It is fair to say that Meru Foundation's re-discoveries of the self-
organizing and universal properties of the western sacred alphabets,
Hebrew, Greek and Arabic, rest primarily on the shoulders of three
giants: the Kabbalah, solid geometry, and the works of Arthur M. Young.
Not only did Arthur's ideas support our work, but most of our
videotaped lectures were held at the Institute
for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley, and on occasions too
numerous to mention, it was Arthur and Ruth Young personally who saw to
the survival of our research effort.
When viewed in the light of Arthur Young's
theory of process,
traditional kabbalistic teachings take on a new, more genuine and more
profound meaning. Instead of legends, we see a true science of
consciousness preserved for us in sacred texts of the western faiths.
While it took
many years to see how Arthur Young's investigations of
toriodal process might relate to traditional teachings in sacred
geometry, eventually the link became clear. All stages in Arthur's
cycle of meaning, position-velocity-acceleration-control, hinge on the
presumption of the choice of will of an individual consciousness.
Arthur's discussions of consciousness all presume willful choice, as
the mark of their independence. It is because of the inherent
unpredictability of the direction and velocity of a quantum of action
that Arthur is able to identify this as a unit of consciousness also.
Meru Foundation has found that the
letters of the Hebrew (and likely
Greek and Arabic) alphabet are all formed from different views of a
idealized model human hand. Each gesture displays a different view of
the model hand when it is held in the hand -- and these different views
include immediately identifiable outlines of the Hebrew letters. Why?
The Hebrew letters are said to connect
our inner wisdom with our
outer knowledge of the world. We can easily see our hands, and what our
hands hold, in our mind's eye. So our hands bring the external physical
world into our personal inner world. They also are our primary
instrument for expressing our personal conscious will in the consensus
physical reality. Each pointing of our hands projects a quantum or our
Because Arthur Young's toroidal models
of process are so elegant and
topologically minimal, they are truly universal. This means that it
should be no surprise that the model human hand designed by Meru
Foundation, whose two-dimensional outlines look like the Hebrew
letters, is actually a clearly defined section of a torus. Likewise,
although it might otherwise appear extraordinary, it should also be no
surprise to learn that the most compact self-referential geometric form
that the letters of the first verse of the Hebrew text of Genesis can
take, is also a torus. In fact, this is where the alphabet generating
human hand was found.
One way to tell if a work is really
important and fundamental is to
see how widely it applies. Another indication of the importance of a
work is in its ability to lead to the resolution of existing paradox or
ambiguity. If these are valid tests, than Meru Foundation's findings
confirm that the work of Arthur Young is a very powerful light. Few
would disagree that the Kabbalah and its teachings are paradoxical and
ambiguous. Yet, we have found that kabbalistic texts read clearly when
they are viewed in the light of the process theory of Arthur Young.
Director of Research,