We have already looked at the 4-dimensional nature of time, relating ultimately to the dynamic complementary interaction with respect to (i) internal and external and (ii) whole and part aspects. This notion of time strictly applies to all phenomenal processes (both physical and psychological).
In my own writings I have concentrated on the 1, 2 and 4-dimensional interpretation of relationships culminating with the even more refined 8-dimensional structure. Now before going on to look at the crucial distinction as between the even and odd integer dimensions with respect to the interpretation of time, we will now look briefly at the nature of this 8-dimensional interpretation.
Once again the 8 dimensions of time (and space) as qualitatively interpreted are inversely related to the 8 roots of 1 (in quantitative terms). We have already encountered the first 4 of these roots 1, - 1, i and - i when looking at 4-dimensional interpretation. However four additional roots arise i.e. 1/k(i + i), 1/k (1 - i), 1/k(- 1 + i) and 1/k(- 1 - i) respectively (where k = square root of 2).
So the question then arises as to what these additional roots signify in complementary qualitative terms!
As we have seen, 1 as a real number relates to specific (conscious) interpretation with respect to the actual, whereas i, as an imaginary number, relates to holistic (unconscious) interpretation with respect to the corresponding potential nature of phenomena. Whereas the real corresponds directly with (linear) rational understanding, the imaginary indirectly corresponds to (linear) reason (i.e. as a means of translating circular type logic in an indirect linear manner).
Now the equality of real and imaginary parts - which applies with respect to all four roots - likewise signifies a perfect balance with respect to both the real and imaginary aspects of interpretation. From a psychological perspective, this implies that both conscious and unconscious aspects of understanding are now so refined that neither aspect can assume a phenomenal identity (which would signify a degree of separate independence).
Fascinatingly, if we attempt to represent these 4 complex roots in geometrical terms they will appear as null lines with magnitude = 0.
Now from a psychological perspective, such an experience of time would be identified with pure contemplative awareness i.e. spiritual light. Equally in complementary fashion, physical light is likewise characterised by this very notion of time.
Since Einstein, the absolute nature of light has been appreciated. So though the speed of light serves as reference frame for all phenomena (travelling at lesser speeds) within its own frame of reference, time does not pass for a beam of light. So physical light in this context simply exists in the present moment just as in complementary fashion spiritual light (through pure contemplative awareness) likewise exists in the present moment.
However as we have seen, though light (in both physical and spiritual terms) can be represented in null terms (= 0), likewise it can be represented in both cases as comprising both real and imaginary aspects (of equal magnitude). This entails with respect to physical light, that it equally comprises both particle and wave aspects.
Now by definition, when these are not separated light remains in its null form. However both the particle and wave forms can appear as real though interaction with more rigid phenomena. So when the particle aspect appears as real, the wave aspect (as its physical shadow) remains imaginary; likewise when the wave aspect now appears as real, the particle aspect (as its physical shadow) likewise remains imaginary.
A complementary recognised interpretation likewise applies with respect to spiritual (contemplative) light. When the particle aspect (as immanence) operates, the spiritual light is revealed within particles; however the shadow wave aspect (as transcendence) where the spiritual light is understood as beyond all phenomena remains hidden. Then in reverse, when the wave aspect (as transcendence) is revealed the shadow particle aspect (as immanence) remains hidden.
This directly implies that the purest contemplative experience (as an emptiness with respect to all phenomena) necessarily entails the equal balance of both immanent (particle) and transcendent (wave) aspects.
However there are 4 complex roots suggesting therefore 4 distinctive interpretations. It has now long been my belief that what these roots have their qualitative equivalent in the holistic mathematical nature of the fundamental four forces. So we have illustrated one of these (i.e. electromagnetic energy of which natural light is a component). However in principle the other 3 would then apply to the three remaining forces. Then in complementary spiritual terms, we have four forces. Indeed I have relayed in other places how mystical personalities generally conform to one of these possible four forces. So a force in this sense relates to psychological - rather than physical - motion, in what could be accurately represented as motivation (pertaining to the will).
Indeed proper understanding of the nature of 2, 4 and 8 dimensions leads to what I refer to as a holistic (or integral) TOE in that it has the capacity to deal with all the fundamental interactions in nature.
So the 2-dimensional approach relates to the dynamic interaction of phenomena (external and internal) in complementary physical and psychological terms.
The 4-dimensional approach relates to the additional dynamic appreciation of the combined interaction of phenomena in the context of space and time (whole and part).
Finally the 8-dimensional approach attempts to finally unify phenomena and dimensions (physically and psychologically). This leads to an appreciation of such unification being contained within - what we recognise - as forces.
So in the recognition of the ultimate nature of such forces (physical and spiritual) phenomena of a relative nature no longer arise. Thus in the strictest sense, phenomenal reality does not exist, as phenomena, in any absolute sense are ineffable. Rather - what we call - reality is necessarily characterised by phenomenal appearances (of a merely relative nature).
I have long recognised the 1, 2, 4 and 8 dimensional perspectives as being especially important with respect to an integrated scientific approach. However all other possible dimensions have their own significance.
So we will next look briefly at odd integer dimensions.