Coord. Cornelia GUJA
Anul apariţiei: 2022
Nr. pagini: 312
Domeniu: Biologie – antropologie
Disponibilitate: În curs de publicare
Briefly, what is the ”INTEGRONICS” we conceived?
Having in view the multitude and complexity of the subjects discussed in this volume, I felt the necessity of a brief synthesis as a reference and reflection point for the reader. Integronics, the main subject of the volume, offers a way of studying the types of interface relations among the bodies, systems, phenomena and processes in Nature and in the Universe. The characteristics of some of the modalities to relate and communicate are debated with the help of the key concepts in the chapters of the present volume of “Introduction to Integronics, the Science of Systems Coexistence by Interfaces” and subtitled “The Body Auras – Interfaces with the Universe”.
Integronics came into being in parallel with experimenting in the laboratory the electromagnetic phenomena occurring on the surface of various bodies: nonliving, living, especially of the human body and the environment, using an electronographic (EnG) method. We conceived the exchange of these electric charges caught in EnG images as interface relations. The luminescence highlighted around the tested bodies led us to associating it with the ancient concept of “aura”. Finally, the shapes of electric discharges around the bodies found experimentally and recorded as EnG images have demonstrated that they have a ubiquitous character and may be analyzed as relations of communications by means of interfaces. We proposed encoding the interface relations by archetypal shapes suggested by the shapes of the electric discharges on the radiological films.
The present volume, which is an interdisciplinary contribution of 17 collaborators, Romanian scientists, came into existence as a result of our wish to corroborate our predecessors’ thinking with systemic and informational thinking with a view to understanding and interpreting the experimental results mentioned above.
Chronologically, Integronics was imagined by me, a researcher specialized in physics, biology and anthropology, ever since 1976, as an interdisciplinary method to be used for understanding the systems formed by human groups integrated in Nature from the bio-socio-cultural point of view. This denomination first appeared in printed form in 1977, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where a symposium on informatics was organized. It was then when I intuited the necessity and possibility to understand more thoroughly the “border” processes of distinct integrated systems.
The word “Integronics” was used in this volume in order to extend its acceptance, to better understand which are the modalities that enable the simultaneous presence and existence of an infinity of bodies, systems and processes in nature, using integrative thinking.
Integronics deals with coexistence as a fundamental, universal phenomenon, which conditions the existence of systems on systems by making them mutually compatible. The simplest object of study of integronics consists in the integrating modalities of at least two bodies, systems, processes, components of the environment, which form the context of the interface. The sphere of the notion of integration being interdisciplinary in integronics, it includes integration acceptance of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, technique, cybernetics, philosophy, etc. The notion of coexistence is the generic name for all the concrete possibilities to achieve integration, from the simple adjoining, aggregation, addition, mathematical integration (Guja, 1977) and structuring of hyperintegrated systems (Restian, 1986). The genesis of the new point of view is multi (pluri) factorial, which was the basis for gathering the group of collaborators in the present volume. The red thread of the debates in the book consists in highlighting multiple forms of manifestation of coexistence, in various fields of reality and, at the same time, pointing to the necessity to explain the types of relations that ensure coexistence.
In order to designate the real existence of these relations the term interface was used also having an interdisciplinary acceptance, starting from its technical significance. It follows that interface becomes, alongside the system, an indispensable notion for the integronic point of view. It contributes to a better understanding of how “internal” and “external” media of a system are organized, to delimit the systems by analyzing the border processes, pointing to dynamic aspects of their transformation and evolution. For instance, it is possible to study more thoroughly the significance of certain interactions like those occurring at the level of atom and planet orbits, at the level of membranes and teguments, at the level of the cerebral cortex, at the level of technological processes understood as interfaces among man, society and the ENVIRONMENT. The notion of interface may be more adequate than that of system when systems undergo accelerated transformations (related to the time perceived at human level), under the influence of the existing tensions of their internal and/or external structures. In such situations the systems are unstable and the process is mainly characterized by its relation structure, which has in this case a status of evolutive interface. The integronic point of view may be seen therefore as a step towards understanding the profoundness of the material world (Drăgănescu, 1980).
As shown above, the object of study of integronics consists in the coexistence processes of the interacting elements – integrated systems. Their essential characteristic is given by their compositional, functional and behavioral stability ensured by the action of the cybernetic principle of informational communication and regulation by means of feedback.
From the integronic point of view one may differentiate at least three big classes of stable Natural systems, that are more thoroughly studied, integrated by interfaces. They correspond to levels of complexity that are significant for the natural processes of integration known until nowadays: the circuits of substances and energy in nature.
For example, on a first level, we may consider (naturally) integrated systems the stable chemical elements coexisting in the Universe, structured in the variety of the existing bodies.
The chemical elements are integrated on a second level in the molecular structure of bodies. The cohesive forces of various intensities ensure various degrees of stability and consistency, having different states of aggregation.
They are integrated on a third level in the living cell system where the chemical elements coexist in the area of energy equilibrium which oscillates around an optimum value. In this way the living system is given relative stability and maximum sensitivity, making possible the adaptation process of the living to the environment.
On another level we may place integration of the physiological systems in the living organisms: plants, animals and man. For instance, in the human body coexist, making up a unique individuality: the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, vascular, nervous, endocrine, immune, psychic systems. Their synergic functioning ensuring unity is made by interfaces in which communication is achieved by messenger molecules bearing information encoded in the human DNA.
