Walter & Lao made many changes to the work over time, and it is helpful to keep aware of them. While some of these changes are merely differences in how certain concepts are expressed, others are actually corrections that make the cosmogony more consistent. Lao mentions this on more than one occasion. To give a couple of examples...

• From the Preface of

In the interim of the writing of THE UNIVERSAL ONE from 1921-1927 to 1947 when THE SECRET OF LIGHT was released - and also our book entitled ATOMIC SUICIDE? which was published in 1957 - Dr. Russell's thoughts and awareness matured in expression and he clarified and rectified errors he felt that he had committed in his earlier writings.It was never his intention to reprint THE UNIVERSAL ONE.However, because of the numerous requests that we have been receiving for copies of this great book, and because it may be of untold help at this crucial period in mankind's progress, we are reprinting it in its original form. L.R

• From the Introduction (page xxiv) of

(In reference toThe Universal One) "...my husband was not then ready to give words to that which he knew in wordless essence."

Here, we will endeavor to share a couple of the changes that we feel are most important and why.

In

In later works, such as

Interestingly, we can point to a time when Walter started to notice this error. Here is a diagram from pg. 278 of

Notice the difference between the

We can even see a spot where he took a diagram from

Can you see how the diagram on the left was turned into the one on the right?

Why is this change important? It makes it so that the

Here are some other views that make it easier to see:

Let's make it so that the

Their dimensions from left-to-right are:

2

4

8

[Note: Each of them would fit inside each other. For example, 8 cubes fit in the center of a stack of 64 cubes, 64 cubes fit in the center of a stack of 512 cubes, and so on. In other words, the

If we did this nine times, then we would form

The wave shape in the above diagram is a flat projection of

Again, if we were to look down the end of it, we would see a spiral. This is why their periodic table is often given as two diagrams. They are merely two different views of the

In

Why is this change important? It seems that Walter realized that the point from which all of the elements arise (the element he calls

It would probably require an entire lecture to describe the precise scientific reasons for this change, so instead we will attempt to give a brief illustration of the archetype that it follows using basic arithmetic. Please have patience for it, as what we would like to convey is quite subtle...

If we take multiples of nine, we can see that they contain an octave pattern (4 forward and 4 reverse):

Notice how the numbers are moving in two directions simultaneously (i.e.: the tens place seems to count up, while the ones place seems to count down), and how they turn around between the numbers 4 and 5. The pairs of numbers are literally reflections of one another.

Also notice that each pairing of numbers adds up to 9 (i.e.: 1 + 8 = 9, 2 + 7 = 9, 3 + 6 = 9, and 4 + 5 = 9). This is a numerical representation of what Walter and Lao would call

To give another numeric example, there is also significance in the number of elements on the table. 121 is equivalent to 11

Here we are separating all numbers up to 121 into groups of 9. Notice how the mirrorings of numbers continue around multiples of 11, that the number of mirrorings never exceeds four pairs within each spoke, and that the number of mirrorings themselves is also mirrored.

All of these features correspond to what Walter and Lao refer to as

Hopefully these illustrations have generally helped to show that

While the two changes that we have discussed so far are easy to demonstrate graphically, there are many other changes, such as those in terminology, that are not as easy to convey without extensive explanations. These will come in time.

Thank you for reading!