# Eternity And Temporality
EVREKA! Eternity and Temporality correspond. As above, so below.
Maybe I could call this a gnosis.
How I have realized this is that alchemy and astrology correspond.
Alchemy is the study of sun. Since gold is still gold even after
thousands of years. The purpose of alchemy is to trasform the
temporal (lead) into the eternal (gold). Hence it is the loyal art.
Astrology is the study of moon. In astrology, every moment has a
different meaning. Since the positions of stars and planets are
different at each moment. Like the famous quote,
> No man ever steps in the same river twice.
>
> Heraclitus
However, alchemy and astrology correspond. For example, as I have
written on my about page, "Mercury" means both the element and the
planet. Perhaps that means eternity and temporality correspond.
There is Jean-Pierre Serre's famous book, GAGA (Geometrie Algebrique
et Geometrie Analytique). It is all about the correspondence between
algebraic geometry and analytic geometry.
Then think about it.
Algebra is the study of structures. It is a study of sun. It deals
with eternity. It deals with macrocosmos. It is all about arrows.
It is the study of Narcissus.
Analysis is the study of changes. It is a study of moon. It deals
with temporality. It deals with microcosmos. It is all about tangent
vectors and cotangent vectors. It is the study of Goldmund.
The correspondence between those two fields means the correspondence
between (Sun, Structure, Eternity, Macrocosmos, Narcissus, &c.)
and (Moon, Change, Temporality, Microcosmos, Goldmund, &c.). Those
are fundamentally different. But they correspond. How magical!
Therefore the One and the All correspond. Though correspondence
does not mean equivalence. Those two are still fundamentally
different. And they have to meet anyway to make the philosopher's
stone. Theory and Practice should meet. Narcissus and Goldmund
should meet. But at least it means that we can go both way.