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    The Controversy of Nothing: The Hermetic Perspective The concept of “nothing” has long been a topic of debate among philosophers and scientists. Some argue that “nothing” is impossible, as it implies the absence of all existence, which is difficult to imagine or comprehend. Others argue that even the concept of “nothing” requires something to exist in order to be considered. As Hermetics, we believe that the concept of “nothing” is not only a paradox but also a fundamental aspect of our understanding of the universe. In physics, the concept of “nothing” is often referred to as the vacuum state. The vacuum state is considered to be the lowest possible energy state and is thought to be a condition of no matter and no energy. However, it’s important to note that the vacuum state is not completely empty, it is filled with quantum fields and virtual particles that are constantly fluctuating in and out of existence. This concept aligns with the Hermetic principle of “As above, so below” which states that everything in the microcosm reflects the macrocosm, and everything in the macrocosm reflects the microcosm. In cosmology, the idea of “nothing” refers to the absence of space, time and matter. Scientists believe that before the Big Bang, there was nothing, but as the universe expanded and formed, space, time and matter came to be. This concept aligns with the Hermetic principle of “All is in All” which states that everything is connected and that the universe is a unity in which all is contained within all. From a Hermetic perspective, the concept of “nothing” is not only a paradox but also a fundamental aspect of our understanding of the universe. The universe is in a constant state of change, and “nothing” is simply the absence of form. However, it is important to remember that “nothing” is not truly nothing, but rather a state of potentiality, waiting to be given form. The Hermetic concept of “All is God” states that everything is a manifestation of the divine and that the universe is a living, conscious being. In conclusion, the concept of “nothing” is a complex one, and different perspectives offer different understandings. From a Hermetic perspective, the concept of “nothing” is not only a paradox but also a fundamental aspect of our understanding of the universe. It is not truly nothing, but rather a state of potentiality, waiting to be given form. We must remember that everything is connected and that the universe is a unity in which all is contained withinRead More »The Controversy of Nothing: The Hermetic Perspective

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