Harmonic Axioms & System Outline

Harmonics: a treatise on interaction

Some Axioms & Definitions

Axioms and definitions will contribute to the organizational structure of the system as seen in the Outline. Below is a short list of some beginning postulates, which are to be added to and assigned to their proper places within the system. Definitions may be represented by a predetermined set of symbols, e.g. letters of the Greek alphabet. Axioms will be used as the basis to lay out arguments logic-book style. Additional study in languages, philosophy, literature, natural sciences and mathematics will be necessary to make much progress. 

  1. Harmony is the set of laws governing interaction between bodies at any scale.

  2. Harmony is both dynamic process and state of matter.

  3. The musical harmonic series provides a usefully analogous system for classifying various interactions from a microcosmic to a macrocosmic scale.

  4. The fundamental harmonic represents that which is unchangeable, or the drone.

  5. Overtones are partial harmonics which interact with the fundamental.

  6. Resonance is a sympathetic vibration between things.

  7. A human is an animal capable of reasoning.

  8. The human body and mind are represented by overtones.

  9. Interaction of the two overtones of human nature (body, mind) reveals the fundamental harmonic, which is the soul.

  10. The self is akin to a complex tone, or a combination of fundamental and overtones.

  11. Tuning is a process by which bodies find sympathetic resonance within themselves and with their surroundings.

  12. To be in tune with oneself is to align beliefs with practices.

  13. Individual harmony is a prerequisite dynamic process for bodies to interact within larger bodies.

  14. All forms of society - family, friends, communities, civilizations, etc. - are harmonic systems.

  15. Peacemaking is a form of tuning involving the self with others.

  16. A poet and a philosopher and a scientist are all interpreters of phenomena.

  17. A scientist's function is to discover phenomena.

  18. A philosopher's function is to evaluate phenomena.

  19. A poet's function in any medium is to express phenomena.

  20. Belief is a spectrum of thought, from changeable opinions to immutable principles.

  21. Both consonance and dissonance are natural, indispensable forms of harmony.


Front Matter

  • i. Forward: Suffering

  • ii. Definitions

A. Interactions and Harmonic Systems

  1. Interactions within the self - Individual Harmonic Systems

    1. Axioms

    2. Mind, body, soul

    3. The poet - harmonizer

  2. Interactions between animate things - Social Harmonic Systems

    1. Axioms

    2. Loved ones (mates, children, parents, friends, other family, peer groups, etc.)

    3. Societal

  3. Interactions between inanimate things - Natural Harmonic Systems

    1. Axioms

    2. Microcosmic systems

    3. Macrocosmic systems

B. Harmonic Applications & Guidelines for Practice

  1. Studies in general knowledge

  2. Studies in historical harmonic systems

  3. In the Arts

  4. Psychotherapy

  5. Civics

  6. Ethics

  7. The Summum Bonum

C. Appendices

  1. Appendix A: Astronomy

  2. Appendix B: Acoustics

  3. Appendix C: Psychology

  4. Appendix D: Music Theory

  5. Appendix E: Government

  6. Appendix F: Economics