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Kybalion (version 2)

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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". The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society and is now in the public domain, and can be found on the internet. The book purports to be based upon ancient Hermeticism, though many of its ideas are relatively modern concepts arising from the New Thought movement. The book early on makes the claim that it makes its appearance in one's life when the time is appropriate and includes variations of material found in the book of Proverbs. The book devotes a chapter to each of its seven "Principles", or axioms: 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, and The Principle of Gender.

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THE KYBALION

A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

BY THREE INITIATES

"THE LIPS OF WISDOM ARE CLOSED, EXCEPT TO THE EARS OF UNDERSTANDING"

1912

COPYRIGHT 1912

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY

THE YOGI PUBLICATION SOCIETY MASONIC TEMPLE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

ISBN 0 911662 25 1

TO HERMES TRISMEGISTUS

KNOWN BY THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AS

"THE GREAT GREAT" AND "MASTER OF MASTERS"

THIS LITTLE VOLUME OF HERMETIC TEACHING IS REVERENTLY DEDICATED

Table of Contents

I. The Hermetic Philosophy II. The Seven Hermetic Principles 1. The Principle of Mentalism 2. The Principle of Correspondence 3. The Principle of Vibration 4. The Principle of Polarity 5. The Principle of Rhythm 6. The Principle of Cause and Effect 7. The Principle of Gender III. Mental Transmutation IV. The All V. The Mental Universe VI. The Divine Paradox VII. "The All" in All VIII. Planes of Correspondence IX. Vibration X. Polarity XI. Rhythm XII. Causation XIII... Continue reading book >>


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