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The Food Diagram

The Food Diagram
from Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous

The Food Diagram in the Gurdjieff-Ouspensky teaching describes the way in which different qualities of energy, the different external link "hydrogens" are assimilated and transmuted in the human organism, according to the law of the octave, and how this process of transformation may be extended and made complete with right work on oneself.  The numbers represent the density or vibration grade of hydrogen (the smaller the number the more refined the energy), and teh letters the corresponding note of the musical octave.  The three divisions represent head (top), chest (middle), and belly (bottom).these being at least partially equivalent to Plato's three-fold division of teh being, Rudolph Steiner's three-fold being, and the vertical system of chakras.

The diagram represents the energy transactions in a moment of authentic consciousness.

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