Core Wave Definition

A Core Wave is a central theme or pattern.

  • Any part of human experience will contain themes or patterns which it will hold "in common" with other parts of human experience.
  • A Glass Bead Game (like much of life) is about making connections -- discovering these shared themes, patterns, or core waves.

All content within A Glass Bead Game must reflect that game's Core Wave.

The Core Wave for Game I is

The primary distinction between inside and outside.

Core Wave Game I: Deeper

Mathematician G. Spencer-Brown, in his book The Laws of Form proposes "the mark of distinction" archetypally distinguishing INSIDE from OUTSIDE as a definition of maximal contrast. Mathematicians have shown that all of formal logic can be derived from G. Spencer- Brown's "mark of distinction."

From The Laws of Form, p. xxix: "A universe comes into being when a space is severed or taken apart. The skin of a living organism cuts off an outside from an inside . . . by tracing the way we represent such a severance, we begin to reconstruct . . . the basic forms underlying linguistic, mathematical, physical, and biological science, and begin to see how the familiar laws of our own experience follow inexorably from the original act of severance."

Core Wave Game I: Symbol

The Hebrew letter "Bet" is both concave and convex, male and female, Yin and Yang. Bet is the first letter of Genesis.

The Hebrew letter "Bet" can be defined as "house," a primary distinction between inside and outside.

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