Updated on November 21, 2022
Doug Tales 93: Natural Law, Part Three
Correspondence is natural law principle number three. Doug Mendenhall discusses “as above, so below” in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 43-44, and in I See…Arise! (2016), on pages 370-372. The correspondence aspect of our world and cosmos could be called a “mirror dimension” as so much on one level of living is literally reflected in multiple ways in other aspects of life. Of course, “seeing” requires that you be looking for such images. Which leads to the double meaning of the word, correspondence, which most think of as a letter being mailed from one person to another. Are you getting the message of natural law?
Natural Law Principle 3: Everything corresponds to everything else, meaning that which is above is like that which is below.
The macrocosm and the microcosm are reflections of each other.
Science has seen two things in relation to our reality: that our universe is “holographic” in nature, and reality is fractal in nature. Our universe is self-similar across all scales, from the macro to the micro. Quoting the apostle Paul, Joseph Smith said, “Paul says that which is Earthly is in likeness of that which is Heavenly.” (Words of Joseph Smith, p. 380)
Later in this book we will discuss the Fibonacci sequence of numbers and how they are represented in all of nature. Fibonacci spirals can be found everywhere in nature, from the shape of galaxies to the shell of a snail. Many flowers, ferns, pinecones, pineapples, hurricanes and even the tail of a seahorse have this sacred spiral. Nature grows according to this sequence of numbers. As above, so below.
The earth has several motions. 1) It spins on its axis and gives us a twenty-four period we call night and day. 2) It takes 365 days for the earth to rotate around our sun which gives us our year, and because of its tilted axis we get our four seasons during this yearly cycle. These are the two known and accepted motions of our earth.
The far less known and understood cycle is the Precession of the Equinox. Nearly all scientists agree that it refers to a “wobble” our earth has and it takes anywhere from 24,000 to 26,000 years for our earth to “wobble” once.
If you go outside at 10 p.m. and look at the North Pole star (Polaris) and take a picture of the sky, and then do it again at 4 a.m. you will notice that Polaris is in the same spot and the rest of the sky has rotated around it. That is because of the earth’s spin. Our axis points toward Polaris at this moment. Every 72 years our axis moves one degree away from Polaris. In a complete circle there are 360 degrees. 72 years times 360 degrees is 25,920 years for our axis to go completely around the sky and come back to pointing at Polaris again.
This means that at the time of Christ there was a different “North Pole” star. Four or five thousand years ago the north pole of the Earth’s spin axis pointed to Thuban, a star in the constellation of Draco. In about 12,000 years from now our North axis will be pointing to a different star near Vega. This is the Precession of the Equinox. It goes backward through the Zodiac.
Our sky is divided up into twelve constellations that are the zodiac signs that this precession travels through. Anciently there were thirteen, which then would take about 2,000 years for the precession to go through each sign which totals the 25,920 years per cycle, give or take a few hundred years. This means that 4,000 years before Jesus Christ was born our axis pointed to a north star in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. 2,000 years before the birth of Christ the axis entered the constellation of Aries, the Ram. When our Lord Jesus Christ was born it entered the constellation of Pisces, the Fish. We just entered the Age of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, around the year 2,000 AD.
One of the principles of natural law (which we discussed in the previous volume I See…Awake!) states that “everything corresponds to everything else, meaning that which is above is like that which is below. The macrocosm and the microcosm are reflections of each other.” The new age movement has termed this “as above, so below.”
One of the meanings of this in relation to what we are discussing is that wherever the earth’s axis is pointed to in the heavens, that is the energy that is influencing us.
Anciently, worship of Taurus the Bull dates back to the Taurine Age (approx. 4139 BC to 1963 BC). What the bull represents would be an enlightening topic for your study. Then we had the age of Aries, the Ram. This would be during the time of Moses and the Prophets. Did God have them sacrifice rams and sheep on the altars of the Temple? At the start of the Piscean age (Fish) our Lord shows up as the “Fisher of men.” Some of his disciples are fishermen. They talk of throwing out the gospel net. That is the energy that was on our earth until just recently. We are now transitioning from the Piscean age to the Aquarian age. (Now that is a very interesting topic to research, too!)
What I am trying to say is that the heavens are fully involved and are an active participant in the evolution of our consciousness. The energy coming down upon us plays an important role in who and what we are. I will not go into it in this book, but our birth time and date are important and does influence what we are. If these things didn’t matter, I don’t think God would pay so much attention to dates.
The Great Year is also divided into cycles, similar to our earthly year which has four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. These four time periods were further divided into shorter periods that corresponded to the 12 constellations of the zodiac, similar to the year having been divided into twelve months. The ancients determined where they were in the Great Year by determining where the equinox rose relative to the twelve background constellations in the sky. So they had a way of keeping daily time, yearly time, and long cycle time. Each had a beginning and an end, all based on celestial motions.
The ancients also recorded all of this in their myths, legends, and folklore. They talked extensively of the past Golden Age and lamented the coming Dark Age. They called the ages, Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Iron. This knowledge got lost over time so that in our day we hardly know anything about it. Abraham of the Old Testament went to Egypt and taught Pharaoh all about the ancient knowledge of the stars and systems. Would this information of the earth’s “wobble” and the “Eras” have been included? If our planetary system started the way Joseph Smith drew for Philo Dibble, then how much more information is there? Do we have the whole story yet?