Monday, November 17, 2014

The Principle of Polarity

The Principle of Polarity

The Principle of Polarity is the fourth principle in the seven Hermetic laws of ancient Egypt. The legendary philosopher-teacher Tehuti (also known to the Greeks as Hermes) was considered by many to be one of the greatest philosophic thinkers in ancient Egypt.  His seven principles are keys to understanding how the ancient Egyptians were able to achieve levels of architecture and science that still mystify the greatest minds in the modern world today.   

Starting with this dialog and for the next six weeks I will write about each of the seven Hermetic principles for three basic reasons the first is because of the tremendous feedback from readers of last week’s dialog on the “Kybalion” (see the study of the secret Hermetic Philosophy.

The second reason comes from the Kybalion; “Knowledge, like wealth, is intended for use. Hermetic teachings have always been secret according to the teachings of Hermes knowledge without use and expression is a vain thing, bring no good to its possessor or to mankind.

The third and perhaps the most important reason is my intuitive belief that there are many ears ready to hear the wisdom of the seven principles. I will not write about the seven in order which is the reason that I am writing about the fourth principle now.  

 Long before the Taoist Yin/Yang concept of opposites being identical in nature, Hermetic writings taught that opposites were the same, differing only in degree.
 Heat and Cold, Love and Hate, Positive and Negative are examples two poles that are the same the difference consisting of varying degrees of vibration between the two poles. 

The important thing about this principle is its ability to change the vibrations of hate into love, and the vibration of evil into the vibration of good if used correctly.
The understanding and practice of the principle of polarity can change your understanding of self, the world that you live in, and the people that you interface with. I encourage you to explore this principle of polarity deeper as well as the other six Hermetic principles. 

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