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Kybalion Secret Doctrines of Hermetic Teachings

Kybalion Secret Doctrines of Hermetic Teachings

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To give to students of Secret Teachings occult knowledge that will cover the basics in detail, easy to understand: Mentalism, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, Gender, Mental Transmutation, The All, Planes of Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Causation and Hermetic Axioms.
To give to students of Secret Teachings occult knowledge that will cover the basics in detail, easy to understand: Mentalism, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, Gender, Mental Transmutation, The All, Planes of Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Causation and Hermetic Axioms.

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We take great pleasure in presenting to the attention of students and investigator of the Secret Doctrines this little work based upon the world-old Hermetic Teachings. There has been so little written upon this subject, not withstanding the countless references to the Teachings in the man works upon occultism, that the man earnest searchers after the !rcane Truths will doubtless welcome the appearance of this present volume. The purpose of this work is not the enunciation of an special philosoph or doctrine, but rather is to give to the students a statement of the Truth that will serve to reconcile the man bits of occult knowledge that the ma have ac"uired, but which are apparentl opposed to each other and which often serve to discourage and disgust the beginner in the stud. #ur intent is not to erect a new Temple of $nowledge, but rather to place in the hands of the student a %aster-$e with which he ma open the man inner doors in the Temple of %ster through the main portals he has alread entered.There is no portion of the occult teachings possessed b the world which have been so closel guarded as the fragments of the Hermetic Teachings which have come down to us over the tens of centuries which have elapsed since the lifetime of its great founder, Hermes Trismegistus, the &scribe of the gods,& who dwelt in old 'gpt in the das when the present race of men was in its infanc. (ontemporar with !braham, and, if the legends be true, an instructor of that venerable sage, Hermes was, and is, the )reat (entral Sun of #ccultism, whose ras have served to illumine the countless teachings which have been promulgated since his time. !ll the fundamental and basic teachings embedded in the esoteric teachings of ever race ma be traced back to Hermes. 'ven the most ancient teachings of *ndia undoubtedl have their roots in the original Hermetic Teachings.+rom the land of the )anges man advanced occultists wandered to the land of 'gpt, and sat at the feet of the %aster. +rom him the obtained the %aster-$e which eplained and reconciled their divergent views, and thus the Secret Doctrine was firml established. +rom other lands also came the learned ones, all of whom regarded Hermes as the %aster of %asters, and his influence was so great that in spite of the man wanderings from the path on the part of the centuries of teachers in these different lands, there ma still be found a certain basic resemblance and correspondence which
underlies the man and often "uite divergent theories entertained and taught b the occultists of these different lands toda. The student of (omparative eligions will be able to perceive the influence of the Hermetic Teachings in ever religion worth of the name, now known to man, whether it be a dead religion or one in full vigor in our own times. There is alwas certain correspondence in spite of the contradictor features, and the Hermetic Teachings act as the )reat econciler.The lifework of Hermes seems to have been in the direction of planting the great Seed-Truth which has grown and blossomed in so man strange forms, rather than to establish a school of philosoph which would dominate, the worlds thought. /ut, nevertheless, the original truths taught b him have been kept intact in their original purit b a few men each age, who, refusing great numbers of half-developed students and followers, followed the Hermetic custom and reserved their truth for the few who were read to comprehend and master it. +rom lip to ear the truth has been handed down among the few. There have alwas been a few *nitiates in each generation, in the various lands of the earth, who kept alive the sacred flame of the Hermetic Teachings, and such have alwas been willing to use their lamps to re-light the lesser lamps of the outside world, when the light of truth grew dim, and clouded b reason of neglect, and when the wicks became clogged with foreign matter. There were alwas a few to tend faithfull the altar of the Truth, upon which was kept alight the 0erpetual 1amp of Wisdom. These men devoted their lives to the labor of love which the poet has so well stated in his lines2
"O, let not the flame die out! Cherished age after age in its dark cavern--in its holy temples cherished. Fed by pure ministers of love--let not the flame die out!"
These men have never sought popular approval, nor numbers of followers. The are indifferent to these things, for the know how few there are in each generation who are read for the truth, or who would recogni3e it if it were presented to them. The reserve the &strong meat for men,& while others furnish the &milk for babes.& The reserve their pearls of wisdom for the few elect, who recogni3e their value and who wear them in their crowns, instead of casting them before the materialistic vulgar swine, who would trample them in the mud and mi them with their disgusting mental food. /ut still these men have never forgotten or overlooked the original teachings of Hermes, regarding the passing on of the words of truth to those read to receive it, which teaching is stated in The $balion as follows2 &Where fall the footsteps of the %aster, the ears of those read for his Teaching open wide.& !nd again2 &When the ears of the student are read to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with wisdom.& /ut their customar attitude has alwas been strictl in accordance with the other Hermetic aphorism, also in The $balion2 &The lips of Wisdom are closed, ecept to the ears of 4nderstanding.&
There are those who have critici3ed this attitude of the Hermetists, and who have claimed that the did not manifest the proper spirit in their polic of seclusion and reticence. /ut a moments glance back2 over the pages of histor will show the wisdom of the %asters, who knew the foll of attempting to teach to the world that which it was neither read or willing to receive. The Hermetists have never sought to be martrs, and have, instead, sat silentl aside with a piting smile on their closed lips, while the &heathen raged noisil about them& in their customar amusement of putting to death and torture the honest but misguided enthusiasts who imagined that the could force upon a race of barbarians the truth capable of being understood onl b the elect who had advanced along The 0ath. !nd the spirit of persecution has not as et died out in the land. There are certain Hermetic Teachings, which, if publicl promulgated, would bring down upon the teachers a great cr of scorn and revilement from the multitude, who would again raise the cr of &(rucif5 (rucif.& *n this little work we have endeavored to give ou an idea of the fundamental teachings of The $balion, striving to give ou the working 0rinciples, leaving ou to appl therm ourselves, rather than attempting to work out the teaching in detail. *f ou are a true student, ou will be able to work out and appl these 0rinciples--if not, then ou must develop ourself into one, for otherwise the Hermetic Teachings will be as &words, words, words& to ou.TH' TH'' *6*T*!T'S.
he ermetic hilosophy
"he lips of #isdom are closed, e$cept to the ears of %nderstanding" -- he &ybalion.
+rom old 'gpt have come the fundamental esoteric and occult teachings which have so strongl influenced the philosophies of all races, nations and peoples, for several thousand ears. 'gpt, the home of the 0ramids and the Sphin, was the birthplace of the Hidden Wisdom and %stic Teachings. +rom her Secret Doctrine all nations have borrowed. *ndia, 0ersia, (haldea, %edea, (hina, 7apan, !ssria, ancient )reece and ome, and other ancient countries partook liberall at the feast of knowledge which the Hierophants and %asters of the 1and of *sis so freel provided for those who came prepared to partake of the great store of %stic and #ccult 1ore which the masterminds of that ancient land had gathered together.*n ancient 'gpt dwelt the great !depts and %asters who have never been surpassed, and who seldom have been e"ualed, during the centuries that have taken their processional flight since the das of the )reat Hermes. *n 'gpt was located the )reat 1odge of 1odges of the %stics. !t the doors of her Temples entered the 6eophtes who afterward, as Hierophants, !depts, and %asters, traveled to the

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