We considered the bodies “aura” a fundamental modality of integration at all levels, universal, having in view the ubiquity of interactions through the natural force fields of all the bodies in the Universe. We explored these interfaces in the laboratory at distances of centimeters using the EnG technique. We sensed in the aura in the proximity of thousands of studied bodies repetitive forms of electric discharges and we tried to interpret them using a code of archetypal shapes which represent and “draw” the mark of the communication modality with the environment. Using this EnG method we have identified so far four categories of archetypal shapes which are to be found in the entire Nature: ramified, concentric, floral and spiral shape. They are presented in comparative images both natural and EnG, in the present volume.
The theoretical and practical edifice of integronics was generated by the surprising similitude of the key concepts proposed for the characteristics of interface relations which ensure the coexistence, discussed by the specialists in the present volume from different fields of contemporary science. Certain paradigms of today’s science are developed, reformulated and even surpassed. The new paradigms refer to the more thorough understanding of the impressive diversity of the material and spiritual world, to informational coexistence of the systems within the context of integronic interdependence, which expresses the unity of our Real and Ideal world.
The analysis of the significance of the original solutions proposed in the papers of the present volume and of our biophysical, physiological and anthropological studies pointed out the existence of certain types of relations of coexistence and informational communication having a very general character, which we considered natural principles of the integration processes via interface. They can be stated as follows:
– the Principle of SYSTEMS INTEGRATION BY MEANS OF INTERFACES. An example is integration by means of types of universal, informed force fields as fundamental substratum of auras, specific of the systemic level of integration: the gravific field, the electromagnetic fields, molecular cohesion, intra-atomic force fields and the fields at the quantum level.
– the Principle of COMMUNICATION BY MEANS OF ARCHETYPAL SHAPES. For instance, integration by means of the ramified shape is found as communication form in the atmospheric and terrestrial electromagnetic phenomena, in the circulatory systems of sap in plants, in the animals’ circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems, in the interface phenomena at tegument level (body auras) which we studied.
– the Principle of COEXISTENCE BY SIMILAR ARCHETYPAL SHAPES. For instance, the shape of concentric archetypal coexistence is found as concentric form of organization of the atom, of the living cell, living organisms, of the planets and solar system. This archetype is probably selected by the natural evolving process which ensures an integrated structure with optimum energetic balance, with relative stability and maximum sensitivity.
In conclusion, we are able to know, understand and interact physically and spiritually with the Surrounding World owing to our universal communion by the archetypal shapes which we have in our substance, in our informational structure and organization. We are integrated in a WHOLE, we coexist and communicate using an archetypal code. In the present volume we attempted to debate, theoretically and experimentally, bringing a few more arguments than already known so far, upon this mystery of universal communion, still unrevealed entirely.
The following schematic representation describes our idea regarding communication and coexistence of the systems by way of interfaces.
The reason why I considered resuming this work, after a period of 25 years since the first publication in 1993, is the fact that many of the hypotheses and research results we put forward at the time have been confirmed valued and found their right place in the multitude of scientific knowledge acquired during the years.
In the 80’s and even in the 90’s the similarity of the electric discharge shapes we studied in the laboratory with a series of shapes existing in nature, as well as the idea that integration of bodies in Nature takes place according to a code of archetypal shapes was accepted as an interesting but bizarre hypothesis or as an accidental resemblance and was even a cause for arousing indignation! The researchers who at the time sided with my intention to seek the explanation of this connection, brought in the articles they wrote at my request scientific arguments from their fields of activity, as they intuited the existence of certain natural integration processes that are part of Nature’s ingeniosity in its effort to secure its evolving Unity. I integrated them all in this book. In that period the scientific world took over with great interest and extended application of the general systems theory (founder L. W. Bertalanffy), of the theory of communication in the living systems and machines – cybernetics (whose father was Norbert Wiener) and the information theory (whose initiator was C. E. Shannon). The authors of the articles in the present volume based their researches on all the above-mentioned theories. They also realized that there were certain processes that raised new problems outside the sphere of the existing theories, such as assembling and communication among the various categories of systems that could be better studied using the theory of integration and communication by means of interfaces, which we proposed in this volume.
It seems that introducing new concepts such as interface, integronics or coexistence did not find fertile ground among the theories in vogue of that period. This may have also been due to the fact that the term interface had become important and well defined in computer science and the science of surfaces in contact and seemed limited to those fields. Nevertheless, our volume was honored by a prize awarded by the Romanian Academy after two years since its issue and the readers appreciated it as an eccentric novelty.
I would like the present revised edition to have a larger echo. The comments I made to the authors’ articles are meant to reduce the difficulties the readers might have owing to the multidisciplinary and specialized character of the themes, which we noticed in the previous editions of the text. I tried to supply information regarding the period in which the articles were written and their authors in order to highlight the originality and novelty of the concepts as well as the special historical context of the researches carried out.
The Bibliography attached to this motivation is an indication for the reader interested in the volume coordinator’s personal works, published since the first edition of the volume, in the period 1993-2020, using the interface and integronic thinking theories presented in the volume, consolidated during later researches. They bring arguments and demonstrate, among other things, that archetypal communication among the coexisting systems everywhere in Nature, possible by means of interfaces, ensures a memory which has as informational substratum the assembly of the interacting fields existing on the Earth and in the Universe, which we associated with the ancient Oriental concept of AURA. The archetypal interface of the auras as universal informational form of communication and the thinking mind will make it possible for us to be present wherever our curiosity and thirst for knowledge take us.
Volume Coordinator: Cornelia Guja March, 2022