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Clifford Torus

July 20, 2013

In my blog on field consciousness I talk about enfolded and unfolded dimensions of space. In beginning algebra we learned how any line through two dimensional space can be described by an equation. The same is true for three and four dimensional objects. The mathematics is complex but straightforward. It is, however, very hard to picture or intuitively grasp 4D space, as we are identified with 3D space/time.
This is a big problem, called ‘breaking out into natural language.’
The Newtonian/Cartesian model of the mechanistic or clockwork universe is, intuitively, much easier to grasp. The problem is it seems at odds with poetic or mystical experience, which can only be understood by intuiting, in some fashion, higher dimensions.
So go to the following URL and you’ll find a trippy gif depicting 4D space.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_torus

“Death is only a change of condition: time and space are in you; you are not in time and space.”
–Swami Vivekananda

According to Einstein, space is curved, which means that if we walked in a straight line we would eventually end up back where we started, but we now would be in 4D space. Think of a partially deflated soccer ball. We would start in the middle of the inflated side, ascend to the top, then start down the deflated side, moving back toward our point of origin. Now watch the video of the Clifford torus again.
In 3D space/time the false ‘I’ seemingly moves through the world. In 4D space the 3D world moves through us.

“Mine is no callous shell, I have instant conductors all over me whether I pass or stop, They seize every object and lead it harmlessly through me.”
Leaves Of Grass, Walt Whitman

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