The Kybalion is, perhaps, the oldest known philosophical discourse in Natural Law. It would be ridiculous, therefore, if I did not reference it in this blog. However, it must be stated that I had only discovered the Kybalion after writing this the majority of this blog.
The Kybalion is the book that contains the philosophy of Hermes Trismegistus. Hermes was a philosopher in ancient Egypt from its earliest days. The name Trismegistus was given to him by the Egyptians, and it means “Thrice Great,” or “The Great Great.”
While reading The Kybalion, as written by the Three Initiates, I instantly recognized the similarities between my philosophy and the Hermetic Philosophy. That said, upon studying the Kybalion, I have come to realize that the Hermetic Philosophy as contained in that book is a bit over simplified.
This makes sense, as it is meant for the beginner to be able to grasp the deep concepts. However, in its simplicity it becomes easy to misunderstand certain concepts. The philosophy presented throughout this blog, I have come to realize, is an upgraded version of the Kybalion, diving into the 9 Laws of Nature, rather than the over-simplified 7 Laws of Nature.
To compare the two versions, I highly recommend reading The Kybalion by the Three Initiates.
The 7 Hermetic Principles are as follows:
- The Principle of Mentalism
- The Principle of Correspondence
- The Principle of Vibration
- The Principle of Polarity
- The Principle of Rhythm
- The Principle of Cause and Effect
- The Principle of Gender
Furthermore, they also mention THE ALL in All, and the Divine Paradox for a total of 9 Principles. However, some of these Principles can be grouped together as one principle, and other principles are evident in nature that are not described in Hermetic Philosophy. These 9 Natural Laws, as explained throughout this blog, are as follows:
- The Law of One
- The Principle of Polarity, Vibration, Gender, Rhythm and Sex
- The Principle of Trinity/Unity
- The Principle of Attraction
- The Process of Creation
- The Principle of Synergy/Harmony/Mastermind
- The Principle of Cause and Effect/Karma/Reaping and Sowing
- The Principle of Correspondence/Holographic Organization
- The Principle of Free Will/Sovereignty/Equality – Anarchism.
Before we continue, I feel it is important to point out some of the key differences between Hermetic Philosophy and the philosophy you will find here.
First and foremost, concerns the Principle of Mentalism. In Hermetic Philosophy, it is said that All is Mental, All is Mind. They claim that everything that exists, exists within the Mind of the Creator which they call THE ALL.
This is correct, but is elementary in understanding. It allows for easy confusion between the individual mind and the infinite Mind. As you will learn here through the Principle of Trinity, there is the Mind, the Body and Consciousness. Consciousness is what we often refer to as Spirit, not, I repeat, NOT the mind.
There is only One Consciousness, but there are many minds, just as there are many bodies. That said, all minds and bodies are made of and exist within Consciousness. What the Kybalion calls THE ALL, I call Consciousness.
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, is that while the Kybalion would have us refrain from the idea that “I am God,” I do not.
As you will soon come to learn, we are the Creator Creating Itself. As such, we are both the Infinite Consciousness that is the Creator, and we are a Fractal of the Infinite Creator living in finite form with a finite perspective, which is the only way to actually experience anything.
It is understandable why the Kybalion would have us refrain from the idea that “I am God.” For the immature mind, it is any easy way to lose oneself in Narcissism and pure selfishness. But that is not the way it is taught throughout this blog.
Remember, we are in the midst of a Paradigm Shift on this planet right now undergoing an evolution in Consciousness where it is now becoming necessary to realize that we are, everything is, the Creator Creating Itself.
Finally, you will not find any reference to the Divine Paradox in this book. That is because there are no paradoxes in reality. All paradoxes are polarities which are reconciled by the Trinity of Unity.
Paradoxes only seem to be, but once you understand the Singularity that unifies all Polarities as a Trinity, you understand the Paradox and may reconcile it within your mind.