The Kybalion- The 7 Hermetic Principles

It is imperative to understand the disparity between the intentions of using knowledge procured from a higher universal truth. It is not the accessing of higher knowledge that it negative or evil, not at all, it is the intention behind it and its application, that deems its energetic quality.

    The Principles of Truth are Seven;
he who knows these, understandingly,
possesses the magic key
before who’s touch, all the doors of the Temple fly open.

The Seven Hermetic Principles

1. The Principle of Mentalism

The ALL is Mind; The Universe is Mental.

2. The Principle of Correspondence

 As above, so below; as below, so above.

3. The Principle of Vibration

Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.

4. The Principle of 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 differ in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.

5. The Principle of 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.

6. The Principle of Cause and Effect

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.

7. The Principle of Gender

Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.

Hermes Trismegistus

The Kybalion is dedicated to the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. The name ‘Hermes’ stems from the dualistic identities of Hermes of Greece and Thoth of Egypt. Both were represented as messenger of God and scribes of God, both practised magic, and both were deemed to be Psychopomps, meaning ‘guide of souls’ – those whom escorted departed souls into the afterlife. As Hermes was synonymous with Thoth in ancient Egypt, he was idolised as one singular identity in the Temple of Thoth in Khemnu, of which the Greek version is called Hermopolis. An account of how the name Trismegistus, meaning “Thrice Great” was derived, is from the Emerald Tablet wherein it is stated that he knew the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe, these being Alchemy, Astrology, and Theurgy – or rituals.

The Emerald Tablet

According to dictionary definitions, Hermetic is defined as: ‘that which is impervious to external influence’.

Hermeticism is the philosophical, religious, and esoteric teachings, attributed to Hermes Trisgmegistus. Tradition asserts origins from a Prisca Theologia, a doctrine which attests to the existence of a singular true ideology exhibited in all religions and given to man by God in antiquity.

The Emerald Tablet is sometimes also referred to as the Tabula Smaragdina or Smaragdine Tablet. As a compact and obscure piece of the Hermetica it is said to contain the secrets of the Prima Materia and Transmutation. The Prima Materia being the Prime Material pertaining to the primordial formless base of matter, and Transmutation being the mastery of alchemy involved in wielding it. It is referred to by many as the Philosopher’s Stone. Certainly it was held in upmost regard by many of the European alchemists in particular, who considered it as the basis of their art. However, despite the origin and author of The Emerald Tablet being unconfirmed, it is Hermes Trismegistus to whom it is attributed to, and it is Hermes Trismegistus that is named as the author in the text itself. Seemingly The Emerald Tablet was first referenced between the 6th and 8th centuries in a book written in Arabic. Regardless, after a later translation into Latin around the 12th century many versions, interpretations, and commentaries, followed. One of these is The Kybalion by The Three Initiates and published by the Yogi Publication Society of the Masonic Temple Chicago Illinois in 1912. The contents of The Kybalion by the Three Initiates, is based around the 7 Hermetic Principles as quoted above. However, the knowledge from The Emerald Tablet and its origins are highly suspect.

The uncomfortable for many account – is actually that The Emerald Tablet is composed of the stolen knowledge from many centuries ago by the Annunkai, Sons of Belial, and other forces, and was compiled after gaining partial access to, and the reading of, the sacred creation codes set out in the Law of One records. Further that this miraculous knowledge was proffered to preferential genetic hybrids to exercise power and control over others, to divide our people through a class regime, and essentially thereby turning our race against itself to serve the control and agenda of another.

The Law of One sacred knowledge was distorted and used in reversal of its original intentions. Using their own misled and misconceived ideas of entitlement and superiority, greed, massive ego, and other similar such traits, many key figures throughout our history have been used to impact changes to humanities course of direction, based on the falsely presented Emerald Tablet and its ideology and claims that it was the original source of this sacred knowledge. One such traitorous pawn being the vile Aleister Crowley, who in particular caused a huge amount of damage for humanity both back-stage and front-stage, of which we are still dealing with the ramifications of today, There were and are many others.

Principles of Principles

The 7 Hermetic Principles as portrayed above and in the Book The Kybalion, by The Three Initiates,’ form part of the Law of One Natural Laws, though they are incomplete. Also, an intellectual understanding of the words alone, without the knowledge of their actual meaning, renders them kind of unhelpful and even pointless. The rest of the Book explains the 7 Hermetic Principles in more detail and to ‘the ears that are open’ things start to make sense. So though the contents of The Kybalion are not in question as such, its attribution to Hermes and The Emerald Tablet and these being the sources it draws its knowledge from, with their latent explained origins, fullness, associations, and inorganic implementations of, are in question. Truth in the Lies. And this is an example of the genius of the strategies employed by those who would seek to destroy humanity, And so, it is an interesting quandary to learn of the practise of sacred principles, within the structure of a malevolent and immoral culture designed to devastate the truth.

It is up to the individual to find and unlock the right door and if they choose to do so at all. By applying the theories of the 7 Hermetic Principles themselves and the Law of One teachings, it is possible to utilize discernment in the vast chaos of information available out there, and an individual should be able to well determine and hear that which is true, would the cause be just.

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, then cometh lips to fill them with wisdom

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See Also:


The Kybalion by The Three Initiates – Yogi Publication Society of the Masonic Temple Chicago Illinois in 1912; The Kybalion by The Three Initiates, Audio Book –, – Algy Pug