As Above, So Below

Heaven above, heaven below; stars above, stars below;all that is above, thus also below; understand this and be blessed.—Kircher, Prodrom. Copt., pp 193 and 275.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus is a work which coins the term "As above, so below." The actual text as translated by Dennis W. Hauck is

"That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing." (Scully, 2003)

Magician

It is used in occult circles to demonstrate in essence the synchronicity between the inner life of the psyche and the outer life of manifest reality.

 

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