# peter collins holistic mathematics

Peter Collins ─ see Holistic Mathematics (Holomatics) and Integral (Holistic) Mathematics.

From Holistic Mathematics 1 – Introduction:

QCan you tell us briefly, what is Holistic Mathematics?PC In conventional mathematics, symbols are given a static absolute type interpretation where opposite poles are clearly separated.

Thus mathematical relationships are assumed to have an independent validity (that is not influenced through interaction with interior mind). So for example its propositions are considered in absolute terms as either true or false.

In fact for many the great appeal of conventional mathematics derives from the seemingly clear-cut objective nature of the truths it represents.However because in experiential terms all understanding is inherently dynamic, this necessarily applies to the interpretation of mathematical symbols which intimately depends on the corresponding understanding of the stage of development from which they are viewed. Thus when understood appropriately, the interpretation of symbols continually changes with each major stage of development leading to a distinctive mathematical system. Indeed in the most fundamental sense these symbols carry a merely relative and paradoxical meaning that ultimately dissolves in the pure mystery of Spirit.

When approached in this manner, the nature of mathematics is utterly transformed so that the interpretation of its symbols becomes inseparable from the very nature of understanding itself, thereby providing the appropriate tool for scientific encoding of the inherently dynamic structure of that understanding.I state my position firmly without any desire to exaggerate.

In conventional analytic terms Mathematics – as Gauss said – is “the queen of the sciences”. Indeed modern science is unthinkable in the absence of the highly valuable tools provided by such mathematics.

Equally – when appropriately understood in an experiential interactive manner – Holistic Mathematics has an entirely distinctive interpretation with the inbuilt capacity to become “the queen of the development sciences”.

In other words in order to interpret (i.e. encode) development – with respect to all its varied stages – in an appropriate scientific manner we need to use the powerful tools deriving from the dynamic interpretation of mathematical symbols.

I make no pretense of fathoming mathematics at this level ─ in fact, this philosophy of mathematics is entirely new to me. That is likely because I have always fallen victim of the “*resistance to mathematics learning*” discussed in a paper by Roger Y. Chao, Jr., titled A Holistic View towards Resistance to Mathematics Learning (you can choose to close the download pop-up if it appears, and just view the paper as laid on on that Web-page).

Whether or not they are entirely relevant, I cannot say; but a YouTube account-holder calling himself moonu nilsen has collected together six videos that he has collectively titled **HOLISTIC MATHEMATICS AND GEOMETRY**:

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