Love 8th LO30247

From: Terje A. Tonsberg (
Date: 06/11/03

Replying to LO30238 --

Greetings Andrew,

You wrote:
> While I was gone, I wondered if 'Love' might be an encompassing essentiality,
> the whole that is greater than the seven (essentialities).... Thoughts and
> feelings please.

Love could be considered a source of passion. I do not think it can be an
E because it is a category (sureness) of feelings that has a certain
quality (otherness) and intensity (spareness). Thus it is of a higher
category than the 7Es; the 7Es are more elementary. Although the 7Es are
not mutually exclusive concepts when looking at a particular system, they
do not have more or less of each other in the abstract form. For example,
I don't think you can say that sureness, as an abstract concept, has a
certain amount of wholeness or otherness in it.

I see a hierarchy of created things, starting with the most elementary, as

 1. Events (anything with a beginning)
 2. Bodies and events that are related to bodies (such as attributes and
 3. The 7Es.

I think love, like the 7Es, can be both constructive and destructive, but
it is a source of passion, not a form of it. The form, in terms of the
7Es, is more elementary.

Another issue (and admittedly much clearer ;-) which make me feel love is
not an 8th E is that it is limited to systems that are attributed with




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