**Geometry versus Resonance (Part #1)**

Pattern of ways of knowing

Fruitful "marriage" of modes

Focus on the brightest "stars" and stellar evolution

Closure, openness and complementarity

Decisive illusion and cyclic engagement

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This forms part of a more general discussion, where relevant references are located (*Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness: embodying the geometry of fundamental cognitive dynamics*, 2012; see alternative table of contents). Such considerations offer the tantalizing implication that the very "organization of knowledge", through distinguishing "disciplines", may come to be understood as a complex pattern of "ways of knowing" -- beyond the relatively arbitrary "objective" clustering of the library sciences or of the academic professions.

This was the assumption underlying the experimental *Functional Classification in an Integrative Matrix of Human Preoccupations* (1982) used to order the *Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential*. Given its claim to be the discipline with most insight into "relationships", there is an extreme irony to the fact that such insights are not brought to bear on a more fruitfully meaningful ordering of the many "branches" of mathematics itself, as separately argued (*Missing "map" of mathematics: a self-reflexive "periodic table"?* 2009). Is it from the patterns of mathematical order that the most powerful insights are yet to be obtained, as separately argued (*Towards a Periodic Table of Ways of Knowing -- in the light of metaphors of mathematics*, 2009)?