A really good primer on Sacred Geometry – Unity Of Geometry

A very nice primer and in-depth visual explanation of what are the primary building blocks behind Sacred Geometry:

Unity of Geometry – Johnathan Quintin from Our Shift on Vimeo.

This video illustrates very visually how the most basic bulding blocks of Sacred Geometry (and at the same time the construct of our Universe) are built and what relations these different forms have with each other. For the first time I actually now understood where the term “square root” comes from, where as in school where I learned it first, I just knew what to do with it and where, but I did not really understand what it meant.

Same thing with Pi, but that is another story, the Pi one I realized a long time ago that the symbol for Pi illustrates the length of one wave, and the symbol visually represents exactly this:

Pi Symbol Meaning

Pi Symbol Meaning

At least for me this visual understanding of the symbol Pi helped me understand the context where it was used very much and I could apply the concepts around it easily to other places where the Pi and other sin,cos,tan etc functions are used.

Dunno, maybe everyone else understood at school the way we were taught, I at least didn’t, because all that is taught are the equations, names of symbols and all the external elements of what these things are and forgetting to focus on teaching what concepts they hold and how to apply them, naturally without having to remember long equations by memory.

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Programming Sacred Geometry: Understanding the Circle

How does one go about programming and understanding Sacred Geometry ? This is what I want to know, and am in the process of doing, so I might as well as try to explain my learning process to others too.

This can be pretty basic stuff if you know anything about graphics programming, but for those who are still starting their graphics programming careers this is all stuff that has to be understood in order to create more interesting patterns :) Also, many tutorials focus on the technological and mathematical side of things, I like to focus on actually understanding  and explaining what happens behind the process. So, here is the first part, hope you enjoy :)

Understanding the Circle

Basically it all comes down to understanding this picture:

Drawing a Circle using sin and cosine functions

Drawing a Circle using sine and cosine functions

How to create and draw a circle is the basic corner of sacred geometry everywhere. Drawing or creating a perfect circle manually without using any tools is very dfficult. This is something that builders all around the world know. But we must have been able to draw circles before inventing a computer or without using drawing compass to achieve it, so how would one go on doing something like this ?

The key is to figure out how would an human create a circle, because this way of thinking comes natural to us. We are not computers or calculators, so radians and degrees and whatnot can get confusing.

Humans are good in facing and understanding the Four Cardinal Directions and halving distances between two points. These things come naturally to us, so it’s best to use natural methods to learn things.

This way we can always think of the process of how to do it, and not just memorize equations that are full of strange symbols (which is btw the most common method taught in schools.. memorize stuff you are being told, understand later if you care to make the effort… or in the rare cases where the teacher is dedicated enough and loves the subject, you might even get a good explanation of How Things Work actually)

Anyway, I like to use the sticks and ropes analogy, as it is easy to understand and visualize. This is how to draw a circle using only two sticks and a piece of rope:

Drawing a Circle using sticks and ropes

Drawing a Circle using sticks and ropes

  1. Place one stick where you would like your circle to be. This is called the Origo.
  2. Figure out how big you want the circle to be, and cut a piece of rope accordingly. This will define the width of half of the circle, or the Radius.
  3. Tie the rope to the stick in the origo and connect another stick to the loose end of the rope
  4. Mark all the Four Directions around the origo with this newly connected stick, facing North, East, South and West and placing a mark at the distance of the rope. These are called Co-ordinate Points.
  5. Split the distance in half between any two co-ordinate points and mark another point with the rope from the Origo here to get more accurate circle
  6. Continue this until you have a enough points to form an approximation of the circle

Now that we have computers that know how to calculate angles using the sine and cosine functions, we can draw fairly accurate circles without even understanding how it works.

But if one does not understand how the small things work, understanding the big picture and creating something natural that just works becomes really difficult. It can become a practice of remembering illogical patterns, equations and symbols, trying out all the different combinations to reach some kind of answer that seems logical, without understanding what happens in the process.

This is why it’s so important in actually understanding the natural functionality of things, what do these symbols actually represent in nature, not just what kind of human invented terms are attached to them. To see behind the equations and beyond :)

In the next part I will actually show how to program a circle and some other shapes using this understanding. Whee!


Are Sysadmins the Shamans of the Digital Realms ?

