INNER OCTAVE CYCLES
“[I]t is necessary to have a clear idea of another property of vibrations, namely the so-called ‘inner vibrations’.”
P. D. Ouspensky, quoting G. I. Gurdjieff
THE CREATIVE SHOCK
The patterns that were explored in the previous chapter (Figures 13-1, 13-2 and 13-3) show a significant momentum low halfway through the complete cycle. This leaves the impression that the overall vibration consists of two sub-cycles – namely, 0-3-A and A-B-C.
Certainly, the second half of each diagram reproduces the first half, although in a compressed form: the a-b-c upwave mirrors the initial 1-2-3 upswing; and the final wave C fall recapitulates the wave A collapse. In practical terms, it can therefore often be appropriate to treat ...