Swedenborg, Emanuel - The Infinite - Unit of energy shape
Type of Spiritual Experience
The current scientific view which seems to favour strings, seems to point to the unit of energy – the vibrational unit – being string like.
But I am not so sure.
And as you can see from Swedenbourg’s conclusions, he did not see strings as being the secret.
The ‘natural’ world as well as the ‘supernatural’ world seems to use vortexes, spirals and coils a great deal. Nature and the universe dances and it dance in circles.
In nature, for example, spiders build spiral webs; whirlpools, hurricanes, tornados, swirl in spiral vortexes; water eddies and swirls in spirals; air currents swirl in spirals; the DNA double helix is based on the spiral and so on. Lots of spirals occur on stone megaliths, in rock art and of course we have in nature the whorl of the fingerprint.
Even the ear uses a spiral to capture sound, which given the fact that the energy of the universe is vibrations and can be heard by the mystic as sound is particularly interesting.
And of course the galaxy is a spiral.
A description of the experience
Emanuel Swedenborg – The Infinite
From its centre to its circumference in space, a spiral is one perpetual ens, circular in all its dimensions and as such it cannot possess in itself anything but what is most highly perfect …. In a Simple, however, in which there can be nothing substantial to be put in motion, nor any medium in which motion can exist, we must conceive that instead of a mechanical and geometric motion … there is as it were a total or pure motion, that is to say, a state and conatus hence arising from a similar into a similar quasi motion; in which is latent the one only cause and primitive force that produced all the entities existing..........................
The cochlea, an organ embracing the whole mechanism of harmony … consists of a lamina winding in a spiral around a central nucleus or axis and which spiral gradually tapers from the base to the apex …. The canal of the cochlea is of different thickness in different parts and very thin about the nucleus, which capacitates it for receiving all degrees of vibrations … vibrations love spiral or circular hyperbolic curves and hence whatever is possible in sound can find its place in this spiral organ.