Monday, December 8, 2014
The Principle of Correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above,” is the concept used to explain the wisdom found in the second Hermetic principle of Correspondence. This principle is based on the belief that there is a working relationship or correspondence between the many planes or levels of the universe. Early Egyptian Hermetic philosophy viewed all that was within the universe being developed from the same source of energy, and this source of energy was known to the early master teachers as “The All”
“The All” instills its formula in each and every aspect of creation. By acknowledging the presence of this formula one may understand the higher planes of life by studying the lower, and know the lower planes through examination of the higher. The relationship between the macrocosmic and the microcosmic formulas of the universe
This second Principle is the hidden key to the understanding of how the early Egyptians understood and used the science of astronomy and were the first recorded surgeons. Today we understand that in an atom there is the nucleus and various particles spin and orbit around this nucleus, we now understand that our stellar system has the same model. The Sun like the atom is the nucleus and the many planets like the atoms protons and electrons spin on their axes as they orbit around it. “As above, so below”.
The ancient Hermetic symbol of the Principle of Correspondence is now referred to as the Star of David. This six star symbol has been regarded as officially Jewish for only about a century, writes Wayne B Chandler in his remarkable research on this subject titled “Ancient Future”. According to Chandler this six star symbol was part of the cultures of early India and Egypt over 2,000 years ago
The early Egyptians called this symbol the Star of Creation, the upward pointing triangle the microcosm and the downward triangle represented the macrocosm. Two identical forms interlocked yet independent, each being a part reflection the whole; “as above, so below”. The Principle of Correspondence is the third part of my seven part introduction to the seven Harmetic Principles (see www.theartofwarogers.info) for more information on this dialog call me at 646 329-6727 or send me an email at email@example.com