The doctrine of sympathetic resemblances is an ancient concept that had to do with the idea that growing things reveal through their structure and form their usefulness to people. Through their color, aroma and form plants revealed the physical condition and organ of the body that could be benefitted.
This concept reached a zenith as it was taught in Constantinople in the 1500s. A person did not have to be smart in the sense of book learning, because even simple people discovered the healing aspects of plants through using their instinct and intuition. Through the sensing of the design of the plant structure they discovered the organs that would be assisted through some part of the plant.
The development of spiritual insight was one of the cornerstones of the ancient mystery schools. Physicians were taught to search within themselves for the spiritual insight that would help them recognize the energies in plants.
Philosophers and scientists were taught to develop spiritual insight to recognize the geometric energy patterns throughout the cosmos.
Physicians and healers were instructed to sit quietly in a meadow, relax and with a prayerful heart open themselves up to the universal mysteries of health and well-being. A person who is humble and asks for greater wisdom begins to notice how some plants in the fields follow the motions of planets and other plants open their petals according to various moon phases. Still other plants follow the cycle of the sun.
The ancients knew that plants derive energy from two sources, the earth in which they grow and the atmosphere that surrounds them.
Why do some plants have red blossoms and other plants have different colored flowers? Why do some plants have distinctive fragrances and others do not have any odor? The nature of the plant determines what nutrients it will take up from the soil in which it lives. The plant converts the energy of the soil into its body and this energy is available for the possible use by people.
The ancients knew that energies from the atmosphere and heavenly bodies were also absorbed by plants. Various colored plants corresponded to the colors attributed to different heavenly bodies as well as spiritual entities.
Along with plants, minerals also absorb energies. Over hundreds of years miners realized that certain minerals went through the cycles of birth, growth, decrease and death. One mining family in Europe, the Fuggers, recognized that veins of gold and silver actually grew over several hundred years.
Different plants that would grow in the same soil would still take on different characteristics depending upon the nature of the plant. People are unique in the aspect that we can change our nature and thereby alter the nutrition that we can take within ourselves from vast energy centers that exist within the earth plane as well as the cosmos.
The mandrake with its root resembling the human body; the heart wart, the leaves resemble the human heart in shape; the tooth wart resembles the human tooth. The clue and key of the plant is it’s;
The procedure the plant exemplifies
Within its leaf, berry and fruit, a plant bares some relationship of appearance to the medicinal value which it possesses. You must search within yourself for the intuitive recognition to apperceive the energy field of the plant. We all have this ability to perceive and intuit as a natural given ability, all of us!
When people establish within themselves the activities of acting always in the interest of the highest and best, the good and the beautiful, they open themselves up to greater avenues of wisdom and enlightenment. These greater energy centers bring an immediate strength and vitality because a person is now rooted within these energy fields and their nature allows for the absorption of these profound and healing energies.
To inspire and empower with love, in love and through love.