“As above, so below, as within, so without . . .”
— Hermes

I thought of that old maxim last night after watching a report on TV about the latest discovery that provides more “evidence” of the Big Bang origins of the universe and its early growth “spurt.” Don’t ask me to explain the discovery — it was way, way over my head. But some of the photos shown in the report reminded me of something far more terrestrial: the conception process, and no doubt there is an analogy to be made between the birth of the universe and the creation process that is set in motion in a mother’s womb.

The artist’s rendition of the initial explosion appeared orgasmic, and the subsequent photos shown in the report of the millions of stars seemingly swimming in a milky expanding universe brought to mind the millions of sperm swimming through cervical mucous after the male has ejaculated inside the female.

Which is all to say, the universe is very much like a womb, yes? And we are the seeds of the seeds of the seeds . . .

Another thought came to mind today (and there are no coincidences in life, you know). We are very much like orphans, because we still don’t know the identities of the first father and mother who spawned the universe and, ultimately, the human race through their act of lovemaking that led to the Big Bang.  And who spawned them . . . and round and round we go . . . yadda yadda yadda . . .

Such is the mystery of life in this great orphanage called Earth. Perhaps we will solve the great mystery some day, and in the process, understand the true nature of our selves . . . if we look far enough without and within.

— Jillian

P.S. In my google searches of the Hermetic wisdom, I came across a kindred spirit in wordpress. Check out her site, and you’ll immediately see why.