Monday, November 17, 2014
In 389 A.D. The Great Library of Alexandria was burned to the ground by the order of Emperor Theodosius. Centuries of ancient Egyptian knowledge were destroyed or stolen. One of the greatest contributors of knowledge to the Library of Alexandria was the Egyptian philosopher-teacher Tehuti also known to the Greeks as Hermes. The elders teach us that volumes of Hermetic Philosophy were rescued from the fire and buried in the desert by a few remaining initiates of the three ancient Egyptian secret societies.
To this day only a few have been introduced to the basic philosophical foundation of Hermetic philosophy yet parts of it can be found in every religion and spiritual philosophy known to mankind. Only initiates of secret societies were giving the opportunity to study and practice Hermetic Principles. In 1908 initiates (to this day remain nameless) published a book titled “The Kybalion” it focused on the seven secret Hermetic Principles.
According to the Kybalion “ 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 Seven Principle are: Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, and Gender. By studying and practicing the Seven Hermetic Principles found in the Kybalion one can change the quality of their life and the lives of those around them.
Although the secret Hermetic Principles are now available to anyone interested in learning about them, still only a few are aware of them. The three initiates who published the Kybalion also wrote that “When the ears of the student are ready to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with Wisdom”. I first became aware of the Seven Hermetic Principles when I was introduced to Wayne B. Chandler’s “Ancient Future”, the first book I suggest you read if this subject is of interest to you.
You now can read the Kybalion on line although reading and understanding are not always connected. I have information on my blog www.theartofwarogers.info about each of the Seven Hermetic Principles. You can also contact me at 646 329-6727 for additional information on this subject.