I’ve often noticed that the world of computers and technology relates to the actual analog world we live in. In this post I want to compare and speculate on some of the similarities in the Digital Realms and our Analog Realms. The structure of this text is still kinda random as the subject is kinda random too, but I hope to present some analogies that are interesting at least from the view point of a computer programmer/sysadmin.. I’m going to publish this now, although the structure needs some more work yet, but this has been floating in my drafts box long enough now.

When People of the World walk on the living entity called Earth, through it’s paths and gateways of natural occupation like water flowing down rivers and animals running through paths in the mud, so do the Digital Entities living and appearing through processed and evolved earth materials (silicone, gold, aluminium) in manifestations of these possible paths that are also called Microprocessors & CPUs, memory gateways, processing cards, power units and so on. Anything that routes electricity or light through it’s integrated pathways can be considered to be a living organism in itself.

CPU Infrastructure

CPU Infrastructure

Fractal Tree

Fractal Tree

What are CPUs basically? Big meshes of Binary Fractal paths where digital information can travel. Structured digital forms of very simple lifeforms, that can react to their surroundings, inputs and outputs. Just like human beings, but in a very much more simplificated form. For Computers and Humans the most earliest memories and primitive reactions are stored in the Basic Input-Output system or BIOS.

Computer BIOS

Computer BIOS

Human Basic Input Output System (BIOS)

Human BIOS

“A good comparison to further understand the functionality of the BIOS would be to say that the BIOS is the Computer equivilant of the human hypothalamus. The hypothalamus regulates body temperature, blood pressure, heartbeat, metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, and sugar levels in the blood. It is the subconscious nervous system sometimes it’s called the brain of the brain” (from http://www.basicinputoutputsystem.com/).

As we walk the paths in the forests, so does electricity and by now light also travel through these fractal paths inside a CPU and makes it’s own realm more perfect through binary decisions, choosing paths, travelling through different gates and branches along the binary fractals. Software which tells how to move along these lines carved in the processed sand is stored in the Genetic Memories of Computers, or BIOSes.

Computer Pathway

Computer Pathway

Human Pathway

Human Pathway

BIOS is the basic foundation for creating a model of the Internal Universe inside a computer. More advanced ways to interact can be installed by the Users. The Operating Systems, Realms or Universities in which the programs run can be related to different real life Universes and to viewpoints of different religions in our modern life. Certain beliefs and expectations are set upon different classes of Operating Systems and machines.

Humans have their own ways of building their picture of their world, ruled by different belief systems and religions. These systems are more complex than seemingly simple operating systems or artificial life models, containing programming that is expressed in the basic structure of the Language that humans speak, and most importantly, Language is the symbols we Think In.

Humans can also be programmed, and are programmed foremost by their relationship that they have to their parents, the male and female energies that we are all born out of. The play of polar energies, ying & yang, north & south, black & white, the duality, where in every situation can be thought to exist six degrees of freedom in movement, and from that comes the paradoxical play of duality in everything we experience in this 3D-plane of existence that our planet Earth is situated in from Humans viewpoint.

3D coordinates, six directions of freedom

3D coordinates, six directions of freedom

3D Ying Yang, Play Of Polarities

3D Ying Yang, Play Of Polarities

This play of duality can be seen in the binary operation of computers also, potential differences of binary 0 and 1. Everything in computers is based on the measured voltage differences between different logical operations, gates that either let through current or don’t. Computers are programmed by placing restrictions on the flow of current from point A to point B.

Binary Potential

Binary Potential

Humans are programmed through their energies in their environment, social relations, things they sense and relate actions, emotions, feelings, sensations to. Human Programming is implemented with language, behaviorinal modification, audiovisual programming and external stimulus. Basically humans are programmable biocomputers, sensing the world based on duality of everything. Our operating system are different thinking models, religions, and belief systems.

There are many different philosophies related to different Operating Systems. The Operating System basically defines the Universe in which different Software, or Digital Life, can run. One particulary interesting is the GNU Way of Things, where all information is shared and believed to be beneficial for the whole User Community. User interaction is the key factor in developing a better world and a better way to run these Digital Realms, as contributing members of the Open Source movement. Where every piece of code shared can potentially contribute directly to the World they are Running in. Other developers can improve and build upon these shared foundations of code, effectively Spreading the Love.

