Coda Aria: A Return to the Esoteric Fundamentals of Previous Civilizations (part I)

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.”

“If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.”

—Baruch Spinoza

Nothing in this world is ever as it seems. Most of what we have been taught or told about our world and its history are either a distorted version of the truth or an outright lie. To fully understand the majority of the following concepts, one must not only consider this fact with an open heart and open mind but must also understand that most of this cannot be learned through mere knowing. 

            Typically, one should never simply believe whatever they read or are told but should question any and everything that comes his way. If something doesn’t sit well, it should ignite a fire within one to pursue their truths. The esoteric knowledge presented here is not so simple. To truly understand these core concepts, one must experience them on one’s own. However, all of these principles are a natural part of human life and are shared by every individual, whether aware of it or not. All it takes is a change in perception. 

    Modern civilization stands on one side, while the entirety of all preceding societies stands on the other. For western society, the dividing line would lie at the end of the Middle Ages. At that point, a schism had made two different worlds–one completely separated by cutting itself off from nearly every contact with the past. For modern-day humans, this means any possibility of understanding the traditional world has been completely lost. 

            The following is only a tip of the iceberg of what researchers have rekindled of previous civilizations. They are a few core concepts of the secret mystery schools, on the ancient, esoteric secrets of ourselves, the world, the universe (cosmos), and of reality, which have only been available to those who dedicate enough time and research into seeking the truth. This is not stuff you learn in school. The religion of science denounces such claims, yet behind the scenes, these scientists not only understand these concepts but use them in their methods.

            The human mind, along with the cosmos, is one of the most challenging and convoluted systems in nature. Where it may seem chaotic at a glance, with the indoctrinated eye, there exists a specific order similar to that of the universe. At the heart, natural, aesthetic patterns are governed by dualistic polarities, in which the cosmos corresponds to the microcosm and the micro to the quantum level. In other words, the heavens (the universe) correlate with the human mind and body, as well as with every atom within it.

           Every natural thing in the real world corresponds with the Hermetic concept of As above, so below; as within, so without, and grows in a cyclical, rhythmic pattern of the Golden Ratio— aka, the Fibonacci Sequence. Before we jump into Fibonacci, one must have a clear understanding of natural correspondence. 

           The Kybalion contains the Seven Principles of ancient Egyptian mythology that correlate with ancient Hermeticism principles and act as esoteric laws of how our world works. The second principle is of Correspondence: As Above, So Below; As Within, So Without.                 

          To better understand this, one must look at the two most complex systems in nature—

            The universe and the human brain may appear to be two completely different things, but they are so similar, the only substantial difference is their size in scale. The human brain functions via its vast neurological network claimed to consist of approximately 69 billion neurons. Simultaneously, the observable universe is composed of a cosmic web of at least 100 billion galaxies. Within both systems, only 30 percent of their masses are composed of galaxies and neurons, which arrange themselves in long filaments or nodes between the filaments. The rest of the 70 percent of mass or energy distribution plays a passive role, such as water in the brain or dark energy in the observable universe.

            Thus goes to show as above, so below. This, as well as the latter part, as within, so without, will become more apparent and understood throughout this essay. As for now, it can be interpreted in multiple ways, but the most common interpretation claims “whatever we think of ourselves will be expressed or reflected on the natural world in which we live.” It’s all about perception, where if we have a negative outlook on life, negative things will occur, and vice versa. Whatever we think or accept consciously will be the circumstance of our life.

           Almost everyone is familiar with the belief that the life we create reflects the image we hold in our minds. What lies within correlates to what lies without. Consequently, what may be invisible can be deduced by observing the visible.

          Or, to put it another way, you can get a sense of what will happen in your life (the invisible, because it hasn’t happened yet) by paying attention to your thoughts (the visible). Your dominating thoughts, the ones you give energy to, are the ones that will manifest in your life. Your thoughts mirror your reality. This is the essential takeaway of the law of correspondence.

            The Fibonacci sequence is known as the “divine” number and is responsible for natural beauty within the world. It strikes feelings of wonder when we see it. Our brain’s built-in software naturally recognizes and is drawn to divine proportion—symmetry—which we sense as beauty and quality, which is universally attractive and pleasing to all. With our ability to recognize the timeless beauty of nature, the universe was created with us in mind with the Golden Ratio, 

           In the film Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also directed Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream, there is an excellent description of this in the first twenty minutes of the film. The protagonist, Max, also explains his childhood and the awakened feeling he had after being able to see again after being blinded from staring into the sun. Hopefully, you get the metaphor. 

          Max:  “If we’re built from Spirals while living in a giant Spiral, then is it possible that everything we put our hands to is infused with the Spiral?”

