EMERALD TABLET AND THE KYBALION
Emerald Tablet And The Kybalion
An Egyptian legend, tells us about the The Emerald Tablet Of Hermes & The Kybalion, written by the thrice great Hermes Trimegistus (Thoth/Enoch). In the tablet, Hermes Trismegistus, discusses the process of creation, and the Law of One summarized in the quotation “As Above, So Below, As Below So Above.”
The Principle Of Correspondence
This Principle embodies the Truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secrets of Nature.
There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them, we are able to better understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe, It is one of the Universal Laws.
The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view - the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known - to the Unknown.
The Higher, The Colder
Since the dawn of civilization, human beings have always been in a lifelong quest for the very fabric of universal reality, - the Matrix (or Field of Consciousness). As you peer into the veil of reality through Science, Philosophy, and Religion ... they all seem to seek the meaning of Life. Religion seeks the Universal and loving "Father," while in Philosophy they seek the Person who is self existence and requires no other being for existence, and science seeks the first cause. “As you approach to the peak of the mountain all routes point to the same peak.”
We Are All Connected
Life is teamed up with countless creatures. There are creatures that crawl on the surface of earth, there are those who swim deep down in the abyss, and those who fly high in the blue sky … and yet they all eat, breathe, and give birth to their offspring. It is a continuous cycle. There are over a million types of bacteria invisible to the naked eye, yet a single one is as important as anything else in life, they are responsible in the process of a lot of things … like in the process of cheese manufacturing, making of a beer, decomposition of waste products, etc. In the chaos theory, a butterfly may be flapping it’s wings in New Zealand, and may cause a catastrophic tornado in Ecuador. This theory/process gets much deeper in Quantum Physics and String Theory.
Heaven And Earth
The heavens are portrayed on the earth. With the rotation of the earth on it’s own axis we get day and night. When the earth revolves around the sun, we get the seasons of the year. Some surgeons avoid surgery during the high tides simply due to the fact that the patient may have severe bleeding more so than during the low tides. In Astrology they believe that the planets affect people’s behaviour relative to their positions in the solar system. The sun provides all energy on earth and if it weren't for the sun, plants would not be able to break down carbon dioxide to provide us with oxygen and make simple sugar such as starch. Some micro-organisms respond to the temperature and pressure in the atmosphere as well.
The Footprints of Reflection
The decisions that we make every single moment plays a big role in shaping our lives, yet it’s not easy to notice, that thoughts are vibrational energy, the drift velocity of electrons vibrating in the neurons. As for now “vibration,” can be regarded as the very fabric of reality according to string theory. Vibrations is everywhere from the smallest particles to the largest heaven bodies, the six senses that we perceive through out sensory organs (in our brain) are all in the form of vibration. Waves and particles.
The electrons vibrate as well, In cosmology we see that everything revolves around bigger objects. Galaxies revolve around black holes, suns revolves around galaxies, planets revolve around the suns, even people with strong personalities have others with weaker personalities around them. When you move into the microscopic world, it behaves the same as electrons revolving around the nucleus. as you go up and down, in and out, you find the same pulsating phenomenon repeating itself.
Circle of Life
It is the same with Life. When you look into the cells, you see that there is always a nucleus that is the center of the cell. In the physical world you will find out that there has to be a source of water or at least food somewhere for Life itself to exist. Take a look at any huge city. There are always natural resources that tend to run that city. And on a much larger scale, as the earth spins on it’s own axis - we get day and night - and when it revolves around the sun, we get the seasons of the year. And, when the sun revolves around the galaxy we get the astrological ages. Everything has a pulsation, heart beat, breathing in and out, day and night, consciousness, etc. Since there is correspondence in everything, as everything reflects the other, we should treat each other as One, because we exist as part, AND The Whole. We are an individualized essence of the entire universe ... each being a piece of one complete puzzle.
Just a thought …
Justin Taylor, ORDM.