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Six Processes: The Diagram

We can represent these relationships and divisions by plotting the processes at the six vertices of a hexagon. In the top-left slice, the active force enters last. In the top-right slice, the passive force enters last. In the bottom slice, the neutralising force enters last.

Ascending processes are on the left of the diagram, descending processes on the right.

Opposite processes face one another across this central division.

[Diagram in preparation.]

There may be much more to be gleaned from this diagram. It has some interesting mathematical properties. Processes in which the same force enters first are adjacent to one another across the three radii, and processes in which the same force enters second (i.e. the triads are reversed) are diametrically opposite one another.

The hexagon resolves into two equilateral triangles---digestion-reduction-work and growth-invention-crime ---around each of which the order of entry of forces rotates. Finally, if we follow the hexagon clockwise from crime to work we can perhaps discern an ascending scale, from the easiest to the most difficult, from the least conscious process to the most.

This is very reminiscent of the enneagram. Whether there is a meaningful interpretation of the `inner figure' (crime-growth-reduction-work-digestion-invention-…), and what triad might occupy the missing triangle, are questions for further study.

Forces Ordered Triads Ascending and Descending Open and Closed Relationships Opposites The Diagram
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