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The Kybalion: Hermetic Principles

The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of "the Three Initiates".

Mental Transmutation

Mental Transmutation (also described as Mental Alchemy, the Art of Mental Chemistry, and the Art of Polarization) refers to the art of changing and transforming one's own mental states and conditions, as well as influencing those of others. It is also called a form of "Mystic Psychology".

Principle of Mentalism

The Principle of Mentalism embodies the truth that "All is Mind."

Principle of Correspondence

The Principle of Correspondence embodies the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various "planes" of being and life. As above, so below; as below, so above. This principle states that there is a harmony, agreement and correspondence between the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual planes.

Principle of Vibration

The Principle of Vibration embodies the idea that motion is manifest in everything in the Universe, that nothing rests, and everything moves, vibrates, and circles. This principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, are the result of only different "vibrations". The higher a person is on the scale, the higher the rate of vibration will be. Here, The All is purported to be at an infinite level of vibration, almost to the point of being at rest. There are said to be millions upon millions of varying degrees between the highest level, The All, and the objects of the lowest vibration.

Mental Transmutation is described as the practical application of this principle. To change one's mental state is to change vibration. One may do this by an effort of Will, by means of deliberately "fixing the attention" upon a more desirable state.

Principle of Polarity

The Principle of Polarity embodies the idea that everything is dual, everything has two poles, and everything has its opposite. All manifested things have two sides, two aspects, or two poles. Everything "is" and "isn't" at the same time, all truths are but half truths and every truth is half false, there are two sides to everything, opposites are identical in nature, yet different in degree, extremes meet, and all paradoxes may be reconciled.

Principle of Rhythm

The Principle of Rhythm embodies the idea that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, a to and fro, a flow and inflow, a swing backward and forward, a pendulum-like movement. This principle explains that there is rhythm between every pair of opposites, or poles, and is closely related to the Principle of Polarity. It can be seen that this Principle enables transition from one pole to the other, and not necessarily poles of extreme opposites.

Principle of Cause and Effect

The Principle of Cause and Effect explains that there is a cause for every effect, and an effect for every cause. It also states that there is no such thing as chance, that chance is merely a term indicating extant causes not recognized or perceived. The Principle is clarified in the chapter Causation.

Principle of Gender

The Principle of Gender embodies the idea that gender is manifested in everything. The authors state that this does not relate explicitly to the commonly understood notion of sex, but rather "... to beget; to procreate, to generate, to create, or to produce..." in general. Gender is manifested as the Masculine and Feminine principles, and manifests itself on all planes.

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Comment by Rachelle Hermtrisme on January 15, 2016 at 7:28am

I though I would share this interesting Paper on the 7 Symbols of the 7 Hermetic principles. :) 

Comment by Being on October 30, 2013 at 5:35pm

The Horn Of Plenty                

The Horn of Plenty
Amplitude  - there for you to draw upon. Nothing withheld. All given with Love...To the one whose Faith intertwines with My Being.

My Being as the One. The One whose Realm of Plenty is available to those who know enough to draw upon my Love for Self.

My Self  by reflection is as One with My Being.  This output  -descent of Force and the rising back  are simultaneous. Man and God - God and Man...simultaneous.

All you are is in my mind. All are My Creation. All  you are as My Self seen behind a screen, a veil.

Veils of the Mind finally swept aside will confirm that you reside in Me. Therefore I Am all that you are. Never far away for our essence is one.

Learn  who you are. Live in abundance. Draw upon  All That I Am  for it is Who You Are when you finally awake.

Do not  forsake your Self. Beware of forgetfulness of the State of Perfection.

Plenitude is available and is all yours  as a complete, unified, aware persona.

The Horn of Plenty is your Self... “Return” is your election.

Blessing is mine. Ours when given.

My  “Live-In-Love”  recognize “reality true”. Reveal  thy inner self to Me. Revelation will be my gift to you.  Awakening too - and all will occur simultaneously.

Return into My arms. Be at My side. Become your full potential. Redeem My Creation.

