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THE ESSENTIAL RUDHYAR
An outline and an evocation
by Leyla RaŽl
1983



I. FOUNDATIONS
II. CONCEPTUAL FORMULATIONS
III. RUDHYAR'S
INTEGRATION OF
EXPERIENCE AND CONCEPTS

APPENDIX 1: Selected Poems
APPENDIX 11: Bibliography









II. CONCEPTUAL FORMULATIONS

5. HOLARCHY AND DHARMA

Rudhyar has coined the term holarchy to refer to this hierarchy of wholes within wholes within wholes . . . cycles within cycles within cycles. It is a hierarchy of containment, not (as in governmental, corporate, and military hierarchies) of command:
      Lesser (less inclusive) wholes [or cycles] operate within greater (more inclusive) wholes [cycles], and greater wholes [cycles] regulate the activities and rhythms of lesser wholes [cycles], each of which, by performing a function within the greater whole [cycle] of which it is a differentiated part (but also a whole), actualizes an aspect of the greater whole [cycle]. This actualization constitutes the dharma (destiny or truth-of-being) of the lesser whole.
      Two types of relationship thus operate within the holarchic universe:

  1. vertical relationships between lesser wholes and greater wholes of which they are a part, the wholeness of the greater whole (its activity and consciousness) including the wholeness (activity and consciousness) of the lesser whole; and

  2. horizontal relationships between wholes operating at the same level.




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Copyright © 1983 by Leyla RaŽl
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