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Many ideas can come together in the hologram metaphor. Michael Talbot's Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality (1984, re-issued 2011), suggests, 'Can we use a hologram metaphor as a basis for a modern Goethean view of the human being?' Perhaps only since about 2015 has it been possible to attempt this.
Freud's iceberg: Conscious, Sub- and Unconscious, is a good place to start conceiving of an organic hologram which has a physical analogue yet is not primarily physical.
The classic tech explanation of a hologram is 'every node point connected to every other node point.'
For a Goethean hologram of the waking human psyche, we extend this to include node points of different frequency, not all physical, five different frequencies of node points. To navigate waking Earth experience we have conscious:
- Nodes in our meat-suit, weight, density, etc.,
- Nodes in our vitality flows and sensory channels embedded in our meat body,
- Nodes in our emotional body, allowing us to feel more deeply and have empathy for how others feel,
- Nodes in our mental body, allowing us to sequence thoughts, learn-understand speech and written words,
- Nodes in our mythological body, allowing us to admire role models, formulate goals and a future self.
This outlines the range-scope of our waking psyche.
Imagine each of these as a 3D hologram. Now, imagine these multiple holograms inter-penetrating the same 3D space, each on a separate, distinct frequency.
This multi-hologram serves as a vehicle for a soul, who then comes to a point who can say, "I am."
So the technical aspects of both holograms and fractals are useful and of interest. Yet, the greatest use of these metaphors is to aim at understanding a reality above our logical-sequential mind, a reality on the next level up from merely mental understanding. Goethe fans will know this as Ur-phenomena. Holograms and fractals are useful for approaching the Ur-human and the patterned design of the Ur-psyche.
Along the way, the fractal design basis of memory storage in the human psyche is uncovered.
Goethean Holistic Science is now somewhat stabilized Perhaps we can expand the purview of Goethean Holistic Psychology. For those looking for this, holograms and fractals are signposts forward.
If Goethe scholars or you, Dear Reader, can improve on this, I'm all for it. Contact me if you have additions, comments or suggestions.
Author Bruce Dickson's most advanced work is in Holistic Brain Balance. He's been supporting clients professionally since 2001.
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