Like a collection of poems with an underlying mystical theme, this dissertation is a kaleidoscope puzzle of images and thoughts and concepts and ideas taken from mysticism, science, logic and mathematics. The end result, as the puzzle pieces are linked together, is a new portrait of number. The reader is challenged to solve a conceptual picture puzzle using the chaotic scattering of puzzle pieces set forth in the thesis. This treatise on infinity is the result of two mysterious experiences of the author which were more real to him than the testimony of his senses. He did not identify them with God. For him they came from the future as a glimpse of mankind's potential destiny.
About the Author:
Michael Van Laanen has got an industrial psychology degree from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate in labour and industrial relations from the University of Illinois. His forty year business career was with several different companies all in the area of personnnel management and union relations. He has always been and continue to be a dreamer and a wanderer.