The Principle of Mentalism is the first principle and what many believe to be the foundation for the seven Hermetic Principles (see Kybalion www.theartofwarogers.info). The Three Initiates, who introduced to the masses, the teachings and wisdom of Hermes; in their world famous publication “The Kaybalion”; believed that this secretly guarded ancient wisdom should not be keep from the masses,. They also believed that “The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding”.
When ancient Kemet (Egypt) was at her pick in the study and practice of science, psychology, astronomy, philosophy and architecture, the legendary master teacher Hermes was considered the greatest of the great. It was true then and it is true today “the study, understanding and practice of the seven Hermetic Principles can open the door to a universe only a few have experienced”. Understanding the principle of mentalism is the first step to that journey.
According to the Kybalion “The understanding of the Hermetic Principle of Mentalism will enable an individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and apply them to their wellbeing and advancement”. It goes on to say individuals will be enabled to apply intelligently the great Mental Laws, instead of using them in a haphazard manner”.
The Universe is Mental according to Hermetic Philosophy, the underlying reality of the Universe is mind, and we are all connected to the mind of the universe. Our ability to manifest material reality from mental thought is because of that connection.
The Kybalion states that “If the Universe is mental in its nature, Mental Transmutation is the art of changing the conditions of the universe, along the lines of Matter, Force and Mind; mental transmutation is the magical art used by the ancients that we know so little about”.
We are just beginning to understand the power of thought manifestation; many still use this ability unwisely. What you think about often will manifest itself into your material reality. This fact is now more important than ever, our socially programed mind is programed to keep us believing in the illusions of a matrix that is changing.
We are moving into another level of human evolution; survival will soon depend on a different way of thinking of yourself, of your abilities, of your environment and of others.
We now know that there is a circular pattern to all things, there is nothing new under the sun. The concepts that I am writing about are not new they are ancient, but will become important survival tools for our journey into the future.
I recommend reading the KYBALION a few times; it will be a great start to a mental journey towards enlightenment.