|The Mobius Strip was discovered in 1858 by German mathematician
and astronomer August Ferdinand Mobius (1790-1868). The mathematical equation is known as
The Mobius Transformation, also known as bilinear transformation or linear fractional
transformation. (Webster's dictionary:" A map of the complex plane to itself in which
a point "z" is mapped to a point "w" by w=(az+b)/(cz+d), where a,b,c,
and d are complex numbers and ad-bc does not equal zero.") It is a continuous loop
with one surface and one edge formed by twisting one end of a long, thin rectangular strip
180 degrees (1/2 twist) and attaching this end to the other.
fascinating shape expresses Transformation. Today the Mobius Strip has
been chosen as the Universal symbol of recycling. It represents the process of transforming waste
materials into useful resources. On a personal level, the Mobius strip represents a
willingness to move WITH the constantly changing cycles in our Life process, transforming
our challenges into useful solutions. The Mobius Strip reveals planetary transformation,as
well. Historically, there has always been Earth
changes,i.e. natural re-structuring of land and ocean masses, tide changes, weather
changes, seasonal changes, etc. The Mobius Strip shape is symbolic of eternal change
within stillness itself.
PAPER WITH ONLY ONE SURFACE! Take a 12"
strip of paper (1" wide) and twist one end 180 degrees. Tape the ends together. You
have a Mobius Strip! Start drawing a pencil line all around, from the inside to the
outside and back where you started. You'll find you never lifted the pencil off the paper
and yet the one surface has a complete line through it. The inside becomes the outside and
the outside becomes the inside. There's only one side!
The Mobius Strip is an expression of non-duality. It reveals the
Unity of all polarities, creating a state of Oneness, joining the whole and the part, the
masculine and the feminine, expansion and contraction, spirit and matter, etc. Everything
is One and nothing can be separated from anything else. All is completely intertwined,
infinitely. The Mobius Strip is a spiritually significant symbol of balance and union.
(Yoga=Union) The Buddhist philosophy of Tantrism also is expressed by the Mobius Strip
shape. "Tantra" is continuity; the word derived from the root 'tan', meaning to
extend... extend continuously, to flow, to weave. The continuum is descriptive of the
Nature of Reality, by contemporary physicist David Bohm..."a single unbroken
wholeness in flowing movement."
|The Mobius Strip has evolved out of the realm of
Sacred Geometry, along with the Egyptian pyramids, Mayan temples and the perfection
of a chambered nautilus seashell. The mysterious crop circles arising in North Somerset
and Wiltshire, England depict the Mobius Strip, also. These geometric forms stimulate our
inter-related connection with Nature, awakening to the beauty and power of Life.
Our jewelry has been created by a 1 and 1/2 twist or 540 degrees, elegantly cast,
not soldered, one solid form of sterling silver, copper or 14k gold.
To learn more about the Mobius Strip, read "The Mobius
"The Double Mobius:
Interdependence" by John Galleher.
For another perspective, view a Moebius Strip presentation movie,
click to http://www.drastic-creations.com/projects/mobius/