          Max:  “Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers… If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature. Evidence: The cycling of disease epidemics; the wax and wane of caribou populations; sun spot cycles; the rise and fall of the Nile. So, what about the stock market? The universe of numbers represents the global economy. Millions of human hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: Within the stock market, there is a pattern as well, right in front of me. Hiding behind the numbers. Always has been…”

           You can find this spiral in nearly every natural thing, and if not a spiral, you can find the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence—1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 56, and so on… (the following number is the result of the previous two numbers added together). For example, one human hand has five fingers, each with three parts separated by two knuckles. 

             They are literally, everywhere: the nautilus shell, petals of a flower, hurricanes, tornadoes, stems on a leaf, seed heads, pine cones, pineapples, cauliflower, dolphins, starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins, ants, honey bees, and their behavior, the pyramids (not natural but still proof that this knowledge is ancient), the human ear, reproductive dynamics, animal flight patterns (the angle at which a hawk attacks its prey), and even our DNA strands.

           Continuing from the Fibonacci sequence, and its Golden Spiral, the crest of a wave in the ocean also falls in this same sequence. We humans, as well as every living organism, exist within an ocean of energy, in the form of waves known as frequencies. We humans are not even physical beings, but consist of atoms vibrating at similar frequencies. 

            Every organism has the vibrational frequency that it emits, attracting and influencing those around it. This includes humans, where here in the western world, it is commonly known as a “vibe.” 

            Whether we are aware of it or not, whenever we encounter another or walk into a new environment, our body can sense a change. If another is depressed, sad, anxious, or angry, but doesn’t show it externally, their lower vibration can make us uncomfortable. If we walk into a room full of people like this, the feeling can be overwhelming, even claustrophobic. 

            Negative emotions have a low frequency, while on the other hand, those with a more balanced sense of self—who always seem to have a good time—tend to be operating at a higher frequency. These people usually have a comforting presence for those of a lower vibe. If one’s frequency is considerably lower than someone with a higher vibrational frequency, it can come off as threatening. However, this may stem from a subconscious sense of jealousy or envy. 

            The thing is, much like a vibrating tuning fork, when another is placed near it, the other will begin to vibrate at the same speed as the first. We work in the same way. Our thoughts and words have their vibrational frequencies as well. I’ll get more into this in a bit, but it is imperative to understand the fact that just because we can’t see something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. 

           We can’t see radio waves, gamma, radiation, etc., but we still know they exist. We can’t see WiFi, yet we know it’s all around us. In the electromagnetic spectrum, we can only see a tiny sliver known as the light spectrum. It represents only about 0.003 percent of all the energy in the universe. Even the “physical” universe that we can detect using the senses makes up only 4 percent of it.

             With this tiny sliver of light visible to us (0.003% of electromagnetic spectrum), who’s to say there aren’t other beings vibrating at higher or lower frequencies than us? A good way to picture it is with a fan—the slower it spins, the better we can see it, but the faster, the more invisible it becomes. 

           Scientism is the popular belief of the modern world but it proves about as much as any religion does—it’s mostly only theory and speculation. Anything that cannot be measured with our man-made tools and measuring devices, such as emotion, intuition, consciousness, etc., gets tossed aside or completely thrown out, forever considered “pseudoscience.” Any credible scientist who wants to keep their job and reputation knows not to touch these subjects. 

            However, alternative scientists, who aren’t part of the mainstream science community, have discovered all of this. It’s more of a “rediscovery” after there has been proof of such knowledge in eastern cultures, going back to antiquity.  

            Eastern gurus, such as Lao Tzu, have made well-known proverbs, such as “watch your words” and “watch your thoughts,” for this reason. If one thinks of something or talks of it enough, it can manifest into one’s reality. Hence, the phrase “be careful what you wish for…”

           If this sounds ludicrous, I highly recommend looking into Dr. Emoto’s ice crystals. This Japanese scientist has shown that our words and intentions can directly affect the molecular structure of water. Depending on age and sex, the human body is about 60 percent water. With that, wouldn’t words and even thoughts affect us? If still not convinced, listen to Norwegian Black Metal for a week straight and tell me it hasn’t had a direct effect on you.

             When people say “have a nice day” or “drive safely,” they are encouraging those thoughts to permeate in our minds. It feels good to hear positive and uplifting words of encouragement. Conversely, if someone tells you “you’re an idiot” or insults you verbally, you will feel bad, mad, or anxious. We can easily have our emotions and state of mind affected simply by hearing a few words. 

             If hearing a few little words can affect our thought patterns, emotions, and actions, then imagine what movies, commercials, and songs can do to the mind…

             Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not real. For many, seeing is believing. But what about feeling, or any other human sense? Everyone has had a feeling that they initially could not explain. But it is when the mind jumps in the way, trying to reason with the body using the logic we were programmed to use in school (which isn’t the whole truth, keep in mind), that we falsely debunk our own intuitions. 

            We create our reality by the frequency we each put out which attracts more of the same. The more conscious we are about our life choices, the more we can keep a higher frequency, which sends ripples of energy out like ripples in a pond, or waves in an ocean, pulsating a positive vibe wherever we go, both internally and externally. 
To Be Continued…