Tour of Wholeo, Text and Graphics Path
The name of the dome Wholeo and all images are Copyright Caroling 1974.
Fisheye lens view: here's looking at Wholeo from the middle of the floor straight up and
all around 360 degrees.
For an overview of about 20 different parts
of Wholeo, go back and go to the book. This tour has many more detailed
The tour starts outside the dome, then goes inside. The views start
in the south, sweep the two sun paths,
look to the north,
and move up to the top of the dome. As you read, click on highlighted
words to open related JPEG images.
GIF images are generally smaller than JPEG images.
For the largest, hi-resolution JPEG images, go back to the
toplevel exhibit page and choose the Graphics path.
Wholeo From the Outside
"Wholeo looks small from the outside and big from the inside," said an
Views Within Wholeo
The design of Wholeo is deliberately a patchwork. Each figure serves as a
ground for another figure, making a rich tapestry of visions that invites
When you enter Wholeo you see broad arcs of rainbow colors that stretch
along the sun path from east to west.
The earth below completes the arcs as circles.
South - the Vision Quest
In the green arc below the aqua arc, sits a person in contemplation, asking for
visions of the whole self.
In the south is a person whose head is in a
- The aqua surrounds the green arc.
Tiny energy sources (shown as
green/gold sandwiches) could be called "cosmic juices."
- Above the breathing cloud,
a prism sends rainbows from due south.
- Detail of the prism in the south.
- To the right in the aqua arc, flying forms and a prototype cell.
Sun Path - Birth, Consciousness, and Death
Close up, the person sees what is most familiar. That is the arc of birth,
consciousness, and death. Birth is placed in the east near the rising sun,
consciousness at high noon, and death near sunset in the west.
Views at dawn
Noon, consciousness, and death end
Beyond the Sun Path - Creation, Breathe In, and Breathe Out
North - From Essence of Being to Aura
Looking Up at Aura/Wavelengths
Looking Up - Above
This page last modified : Sun Mar 31 1996
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