By Dr Bruce Copley
One of the most profound and beautiful demonstrations of a holistic system can be seen in what I have called the holoprint. This design, discovered by an anthroposophist, Laurence Adler while polishing stones demonstrates a universal and timeless holistic morphological principle. This magical fractal design which many describe as a "work of art" emerges when any viscous substance (toothpaste, grease, honey, etc.) is compacted between 2 sheets which are then separated.
The holoprint can be observed in countless living organisms, inanimate material structures and other natural phenomena. A few examples are veins, nerves, dendrites, muscles, leaves, roots, trees, coral, flowers, sponges, fire, lightning, crystals, rivers, electricity, waterfalls, etc.
Some interesting and thought provoking facts about the holoprint are:
Irrespective of the original shape of the viscous substance a CIRCLE will always emerge when the 2 sheets are pressed firmly together.
Pressing the sheets together creates a VACUUM and the design emerges out of this vacuum. Using transparent sheets allows one to observe the design as it unfolds.
Every part of the holoprint is CONNECTED to every other part of the design.
While the design has a clear circular BOUNDARY or edge, every part of the boundary is OPEN to the outside.