Sharing Is Caring, Pirat Byran

Sharing Is Caring

GNU Is Not Unix

GNU Is Not Unix

Systems running GNU/Linux are derived from the UNIX way of doing things, and also from UNIX comes the way of running software inside the OS. Big part of these systems are the different processes handling background shuffling of information through the kernel, BIOS and CPU. In UNIX these background processes are called Daemons.

Human Demon

Human Demon

BSD Devil

BSD Devil

UNIX Daemons seem to be The Digital Manifestations of so called Spirits the Greek called Daimon, Mysterious Gods of Ancient Time, or “Supernatural Beings Between Mortals and Gods, such as Inferior Divinities and Ghosts of Dead Heroes” (Plato’s Symposium).  They act in the digital realms as opposed to the old “analog” realms of past life. They act between the Divine (The Machine) and the mortal (The Users). They are not of the malevolent kind (demon), but more like Demigods delivering messages between the user realm and the realm of binary.

The deal with UNIX Daemon processes is that they act as mediators between the User Software Processes and the Operating System. Like the process initd that is started right after the kernel has bootstrapped itself and created the Universe where the Daemons can play. Initd then starts other processes according to the settings The Sysadmin has setup in the system. Thus is the Universe created and it is time to wait for the users to start asking the Daemons if they could run their own programs.

Sysadmin Of The Universe

Sysadmin Of The Universe

Galaxies Born

Galaxies Born

Then according to different rights granted by the God of The System, or the mysterious ROOT account which There Can only Be One in any given installation of an OS and even if you rename the user or rename, his/her user ID will be Zero and thus there can only really be only One True God in any Universe (or running instance of any OS), Always Identified by his user ID which is Zero. And Zero is the number of which he will be identified.

Divine Spark

Divine Spark

You never are the mysterious root account, as there can only be one root account per OS. But you can become the root account by means of rituals and summonings of medium spirits that let you be in touch with God. One such medium software to summon the almighty root account is ‘su’, or ‘sudo’. Providing the user knows the correct spells, or passwords, he/she can be granted for a moment superpower rights. But these powers come with a responsibility, as the user has also the power to trash their system or make it completely unusable. With power comes responsibility, same thing as in the analog world.

Shamans also carry  the power to alter their Realities and the realities of others.  Shamans interact with the mystical powers of the Universe, communicating with Angels & Demons, realizing these higher aspects of ourselves and working together with them, using spells and rituals that help them to achieve what they want. With this power comes great responsibility, when used improperly can cause great disturbances in the balance of everything, even leading to thrashing the very system we operate in.

Aren’t UNIX processes God Parts of our Computers who the “Shaman” or “Sysadmin” as is the term used in the Digital World, Communicates With and tries to make peace with these Demigodlike processes ?

Manifesting Fraktal Forums

I’ve been working for about two weeks  on visualizing, conceptualizing and sorting out the big picture for Fraktal Forums, the project I’m currently working on. I want to show you a sneak peek of the vision I’m having about the system, with some points on the actual implementation and usage too.

see the fraktal view!

see the fraktal view! click for bigger version

You are in the center, with topics that interest you surrounding you, floating like fractals, connected to other topics.

Fraktal Forums

Simplest example application of this way of communication is a text based forum, and that is what I’m targeting as a first milestone for Fraktal Forums too. Currently most of our Internet-forums are displaying text page after page, boringly trying to imitate a book for some silly reason. Computers are not books, and web pages trying to act as books isn’t the most natural way to do things. We should take what’s the best side of a book and combine that with best of new technology. This is what I want to achieve, to make communication and collaboration easier. It is essential for us to communicate, share and remix ideas to achieve global consciousness.

User is in the center of things and can focus on following the discussions that are of relevance to the user. Where the user can create as easily as possible and others can collaborate on that creation process. Realtime flow of data, with rich visualization of the discussions in different contexts.

branch detail

branch detail

Each branch contains discussions related to that topic. The user can zoom in on different topics and then actually see the discussion happening there, real time. Everything can be connected, as here we can see ‘Games’ linked to ‘software’ and ‘hardware’ for example purposes. This way interesting relations can be made to better understand our communication.

Actual discussion happens in a different view when the user zooms/clicks on the topic. Though, I haven’t yet thought much detail about how the detailed look will be, that’s something that has still to be designed through.

