Practical Magic(k)

As Above, So Below: The Primordial Dynamic

“[The hexagram ✡] the most meaningful sign in the entire universe.” — Jakob Böhme, mystic, alchemist

The great Hermetic axiom, “as above, so below” is the verbal articulation of man’s relationship to the cosmos. Visually represented as the hexagram and “merkaba“, this symbol represents the complete interpenetration of above ▽ and below △, heaven and earth, mind and body, “Spirit” and form, imagination and perception, macrocosm and microcosm—simultaneously cloaking and disclosing this and other timeless and primordial truths.


For thousands of years humans have made sacred symbols to signify this cosmic dance, as we have understood the significance of relating to it consciously in the act of creation—(Magic[k]).


Engraving by Matthaeus Merian, 1625, from Musaeum Hermeticum.

Tantrikas use the Sri Yantra, Mayans used the Hunab Ku, Egyptians and Greeks use the Caduceus, King David and his successor King Solomon used the Magen David or “Solomon’s Seal” (also used by alchemists, yogis [Galoka Star], and Jewish Mystics [Star of David]), Taoists use the Yin Yang, Pagans use the Tree of Life, et al. Each of these symbols pointing to the same primordial dynamic, the interpenetration and essential unity of opposites. This universal understanding, found across cultures and time, is known as the Perennial Philosophy or “Great Arcanum”. It is the very essence of alchemy, Magic(k), spirituality and transformation.

Ascension Stone® “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female …then you will enter [the kingdom].” — Gospel of Thomas, 22

The prominent 16th century mystic and alchemist Jakob Böhme called the hexagram ✡ “the most meaningful sign in the entire universe.” He saw it as a symbol of the perfectly balanced, all-reconciling divine human.

The mathematical model called the Torus (see: "torroidal field") models this flow of energy-information—representing a stable, self-organizing system in dynamic equilibrium.

The mathematical model called the Torus (see: “torroidal field”) models this flow of energy-information—representing a stable, self-organizing system in dynamic equilibrium.

This primordial dynamic has been called the:

“chariot of the gods”
“vehicle of light”
“holy matrix”
“ascension portal”
“gateway to higher dimensions”
“blueprint of creation”
“abode of Krsna”
“throne of God”
“torsion field”
“interdimensional vehicle”



In the human organism, the convergence of these dancing energies is in the area of the heart-solar plexus and is appropriately represented in the chakra system as two triangles inverted one on top of the other—a hexagram.

Ascension Stone®“The hexagram …symbolizes the nara-narayana, or perfect meditative state of balance achieved between man and God, and if maintained, results in ‘moksha,’ or ‘nirvana’.” — Hindu philosophy, Wikipedia

The Ascension Stone® (“alignment stone” or “merkaba”) talismanically represents this primordial dynamic and has been used throughout history to align the practitioner with the macrocosm (higher order)—his/her Self and Great Work. It is a symbol of perfect balance or “Utopia”—signifying the reunification of heaven ▽ and earth △—a representation of our highest calling—the Great Work of impregnating form with Spirit, of materializing our Imaginations into perception.

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