I recently saw a most amazing film, Between the Folds, a movie, I thought, that was about origami or paper folding. Taking a flat single piece of paper and with no cutting, no gluing, nothing but folding, changing it into a three dimensional object. Little did I realize this is only the surface, just as hanging a crystal from the ceiling in Feng Shui is just the surface of a profound subject of study. By the end of the film, one starts to grok that the implications manifested by the simple act of folding paper can affect our knowledge of the way the Universe works, offering profound changes in mathematics education, seriously influencing the development of new drugs. The possibilities are staggering – literally.
And how is this Feng Shui? Quite simply, the deeper I go into Feng Shui and it’s relationship to the natural world, the more profound I find it to be. It’s very much like music by Bach – seemingly pleasant and innocuous at first listening, then “unfolding” into the work of pure genius. The short preview online for the film (use the link above) gives only the most surface glance. Try to get a hold of a copy – you will want to introduce it to your local school system, you will want young people to see it, and you will have a new understanding of wonderfully complex seemingly simple things can be. I’d love to hear your comments.
Wikipedia has a couple of interesting articles on origami which you may also want to check out.