The only reason for me to share this article is because I experienced an amazing progress after analyzing this specific book, certainly it is a matter of understanding to reach the path for peace and #selfgrowth, during the research for that higher version of ourselves this lessons will definitely help you to understand how life/reality can be manipulated by our will, creating; wealth, good karma, inner piece, understanding, self-growth, control over feelings, and much more. Please take a couple minutes to read about this important facts about the ancient lessons given by the great Hermes.
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The Kybalion is a summary of hermetic philosophy. There are seven seed truths contained in The Kybalion, and these principles explain what Hermetists describe as the art of Mental Transmutation. Most people don’t realize that a set of Universal Laws that apply to all created things even exists. That is what hermetic philosophy is: an explanation of the fundamental principles that determine how reality works. By adopting and mastering these Kybalion principles, you can tap into the divine power of the universe.
The Kybalion is one of the more “out there” books you’ll ever come across. In fact, it’s so arcane that the authors aren’t even identified by name. They’re just called the “Three Initiates”. This is all intentional. One of the first concepts you’ll be introduced to when you begin to read it is the idea that the book has actually come to your attention by design. Only those who are ready for the wisdom conveyed in the book ever discover it.
The authors lay out seven principles in The Kybalion. In this The Kybalion summary, we’ll lay out these principles, as well as the true meaning of The Kybalion.
Is a compilation of Hermetic teachings. These same doctrines are based on principles originally explained by Hermes Trismegistus. The Kybalion provides a Master-Key for students to unlock the fundamental and basic teachings of esoteric philosophy. There are seven Hermetic principles that the entire philosophy is based on. Together, these seven principles constitute an explanation of the basic laws that apply to all of creation.
The work is attributed to the Three Initiates. Dig deeper and you’ll discover the Hermetic content was most likely passed from the late Yogi Ramacharaka to his pupil Baba Bharata to William Walker Atkinson, a prolific New Thought writer.
Who was #Hermes?
The ancient sage Hermes is the source of the tenants in The Kybalion. Jewish tradition claims that he was also a contemporary of the patriarch Abraham. As a result, his teachings date to over 5,000 years ago. Even while he was alive, his wisdom reached across continents. The earliest Egyptians named him the scribe of the gods "Thoth". He was deified by Greeks as the god of Wisdom. The ancient Romans named him Mercury. Hermes discovered alchemy, which developed into chemistry. He created the concept of astrology, which became astronomy. For his wisdom, he is known as the “Master of Masters”.
Although the principles described in this book are found in all lands, among all religions, they have never been identified with any specific religious sect. Instead, the lessons contained in the book have always been maintained with strict secrecy. Even today the word hermetic refers to sealed, or protected. This concealment has been intentional. Hermes and his followers worried that if they made their teachings open, then their followers would be persecuted. History shows that this fear was well-grounded. Throughout history, religious groups have suffered persecution, from ostracism to burning at the stake. The Huguenots in France were tormented. Many non-Christians or fringe Christian sects faced torture and death at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition.
The principles of Hermetic philosophy have always been “occult”, but the word doesn’t have anything to do with black magic or religion. Instead, in this sense “occult” simply means “kept secret.”
The Kybalion was written by the Three Initiates. As their name suggests, the authors were three initiates of Hermetic philosophy. Historically Hermetic teachings were passed down orally, but the Three Initiates decided to write down core principles of the philosophy in order to help it reach a wider audience. The Three Initiates are never named, although many suspect that New Thought pioneer William Walker Anderson was one of the authors.
Warned by Ancient Teachers
One reason the principles in this book were never crystalized into a formal religious creed is because Hermes and his followers feared that doing so would dilute their teachings. History shows the wisdom of this choice. Religions have always evolved. The Gnostics of early Christianity would scarcely recognize Christianity today. Occult religions in India and Persia degenerated over time, as did early mystic teachings in Greece and Rome.
The Kybalion’s Teachings: Passed From Lip to Ear For Centuries
The exact meaning and the significance of the term “The Kybalion” vanished centuries ago. The word itself is not understood. However, the teachings have been passed down from mouth to ear for millennia. As a result, there have always been a few faithful students who have mastered the principles and passed them on to others.
Impact of The Kybalion
Hermetic Teachings have had a profound impact across the globe. In addition, students of comparative religion see the doctrines of Hermetic Philosophy in every major faith, regardless of that faith’s origin. The Kybalion has thus had an immense impact even among people who don’t realize they can trace their philosophy back to Hermes.
The philosophy laid out in this book constitutes the basic principles of the Hermetic art of mental alchemy. These basic doctrines deal with the mastery of mental forces. When you learn to apply universal laws, you will possess the key to performing mental transmutation. This empowers the individual practitioner to adjust vibrational states from one to another. Essentially, by studying the laws in The Kybalion, you can learn how to change your reality by changing your mind.
One of the tenants in The Kybalion is that we live in a mental universe. All is mind. Therefore, knowing how to come into vibrational synchronicity with this vast universal, Infinite Intelligence is paramount. This is the key to taking control of your life and living the life that you truly desire.
The following are the core laws laid out in The Kybalion.
- The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of understanding.
- Where fall the footsteps of the Master, the ears of those ready for his Teachings open wide.
- When the ears of the student are ready to hear, them cometh the lips to fill them with Wisdom.
- The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these, understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open.
The greatest benefit of studying this work is that it enables you to fully understand creative thought. It enables those who master and apply it to be, do, and have whatever they desire.
The Kybalion’s laws and ideas will lead your mind to remove filters that causes limitations in your life, taking your ideas and energy to higher level of consciousness, at the moment you achieve personal growth, all aspects of your life will grow as well.
To understand this and to be able to apply these lessons to your life will take you to understand yourself, as you are the very #cosmos reflecting itself, you will be resolving inner secrets of all laws that controls our reality. Helping you to be very clear in your life path and reason to be.
Key Principles of The Kybalion
There are axioms that the Three Initiates spread throughout The Kybalion. Each one provides you with a nugget of wisdom that illuminates one of the Hermetic principles. Every one of the proverbs of Hermetic Philosophy sheds more light on the topic. They help the student of The Kybalion to understand and apply the meaning of the principle they relate to. Here’s a sample of some of them:
- THE ALLL IS MIND;
- the Universe is Mental
- As above, so below
- as below, so above
- Nothing rests;
- everything moves;
- everything vibrates
- Everything is Dual;
- everything has poles;
- everything has its pair of opposites;
- like and unlike are the same;
- opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree;
- extremes meet;
- all truths are but half truths;
- all paradoxes can be reconciled
- Everything flows, out and in;
- everything has its tides;
- all things rise and fall;
- the pendulum-swing manifests in everything:
- the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left;
- rhythm compensates
- Every Cause has its Effect;
- every Effect has its Cause;
- everything happens according to Law;
- Chance is but a name for Law not recognized;
- there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law
- Gender is in everything;
- everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles;
- gender manifests on all planes