‘As above, so below’

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‘As above, so below’ is from the Emerald Tablet, an original alchemical text attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. It echoes that phrase from The Lord’s Prayer as taught by Jesus Christ: ‘on earth, as it is in heaven’. It also relates to Plato’s theory that everything manifest in existence is mirrored by ‘a world of ideas’. Which is also where the notion of ‘archetypes’ derives from. This correspondence flowing through several religious and philosophical traditions suggests the hermetic Prisca Theologia. Which states that if we look carefully with an open mind, we will perceive a thread running through all religions. Which thread forms ‘the true theology’.‎ […]