THE FINAL WORD
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
William Shakespeare (Hamlet: Act 1, Scene V)
There can be little doubt that a very specific pattern was hidden in the structure of three texts: in St. Matthew’s Gospel, in George Gurdjieff’s Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson and in William Gann’s The Tunnel Thru The Air. There can also be little doubt that the pattern somehow relates to the processes of change in living systems, including systems involving collective human behaviour. But what is less certain is why the authors considered this particular pattern to be so important – and, in a sense, so sacred – that it had to be hidden.
On the face of it, the pattern ...