analagy between our five elements ‘below’, corporeal,with what they are reflected from or represent ‘above’, incorporeal? Spiritually vs physically I think.

9 Responses to “Hermetic philosophy says, “As above, so below.” What does this mean to you and how would you make an?”

  • Fireball:


  • General Dogbitz:

    your line of thinking is completely and utterly wrong.

    this is because what you are saying and presenting as points in your question are meaningless crap.

  • hugh:

    its satanic. it means same in hell as in heaven. it comes from the lords prayer where he says. IN EARTH as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread forgive us our debt as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever amen.

  • Templar6:

    Absolutely GREAT QUESTION. The seeking done on this level will result in Knowledge, Insight, Understanding and Wisdom like nothing imagined or anticipated. May your path of the Great Work be swift and balanced.

  • Mc Fly:

    So within, so without, it is the presence of God.

  • Bodhi:

    i dont believe this quote to insinuate or implicate the 5 elements. i believe this quote to almost refute the elements. this quote reminds me of another

    How many joys are crushed underfoot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?
    ~the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    or better yet this quote

    It’s hard for me to find a more profound cosmic connection than the astonishing findings of modern nuclear astrophysics: except for hydrogen, all the atoms that make up each of us – the iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones, the carbon in our brains – were manufactured in red giant stars thousands of light years away in space and billions of years ago in time. We are, as I like to say, starstuff.

    Carl Sagan

  • al‚ąěkemy:


  • who is #1?:

    Has to do with cause and effect, although there is a feedback loop allowing us to influence the cause level. We are in the effect level. It is not just the Hermetic systems which see it this way. Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah also has their entire system built on this.

    It’s not about elements. It’s about energy. (Although of course elements are made of energy, E=mc2.) And that’s it. Spiritual (for lack of a better term) energy condenses to make the kind of energy we can measure which condenses to make matter. Everything is ‘spiritual’ energy in disguise.

    If you want to take the loop of thinking through quantum, it’s the same thing: Potential becomes energy becomes things.

  • Mystic Shiva Says:

    Would you beleive me you can create the things you want, which will manifest in the soup of time, something which is devoid of illusion or lust or greed ?

    sounds like wishfull thinking eh ? yeah, sounds like absolute nonsense i know,

    but you think for yourself now, i know you are near

    edit: look at who is #1 last paragraph

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