7 Hermetic Principles: Ancient Metaphysical Knowledge
The true law of attraction are sets of universal laws that govern reality. They’re called by their rightful name – The Hermetic principles.
There’s popular belief that hermeticism originates from Egypt. I think an earlier discovery of this knowledge predates Atlantean times.
The Corpus Hermeticum texts are the first to shed light on Hermeticism found in the 15th century.
The corpus hermeticum speaks in allegories and metaphors which was a tribute to Thoth of ancient Egypt.
This is Known as Hermes of Greek mythos, hence the “Hermetic ” principles.
Mystic Yogi William Walker Atkinson does a glorious job of elaborating these principles.
He makes a bold statement that these quotes are the actual translations of the hermetic text.
A popular documentary “the law of attraction” is one complete bullshit mess of abstract crap.
The “law of attraction” from the documentary “The Secret” is a cheap watered down version vs the true Hermetic teachings.
“Whatever you focus on, you’ll get!”. That’s their vague motto.
“keep thinking positive!” That’s the core of their message of the law of attraction. It’s that easy to manifest all you desires by that?
Not that easy, or we’ll all be living immortal Gods by now.
The major Abrahamic religions are parables relating to Hermetic laws and human consciousness. Remember what the Egyptians study? The stars!
And what are we according to modern science? Stardust!
Ever hear “we come from the stars” Religious stories like the bible are spiritual and physical/psychic allegories of the human being. A revelation is no more than an individuals soul going through the process of Godhood.
The Real Law of Attraction: 7 Hermetic Principles
1. Real Law of Attraction – Mentalism “THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.”-The Kybalion.
All matter and energy comes from a universal mind.
That’s right we’re in one big freaking mind have and there’s no escape. How can you escape reality?
We all share that one universal mind as individuals. Everything in the physical realm comes from the mind.
“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 Infinite Living Mind–it means “the Real Essence”–it means Living Mind, as much superior to Life and Mind as we know them, as the latter are superior to mechanical Energy and Matter.
Spirit transcends our understanding, and we use the term merely that we may think or speak of THE ALL. For the purposes of thought and understanding, we are justified in thinking of Spirit as Infinite Living Mind, at the same time acknowledging that we cannot fully understand it. We must either do this or stop thinking of the matter at all.” — The Kybalion
2.Real Law of Attraction – Correspondence “As above, so below; as below, so above.”-The Kybalion.
An old Hermetic axiom “As Above So Below”Atoms, the solar system, nature laws extend from the macro to the micro.
This law is pretty evident through the expression of nature. We see the “as above so below” applied throughout reality.
All energy follow the same principles which reflect each other on all levels of reality! The universe is truly within us.
“This Principle embodies the truth that “All is Mind.” It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of “The Material Universe”; the “Phenomena of Life”; “Matter”; “Energy”; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.” – The Kybalion
3. Real Law of Attraction – Vibration”Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”-The Kybalion.
Atoms in our body are in constant motion. Even the atoms of the chair, seemingly still are vibrating beyond our sense perception to notice.
“This Principle embodies the truth that “everything is in motion”; “everything vibrates”; “nothing is at rest”; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration–the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale.” -The Kybalion
Couldn’t explain it better myself.
4. Real Law of Attraction – 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”-The Kybalion.
Everything is dual.
You need contrast to experience internal/external or how can you experience without any contrast?
The atom has a positive electrical end called a proton.
The end is a negative magnetic electronic end. Batteries have a positive and negative end.
The concept of ying & yang precisely means this. Light and darkness are the same thing just in different degrees.
Same goes with temperature. Hot and cold are on opposite spectrum of the same scale!
