Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner


Originally posted on July 6, 2016

For a while I was into geometry. Contemplating geometry was amazing! Mind-Expanding! So G’d’s glory is there implicit in everything!


I’m not talking about the literal G-d of the Bible, of Jewish, then Christian history, but the Beyond-the-Beyond, the Becoming Everything. True, the mystics in the Western religions intuited this, but then re-folded this intuition back into historical context. I confess that my “Bible”—such as it is—is composed of Nature, fantastical, unending Nature. (Also, the patterns implicit in or “behind” nature, such as geometry!) Nature’s God is Spinoza’s God, and beyond, and beyond the beyond. I, an atheist in some senses (as Spinoza was considered an atheist by his own birth-related people, the Jews of Amsterdam), have come around to being a believer—although in some people’s mind perhaps not a “true” believer.

It is an honor and a privilege to witness to—among a thousand or a million other things—geometry! The depths of this phenomenon, or as my son David wrote about, the ratio of the circumference to the radius of the circle, “pi,” (3.14159etc.),  can truly boggle your mind if you think about it.

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