I ran across the most amazing passage in Filbert's "Excalibur Revisited".  The first time I read it (last year) I dismissed it by disagreeing. This time I spotted the truth in it, and I want to quote it here because it directly pertains to primal polarities.

To prior to this quote, Filbert was describing a course of high level solo processing, after which he remarked:

After this step of competence is achieved, the next thing a person would do is to take a fresh look at ARC. This 1 in 10,000 type of fellow should note that they are not in that order. He should work the order out, and I bet he finds it to be CRA. If one drops reality, they get affinity instead. If one increases reality, it drops affinity. This may not be obvious to the reader but it would be to the 1 in 10,000 fellow. He'll be laughing about "no wonder the girl I loved more than my Own life was the one I disagreed with totally about everything, it isn't that opposites attract, it is that affinity and reality are mutually exclusive!" and he won't be overwhelmingly in love with what he violently disagrees with anymore, and he will be free from the love-hate dichotomy on that alone, for eternity. The 9,999 wouldn't before they want some more "rounds" of the glue and gun.

There are a number of ways to view a triangle. When viewed as a cycle of action, the triangle is sequenced ACR, affinity being Start, communication being Change, and Reality being Stop.

But when viewing the triangle as a polarity or dichotomy, then it can indeed appear to be sequenced CRA, because communication over time decays on the CDEI scale, which leads to a polarized condition where reality opposes affinity! What Filbert was doing in that paragraph was spotting his own primal polarity of love-hate, and spotting it as an aspect of the ARC triangle! But he didn't quite put it together...

I have made a point of Filbert's paragraph because some people reading it may spot the actuality behind his words, and benefit.


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