(chronosomatically) Contemplating the Navel
According to the Timepiece gauge, the plane of the present first encountered the small intestine around the circle/square juncture year of 544. As the plane of the present continued to rise, the area of the small intestine within the plane steadily increased, and, thus the process of assimilation also continually gained ground as the predominant physiological process. Between 544 AD and c. 1500, however, the pelvis encased the intestine, and it was not until the plane of the present reached the top of the hip bones that assimilation attained a brimming intensity. As a physiological process, assimilation refers to the absorption of nutrients into the body, while as an intellectual process it refers to the absorption of new facts. Like the cessation of ambulatory migration, and the beginning of unrestricted expansion, the 'overflow' of assimilation coincides directly with the presence of the navel and the unprecedented geographic and scientific discoveries of the Renaissance. As a result, it is the coplanar combination, at the navel, of an expanding morphology and an assimilating physiology that renders the Renaissance as the time when a concentrated segment of humanity began to broaden its extents enormously while simultaneously absorbing vast amounts of new information. Hence, it was during the European Renaissance that the composite order of expansion and assimilation manifested a new modus operandi for humanity.
Stephen Lauf © 2017.02.12