“Since the dawn of man, human beings have sought the very nature of existence. We grew up learning that our world, as we know it, is called a “Uni-Verse.” Uni, defined as “one; having or consisting of one,” and VERSE, defined as “a group of lines that form a unit in a poem or song; a stanza” or simply “a line of poetry.”
Scientists before us may have been poet/philosophers in discovering the immediate world beyond our imagination in not only a theoretical way, but with a sense of artistic spirit. From their foresight, we should imagine our singular world to be a romantic amalgamation of poetry and song that defines our very existence.
As science graduated from the superstition of ancient and medieval seekers of existence, it expanded to the study of our natural world and eventually became a springboard to the study of stars and beyond. The ancients believed the inherent connection between the macro-cosmos, which they considered the same as the microcosmos.
In the 3rd Century AD, Hellenistic philosopher, Plotinus wrote, “This universe is a single living being embracing all living beings within it, and possessing a single Soul that permeates all its parts to the degree of their participation in it. Every part of this sensible universe is fully participant in its material aspect, and in respect of soul, in the degree to which it shares in the World Soul...” The mythical Hermes Trismegistus is attributed to the saying, “that which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above.”
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