The Seven Hermetic Principles – Definition

I. Mentalism

The all is mind; the universe is mental.

II. Correspondence

As above so below: as below, so above.

III. Vibration

Nothing rests; Everything moves; Everything vibrates.

IV. Polarity

Everything is dual; Everything has poles; Everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled.

V. Gender

Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all planes.

VI. Rhythm

Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall; The pendulum swing manifests in everything; The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; Rhythm compensates.

VII. Cause & Effect

Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause; Everything happens according to law’ Chance is but a name for law not recognized’ There are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.

Text: Kybalion, Illustrations: Unknown
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