Enter  over the threshold into My Mind with awareness awakened  to Who You Are. Experience a Love so great  it seems to overwhelm as it fills your Heart with madness. The madness of Truth different exactly from what you always believed before.

You awake  to discover   Your Self. The Horn of Plenty.
Your Self -  All there ever was, will be or Is Now.

You as All There is.

Comment by Wayne Mullins on February 16, 2013 at 9:01pm

I am so thankful for getting to read this book. I am so thankful for this website. Thank you so much! It feels so good to finally learn something that is true. All my life I knew something was missing. School never felt right. I finally feel right! Thanks again!

Comment by Swish on July 21, 2012 at 11:09pm

I wondering why I've never heard of -The Kybalion before? 

Comment by firas on July 14, 2012 at 8:00am

in DR ROBERT LOMAS new book the lost key he talks in a beautiful scintific way about the mind of all it is realy intresting great book.

Comment by Being on May 30, 2012 at 10:18pm
Comment by Julian Colgan on February 26, 2012 at 9:02pm

What do you think prevents most of us from seeing the Truth of the statements that are made in the Kybalion? Is it just too marvelous a reality for people to accept?

I came upon this today and a lesson from a Mystery School came back to my mind that a few of us are awakened and learning while many are the lessons to be learned!!

Comment by Being on March 2, 2012 at 4:54pm

How does it go today?

The ancient Hermetists have never sought to be martyrs, and have, instead, sat silently aside with pitying smile on their closed lips, while the "heathen raged noisily about them" in their customary amusement of putting to death and torture the honest but misguided enthusiasts who imagined that they could force upon a race of barbarians the truth capable of being understood only by the elect who had advanced along The Path.
And the spirit of persecution has not yet died out in the land. There are certain Hermetic Teachings, which, if publicly promulgated, would bring down upon the teachers a great cry of scorn and revilement from the multitude, who would again raise the cry of "Crucify! Crucify!"
Three Initiates

Comment by Being on March 2, 2012 at 4:48pm

the Ultimate Truth is Immutable.. The Laws on The Planes of The Tree may be different applications on different Planes.

"We overcome the lower laws, by applying still higher ones --and in this way only. But we cannot escape Law or rise above it entirely. Nothing but THE ALL can escape Law --and that because THE ALL is LAW itself, from which all Laws emerge....

The most advanced Masters may acquire the powers usually attributed to the gods of men; and there are countless ranks of being, in the great hierarchy of life, whose being and power transcends even that of the highest Masters among men to a degree unthinkable by mortals, but even the highest Master, and the highest Being, must bow to the Law, and be as Nothing in the eye of THE ALL.

So that even these highest Beings, whose power exceed even those attributed by men to their gods --if even these are bound by and are subservient to Law, then imagine the presumption of mortal man, of our race and grade, when he dares to consider the Laws of Nature as "unreal," visionary and illusory, because he happens to be able to grasp the truth that the Laws are Mental in nature, and simply Mental Creations of THE ALL.

Those Laws which THE ALL intends to be governing Laws are not to be defied or argued away. So long as the Universe endures, will they endure --for the Universe exists by virtue of these Laws which form its framework and which hold it together.

In THE ALL, indeed, do "we live and move and have our being." So, do not feel insecure or afraid --we are HELD FIRMLY IN THE INFINITE MIND OF THE ALL.

(Three Initiates)

In the scriptures: "We live, move, and have our being within God."
The Omnipresence of "THE ALL" is an inevitable and inescapable reality that all of us live, move, and have are being in."

Comment by Being on February 26, 2012 at 7:12pm

Arathura, You selected the absolute words that changed my belief system. It is the Title to the Kybalion discussion "Can You Conceive That Literally "The World Is Mental".  Of course it is a quote from The Kybalion but many read it and really do not know or understand that it is 'literally True'.

Also that the concept  'One' is literally True.

Comment by Windplayer on February 19, 2012 at 6:51pm

The Infinite Mind of THE ALL is the womb of Universes - The Kybalion


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