As Above, So Below: The Principle of Correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above.”- The Kybalion

Welcome to the third installment of the Hermetic Principles series. If you’re just joining us, I strongly advise you start from the beginning, which will give you a foundation for the following:

The second Hermetic Principle is the Principle of Correspondence. It states that there is harmony and sameness in the functioning of all things on all manifesting planes. There are three planes: the physical plane, the mental plane, and the spiritual plane. Each plane has subplanes with forms of life. The difference between each plane is simply the rate of vibration on each. The lower the vibration, the lower the plane. The laws that dictate the actions on the lowest plane dictate the actions on the highest plane. As above, so below; as below, so above!

This principle explains how Hermetists are able to come to conclusions on the action of  Spirit. Remember, Spirit is impossible to know, but thanks to the Principle of Correspondence we can hypothesize and use logic to come to create a theory to increase our knowledge of it. And hey, if Spirit can manifest through mentalism alone, guess what? You can too! So dictates this principle.

This also means that if humans are believed to have souls, then so too must animals, plants, minerals, and so on, albeit, varying degrees of such.

How to utilize this principle:

  1. Since all that can be done on higher planes can be done here, cast aside your doubts when it comes to things you can’t see.
  2. The biggest lesson here is trusting the universe and truly believing all things are possible.
  3. Remember this when manifesting to boost your confidence and enhance your manifestation practice.



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