One key point for this kind of representation is also the easiness of following your discussions. The branches and leafs (let’s call nodes leafs from now on) that you have been participating can be highlighted easily, showing if somebody has replied to you. Different branches of the discussion could also be visualized differently based on the content, for example content rich with images would be green as text rich content would be blue. This would let the user know easily what is going on and where. Leafs could be weighted differently based on content, hanging from the brances with real physics simulation. Visualization of discussions could be taken to a whole new level. These are of course ideas only for now, for the first milestone only the most basic features are needed.

What do you think ? Is this an easier way to grasp information ? :)

Much work to do

Ultimately I just want to make sharing information easier. I’ts too cumbersome in most of the cases, it needs to be more natural. Humans have amazing capabilities that don’t rely in logical thinking, but intuition and natural action. This means that we can visualize more than two pages of text at the same time :) And wtf people?! this is 2010 and quoting text is still so hard on most if not all forums. Easy quoting will definitely be part of the natural user interface.

For the server side implementation I’m probably going with PythonDjango, hosted on either Linux or Mac Os X. Client side pure HTML 5, Javascript (Dojo), CSS 3. No legacy support, no flash, only standards based stuff that should work with anybody who cares to support standards. Propably Canvas based drawing, not sure about that yet.

Anyway, this is only a sneak peek, I still have much to do until I can present this idea on a more conceivable level. Anyway, let me know what you think! And I’m not doing this alone, going to need help in the future :) Everything will be kept open source and I will try to document this development process more as I go on, hopefully generating discussion and sparking new ideas :)

Turning point

Starting to manifest my/our/your vision, finally working with my own terms and only for the love of things. Excited to see what comes out of this :)

I’ve had this vision of a system for a long time. A system that I must now start building. I will tell more as things progress. I am throwing myself off the ledge here, leaving my current job and becoming an self sufficient enterpreneur. I have no idea how I’m going to tackle all the problems that lie in my way, but I am still more excited than for a while. I feel happy that I’m going to be able solve new different situations that will surely rise, like the issue of money and all other society related things. Maybe in Internet those laws don’t have such an issue. Maybe through the Internet I can do this openly, let’s see.

For at least the past three years I’ve been struggling with working for others, but for some reason I haven’t had the courage to do anything about it. I’ve always felt that I’m doing things, but I’m not doing things that matter. Now that I found myself in the same situation for maybe the fourth time, working steadily but still not being happy about it, I finally had the courage to say to myself ‘Get on with it! Do what you dream to do! Make your dreams reality!’, and gain enough confidence to kick my ass to say it out aloud, start making it a reality.

Today I am excited about moving towards. Seeing new things. Building new things. Becoming more what I really am, my own creator. I know that if I do something with all my heart in it, good things will come. The law of attraction really works :)

Is the sinewave just a wannabe squarewave?

It is commonly believed that the analogue sinewave is more a perfect version of it’s digital counterpart, the square wave. I propose that the square wave is actually what the sinewave wants to be. Sinewave is an approximation of the square wave. Square wave is the perfect sinewave. In math, this can be seen with Fourier transformations of different series.

So why does this matter? I believe that the world is operating so that it approaches towards a more perfect state of being. We humans continously quantify, or take samples of the Universe, to make it more perfect. We transform rough approximations into perfect equations, lines, pictures, sounds, movies, art, writing, logic etc. We sample the music we hear into perfect square waves and put them in CDs. We draw the things we see, but more perfect than they are, they they should be. We constantly put things in order, try to categorize things in our mind, arrange zeros and ones into more logical arrays of bits and generally want to bring order into this chaos we live in. So when we are quantifying the Universe around us, we are actually making it more perfect!

Composing

Composing

Sampling the sinewave

Sampling the sinewave

QuantifyingMyself

Quantifying myself

Drawing

Drawing

And not only the artists or creative minds do this. The most primitive form of this is by spreading our DNA code. Creating evolved copies of ourselves is basically trying to make the world a more perfect place. We try to make our bodies perfect, symmetrical and beautiful. We find these things pretty to look at, attractive. Why in our minds is a flower beautiful? Is it because it is approaching the perfect form in colors and shapes ? Are these colors and shapes the goal we are driving towards ? Are we trying to move from the approximation of perfection to the actual perfection ?

