View Full Version : as above, so below

solomon levi
05-11-2010, 06:01 PM
I saw a vision last night and i wanted to share it with you.

I don't know how familiar you are with your brain and how it works, but
in the neocortex there are brain cells (called "neurons") and they look like this:


When the neuron "fires" a chemical-electrical signal shoots down the axon and
lots of neurotransmitters are ejected into the synaptic cleft and received by
other neurons through the dendrites.

Anyway, I saw the similarity between this and the pistil and stamen of a flower:


Even the shapes are similar. And the sending (male) and receiving (female) parts,
the expulsion of pollen (the flowers neurotransmitter), perhaps caused by a bee
or insect (liken to the nerve impulse - potassium and sodium)... it's like plants
or organic life is the neocortex of the earth which is a huge brain!

Mushrooms and their spores fit this construct as well.

It was much more awesome seeing it than my pitiful description. :)


Dendritic Xylem
05-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Paul Stamets has compared that dendritic growth seen in fungal mycelia with the formation of Dark Matter.

Here's an interesting lecture. He's not the best speaker, but he's a very sincere and brilliant person. Skip to 5:00 for some juicy stuff.


He also makes the neuron/fungi connection in this part. Start around 6:30


Another video where he makes the dark matter/string theory connection. It's around 6:00


05-14-2010, 12:22 AM

solomon levi
05-14-2010, 10:37 PM
Thanks DX.
I'll check that out.
Paul Stamets is a local Washingtonian, I believe.
He went to Evergreen anyway and I used to work for a guy
that was his roommate in college there. I learned a lot
about mushrooms from him. :)

Nice pic MtG.
I saw this vision while smoking some green stuff.
I've seen other things on Psi. ;)


05-14-2010, 10:54 PM
Mushrooms only beget Mushrooms

Man alone begets a Man.

Wish you were a Sun of Man?

What in Earth should you eat, then?

Written through Funnel Vision™ by Adaptation.

Dendritic Xylem
05-15-2010, 09:34 AM
Couldn't resist...


05-17-2010, 01:59 PM
Couldn't resist...

Of course you coudn't...

Axis Mundi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_mundi)


solomon levi
05-17-2010, 05:11 PM
Wow. Those are crazy huge!

solomon levi
12-07-2012, 03:11 PM
"That which is above, is like that which is below. And that which is below, is
like that which is above, to accomplish the miracles of the One thing."

I've stressed elsewhere the importance of both directions in this axiom.
I'll do it again here under the proper thread title. One direction, or one
half of this axiom, does not make alchemy. In alchemy, mercury solves
sulphur and sulphur fixes mercury. If mercury alone can mature into
sulphur, it would then follow that sulphur can retrograde into mercury.

solomon levi
04-16-2013, 08:49 AM
part of "seeing" is expressed by as above so below. often my seeing or visions have to do with just that - seeing the microcosm in the macrocosm, and vice versa. this is a oneness as dualism, and pluralism in what i see as fractal and exponential. if i call it "seeing" i mean it comes suddenly, spontaneously, without effort or trying to think of connections... like i am shown it.
anyway, i recently saw how memory happens in the macrocosm. this was cool to me because less than a year ago i was anti memory... memory = dead past/known, ego/thinker/knowledge = not present etc. All that's true in a certain context, but a larger context is the whole.
anyway, in short, what i saw is that what ego memory is to the microcosm, soul memory is to the macrocosm. this is what a lot of ancient mystery schools were about imo. everyone assumes they have a soul... maybe so, but alchemy and other systems teach imbibing the soul with immortal memory that will not be lost in the river Lethe (forgetfulness).

solomon levi
04-16-2013, 09:26 AM
in fact some schools taught their initiates to go to a different river named Mnemosyne (memory).
i found/explored this info on an impulse after the vision... i always look into etymology of what i see. interestingly Mnemosyne is daughter of Gaia and Uranus, earth and heaven, below and above... just as soul memory joins microcosm to macrocosm in my vision. this middle/mediator is also man between earth and heaven in the trigrams, and man is manas, mind, mens, mantis (prophet, seer)...
the simultaneous part of the vision was that how memory occurs in the brain and body is the same as it occurs in the universe...
as the brain is electrochemical, so the universe is plasmic, or whatever... solar flares, etc.
I'll leave it at that for now.