Tricy Trix came from a German company formed in 1931 and was launched as a rival to Meccano for children with technical minds. Being able to build your own electrical circuitry was a huge buzz for youngsters of the time, and it would be interesting to know how many of those older minds are giving fresh consideration to spiritual templates. Kids once poring over boxes like this one will now be living through a phase of life marked by retirement - casting for purpose amid the tending of roses, when the body slows down and frustration ramps up faster than a failing memory. This might in itself be an era of major transformation but those of us yet to get there, too young to remember Tricy Trix, are going through stages of our own in preparation for a shared future while we're all still alive to see it.
While politics falls apart and the systematic order of everything (even the Standard Model of physics) crumbles under the weight of heavy evidence, we're finding radical ways of doing things we hadn't thought about before. We are all suddenly interested in The Now and working out how to live in it successfully. Historically burdened with constant pressure to worry about past mistakes and plan for invisible futures, we currently exist in a state of flux, having to re-wire our circuitry and even strip the windings out completely to make way for new ones. The core of a transformer, as I discovered some time ago, is commonly shaped like an E - we know that E = Energy in Einstein's famous equation. We're having to learn more about energy and how it works than we ever thought possible, because we're having to accept that its strange laws apply to us.
The Universe is a mystery that starts (and probably finishes) with quantum mechanics. Everything is energy, our electrons are flashing in and out of various states while taking on and releasing photons, our quarks are oscillating from one flavour to another and neutrinos are flying through us all the time from the Sun. We're suddenly having to take account of all this, because our position - at the precipice of planetary disaster - demands that we know everything there possibly is to know about our capacity for optimisation, and at the heart of our multi-tasking capability is the discrete application of energy from one Source (yes, that one, whatever you want to call it) to various other points of contact (i.e. the relationships around us) with enough voltage to cause desired effects without blowing everyone's brains out.
Transformative layering in the electro-technical world uses insulators, commonly made of paper in those dinky little versions you find in old radios, to prevent cross-contamination of current. We can liken these insulators to what we would call Boundaries. It's pointless to shove all our energies into one basket and hope something resembling a coherent way of life is going to arise from our effort. We have to temper our resources using methods at our disposal - at times it's right to write letters on the paper, while at other times it's better to keep our own counsel and just know we've quietly wrapped a protective layer around our hearts. Our core essence is all we have, to rely on and to connect with. The core of a transformer is magnetic, and much engineering goes on to ensure that the magnetism is appropriately channelled (see link behind the pic).
Now that essential correlations between a transformer and our Selves have been corroborated, we can look at the mechanism with fresh eyes, and see that the way we channel our energies has a great deal to do with successfully navigating the quantum field we live in. In fact it's fair to say that without some degree of precision in personal self-management, our currents are likely to get into a bit of a mess. I know mine have.
Take heart. We only have to see the paradox to grasp the paradigm. There are toroids everywhere - in our personal EM field, in the wiring of radio components, in the torus of Time. We grew up in an era of technological advancement but are still scantily clad in preparation for what's to come. We need some fortitude in the quantum mechanical stakes, and only by delving into deeper analogies are we going to have a hope of learning how it works.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.