The Law of Correspondence

The Law of Correspondence
Photo by Peter Robbins on Unsplash
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…”

Sacha Moens
Ghent-Brussels, Belgium
Team members
Sacha Moens
Field of work
Design, Ecology, Visual Art, Research, Other
Project category
Raising awareness
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I am Sacha Moens, an innovative and passionate Art Interventionist dedicated to driving positive change through creative sustainability projects. With a keen eye for transforming spaces into catalysts for transformation, I have spearheaded impactful initiatives that harmoniously blend art, nature, and conscious collaboration.
Some examples are:

- Ghent, a regenerative business centre which works according to nature's 4 seasons.
- Buckminster College which is reimagining international, interregional, intercultural education for ages 10-18. Education for Complexity of worlds and complexity of minds.
- Different and ongoing Art exhibitions in the public space

With each endeavour, I have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to sustainable art interventions. Their artistic vision transcends traditional boundaries, combining nature's elements, societal concepts, and philosophical musings to create thought-provoking experiences that resonate with individuals from all walks of life. Driven by a passion for forging a better world, I continue to make a lasting impact, showcasing the transformative power of art in catalysing positive change for personal, social, and environmental sustainability. 🎨🌍🌱

The idea originated in a poem I published in my book 'Embracing the Void' in 2022. The poem goes as follows:

"you’re told by books on your bookshelf
to place the cause outside yourself
please save the plants and bees
stop cutting down our trees
but are you woke enough to see
that deforestation starts with thee
if logging trees is so unfair
then why you shave your pubic hair"

In these verses, an eye-opening concept emerges – the profound union between the hermetic law of correspondence and the intricate web of human behaviour and its impact on the environment.

At the core of this captivating verse lies a call for a deeper understanding of the interplay between the microcosm and the macrocosm. It beckons us to perceive the world as an intricately woven tapestry, where the tiniest threads of our personal actions resonate and reverberate throughout the vast expanse of our shared planet.

Drawing inspiration from the timeless hermetic principle, I shed light on the intimate connection between the self and the universe. Like Earth, our majestic mothership, nurtures the growth of trees and plants, the human body, too, functions as a microcosm within the larger macrocosm. Just as deforestation disrupts the delicate balance of the Earth's ecosystem, so does our neglect of the small actions within ourselves mirror in the outer world.

The poem gracefully questions the motivations behind certain practices in society, poignantly asking whether we are genuinely aware of the implications of our choices. By addressing the seemingly unrelated act of shaving body hair, I urge people to reevaluate their behaviours. In doing so, it unveils a profound parallel: that the seemingly insignificant actions in our personal lives may be tied to the larger challenges our planet faces, such as deforestation.

The dream is to find more of these seemingly unrelated parallels which connect our daily worlds with effects on the cosmic scale.