TRANSFORMATION CAN some- times be drastic. There is no better example in nature to reflect this than metamorphosis. This is exemplified best in the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly – an incredible transformation in functionality, appearance, organisation of components, and purpose – that transforms a gross-looking, voracious, clumsy, crawling worm into a subtle, gracious, flying creature of beauty.

Biologists tell us that in the tissue of a caterpillar there are embedded cells that they call imaginal cells. They resonate at a different frequency. They are so unlike the other caterpillar ...


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