At times I feel like Indiana Jones when dusting off ancient books and stumbling upon old teachings which mystically whisper their secret wisdom into my ears. One book leads to the other, diving even deeper into long kept hidden knowledge not many people know of or which has been long forgotten. One gold nugget I have just come across is the Kybalion.
The Kybalion was published over 100 years ago by a pseudonym “the Three Initiates” and only later it was revealed that the author is William Walker Atkinson, who was one of the founders of the New Thought Movement. He published over 100 books in the early 1900’s under diverse pseudonyms. His book The Law of Attraction in the Thought World is pretty much what “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne’s book and movie is based upon. This is just one of seven fundamental universal truths, revealed in the Kybalion.
The Kybalion teaches 7 universal principals, which are based upon the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, the egyptian god of wisdom.
The teaching of these hermetic sciences have been kept secret for thousands of years by Hermetic Masters and Initiates of different occult societies like the Rosicrucians or Freemasons, mostly out of fear that this knowledge would be used by wrong people with selfish intentions.
These seven principles are regarded to be absolute truths by most ancient philosophers, yogis and mystics. The Kybalion is considered to be the master key to understanding the universe, the self and all that is.
“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 7 hermetic principles are:
I THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.
II THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.
III THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.
IV THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY.
V THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM.
VI THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT.
VII THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.
But, as it says in the book itself:
“THE LIPS OF WISDOM ARE CLOSED,
EXCEPT TO THE EARS OF UNDERSTANDING”
Believe it or not, you will not understand the deeper meaning of this book, if you are not ready.
At this point I will leave you with the link to read it or leave it.
You will hear the calling, if you are ready.
The book is in public domain and you can download it in any format you wish to read it.
Download here: http://www.kybalion.org
Have your own experience!
By the way, William Walker Atkinson also exposed a lot of the Rosicrucians secret knowledge in his book The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians, published under the pseudonym Magus Incognito. You can learn a lot about mental alchemy, telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, auric protection, cosmic consciousness etc. in his books.