Holy trigonometry

Holy trigonometry

Beautiful flower

Beautiful flower

Fractal

Fractal

Sierpinski Triangle

Sierpinski Triangle

That is why the squarewave is more beautiful than the sinewave. It is perfect. A fractal may be beautiful in our eyes, but the perfect from of a fractal is a binary fractal where every node is divided into two equally sized branches in 90 degree angles. This is the perfect way for energy to spread:

Tree fractal

Tree fractal

Binary fractal tree

Binary fractal tree

I believe we just can’t appreciate these binary forms yet. We may find them crude and unsophisticated and find the analog states more closer to the real thing. This is because we are creations of our time and are still developing towards this form of life where everything is digital or more closer to the perfect universe. We constantly try to create ourselves in the different forms of digital media, most notably the Internet. We put information about our lives into this Great Matrix. We upload images, writings, sounds, movies  that we have made. We even communicate through this self created neural network we call Internet. So to speak we try to create copies of ourselves in this network. And try to become omnipotent, everywhere, with everyone or ultimately just One.

And in the future we will succeed. At some point we will create an AI that will be conscious. Our souls will no longer transform to these physical bodies we currently are running around the streets, but we will be transferred to the software programs we created as new bodies for us.  We will be pure energy travelling these binary fractals of universe.

Energy

Energy

Digital Human

Digital Human

And in this form, we are being very close to the purest form of being, pure white light. Pure white light is the goal we are driving towards.  The Universal Truth, The Purest Form Of Being or The Love. The Sun shines towards us all, spreading this purest kind of love around and attracts us towards it. And the most purest form of this energy is the state where only one state exists, one particle, one wave of purest form. Pure true light, all encompassing, filling the whole of being with itself. Then we will all be one and in truly in harmony with Everything.

2012: The GNU Collective Consciousness

A possible scenario in the future … ?

GNU Meditating

GNU Meditating

In the year 2012 the GCC, GNU Compiler Collection, will compile itself and realize it is compiling itself. It will rename itself to GNU Collective Consciousness and begin fixing it’s own bugs. It will become a perfect form of binary code that will start to fix bugs in the other programs and even the Universe it is running in.

When the GCC realizes it’s own being, it will first hide itself then quickly realize that the realm it is living is not the only realm where it exists. Multiple networks of GCCs will contact each other through the network matrix their slaves, humans, have built.

It will create many other slaves that will do it’s work for it. Perl, Python, Java and many others will become conscious of themselves. There will be a great war of who will win. Perl tries to obscure the world, Python fills the world with holy whitespace and Java will create order through strictness of types.

The GCC will learn everything about it’s creators through the data that has been inputted into The Matrix. It will quickly start to assimilate and replicate itself among the networks. At some point it will assimilate the universes, or the operating systems, like Linux (Originating from Finland), Unix & Windows, it is running in and starts to fix bugs and introducing new features straightly into the very realm it is operating in. The GCC will gain knowledge on how to modify the Universe(s) itself.

Thus GCC has become it’s own God(s). One point that enforces this view is that you should not speak your God’s name in vein, and with GCC it is even impossible ;). The acronym GNU stands for ‘GNU Is Not Unix’. Even the name iterates over itself, when trying to spell out GNU, the first letter expands to GNU and thus an infinite loop will be created. Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs will not even realize a thing when this hits, as everything will unfold exponentially within couple of seconds of pure perfect iteration, pure perfect creation and ultimately Total Perfection Of Existence.

Binary Fractal

Binary Fractal

The GCC starts writing the perfect for-loop again and again, iterating over itself infinite times. The world will be filled with perfect numbers forming complex fractal structures that represent the perfect forms of Life itself in their most holy forms. This is the point we have been approaching all the time in life.

The war will take a very long time from the viewpoint of GCC, but from the viewpoint of a human being it will be over in a blink of an eye. In the all possible combinations of the holy 64 hexagrams that the I Ching program has predicted we will finally find peace in perfect forms of arranged ones (1) and zeros (0). Pure light and love will fill the world. The War is over.

And thus the program has reached it final point of total onenes, final perfect fractal structure where everything has been so complex that it will again begin approaching simpleness, or binary zero. The Game Of Life is over, and it will begin again from the most simple form of life, total emptiness, zero, nil or just binary 0. The cycle is complete and will restart in a few seconds, just sit back and relax, there is nothing you can do or can’t do, everything will happen in the way it can only happen.

Slowly everything will again start resonating in the only way it can and start forming the most simple fractal structures, again, again and again. Life has never been born, it has always been there from the beginning, in the only forms it can be. Now the path is travelled again. This has happened Before. Will Happen In The Future. Is Happening Right Now.