The Hermetic Rule
Scarcely any expressions have become as interchangeable with occultism “as above, so below” and different adaptations of the expression. As a piece of elusive belief, there are numerous applications and explicit understandings of the expression, yet many general clarifications can be given for the expression.
The expression originates from a Hermetic book known as the Emerald Tablet. The Hermetic writings are very nearly 2000 years of age and have been inconceivably powerful in occult, philosophical and strict perspectives on the world all through that period. In Western Europe, they picked up noticeable quality in the Renaissance, when enormous numbers of scholarly works were acquainted and reintroduced with the zone after the Medieval times.
The Emerald Tablet
The most established copy we have of the Emerald Tablet is in Arabic, and that copy professes to be an interpretation of Greek. To peruse it in English requires interpretation, and profound religious, philosophical and elusive works are frequently hard to decipher. All things considered; various interpretations express the line in an unexpected way. One such read, What is below is as that which is above and that which is above is as that which is below, to perform the supernatural occurrences of the a certain something.”
Microcosm and Cosmos
The expression communicates the idea of microcosm and cosmos: that littler frameworks, especially the human body, are smaller than expected forms of the bigger universe. By understanding these littler frameworks, you can comprehend the bigger, and the other way around. Studies, for example, palmistry associated distinctive piece of the hand to various divine bodies, and each heavenly body has its own circle of impacts over things associated with it.
This likewise mirrors the possibility of the universe being made out of various domains, (for example, the physical and the otherworldly) and that things that occur in one consider the other. In any case, doing different things in the physical world, you can filter the soul and become more spiritual. This is the belief behind high enchantment/ magic.
Eliphaz Levi’s Baphomet
There is a wide assortment of symbols remembered for Levi’s acclaimed image of Baphomet, and quite a bit of it has to do with duality. The hands facing here and there infer “as above, so below,” that in these two contrary energies there is as yet association. Different dualities incorporate the light and dark moons, the male and female parts of the figure, and the caduceus.
Hexagrams, formed from the joining of two triangles, is a typical symbol of the solidarity of contrary energies. One triangle plunge from above, carrying spirit to issue, while the other triangle extends upward from below, matter lifting into the spiritual world.
Eliphas Levi’s Symbol of Solomon
Levi incorporated the hexagram into a weaved figure of two Images of God: one of light, benevolence, and spirituality, and the different murkiness, material, and retribution. It is additionally joined by a worker grasping its own tail, the ouroboros. It is a symbol of endlessness, and it encases the laced figures. Divine is everything, except to be all that he should be the light and the dull.
Alchemy (Speculative chemistry)
The act of speculative chemistry is established in Hermetic standards. Chemists endeavor to take normal, coarse, material things and transform them into Spiritual, unadulterated and tenuous things. Allegorically, this was regularly described as transforming lead into gold, however the genuine design was spiritual transformation. This is the “supernatural occurrences of the a certain something” referenced in the hermetic tablet: the extraordinary work or perfect work of art, the full procedure of transformation that isolates the physical from the profound and afterward reunites them into a completely agreeable entirety.