“As Above, So Below”
~ The Kybalion ~
(A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece; the esoteric teachings of Thoth / Hermes Trismegistus)
There is a very simple universal secret that ancient Alchemists and Hermetics understood... one which illustrates the path to living an exceptionally smooth Life. A fundamental principle in the embodiment of advanced meditation practices:
The Universe is a giant Mind.
All is Mind.
Once this principle is realized on a personal level (through a sincere meditation routine and deep unfoldment of the Self), it allows the individual to contemplate existence from a birds eye view. This is one of the many shades of Enlightenment; the intrinsic goal of the Seeker on the Path is the discovery of Truth. Universal Truth.
This is why the lore of Alchemists and Mystery Schools of Egypt and Alexandria are still in mankind’s dialog today... there are always answers for the dedicated Seeker on the path of cosmic reality. Cosmic Consciousness.
Enlightenment is every mans birthright.
We are ALL born of the same Mind. We all operate an active piece of the same Universal Consciousness. This is why we all have inklings of Telepathy within us, we instinctually intuit that the human mind is capable of wireless communication... we all know it, we just don’t know how to use it... Yet.
Mystical adepts and the Freemasons of Alchemy have continually passed down this information to man over thousands and thousands of years... Wisdom always lives on. Truth doesn’t Die. And neither do we.
We have always lived in a society that contain these truths, yet keeps them locked away in the catacombs of churches, mosques and synagogues... hidden from the profane, only discussed among the higher members of organizations, those deemed spiritually enlightened enough to contemplate their meaning with dignity and respect. So only telling the half-truths of this esoteric knowledge to the incapable masses, sometimes as a means to dis-empower and control.
For the better part of mans history, only the obscure initiates of wisdom held this information... the lone monk in the monastery, the zen master who never speaks... the invisible everyman. Silently guarding their ‘knowing’ from unruly religious dogmas that would actively seek to take their lives and eradicate these self-empowering worldly insights in the name of Heresy, Witchcraft or Devil Worship. Mob Rules... and is rarely rational, righteous or just.
This is where the concept of Magic comes from... those who don't understand the Nature of Existence tend to recoil in fear (and violent ignorance).
Magic is not the black art we have come to believe from movies and television... it’s simply an organic extension of the Mind. An integral part of us, just as hair grows on your head. This is why the supernatural metaphysical arts have stayed prominent within society since the dark ages... it's always been valid to those who have cultivated an intimate relationship with Nature.
Those who sincerely approach these crafts with genuine belief (like Tarot Cards and Akashic Records Readings) have discovered they work, well... the person they read for is often blown away by the accuracy of the personal information conveyed from a perfect stranger. This is why Magic persists. It works.
There are other approaches to the idea of “magic” that we’ll explore on the blog, but there is good reason that names like Aleister Crowley and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn have continually stayed in the novelty of the public eye... not to mention the infamous “secret society” of conspiracy theory lore (Freemasons, Skull & Bones, The Illuminati)... I mean, that last one literally means The Illumined. The Enlightened. Duh! Uneducated fear-mongering at it's finest.
The demonizing of these groups is disinformation specifically from those who would tell you that Enlightenment is impossible by anyone but the Jesus Christ. Classic dystopian lies from the control structure that brought you churches of guilt and shame, to atrocious levels of war and hate towards foreigners and alternative lifestyle folks that need "saving", and anyone else that doesn’t fit into their tiny psychological box of isolationist dogma.
And yet, against all odds... the magical arts persist, carrying on quietly in the world of man. While plenty of ‘witches’ are simply being fashionable these days, just as many are crafting in earnest and recognizing results.
It all comes down to Belief.
If you believe the Consciousness behind your eyes is an extension of a larger Cosmic Consciousness that manifests the world in which we live in... then you will succeed in your own Manifestations, as your mind is integrated with the source of the creation you live in. You must believe though, you simply can't trick yourself. A symbiotic relationship like this cannot be fooled.
The entire game of Life is to take your personal intrinsic power back into your own hands... recognize who you are. This is about more than magic, the real purpose of magic is to get the materialist mind to loosen it’s clinging death-grip on the dogmatic reality we’ve been sold.
This is about Self-Realization.
THE DIVINE PARADOX.
"The half-wise, recognizing the comparative unreality of the Universe, imagine that they may defy its Laws—such are vain and presumptuous fools, and they are broken against the rocks and torn asunder by the elements by reason of their folly. The truly wise, knowing the nature of the Universe, use Law against laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph. Mastery consists not in abnormal dreams, visions and fantastic imaginings or living, but in using the higher forces against the lower—escaping the pains of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher. Transmutation, not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the Master."
~ The Kybalion ~
To a non-believer, it’s a paradigm shift to spin your perception 180 degrees... which is why Alchemy and Yoga exist, to help you turn your mind around and discover these truths for yourself. To discover Enlightenment.
Why do you think Yogic Meditation has persisted for the entire history of ancient and modern man... and is in a huge resurgence today!
There’s an Evolution going on, Brother!
The Universe is playing with you, pay attention!
Consciousness is Infinite.
We live in Infinity.
The All is Mind.