Nature and culture both compulsively, subconsciously express five layers of eternal, archetypal structure that predate creation, and inform perpetual re-creation. Crop circles indicate nature at play. She uses biological shapes, and what we label ‘abstract’ angles and numbers, but they are as basic as space, time and archetypal meaning; what we egotistically label ‘concepts’ and ‘symbols’. Crop circles are lessons in humility.
The building blocks of culture are the five abstract layers, like the building blocks of nature are elements, their properties, combinations, and reactions; from indestructible electrons to fragile self-replicating creatures. Our replications or ‘creations’ are equally over-determined.
It requires a high population density, specialization, and specialized equipment to turn visions into theory, and tests, and results, applications, technology, production, sales, and profit. Without all these enablers, new knowledge would gain little currency, and remain ‘secret’. Most people, including scientists, see the maturity cycle of material culture as ‘evolution’ in cognitive ability or consciousness, which it is not
Criss-crossing trapezium lines form a kind of ‘forest’ over the core area of the Nazca geoglyphs. The character figures are in continuous-line format, indicating a well-developed style, perhaps based on textile weaving crafts, or to enable processions. Their ecological themes speak of climate change. Here is the peripheral sequence of characters in the Nazca core area is (noting archetypal features).
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