideal, as the foundation of the light of nature.
Here are a few of my current thoughts:
Along with complementarity, the DT seems to reveal the dual and symmetrical character of the divine, that we also see in the double helix of DNA, and its consequent imprint on all the phenotypical (outward) traits of life, meaning here life that reproduces sexually (not plant life — trees do not display symmetry). But note that if one draws a line down the middle of a human, that (just like a fish) the right side mirrors the left as a perfect counterpart. With us humans, the symmetrical “double helix” (at the microscopic level) is reflected (again, with symmetry) at the macroscopic level.
The same could be true of the DT, now at the quantum level, and perhaps at progressively larger scales, up to that of a galaxy, or even the cosmos. This is the nature of a “self-similar” (at descending or ascending levels) fractals. Is the cosmos a DT? And is it fractal?
Clearly the imprint of the light of nature shows us that our beloved Creator undoubtedly bears both a dual and a unified character (as the uniformity of nature testifies). This is what fooled traditional monotheisms, which focused overmuch on nature’s uniformity, but missed its basic duality. Both (uniformity and duality) together resolve one of philosophy’s most famous problems, called the “problem of the one and the many.”
The uniformity of nature notoriously forms a founding element for logic, science and morality. And a strict dualism — if taken by itself — just breeds the problem of the “evil imposter” of Zoroastrianism. Here, the liar’s paradox has no resolution. The unity of nature provides the background against which the idea of duality makes sense. Some will say, however, that one cannot really derive the concept of “the many” (or even “the few”) particularly well from the idea of “two.” But if we double it (twice), 8 seems enough to count as “many.”
Here is something well worth considering: it may well be that in considering the DT as fundamental and ideal as the “Duality dynamic,” that we are in fact studying that which most closely represents the actual divine Person (s) by nature’s light, so that we should also bear this in mind:
Space falls out as longitude, latitude and altitude (H x W x L) and time as Past, Present and Future. These are each transcendental categories, meaning ways in which we humans must think in order to render our experience intelligible to us (set it in order in the right categories). But each of these remains static, like snapshots, whereas the real world unfolds over time AS PROCESS. This means we must add to our categories, to set life’s events in proper order, the relations that obtain BETWEEN space (3d) and time (3d).
Distance and Time are related by RATE (a measurement of change) — distance = rate x time. Rate of change comes in different packages, but here “velocity” will do well enough. And then a change in the rate of velocity is known as “acceleration.”
Adding these two categories to describe the flow of energy and its effects in the real world would make the real world 8-dimensional. Recall that the double torus often takes a great deal of time to unfold AT A GIVEN RATE of energy flow.
The DT might describe (I am here suggesting) the ideal flow of energy as a kind of process in equilibrium as a 8-dimensional “picture,” one that most closely represents our divine Parent(s) — a kind of divinely-appointed fractal of a certain and unique kind. It is a fractal IN PROCESS that takes shape over time, apparently throughout space. It seems somehow to transcend both to some extent, and it seems ideal, both in terms of process and balance (permanence [stability] and change [process]).
I shall continue thinking and posting on this subject, divine providence (mercifully) forebearing.