Form, functions and aggregation
The physical layer – the layer we can perceive is organised a little differently from all the other levels. This is the level of Form.
One of the strategies of the creation is based on the concept of agglomeration as a means of increasing function - see The Strategy of the great Work. In brief, low level objects are grouped together to form aggregates and as each aggregate is formed, extra function can be added. So an aggregate such as the liver, although formed of cells, takes on new liver functions. Similarly the heart, again formed of cells, takes on new heart functions once the heart aggregate is formed. A number of things follow from this approach.
- Firstly, we find the functions needed to operate each class of thing with the thing itself. Each physical thing is a sort of self contained unit of function. Thus a molecule is self contained and displays certain properties, a cell does the same, as does an organ of the body or a human being.
- Secondly, things gain in functionality by being formed of other things [the reuse of components], but at each level of aggregation more functions are added. Our mind is the by-product of creating a form based aggregate called the human being.
- Thirdly, everything physically is made of Atoms. But an atom is not what we think it is. An atom is simply an object with a copy of all the functions of the universe [the master copy] but where only the functions applicable to the aggregate to which it belongs are turned on – are activated. So the object [the atom] then behaves as if it were that class of thing. So a cell behaves like a cell, a liver like a liver, a person like a person. The copies of the functions are themselves stored at various levels – see Atom and levels
Our bodies and every other physical thing is made up of these objects [atoms] trillions upon trillions upon trillions. And we are ‘animated’ because the functions in that object know which class of aggregate they belong to and behave accordingly. They display the behaviour of the class they belong to. We think we are seeing a whole load of separate physical things all with their own functions. What we are actually seeing is a vast collection of objects which are behaviourally acting together to create the illusion of a class of thing. The spirit world is an object based world [anyone in computing will understand this or should do!]
The appearance of a thing as opposed to its behaviour is, however, created from Templates.
A template is like a spirit blueprint on which form is constructed. To use an analogy it is like the software blueprint for a car design, that shows how the car is to look and be put together. All templates are spirit based – ordered energy.
These building blocks are themselves ‘software’ and are mathematically based – see Form and geometry.
Thus we can think of every Form based thing in the universe as being like a little construction that has actually been created in the way a Lego or Meccano model might have been created, from a set of mathematical building blocks that are put together using the template – the instructions that produce the shape required.
The building shapes that appear to be the only ones used in the construction are the Platonic solids.
Our eyes never perceive this because our sensory systems are programmed to smooth out all these geometric angularities so that we think we see a smooth solid, but ask anyone who has had a spiritual experience in which their eyes have been by passed, and they see the world as it is and they will tell you what they see is crystals - trillions of crystals of the most beautiful colours and all organised around the shapes of the things we perceive are there.
It is a jewel like world once you no longer use your eyes, of astounding beauty.