It is through the symbolism of the mirror as that concept may be finely expressed in the esoteric or symbolic manifestations of the ancient cultures: Lewis Carrol
(1871) presents us with that possibility in the beginning of his masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland
: "... the mirror glass was dissolving, bursting into Alice''s hands, like a bright silvery mist. A moment later and Alice had passed through the glass and jumped lightly into the mirror world...". "Through the looking glass and what Alice found on the other side..."
It is not long since the material reality of antimatter has been discovered. It is already part of vocabulary to talk about it, perhaps more than necessary and it is said that, using it rationally (?), a bomb capable of destroying our planet could be made.
We find the scientific principle of antimatter in the existence of the positron
, a positively charged electron
. As we recall from physics: it has always been said that the electron is a negative charged atomic particle. The most immediate reality that the existence of positron means is that the mere contact with the normal electron would produce their immediate mutual destruction, releasing energy as gamma rays. In other words: the conversion of the bare minimum of matter into pure strength.
In the field of practice, scientists have come a little further in recent times, due to the more powerful particle accelerators, so they have demonstrated that almost all of them have a corresponding anti-particle and the reality of this fact makes the scientists, not the eccentrics, of course, think that somewhere in cosmos, perhaps with us or perhaps in distant galaxies, there are whole worlds made up of antimatter; worlds that are exactly equal to ours, but with an opposite general energy charge, diametrically opposed to that which governs the existence of all the known and of all that seemingly surrounds us. The physical contact, in three dimensions, of our world with its corresponding anti-world would mean---as it is the case with electron and positron--- the immediate destruction of both and the resulting conversion of all matter in pure energy. Something like a short circuit at the galactic level. MIRROR - TRUTH
Recalling some fairy tales that make up the cultural heritage of people, we will realize that, in many of them, the mirror appears as a fundamental and decisive element of the story. In Snow White
it is consulted at critical moments; in The Snow Queen
, it transforms the world of those who look through it. The mirror of children''s stories foretells, knows the truth. It means in many popular tales a bit of the world of the dead, the world of non-being.
The folk tale, made literature by writers---the Grimm brothers
, etc .---is rooted in traditions that can be traced to prehistoric times. Surely many of them do not come from a desire to distract; they were part of a way of preparing people to magic knowledge or initiation. In most of them it could easily be guessed a lesson in occultism and, in almost all of popular origin, there are elements needed to locate their source in times when the human being began to sow the seeds of civilization around him.
The popular identification of the mirror with truth or death
is just a way to transmit, directly and symbolically, the sensed consciousness of another reality equal and opposite to that in which we live: other superior truth which fully identifies all the dualism
that makes the existence and, now apart from popular traditions, the mirror has had through time a basically magical significance. In Egypt
, the handles of mirrors often had the image of Isis or Hathor. In Etruria
mirrors have been found decorated with symbolic figures of the mystery cults. And in the Middle Age
as in the Renaissance
news are abundant of magic mirrors used by magicians, astrologers and soothsayers. In the esoteric Christians'' magic Kabbalah
the Aspagularia Nigra
is quoted, with divinatory powers which could show, looking at its image, what was happening in the most remote places on the planet.
These virtues, magically attributed to mirrors, if we notice them well, are but properties that transcend one way or another our three-dimensional and space-time constraints. The magic mirror, in the words of those who believed in it, had the gifts of clairvoyance and premonition.