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(A)-birth to (B)-life and (B)A:B/Life + B:C/Death = 1/Existence life to (C)-death as outlined 1= Unity in Figure 20. Life Death Our present conception A B C of time is not expressive Death Life of the Golden Mean but of Birth simple ratios or at best a A:B = Life B:C = Death discontinuous proportion. 1 1 Unity Unity Today the past is often divorced from the present, Figure 20 The three elements of the Golden Mean in the same way that our actually form two sections, [(A) to (B) or life is equal traditions no longer appear to Phi over 1 unity] and [(B) to (C) or death is equal to to be the accrued wisdom Phi squared over 1 unity]. These in turn constitute the one united continuum of existence. In other words [B: a nd exper ience of ou r C/death] is greater than [A:B/life] by the same degree ancestors, but have become that [1unity/exsistence], is greater than [B:C/death]. religions that quite often dogmatically manipulate belief and entrap our minds. One’s offspring was once considered the same as one’s self. The child was seen as continuation of one’s life. This continuity has become distorted and children today are much too often treated and act like strangers, disjointed individuals. Surnames like Baker, Smith and Fisher were not originally superficial but denoted the family’s interest, craft or social position. For example, in times gone by, Adam Smith, the son of John Smith, was raised and prepared from his day of birth to carry on the family tradition of blacksmithing. Like genetic identity one’s talent developed through many generations. While science has until recently denied the link between heritage and ability, the reality of the situation begs to differ. It has been my experience that a third generation carver usually has a much greater propensity for carving than a first generation carver. As to be expected there are exceptions but these must not be allowed to override the rule. Today’s individual, with few exceptions, is largely disassociated from their genetic past. The continuity and meaning of existence has become disrupted if not lost in the delirious whirl of individual desires and market driven fantasies. Continuity is the basis of harmony and society today is far from harmonious. In such a view our time line is no longer divided at the magical point of the Golden Mean, but is instead divided into three separate parts whose integers add up to the sum total of one life. [A] Birth and [B]-Life are merely tallied up with [C]-Death. The tally in 65

The Flower of Bliss  

Part one of the Temple of Paradise Trilogy

The Flower of Bliss  

Part one of the Temple of Paradise Trilogy

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