Finite Complex Stages
In mathematics, a complex number has both a real and imaginary part (a + bi).
The simplest example would be 1 + i. By varying the sign of these parts we get four such numbers 1 + i, - 1 + i, 1 - i, - 1 - i. When the eight roots of unity are obtained these four numbers are in fact generated (divided by Ö 2), in addition to the two real (1 and - 1) and two imaginary roots (i and - i).
The psychological counterpart relates to the remarkable finite structures that emerge at the radial level. Both directional and modal split in the personality have now been healed. If external (objective) experience of the world is positive, then - in dynamic relative terms - internal subjective experience is negative.
Likewise, if cognitive experience of the world is real, then again - in relative terms - affective experience is imaginary.
Thus when we take the four primary structures (thinking, judgement, perception and feeling) we can express them coherently, in qualitative psychological terms, as follows.
Thinking (objective direction, cognitive mode) can be represented by 1.
Judgement (subjective direction, cognitive mode) can be represented by -1.
Perception (objective direction, affective mood) can be represented by i.
Feeling (subjective direction, affective mode) can be represented by - i.
Now we also have four hybrid structures, which can be represented in complex form.
The combination of thinking and perception gives empirical or practical reason which can be represented by 1 + i.
The combination of thinking and feeling which gives a more personalised form of thinking, represented by 1 - i.
The combination of judgement and perception gives a practical form of judgement, represented by - 1 + i.
Finally, the combination of judgement and feeling gives a detached form of feeling, represented by - 1 - i.
Of course, these signs are entirely relative, depending on what direction is initially defined as positive and what mode defined as cognitive.
Conventional experience of the linear level involves considerable reductionism with only the positive direction of the real mode considered.
In other words, because of lack of mirror structure activity, both objective and subjective experience are posited in experience with a tendency to reduce the subjective to the objective direction. For example the overwhelming view is that time moves forward for both the world and the self. In truth - in dynamic relative terms - if time moves forward for the world, then it moves backwards for the self.
Likewise because of lack of virtual structure activity, both cognitive and affective modes are understood in experience as real. Again the conventional view is that both thought concepts (cognitive) and sense impressions (affective) are understood as relating to the real world. Again in truth - in dynamic relative terms - if thought constructs are real, then sense impressions are imaginary.
Thus with respect to finite experience, at the radial level, one clearly understands that we live in a (mathematically) complex rather than a real world.