”All Things are the Manifestation of One Thing Only”
~ The Emerald Tablets of Thoth ~
“This world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence. A single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.”
~ Plato (Greek Philosopher) ~
“All things are linked with one another, and this oneness is sacred; there is nothing that is not interconnected with everything else. For things are interdependent, and they combine to form this universal order. There is only one universe made up of all things, and one creator who pervades them; there is one substance and one law.”
~ Marcus Aurelius ~
(Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher / Author: The Meditations / 180 AD)
You may read the quotes above and be inclined to take these statements as whimsical philosophy, provocative juxtaposition, or just creative poetry… even though these authors are very well recognized names of history, they are still just the singular opinion of those individual men.
Fallible men who may have misguided notions influenced by the academia and social nature of their ancient time periods (6000 BCE to 150 AD)…
Superstition, religiosity, blinded by datura tea, who knows… they could even just be downright crazy, right?
Sure, maybe. Though it’s not difficult to read their vast works for yourself, which I would urge you to do (that’s why we write all this stuff at HipSoul; to inspire others to look for themselves)... then decide what kind of men they presented themselves to be.
I think you would have a hard time convincing the world that Plato and Marcus Aurelius are kooks though.
Their prolific written works illustrate their minds quite clearly and in detail. Men of strong character, with diatribes that have been recognized as timeless and profound, still standing after the test of time.
While “Thoth (aka Hermes Trismegistus)” is recognized as a literal Egyptian Deity; a God himself… so take that as you wish, but don’t discount the spectacular Esoteric works discovered on his ‘tablets’. Philosophical works that are so interesting, it doesn’t actually matter who gets attribution for them; the content speaks for itself.
The world has progressed since Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece.
Modern Science has blossomed into arenas which these men of wisdom could not even fathom back then… yet they share these insights gleaned on the nature of Reality with nothing more than the tools of their respective time periods. Very impressive…
Considering modern science is discovering relative scientific proof of their convictions.
The quote below describes a paradigm within Quantum Physics which speaks directly to the ‘nuts & bolts’ of these ancient philosophers' esoteric insights…
“An even more surprising feature of the quantum potential was its implications for the nature of location.
At the level of our everyday lives things have very specific locations, but David Bohm’s interpretation of quantum physics indicated that at the subquantum level, the level in which the quantum potential operated, location ceased to exist.
All points in space became equal to all other points in space, and it was meaningless to speak of anything as being separate from anything else. Physicists called this property 'nonlocality'.
The nonlocal aspect of the quantum potential enabled Bohm to explain the connection between twin particles without violating special relativity’s ban against anything traveling faster than the speed of light.
To illustrate how, he offers the following analogy: Imagine a fish swimming in an aquarium. Imagine also that you have never seen a fish or an aquarium before and your only knowledge about them comes from two television cameras, one directed at the aquarium’s front and the other at its side. When you look at the two television monitors you might mistakenly assume that the fish on the screens are separate entities. After all, because the cameras are set at different angles, each of the images will be slightly different.
As you continue to watch you will eventually realize there is a relationship between the two fish. When one turns, the other makes a slightly different but corresponding turn. When one faces the front, the other faces the side, and so on.
If you are unaware of the full scope of the situation, you might wrongly conclude that the fish are instantaneously communicating with one another, but this is not the case. No communication is taking place because at a deeper level of reality, the reality of the aquarium, the two fish are actually one and the same.
Indeed, because the quantum potential permeates all of space, all particles are nonlocally interconnected.”
~ Michael Talbot ~
(Author: The Holographic Universe)
On the quantum level; matter is literally connected. The only reason we don’t actually SEE it is due to the point of perspective with which we are viewing things. Change the perspective and the connection becomes apparent.
In other words, everything in the entire known Universe is made of ONE THING.
Still not entirely feeling it? Perhaps Carl Sagan can get your heart pumping… his visual description of the “Four Dimensional Reality”, with an additional exposition on “Time” at the end, perfectly illustrates the analogy of the Fish above.
You see, physicists have now been gleaning what students of Theosophy and Esotericism have been teaching for thousands of years. Whatever his belief system, I imagine Carl Sagan was a well read individual. It’s this Esoteric form of thinking that allows one like Sagan to think outside the box. I’m sure he was not ignorant of Hinduism and it’s Astrotheology, especially considering the time period he lived through.
Among other scriptures, the Hindu “Yugas” describe this period of Realization. Awakening. The Yugas define the pattern of Consciousness as it grows into a wholly Enlightened state, based on the positioning of the Cosmos (think Astrology). Sounds like something that Mister Sagan might have come across in his research of the, uh, Cosmos.
We are all part of that Consciousness, on a Quantum Level… our bodies are literally MADE of these Quantum Particles. Everything is.
Which means you can actually SEE the shift in Consciousness, as people go crazy on the streets and struggle with the turmoil of their internal confusion at the way they feel these last couple decades… and it’s ramping up. The Quantum realm is built into your physical being, it affects you directly.
It changes, You change.
And it very much seems we are leaving a Low Consciousness phase of existence, where the self-realization of the Divine has been overshadowed by false idolatry (materialism above everything else), this is the “Kali Yuga” phase we are coming out of... we are now leading into the very beginning of the transition into an Enlightened period of Divine recognition, called “Dwapara Yuga”... and the growing pains are currently driving the world mad.
If you don’t ‘Wake Up’; it will keep pushing you until you break.
