This is a model of the orders of laws of the universe, according to the cosmology of George I. Gurdjieff. It starts at the peak with the Holy Sun Absolute, which produces World 3 (All Galaxies), with only 3 sets of laws, which in turn produces World 6 (All Suns = our galaxy), with 6 sets of laws.then World 12 (our Sun & solar system), World 24 (our solar system planets), and World 48 (the Earth), which is the physical and psychological world we live in. The struts on the outside show the laws of the higher world that penetrate the next lower world. In the case of World 48, these are the 24 sets of laws governing our inner, invisible psychological experience. The other 24 set of laws (with no struts attached) represent the world of the laws of physics and the visible material world. You will see that the pattern of each of the higher world laws reappears in each of the lower worlds, and another equal sized set is added at that level of density. Each higher world is at a correspondingly finer energy. Worlds above World 48 are unmanifest, but contain the energetic patterns for the next world down. (World 48:Personality; the Material self, Automatic Energy; World 24: Essence, the level of vegetative life, Sensitve energy; World 12: Urges, the level of animal life, Conscious energy; World 6: Will, True Self, Creative energy; World 3: Unitive energy. ) See John G. Bennett's Deeper Man for a more complete explanation of this world view.
Here is a more understandable analogy, the creation of a building: World 1: the initiator comes up with the idea that he or she wants to build a building. World 3: The initiator has put more energy into it: has decided to really do this (1st force), seen what the resistance is, both inner and outer (2nd force), and committed money to the project (3rd force). World 6: An architect has been hired, and a preliminary building concept created. World 12: The concept approved, consultants and draftsmen are involved to make a prelimary plan, with materials, site, and building systems selected, which can be priced. World 24: Preliminaries approved, the contract documents are drawn up, everything specified and put out to bid. World 48: the bid approved, the contractor hires subcontractors, and the building is constructed in the phyical world. At each stage, if there is enough impetus, potential is turned into a denser, more defined reality, with selections made, others eliminated. There is hazard, miscommunication, error, and the solving of problems at every stage until the building is completed, and this is all 'law-conformable': to be expected. The universe, according to Gurdjieff, works the same way.