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As above so below by A2Matos As above so below by A2Matos
Location: S.Pedro - Cascais Line - Portugal

At this time the sun is already low leaving this wonderful tone on rock formation different from the usual.

As Above so Below As Within so Without

As above so below is often expressed alongside its synonym, as within so without. Teachings that expressed these instructions claimed it was impossible to study the universe without studying man, and vice versa, that it was impossible to study man without studying the universe. They stressed that, to study either man or the universe, one had to study both. This is one reason why ancient texts almost always dwell on both man and the universe alike. They rarely exclude the one or the other.


Man himself is obviously the nearest object to himself, far more observable than a microscopic atom or a telescopic galaxy. And yet, his inherent blindness to himself prevents him from seeing the obvious. Thus, to gain self-knowledge, man must often look outside of himself to another cosmos, and apply what he learns from the external to himself. Indeed, as above so below goes hand in hand with another ancient adage, Know Thyself.

Enjoy =)

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catchingfyre Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Greetings,

Your beautiful piece of Landscape photography has been abducted to another world. I know I don't have the most page views but I couldn't resist this gorgeous photo.

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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Photographer
Thanks =)
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dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your beautiful artwork has been featured here. I'd love it if you can check it out and :+fav: it and other amazing artworks in it. :hug:
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Photographer
thank you =)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
beautiful:)
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Photographer
=)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
:hug:
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Kotei-Heika-Chrome-D Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW! So beautiful! Knocked the wind right out of me!
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Photographer
Thanks ;)
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Kotei-Heika-Chrome-D Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem; you deserve it!
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