Unifying Science & Spirit – The 2nd Hermetic Principle

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Cosmos, Humanity, Our Future | 0 comments

Unifying Science & Spirit – The 2nd Hermetic Principle

In this next blog in this series I continue to look at the 7 Hermetic Principles as set out in The Kybalion, in terms of recent scientific evidence that I suggest confirms them.

This blog considers the growing scientific confirmation of the  Second Hermetic Principle from The Kybalion being “The Principle of Correspondence”. This Principle famously states: “As Above, So Below. As Below, So Above.”

I think we’ve all heard of this Principle before although perhaps not its source which was of course the ancient writings of Thoth/Hermes.

This principle is most often used in the sense of the Microcosm and the Macrocosm. The Microcosm is oneself, and the Macrocosm is the Universe. The macrocosm is as the microcosm and vice versa; within each lies the other, and through understanding one (usually the microcosm) one may understand the other.

This principle, “As Above, So Below” pervades all things, and is perfectly exemplified in this video where world-renowned American Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers the question of “what is the most astounding fact about the universe?” It’s a fascinating example of the second Hermetic principle.

In addition to the amazing fact that all the heavy elements that make up the material Universe and thus conscious life itself (us!) were forged in the cores of Stars during their explosive deaths as novas or supernovas, there are many other scientific confirmations of this Hermetic Wisdom Principle.

For example, the structure of the Atom itself and that of a Solar System have some major correspondences. Both systems involved a “central area”. In an Atom, Electrons orbit a Central Nucleus, while in the Solar System the Planets orbit the Sun. And in both examples the central area is many times larger than the various things orbiting it.

While here are four further such references to recent ‘mind-boggling’ scientific correspondences:

1. “Microcosm to Macrocosm: An Epic Journey from the Heart of Atom to the Universe.” 

2. “The degree of similarity between the fundamental shapes found in atomic and stellar scale systems seems to exceed what one would expect to occur by chance, or by subjective choosing of unrelated systems.”

3. ‘Human brain, Internet and the Cosmos have the same structures’. 

4. Are We Living in a Holographic Universe? This May Be the Greatest Revolution of the 21st Century. 

It’s incredible to consider that ancient knowledge that’s likely thousands of years old is now being confirmed by science on almost a daily basis! Where could such advanced knowledge possibly have come from? That’s another major question for now…

My next blog will consider the Third Hermetic Principle: “The Principle of Vibration. Nothing Rests; Everything Moves; Everything Vibrates.

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