Treasure Island

Allan Gerard


~Hourglass Above (Haiku 1) ~


Above As Below
I Have Loved And I Have Loathed
Within Though Without

Submitted: Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Inspired by the visual representation of an hourglass.
The Microcosm = Self To Macrocosm = Universe Beyond

That which takes place on earth is also taking place in the heavens
Vice Versa. This could be attributed to Ancient Sumerian texts that predate but run parallel with stories within the bible.

7 Hermetic Principles, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, The Bible and I could go on listing references that speak about this principle in different words and ways.

As Above, So Below = 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. Thus, whatever happens on any level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) also happens on every other level.

As Within, So without = Means everything you see and perceive is a reflection of yourself from within.

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  • Savita Tyagi (2/25/2014 9:12:00 AM)

    Enjoyed the way you wrote and took time to explain it too. There is a connect in all visible and invisible things. A connect between reader and writer and a connect in you and your thoughts. Only thing ours is how we find and utilize it. (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (2/22/2014 11:00:00 PM)

    These are interesting concepts, even more interesting that you correlated the similarities between the two. The idea of happenings on earth reflecting heaven is something I had thought about in the past myself. It just goes to show how unoriginal human thought can be. When you think you've thought of something new, do some research and you find out someone else did too lol. I've also heard of the As within, So without part, though I mostly thought about symbolism. At the same time It is the twists and spins we put on it as we add our own perspectives that matter - which is basically what you've done here. Very intriguing stuff!

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

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