“The same Principle manifests in the case of “Light and Darkness,” which are the same thing, the difference consisting of varying degrees between the two poles of the phenomena. Where does “darkness” leave off, and “light” begin? What is the difference between “Large and Small”? Between “Hard and Soft”? Between “Black and White”? Between “Sharp and Dull”? Between “Noise and Quiet”? Between “High and Low”? Between “Positive and Negative”? The Principle of Polarity explains these paradoxes, and no other Principle can supersede it. The same Principle operates on the Mental Plane. Let us take a radical and extreme example–that of “Love and Hate,” two mental states apparently totally different.” – The Kybalion
5. Real Law of Attraction – Rhythm “Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything”-The Kybalion
Everything has a rise and fall. Rise and fall of the sun and moon. Rise and fall of seasons.
What goes up must come down. For every start, there lies an end. And for every end lies a new beginning.
Every breath has a rhythm along with each though and emotion.
“Suns, worlds, men, animals, plants, minerals, forces, energy, mind and matter, yes, even Spirit, manifests this Principle. The Principle manifests in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life history of all things; and finally in the mental states of Man.
Beginning with the manifestations of Spirit–of THE ALL–it will be noticed that there is ever the Outpouring and the Indrawing; the “Outbreathing and Inbreathing of Brahm,” as the Brahmans word it. Universes are created; reach their extreme low point of materiality; and then begin in their upward swing. Suns spring into being, and then their height of power being reached, the process of retrogression begins, and after aeons they become dead masses of matter, awaiting another impulse which starts again their inner energies into activity and a new solar life cycle is begun” – The Kybalion
6. Real Law of Attraction – 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”-The Kybalion.”
There are no coincidences. We think coincidences are “random” effects. Yet, take a closer look and that’s far from the truth.
“A careful examination will show that what we call “Chance” is merely an expression relating to obscure causes; causes that we cannot perceive; causes that we cannot understand. The word Chance is derived from a word Meaning “to fall” (as the falling of dice), the idea being that the fall of the dice (and many other happenings) are merely a “happening” unrelated to any cause. And this is the sense in which the term is generally employed.
But when the matter is closely examined, it is seen that there is no chance whatsoever about the fall of the dice. Each time a die falls, and displays a certain number, it obeys a law as infallible as that which governs the revolution of the planets around the sun. Back of the fall of the die are causes, or chains of causes, running back further than the mind can follow. The position of the die in the box; the amount of muscular energy expended in the throw; the condition of the table, etc., etc., all are causes, the effect of which may be seen. But back of these seen causes there are chains of unseen preceding causes, all of which had a bearing upon the number of the die which fell uppermost.” — The Kybalion
7. Real Law of Attraction – Gender: “Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”–The Kybalion.
Gender manifests in all levels of reality. Not just physical, but the mental and spiritual as well. Gender comes from Generation. You must generate to create or manifest your will(desire). Remember the principle of polarity? The duality in all reality.
“No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. ” – The Kybalion
Putting all the mysticism aside, the ALL is the infinite mind. But what is the mind? Mind is energy remember? We are the beings that USE mind. Our essence is God nature.
We have our personal individualized side and our impersonal everything connected. That is the All. The impersonal yet still compassionate, see the paradox of reality at play again?
If you are that “impersonal” God energy itself, than doesn’t that make you as personal being that “close” to god? These are secrets of the law of attraction they mystics knew! Here’s more on the hidden secrets of your psychic nature!
“The Hermetic Teachings regarding the process of Evolution are that, THE ALL, having meditated upon the beginning of the Creation–having thus established the material foundations of the Universe–having thought it into existence–then gradually awakens or rouses from its Meditation and in so doing starts into manifestation the process of Evolution, on the material mental and spiritual planes, successively and in order. Thus the upward movement begins–and all begins to move Spirit-ward. Matter becomes less gross; the Units spring into being; the combinations begin to form; Life appears and manifests in higher and higher forms; and Mind becomes more and more in evidence–the vibrations constantly becoming higher.
