George Spencer-Brown: Laws of Form, Chapter 12 Notes.
“It seems hard to find an acceptable answer to the question of how or why the world conceives a desire, and discovers an ability, to see itself, and appears to suffer the process. That it does so is sometimes called the original mystery. Perhaps in view of the form in which we presently take ourselves to exist, the mystery arises from our insistence on framing a question when there is, in reality, nothing to question.” :
“The form we take to exist arises from framing nothing.”
Here are some of the operations in George Spencer-Brown’s Laws of Form: