“As above, so below,” we often hear in spiritual and esoteric circles. That is, the events and evolution of heaven and earth are believed to reflect one another. This expression implies that there are two worlds: The “above,”—or heaven, “up there,” the vast, radiant realms of the angels and the moon, planets, sun and stars. And the “below”—here on earth, the place of matter and time, of birth, death and rebirth.
But we can broaden and deepen our understanding if we think more about the “below.” Is it here, now, the surface world of the everyday? Or is it “down there,” under our feet, within the body of the land? These are two distinct realms, called by some the middle world, or day world; and the lower world or underworld. In ancestral times the underworld was known to be a fertile, light-filled place full of wisdom and beauty, and populated with many orders of spiritual beings who could and sometimes did ally themselves with humanity. [Read more…] about As Above, So Below