Bon 7-Lamat: John Forbes Nash, Carl Sagan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Grace Jones
Studying and following the Tzolkin, it became gradually obvious to me that the ancient law of analogy, as it was written on the Emerald Tablets of Egypt, holds true in this world I find myself living in. The hermetic law of analogy is best known by the idiom “as above, so below”, while yet another interpretation of it is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm.
This can mean, for example, that the entire world exists as a hologram inside each human being. To know myself is to know the world. Whatever I find outside myself exists in me.
I know exactly how it can feel to read this through western eyes and washed brains. It looks exactly like cyclical logic. Something that doesn’t really mean anything. But this is because the law of analogy makes most sense in the world of experience, rather than the abstract world of logic.
Within the theme of this blog – TIME – similarities can be found between different time scales: days, years, Platonic years, Tzolkin rounds, etc.
In one of his allusions to esoteric knowledge, Shakespeare once called sleep “the small death”. So what comes after the smaller death?
06:20 (birth) blank awareness, oblivion
06:22 (baby) get out of bed, get into shower
07:00 (child) eat breakfast, think about today
09:30 (young adult) work/study/DO
12:30 (adult) have lunch, reflect and plan
22:30 (near death) drowsy reading in bed
Every day is therefore a mini-cycle of life and death, and my tenure on planet earth is a longer cycle, with a similar arc of composing and decomposing. In other words, remembering someone from yesterday on the daily cycle is like remembering someone from a previous life on the longer cycle.