the law of resolving tendencies (is this even mentioned in volume one?)
I think this is the only concept in this thread that may not actually be (explicitly) in book I.
I took the 101 class with George and was not able to take the second (which disappoints me greatly to this day). But I recall George mentioning the "Law of Resolving Tendencies" in class 1, and therefore make the (perhaps fallacious) leap that it is reasonable to mention it along with Book I discussion. My only slight concern is that of whether I remember it correctly - or fully!!!
I have no fear that I will reveal any book II secrets no matter how freely I speak...
My observations on the LCC come from that 1st class and reading the old book and the new book each 5,967 times.... and playing...
Just one of the blind leading the blind here!
I agree that there is so much in book I alone, if we are clever enough to apply it all and to take it to its logical conclusions.