A good example of how everything is connected is the story Point fatal. When Adam Neels (read Neal Adams, an American comics artist) makes a sphere burst other spheres may burst as well. Andreas doesn't explain exactly what occult relationship exists between the spheres, but does make Neels explain his invention: "One places a sphere between the rings... places the needles against the sphere... and spins the flying sphere twice... notice the pattern of lines that is drawn... () In all this mixup of crossing lines there is always one point where five lines cross. It requires only a light pressure to..." and the sphere bursts.
At first one is inclined to think that the sphere that was
placed in the device has gone weak by all the markings on its
surface. But that doesn't explain the synchronous exploding of
other spheres of the same volume that are positioned elsewhere.
We must thus presume that Neels has a much more fascinating
theory: every sphere has a weak spot, and with his device he is
able to determine this spot. The bursting of all kinds of spheres
proves his theory, and he is proud of it.
To the magician Rork it is a small leap of thought to then
imagine the earth's sphere, and a nut that discovers that fatal
point on the earth's surface. "All right, agreed" says
Neels, "that has occured to me... but who would be crazy
enough to saw through the branch he is sitting on?"
Rork: "Exactly, a nut... or... yes, indeed, a nut..."
Neels: "O, You always exaggerate! You spoil my beautiful
Rork holds something back, but we can guess his thoughts: the
same way Neels can burst the spheres in his laboratory, an alien
power, to whom the earth is a mere toy ball, can burst the earth.
What happens to us on a small scale (microcosmos) can happen
elsewhere on a large scale (macrocosmos).
A minute later the events start to follow up rapidly as the
villagers, that have had some hindrance of the side-effects of
Neels' experiments, decide to destroy Neels' cabin to end it all.
At that moment Neels has to admit that he has found the fatal
point already, and has build his cabin on top of it. Almost
immediately a supernatural force lowers "an enormous mass".
Lucky for us Neels has made a mistake in his calculations.
Understandably, since he is unable to build a device of suitable
size for thís calculation.