As Above, SO Below:
The ‘As Above, So Below’ law that is combination of micro and macrocosmic reality likely comes from Hermes Trismegistus, a Babylonian who became a Pharaoh of Egypt according to Arab Encyclopedia. Barrett is probably right about him being a legendary amalgam of people, but so what? This kind of semantic, pedantic, academic, squabbling just confuses issue and people get to point where they take one side or another, rather than integrate and see effect of power-mongers. In time of Shakespeare cosmogony relating alchemic Dictum of Hermes was known as Harmony of Spheres. This Dictum is pictured on back of Barrett’s book Secret Societies as taken from ‘Macoy’s Cyclopedia’ of things Masonic. But I cannot rehash all these things again, too much. I find many debunkers are agents of deceit like Barrett. I also wonder how Michel de Notredame’s book escaped being on Inquisitional Codex until De Medici’s had lost their influence centuries after his Prophecies were printed.
Hypnosis and Ritual, blackboards to balls:
There are many symbols and artistic creations that are able to contact mind and set its archetypal memories or information systems in action. It is clear that animals have always found place where legs meet to be an enjoyable spot and it wasn’t all a learned response. We have a vestigial obsession or primal urge that accentuates importance of certain aesthetics which are part of archetypal knowledge. Millions of years of conditioning reinforce lines and constructs of such things across a wide range of forms that become or became templates of energy flow. Which came first - form or thought? On other occasions we see mind is involved or affected into becoming hypnotized beyond relaxation. I suspect mind or brain functioning is able to be affected by these symbols or suggestions which are difficult for people to consciously intercept through interface with Thalami and their crystalline structure.
Boredom in classrooms can actually make students more receptive to implanted attitudes or acceptance of prevailing attitudes that paradigm re-inforces or ‘enforces’. In these mental states of semi or full hypnotic trance, mind becomes conditioned and almost thinks programming came from ‘within’. Suggestopaedia is a technique developed by biophysicist Dr. Milan Ryzl that broadcasts over barriers created by conscious processing. It could have great potential for good or bad application in education and learning. I can see how it might have something to do with meditation and Thalami amplification to affect brain use. In short span of 15 minutes a person can have over 90% recall of a new language some two weeks later if I remember research as spoken about in Psychic Discoveries Behind Iron Curtain.
However, my first wife took a course in teaching using this method and from what I saw of course material they took away music and chair that put a person into altered state before beginning information. I suppose it is another example of co-opting good ideas and making it seem like they have been tried. What good this does is beyond me. It isn’t as if humanity would not be better off if people could learn and take pride in thinking, is it? The co-operative learning that emphasizes all learning styles from linear logical to spatial creative is being employed similarly although I hear US has some teachers who are actually using full technique. Hypnotists I have read, actually say authoritative symbols like a blackboard can and do cause hypnosis.
Some of symbols on stelae and megalithic structures would have power as well as sacred or worshipful intent that minds can generate through increased expectation and belief. Who has not ‘felt’ presence of past souls or thought therefrom in an old home? This ambience of textural sponges which soak up energy is in all matter and its lattices of molecules. It makes stone become more powerful as ‘energy wells’ that Dr. Robins speaks to are filled to capacity. Someday we may be able to access some of this knowledge or understand process as a result of effort of solid state chemists or physicists with an open mind. The ancients had more than a million years of observing and relating and they often didn’t have someone to tell them it was this or ‘that’, they just knew or ‘felt’ and observed. The Information Age inundates us with even more information and some of us are unable to focus and process resultant data overflow. Is this part of a standard operating procedure employed by social engineers today? It can be called ‘BS baffles brains’ or ‘Big Lie’.
“The object of crystal gazing is, as has been said, induction of a kind of hypnotic state giving rise to hallucinations of a visionary nature, reflection of light in crystal forming ‘points de repère’ for such hallucinations. The value of elaborate ceremonies and impressive rituals thus lies in their potency to affect mind and imagination of seer.