This “transitional shift” also explains why psychedelics began to affect Western civilization in the last 100 years. With the discovery of LSD in 1943 (the year the tide turned in WWII) by Albert Hofmann at Sandoz Laboratories. Then the very 'Conscious' backlash to the Vietnam war (and war in general) in the 60's, creating the environment for a massive proliferation of psychedelics through bands like “The Grateful Dead” and “Pink Floyd”, to help move the 'shift' along… these are signs of serendipity on high.
Random chance… or The Universe creating opportunity in the world of man for Self proliferation?
Who knows for sure, we're not trying to make you believe anything. This is just food for thought, sharing ideas that perhaps get one's mind out of the gutter and into the stars. That is the goal of Esoteric Study, to Enlighten. There certainly are a lot of societal synchronicities which point directly towards this theory of everything though.
Such as the “internet”, standing as an enormous mystical event pushing mankind towards this new “Age of Enlightenment”.
In just a couple decades this slow government network has blossomed into the largest global communication source mankind has ever seen. Spreading information at a faster rate than ever before in all of known history. That is a significant, cosmic change in the direction of Enlightening the human Consciousness towards greater Wisdom.
Much like the timing of LSD with the ending of World War II.
These synchronicities on a cosmic level align with a pattern of Awakening the mind of man to a higher level of Awareness of The Universe. Waking us up from our ignorance of what Life is, and where we stand within it.
Not only is the introduction of the Internet a new communication paradigm, but within one of those two decades, Computers have managed to shrink into Smartphones, putting this infinite information source in almost every single persons pocket. That speed of developmental progress is unheard of relative to human history. Like Moore's Law, its implications on the state of Consciousness in the human race is about as profound a cosmic event as it gets.
Now everyone can read “The Emerald Tablets of Thoth” anytime they choose...
back in 2002 you hadn't even heard the name, now you can listen to a narrated audiobook version on YouTube for free, right this second. That’s a dramatic change in the “way of life” in only two decades, access to Wisdom that had been kept secret through obscurity is now immediately available.
That's a form of Enlightenment.
Along with the internet came another, more stable, psychedelic renaissance around the year 2012 (Aztec / Mayan Calendar anyone?)... which has led us to the modern day of Ayahuasca Ceremonies & Retreats. Despite indigenous people using these spiritual tools for thousands of years prior, it’s only hitting the western Zeitgeist in the internet age. It’s quite amazing you are even AWARE they exist now. You have been Enlightened.
That’s a visible change in Consciousness.
Not to mention Marijuana Legalization, what exactly shifted in the public psyche that this is now something that should change after sooooo many years? This legalization mentality has spawned interest in things like ‘Grow Mushrooms at Home’ kits… even the popular culture discovery of Ayahuasca / DMT and “Methods to Seek Enlightenment” becoming more accepted in common conversation. Zeitgeist Consciousness Raising.
Yoga, Meditation, Wellness, Psychedelic Therapy, Burning Man… these are the tropes of the Yugas in action.
I won’t even bother detailing the various humanity provoking changes of pandemics, wars, racial injustices, disruption theory in technology companies, Hacktivism, Neo-pronouns and impending Ecological Disaster. Are you really convinced this stuff just random progress moving faster than ever before, a dumb universe with a lot of moving parts that just happen to line up... or is it a synchronic movement leading the human mind to a higher evolutionary state of Conscious Awareness?
Either way, change is in the air.
Unfortunately, many still ignore Esoteric wisdom in favor of selfish Egotism. Unfortunately, they tend to be the ones who write the school books, shouting-down anyone who tries to intervene with any form of change away from the traditional stalwart mindsets. It’s quite obvious a chunk of the human race has become so apathetic towards any faith-based Spirituality, it’s almost strictly lip service now.
Hiding behind Dogma to perpetuate a violent resistance to Change.
Religious Combat and intolerance is constantly jarring and destructive to peaceful living, whether it be in small business or the international battlefield. While the outright disregard for anything genuinely Esoteric (Forgiveness Teachings) is now typical and gaslit to explode. Even religiosity seems to shun all of its lessons, in favor of harassing those who don’t hold the same political affiliations. Classic Denial and Distraction.
Many are falling deeply for their own line of self-cultivated materialist bullsh*t.
Trying desperately to believe they are in control; despite the planet visibly spiraling into a perpetual state of chaos. Business as usual, but no matter… as materialist minds like to exclaim "You Can't Stop Progress!"
The Universe has other plans.
It appears Quantum Science is one of the new tools of communication (alongside psychedelics) to bring the atrophied mind back into the fold of the cosmic order of things.
The one thing a Materialist mind won’t argue with is a Materialist Fact. These enlightenments in Quantum Mechanics are pushing Existential Truth in their scientific mysteries; Truth that can’t be argued with. There's an Evolution going on…
An evolution of knowledge is beginning to reveal itself to the human race.
The same knowledge that every Zen Master, Yoga Guru, Shaman, Medicine Man, Alchemist, Esoteric Philosopher and Occult Teacher have been trying to convey through Mystery Schools since they built the Pyramids in Egypt…
This is WHY they built the Pyramids in Egypt; to share this Wisdom of Creation with those who came after them.
There is no Religion Higher than Truth. Religiosity can loudly and violently resist, but in an era of Enlightenment it has no teeth against The Universe itself.
The Pyramid cannot be destroyed.
~ Pitch.Black.Zen ~
“Oh yeah, you just don't win. It's so far out, The way out is in.”
~ George Harrison (Song: Any Road) ~
”You, only. Only you, exist”
~ Rilke (Counterpart / Season 1 Eps1) ~