A sphere is an object where all points on its surface are equidistant from its centre. A sphere can be made of any material and can be of any size. A sphere can also refer to any object that is shaped like a ball, such as a basketball, a planet, or a marble.
Mathematically, a sphere is a three-dimensional geometric shape that is defined as the set of all points that are a fixed distance, called the radius, from a central point called the centre. It can be represented by the equation: x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = r^2, where x, y, and z are the coordinates of a point on the sphere and r is the radius of the sphere. In terms of physical properties, a sphere looks the same from any angle, with no edges or corners.
In physics, a sphere is a rigid object that is able to roll but not slide and its center of mass is located at the centre of the sphere. Spheres are used in applications such as ball bearings, spherical lenses. They are often used as models to consider complex theories and phenomena such as gravitational fields and electromagnetic waves.
In terms of metaphysics, spheres may represent completeness, unity, and wholeness, or be associated with the idea of the “cosmic sphere” which is the concept that the universe is a single, unified whole. It’s also used by various cultures and spiritual traditions as a symbol of the divine perfection and the heavenly. Concepts of different spheres of consciousness, influence, activity and transcendence and their correspondances with levels of consciousness or spiritual ‘planes’ is central to Theosophical teachings.
In computer science, an oracle is a term used to refer to a component or a service that is able to make decisions or provide answers to questions. In this context, an oracle can be a device, an object, or a software program that is able to provide answers based on the information it has been trained on or programmed with.
In ancient Greek mythology, an oracle refers to a person, typically a priestess, who was believed to be able to provide wisdom or prophecy through divine inspiration. Therefore, the term “oracle” can refer to a person or an object/device depending on the context.
A globe is a spherical model of the Earth or other celestial body, usually made of a material such as paper mache, plastic or metal, on which the Earth’s surface is represented by a map. A globe shows the Earth’s surface in a three-dimensional format which allows us to visualize the known planet as a whole, including its land masses, oceans, and other features such as political boundaries, mountains, and bodies of water.
The fact that atoms are in constant vibratory motion is a fundamental aspect of their behavior and is described by the quantum mechanical model of atoms. According to this model, electrons in atoms are not in specific orbits, but rather exist in a cloud of probability around the nucleus. This cloud of probability is in constant motion, and the energy levels of the electrons change due to the interaction with electromagnetic waves.
Spheres of Transcendence
The concept of the transcendent sphere is found in a variety of spiritual and philosophical traditions, but it is most commonly associated with Eastern spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
- In Hinduism, the concept of the transcendent sphere is referred to as “moksha” or “liberation” which is the ultimate goal of the human being, to achieve liberation from the cycle of reincarnation and merge with the ultimate reality or God.
- In Buddhism, the concept of the transcendent sphere is referred to as “nirvana” which is the ultimate goal of the Buddhist path, to achieve the state of enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of suffering.
- In Taoism, the concept of the transcendent sphere is referred to as “wu-wei” or “non-action” which is the ultimate goal of the Taoist path, to achieve the state of non-action and to live in harmony with the natural flow of the universe.
- In other spiritual traditions such as Sufism, which is Islamic mysticism, the concept of the transcendent sphere is referred to as “fana” or “annihilation” which is the ultimate goal of the Sufi path, to achieve the state of annihilation of the self and to merge with the divine.