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Irish Landscape, “As above so below” Quotes by Isaac Newton from 1680.

As above so below
Irish landscapes in sunlight
Nigel Borrington

At this time of year the sky’s and the sunlight can be an amazing sight on the landscape. views like these always remind me of the words of Isaac Newton when he said “As above so below”. he was the scientist who when working with sunlight and a prism split pure white light into its colors of (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet).

The words “As above so below”
Quoted here is the version by Isaac Newton from circa 1680.

. Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
. That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing.
. And as all things have been & arose from one by the meditation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother,
. The wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nurse.
. The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
. Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.
. It ascends from the earth to the heaven & again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things superior & inferior.
. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
. Its force is above all force, for it vanquishes every subtle thing & penetrates every solid thing.
. So was the world created.
. From this are & do come admirable adaptations where of the means (or process) is here in this.
. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.
. That which I have said of the operation of the Sun is accomplished & ended.

As above so below, Gallery

5 responses

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! You have such a gift! Love the quotes too.

    March 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    • Hi 🙂 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 very pleased you enjoyed both the pictures and the post !! 🙂

      March 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  2. Hi Nigel, the series seems like a pass, I’m left with the light input of the second photo. Regards

    March 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    • Hi Pepemiralles 🙂

      Cool with me, I share the images I capture here not to compete or to be perfect, I share because they are the images I captured on any one day of my life, working with what I see in front of me at the time 🙂

      I am not entering any images in a competition here or for them to be judged in anyway, I am just aiming to share the best my camera found of the world around me at that moment of my existence 🙂

      You are welcome to pass anytime 🙂 , your welcome to comment anytime 🙂 , just like I am welcome to capture without the intent to compete with others and their own images here, I am only using what views I find when I press the shutter 🙂 and will continue to do so !

      March 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  3. Just beautiful, delicate and low-light images, Nigel. All are moody and atmospheric, each one telling a story in its own way. I love them. Thank you for sharing!!!

    March 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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