Law of Three | The Second Cosmic Law

“And in regard to the second primordial fundamental cosmic law… common- cosmic objective science also formulates with the words: ‘“A new arising from the previously arisen… the process of which is actualized thus: the higher blends with the lower in order to actualize the middle and thus becomes either higher for the preceding lower, or lower for the succeeding higher… this Sacred-Triamazikamno consists of three independent forces
which three holy forces… the said science calls as follows: the first, the Affirming-force’ or the ‘Pushing-force’ or simply the ‘Force-plus’; the second, the ‘Denying-force’ or the ‘Resisting-force’ or simply the ‘Force-minus’; and the third, the ‘Reconciling-force’ or the ‘Equilibrating-force’or the ‘Neutralizing-force.’”

G. I. Gurdjieff, Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, 1950, p. 751

Search results for “law of three” in Keith Buzzell’s books about the Fourth Way

The term “Law of Three” appears in Buzzell’s writings and is indexed below. These results come from using the “Search Books” tool from the menu above. The full search results are accessible by typing “Law + three” into the search books tool. For convenience we have placed them at the bottom of this page.

Perspectives On Beelzebub’s Tales (2005) — 257 hits
Intro application in it. Dr. Buzzell’s approach rests upon the common language of the Law of Seven and the Law of Three (the Primordial Laws/Principles which govern the whole of the Universe),4 and the visual embodiment
p. 8 speaks of it as the expression of a perfect synthesis of law, as “perpetual motion,” 6 and as the harmonious blending of the Law of Three and the Law of Seven based on the principle of relativity and the
p. 15 Since the Law of Seven (Heptaparaparshinokh) and the Law of Three (Triamazikamno) are the fundamental cosmic laws, the answer to the dilemma lies in a re-ordering, a re-patterning of those same laws. Exploring

Quote from Man – A Three-brained Being

In each of the three brains, all of this associative activity takes place automatically, activated by an attention that in turn is initiated by instinctive and social survival mechanisms that have appeared within each brain.

In sharp contrast, directing the attention (with an inner separation established) is a conscious effort, intimately related to the third state of consciousness. It is free of the automaticities that derive from instinctive center function and the Itoklanoz-conditioned personality. Because it is held separate from the images of the three brains, it can direct a far more impartial ‘hunt’ for meanings. To varying degrees (increasing with repeated efforts), the triadic nature of the images is seen into; their origins and dependencies on the past being clarified, with new and deeper meanings appearing. With increasing clarity, the mechanicalness of one’s ‘life of personality’ is laid bare. Simultaneously, (empowered by group work and the sharing of impressions), one comes to see and accept that other people are equally mechanical. Slowly, the personality processes leading to justification, lying, hiding and other egoistic expressions are more and more exposed and, in consequence, progressively devalued. The ‘hot scald’ of the remorse of conscience slowly lays bare the self-created ‘constructions’ which are the crystallized consequences of the properties of the organ Kundabuffer. Other efforts of Work (including following the breath, sensing, tasks and exercises, Movements  and music study) blend with these efforts to see more deeply into oneself and offer, at this critical juncture of mi12sol12si12, assistance in the effort to be and the effort to create new ways of feeling, thinking and manifesting. 

This is a highly experimental stage, demanding of creativity, spontaneity and risk-taking, because one is not yet totally free of the past and all of its encumbrances and still not able to stand fully in one’s being.

The mi12 level of material vibrations refers to the directed attention enabling the intellect to explore and come to deeper meanings regarding cosmic law (Heptaparaparshinokh, Triamazikamno, second-degree and other laws), while, simultaneously, at sol12, the feeling world of right relationships and values toward and for all others (the manifestations of real conscience) is seen and striven toward. The “special study” regarding the emotional life which Gurdjieff refers to in the opening quotation of this segment is intimately related to this action at sol12

We understand that aspects of si12 (physical-generative material vibrations) are involved in work on the Movements and Sacred Dances. These material vibrations can evoke and support the creative expression of laws that are symbolized or abstracted in bodily form. As such, they are very high ‘hydrogens’ (food) for all three brains as well as powerful enabling influences in work on being.

To speak of mi12, sol12, si12 as separate aspects of Fourth Way work is not really correct. The work of man number four is the work of man
number one, two or three, making the efforts to become a balanced man. As such, any aspect of work influences, enables and/or creates tensions in other aspects of work. A higher ‘hydrogen’ entering from outside or from an inner work effort, may dramatically influence a number of related lower ‘hydrogen’ states. In all of this, however, directed attention (h12h6) is the singular reconciling influence that enables the emergence of true balance.

The Second Conscious Shock

In the opening quotation of the previous segment, Gurdjieff said, referring to the second conscious shock, “the nature of this effort demands special study.” We are not competent or sufficiently experienced to consider what this “special study” would encompass, but would underscore, again, the importance of the simultaneity and relationship of the three octaves and their changed intervalsthe mechano-coinciding-Mdnel-In, the Harnel-Aoot and the intentionally-actualized-Mdnel-In. The passage through each interval contributes uniquely to the circumstance into which the second conscious shock enters.

Keith A. Buzzell, Man, A Three-brained Being. Fifth Press, 2007, pp. 129-130

Our take on studying the Law of Three – Triamazikamno

To study of the Law of Three above, note that the three octaves are The Law of Three in action, and that Triamazikamno is the name given to the Law of Three within The Tales. Work with attention always involves three brains and three forces (affirming, denying and reconciling) and therefore the Law of Three. And, there are many levels to the Law of Three within the act of bringing attention into the present moment.

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