This is an introduction to the fascinating work of Bradford Hansen-Smith – an author, consultant, geometer and sculptor – who notes the following on his blog, Wholemovement ?:
I am intrigued that we have used the circle as a static symbol for both everything and nothing. Today we agree on mostly nothing, zero, yet desiring everything. We really don’t understand either. Together they suggest total integration in evolutionary understanding and in revelation through movement. A circle is a complete, inclusive, and self-referenced concentricity indicating there is no inner or outer boundary, only the perception of an infinite change in scale. The origin for the circle is the sphere, the only dimensional form that can be called Whole, demonstrating unity, and that looks the same whether moving or not. Going to origin reveals more about the nature of something and purpose, than only looking at the function or the thing itself. Only in origin will we find the necessity and understanding for change.
Compressing the sphere changes its form in a single direction of symmetry perpendicular to the expanding circle plane; similar to how galaxies are formed. Three circles are revealed in transforming spherical unity to a triunity. There is no separation only differentiation of surface and redistribution of volume. Nothing is added or taken away, the circle/sphere is Whole. Between the two circle planes is a circle ring, the dynamic agent of differentiation. Triunity of the circle is structural pattern revealed through precessional movement and is principle for all subsequent realization of potential formation; thus is the prologue for another creation story:
Wholeness through movement causes division becoming duality intriangulation with each part consistent to the movement and totallyinner-dependent to the Whole. The individual nature of part to Whole regulates the interactions between all formed and unformed parts on all scale, in all time, with purpose.
Excellent work. Here is a video introduction to his DVD,
The fools of the world have been those who have established religions, ceremonies, laws, faith, rule of life. The greatest asses of the world are those who, lacking all understanding and instruction, and void of all civil life and custom, rot in perpetual pedantry; those who by the grace of heaven would reform obscure and corrupted faith, salve the cruelties of perverted religion and remove abuse of superstitions, mending the rents in their vesture. It is not they who indulge impious curiosity or who are ever seeking the secrets of nature, and reckoning the courses of the stars. Observe whether they have been busy with the secret causes of things, or if they have condoned the destruction of kingdoms, the dispersion of peoples, fires, blood, ruin or extermination; whether they seek the destruction of the whole world that it may belong to them: in order that the poor soul may be saved, that an edifice may be raised in heaven, that treasure may be laid up in that blessed land, caring naught for fame, profit or glory in this frail and uncertain life, but only for that other most certain and eternal life.
We hereby, in these documents, publish, announce, pronounce, sentence, and declare thee the aforesaid Brother Giordano Bruno to be an impenitent and pertinacious heretic, and therefore to have incurred all the ecclesiastical censures and pains of the Holy Canon, the laws and the constitutions, both general and particular, imposed on such confessed impenitent pertinacious and obstinate heretics… We ordain and command that thou must be delivered to the Secular Court… that thou mayest be punished with the punishment deserved… Furthermore, we condemn, we reprobate, and we prohibit all thine aforesaid and thy other books and writings as heretical and erroneous, containing many heresies and errors, and we ordain that all of them which have come or may in future come into the hands of the Holy Office shall be publicly destroyed and burned in the square of St. Peter before the steps and that they shall be placed upon the Index of Forbidden Books, and as we have commanded, so shall it be done..
- Official judgment on charges of heresy (16 February 1600); as translated in Giordano Bruno : His Life and Thought (1950) by Dorothea Waley Singer, Ch. 7 “Martyrdom (1591-1600)”
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This is visually spectacular and well worth a look. 🙂
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