The concept was first laid out in the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus : “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”
There is a saying: “As within so without , as above so below .” The origin of this saying goes back to ancient times. My interpretation of it is that our inner thoughts and feelings actually create what we see and experience. What is above , in our mind, will be reflected in the circumstances of our life.
As Above , So Below is a 2014 American horror film written and directed by John Erick Dowdle and co-written by his brother Drew. It is presented as found footage of a documentary crew’s experience exploring the Catacombs of Paris and was loosely based on the seven layers of Hell.
The quote is one of the seven principles of Hermes Trismegistus , author of Hermetic Corpus. As Within, So Without, As above, So below.
That which is above is like to that which is below , and that which is below is like to that which is above , to accomplish the miracles of one thing. And as all things were by contemplation of one, so all things arose from this one thing by a single act of adaptation. The father thereof is the Sun, the mother the Moon.
Phrase. as above , so below . (occultism) What happens on a higher level of reality also happens on lower levels; the microcosm and macrocosm behave alike.
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There are few actual scares in As Above So Below . It has an atmosphere similar to The Descent and keeps the slow eerie pace throughout the first two acts of the film. That in my opinion is the greatest strength of this film, and any others of its ilk – the focus on atmosphere rather than shock horror or jump scares.
Hermeticism , or Hermetism, is a label used to designate a philosophical system that is primarily based on the purported teachings of Hermes Trismegistus (a legendary Hellenistic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth).
The series of underground tunnels served as a burial ground for centuries. There is only one official entrance to the maze of tunnels, and all other entry points have been illegal since 1955. The operator of the Catacombs museum said no one had ever gotten lost in the tunnels that are open to the public.
Horror flick ‘As Above, So Below’ was filmed in the catacombs of Paris .
pronunciation (help·info)) are underground ossuaries in Paris , France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris ‘ ancient stone quarries. Since 2013, the Catacombs number among the 14 City of Paris Museums managed by Paris Musées.
Hermes Trismegistus (from Ancient Greek: Ἑρμῆς ὁ Τρισμέγιστος, ” Hermes the Thrice-Greatest”; Classical Latin: Mercurius ter Maximus) is a legendary Hellenistic figure that originated as a syncretic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth.