By Dr Paul Freinkel
THE ORIGINAL FIRE, ESKIMOS & KABALAH
The symbiosis of Entropy and Holism is not new to mans thinking. The Kabalah referencing the biblical verse (Genesis 1:2)
'and the earth was formless (tohu) and void,' describes two symbiotic, parallel processes of reality that take place in the unfolding of creation;
Tohu - chaos or entropy; and Tikkun - restitution or organization. Neither can exist alone. Tikkun requires the energy of Tohu and Tohu requires
the organization of Tikkun. When together Tohu and Tikun raise the world to completeness9
. In Greek mythology, Prometheus steals fire from the gods
and with it brings civilization to mankind10
, not only because the conscious use of fire sets man apart from animals because it keeps them away,
but because fire involving the burning (disordering) of an organic chemical system we choose to call fuel, fuels the complex organization
of society. The increase in entropy in burning wood (glucose) decreases the entropy of the people warming themselves at the fireside.
The organization and existence of western style civilization relies on the massive increase in entropy (fuel burning) taking place at the
local electrical power station. It also relies on the humble potato meal recently eaten and metabolized by the power station staff.
The human body burns (metabolizes) the glucose of its food to maintain its own structures and the meta-systems dependent thereon.
The process of burning wood and metabolizing food is very similar in that both burn glucose11
. Every human being quite literally has a
fire inside. The myths of the Eskimos and others well understood holism’s dependence on disorder in another.
Cross culturally fire making symbolizes the sex act. The socket stick symbolizes the male, the spindle symbolizes the female and
the emergent flame symbolizes the newly generated life12
. Fire is almost synonymous with life as we know it. Given the right conditions,
life will balance entropy and create itself. We saw this when we made the original fire ourselves with the firesticks.
There is original fire in everything, including ourselves and transmuting this fire from one system to another is what connects
so many parts of the universe.
The Holoprint (downloaded from www.aahalearning.com)
In the learningshop we made the the holoprint using toothpaste or paint and squeezing it between two pieces of Perspex.
The holoprint has become a symbol for the interconnectedness of the universe. Everypart is connected to another part, and the
entire system is open to the outside. The holoprint is found at all the levels of organization mentioned above from material
systems to the social and economic structures created by self-conscious systems. If we look at our bodies, our fingers and toes,
we are a basic holoprint. In fact most of our interactions with the environment take place through 'holoprint' structures.
|We exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with trees (right) through the lung (Contrast X ray of a canine lung - left).
|We seed future generations through the male testis (left) and prostate (right).
|We nurture these children through the female breast.
|The female in turn digests through the gastro intestinal tract (left) and assimilate and detoxify through the liver (right).
|The retinal arteries and veins enable us to see (left) and we think with interconnected interacting 'holoprint' structures, or neurons (right).
Further, the very atoms and molecules that make up our body process were manufactured in the stars. We are self conscious bits of star dust,
holoprints connecting to other holoprints, transmuting the original fire forwards and backwards in time through a cosmic web of hidden connections.