In short, the entire process of Evolution, in all of its phases, begins, and proceeds according to the established “Laws of the Indrawing” process. All of this occupies aeons upon aeons of Man’s time, each aeon containing countless millions of years, but yet the Illumined inform us that the entire creation, including Involution and Evolution, of an Universe, is but “as the twinkle of the eye” to THE ALL. At the end of countless cycles of aeons of time, THE ALL withdraws its Attention–its Contemplation and Meditation–of the Universe, for the Great Work is finished–and All is withdrawn into THE ALL from which it emerged. But Mystery of Mysteries–the Spirit of each soul is not annihilated, but is infinitely expanded–the Created and the Creator are merged. Such is the report of the Illumined! – The Kybalion
Mental Transmutation: “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
This is the law of polarity in action. Hate can transform into love. Heat into cold.
Darkness into light. Remember its the same thing, just different in degrees!
Everything connects on one scale of reality.
“”Transmutation” is a term usually employed to designate the ancient art of the transmutation of metals–particularly of the base metals into gold. The word “Transmute” means “to change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform” (Webster). And accordingly, “Mental Transmutation” means the art of changing and transforming mental states, forms, and conditions, into others. So you may see that Mental Transmutation is the “Art of Mental Chemistry,” if you like the term–a form of practical Mystic Psychology.” The Kybalion
Yet see how paradoxical it seems. One spectrum you have the “not real” and one real(the wake world of physical matter we live in) but YET both are the SAME exact experience.
Remember the hot and cold example? 2 opposing extremes of the same thing. so what is real?
“To take familiar illustrations, we all recognize the fact that matter “exists” to our senses–we will fare badly if we do not. And yet, even our finite minds understand the scientific dictum that there is no such thing as Matter from a scientific point of view–that which we call Matter is held to be merely an aggregation of atoms, which atoms themselves are merely a grouping of units of force, called electrons or “ions,” vibrating and in constant circular motion. We kick a stone and we feel the impact–it seems to be real, not withstanding that we know it to be merely what we have stated above. But remember that our foot, which feels the impact by means of our brains, is likewise Matter, so constituted of electrons, and for that matter so are our brains. And, at the best, if it were not by reason of our Mind, we would not know the foot or stone at all”–The Kybalion.
Planes of correspondence: “As above so below; As below so above”
Every mineral, plant animal and human are connected on all levels. Also the mental emotional and spiritual planes.
This refers to the 2nd hermetic meaning “as above so below; as below as above”. The principle lies between energy and matter and how they all relate to each other.
“Hermetic Philosophy considers that the Universe may be divided into three great classes of phenomena, known as the Three Great Planes, namely:
The Great Physical Plane.
The Great Mental Plane.
The Great Spiritual Plane
“The question is generally about as follows: “Is a Plane a place having dimensions, or is it merely a condition or state?” We answer: “No, not a place, nor ordinary dimension of space; and yet more than a state or condition. It may be considered as a state or condition, and yet the state or condition is a degree of dimension, in a scale subject to measurement.” Somewhat paradoxical, is it not? But let us examine the matter. A “dimension,” you know, is “a measure in a straight line, relating to measure,” etc. The ordinary dimensions of space are length, breadth, and height, or perhaps length, breadth, height, thickness or circumference. But there is another dimension of “created things” or “measure in a straight line,” known to occultists, and to scientists as well, although the latter have not as yet applied the term “dimension” to it–and this new dimension, which, by the way, is the much speculated -about “Fourth Dimension,” is the standard used in determining the degrees or “planes.” – The Kybalion
Energies of Vibration:
We briefly touched up on vibration. Remember we talked about the atoms of a chair or any physical object.
“THE ALL, in itself, manifests a constant vibration of such an infinite degree of intensity and rapid motion that it may be practically considered as at rest, the teachers directing the attention of the students to the fact that even on the physical plane a rapidly moving object (such as a revolving wheel) seems to be at rest. The Teachings are to the effect that Spirit is at one end of the Pole of Vibration, the other Pole being certain extremely gross forms of Matter. Between these two poles are millions upon millions of different rates and modes of vibration.
Modern Science has proven that all that we call Matter and Energy are but “modes of vibratory motion,” and some of the more advanced scientists are rapidly moving toward the positions of the occultists who hold that the phenomena of Mind are likewise modes of vibration or motion. Let us see what science has to say regarding the question of vibrations in matter and energy.” -The Kybalion