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Metaphysics. The Universal Laws. Episode II.

The metaphysicians movements that emerged between the end of the 40th century and the beginning of the 20th century, were known as The New Thought and Mentalism. They make various references to the Universal Laws, or The Seven Universal Principles.

The Seven Principles were written by Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt. Hermes is considered the Father of Wisdom, founder of Astrology and discoverer of Alchemy.

All of his teaching was kept secret from the people and was only revealed to a select few at that time. That's where the concept of "hermetically" kept comes from..

Originally, all information was passed down by word of mouth, with no written material. Then the compilation of these teachings began in a set of axioms and maxims, in the book called The Kybalion, written by three initiates.

In 1908, The Kybalion: The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece was published in Chicago by the Yogi Publication Society of Chicago. The book presents and develops the "Seven Principles of Hermeticism."

Hermetic philosophy has many references in ancient writings, and is considered the master key to the most important wisdom of Humanity: alchemy, mathematics, astronomy, philosophy,...key knowledge for understanding one's own life and universe.

Cover of the original book. The document according to its authors is a direct compendium of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, who is considered the father of hermetic philosophy.

The Seven Principles or Universe Laws.

1 The Principle of Mentalism.

"The All is mind; the universe is mental. The All is the totalizing whole. There is nothing outside the All."

Thoughts are things, they are matter. They manifest themselves externally in the form of events.

According to hermetic laws, the universe comes from the imagination of the whole. When we talk about mentalism, we mean that everything that is around us, everything that we can and cannot see, exists thanks to the imagination of the whole.

Thoughts are things, they are matter. They manifest themselves externally in the form of events.

The Corpus Hermeticum is a collection of sacred texts or treatises that contain the main axioms and beliefs of Hermetic tendencies. They deal with topics such as the nature of the divine, the emergence of the Cosmos, the fall of Man from paradise, as well as the notions of Truth, Good and Beauty.

2. The Principle of Correspondence.

"As above, so below·". Hermes Trismegistus.

The law of correspondence tells us: "Everything that happens around a person reflects what is happening inside". "As above, so below, as below, so above", "as inside, so outside, as outside, It's inside" Everything that happens around a person reflects what is happening inside.

According to the Kybalión, this principle is universally applicable on the various mental, material or spiritual planes of the Kosmos: it is a universal law. The ancient Hermetists considered this principle as one of the most important auxiliaries of the mind, through which we can remove the veil that hides the unknown in our lives. Just as understanding the principles of geometry enables man to measure the diameter, orbit and motion of the most distant stars, while sitting in his observatory, so also knowledge of the principle of correspondence enables man to reason intelligently in the known or the unknown."

"As it is inside, so outside, as it is outside, so inside" Everything that happens around a person reflects what is happening inside."

The emerald tablet of the primordial substance and its transmutations. It was highly appreciated by Islamic and European alchemists as the foundation of their art.

3. The Principle of Vibration.

According to the Kybalion: "This principle contains the truth that everything is in motion, that nothing remains motionless, both things confirmed by modern science, and each new discovery verifies and proves it. And, despite everything, this hermetic principle was enunciated hundreds of years ago by the Masters of ancient Egypt. This principle explains the differences between the various manifestations of matter, force, mind and even spirit itself, which are nothing but the result of the various vibratory states. From the ALL, which is pure spirit, to the grossest form of matter, everything is in vibration: the higher this is, the higher is its position on the scale. The vibration of the spirit is of a infinite intensity; so much so that it can practically be considered as if it were at rest, in the same way that a wheel that rotates very quickly seems to be without movement. And at the other end of the scale there are forms of very dense matter, whose vibration is so weak which also seems to be at rest. Between both poles there are millions of millions of degrees of vibrational intensity. From the corpuscle and the electron, from the atom and the molecule to the star and the Universes, everything is in vibration. And this is equally true with regard to the states or planes of energy or force (which is nothing more than a certain vibratory state), and to the mental and spiritual planes."

Everything is in motion, nothing remains still.

4. The principle of polarity.

The Kybalion says that "opposites are equal in nature, but differ in degrees."

Any difference between two opposites of the same nature is a matter of degrees. The Principle of Polarity says literally: «Everything is double; everything has two poles; everything, its pair of opposites; similar and antagonistic are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; the extremes touch; all truths are semi-truths; all paradoxes can be reconciled".

5. The Principle of Rhythm.

This principle contains the truth that everything manifests itself in a certain back and forth movement; an ebb and flow, a pendulum swing between the two poles that exist. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking; manifested in all the airs and phenomena of the universe. Suns, worlds, men, animals, plants, minerals, forces, energy, mind and matter, yes, even spirit, manifest this principle. The principle manifests itself in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the history of the life of all things; and finally in the mental states of man. The Hermetic masters discovered long ago that, while the principle of rhythm was invariable and always in evidence in mental phenomena, there were nevertheless two planes of its manifestation so far as mental phenomena are concerned. They discovered that there were two general planes of consciousness, the lower and the higher, the understanding of which fact enabled them to rise to the higher plane and thus escape the swing of the rhythmic pendulum that manifested itself on the lower plane.

The symmetry and harmony of the Egyptian pendulum are geometric and aromatic designs, which reflect a deep understanding of the universal laws of energy and vibration.

6. The Principle of Cause and Effect.

·"Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to law; luck is nothing more than the name given to the unrecognized law; there are many planes of chance, but nothing escapes to the Law." - The Kybalion.

We cannot imagine anything outside the ALL, beyond the law, and this because the ALL is precisely the law itself. There is no room in the universe for anything external or independent of law. The existence of something similar makes all laws independent of law. The existence of something similar to all natural laws becomes ineffective and plunges the entire universe into the most chaotic disorder.

7. The Gender Principle

“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; “Gender manifests itself on all levels.” The Kybalion.

This principle contains the truth that generation manifests itself in everything, with the masculine and feminine principles always being in action. This is true, not only on the physical plane, but also on the mental and spiritual plane. In the physical world this principle manifests itself as "sex", and on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the principle always remains the same. No physical, mental or spiritual creation is possible without this principle. The understanding of it illuminates many of the problems that have so confused the minds of men. This creative principle always works in the sense of "generate", "regenerate" and "create". Each being contains within itself the two elements of this principle.

Next episode: Episode III. Neville Goddard. The Power of the Assumption. Podcast.


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