CHAPTER XII CAUSATION "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."--The Kybalion. The great Sixth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Cause and Effect--embodies the truth that Law pervades the … Continue reading CAUSTATION



CHAPTER XI RHYTHM "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"--The Kybalion. The great Fifth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Rhythm-embodies the truth that in everything … Continue reading RHYTHM


CHAPTER X POLARITY "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 may be reconciled."--The Kybalion. The great Fourth Hermetic Principle--the Principle of Polarity embodies the truth that … Continue reading POLARITY


CHAPTER VIII PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE "As above, so below; as below, so above."--The Kybalion. The great Second Hermetic Principle embodies the truth that there is a harmony, agreement, and correspondence between the several planes of Manifestation, Life and Being. This truth is a truth because all that is included in the Universe emanates from the … Continue reading PLANES OF CORRESPONDENCE

“THE ALL” In All

CHAPTER VII "THE ALL" IN ALL "While All is in THE ALL, it is equally true that THE ALL is in ALL. To him who truly understands this truth hath come great knowledge."--The Kybalion. How often have the majority of people heard repeated the statement that their Deity (called by many names) was "All in … Continue reading “THE ALL” In All


    "The Universe is Mental--held in the Mind of THE     ALL."--The Kybalion. THE ALL is SPIRIT! But what is Spirit? This question cannot be answered, for the reason that its definition is practically that of THE ALL, which cannot be explained or defined. Spirit is simply a name that men give to the highest conception of … Continue reading THE MENTAL UNIVERSE


 "Under, and back of, the Universe of Time, Space and Change,     is ever to be found The Substantial Reality--the Fundamental     Truth."--The Kybalion. "Substance" means: "that which underlies all outward manifestations; the essence; the essential reality; the thing in itself," etc. "Substantial" means: "actually existing; being the essential element; being real," etc. "Reality" means: "the state … Continue reading THE ALL


   "Mind (as well as metals and elements) may be transmuted,     from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition;     pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic Transmutation     is a Mental Art."--The Kybalion. As we have stated, the Hermetists were the original alchemists, astrologers, and psychologists, Hermes having been the founder of these schools … Continue reading MENTAL TRANSMUTATION


"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 Kybalion. The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows: 1. The Principle of Mentalism. 2. The Principle of Correspondence. 3. The Principle … Continue reading THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES


    "The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears     of Understanding"--The Kybalion. From old Egypt have come the fundamental esoteric and occult teachings which have so strongly influenced the philosophies of all races, nations, and peoples, for several thousand years. Egypt, the home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was the birthplace of the … Continue reading THE HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY