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Duality, Eurocentrism and Spiritual Practice

Wed ,07/08/2013

The Duality of it All

Our reality is filtered through our minds. Our mental states and thought forms highly define who we are, and what we create from our world. It may be said that our minds project our reality. This concept was captured by the old axiom and Hermetic principle that states, “As above, so below. As below, so above.” An Alchemist would also understand that to mean, “As within, so without. As without, so within.” Or, “As the macrocosm, so the microcosm. As the microcosm, so the macrocosm.” Much could be said about these principles, however I want to jump to the underlying principle of the binding of supposed polarities into one. That is the Great Work of an Alchemist, to unify duality and seek the Prima Materia*. (more…)