The Seven Hermetic Principles-The Principle of Gender

The seventh and final Hermetic Principle (according to the Kybalion), may just be one of the most important and most misunderstood of the principles.  Most associate gender with physical sex characteristics.  This however is only a small part of the true meaning of gender.  The word gender derives from the Greek “gen” which means to produce, as in genesis.  Sex is the physical manifestation of gender that is separated into male and female.  When the Hermetic masters referred to gender, they were referring to the generating principle, not male or female sex.  What is important to note at this point is that all things contain both the female and the male energies within them.  Everyone and everything contain characteristics that are akin to both male and female.  Like all other Hermetic Principles, this is true of the physical and super-physical realm and on the mental plane as well.

In the superphysical realm of electricity, the principle manifests as positive and negative polarity. The masculine aspect manifests as the positive polarity, or charge and the feminine manifests as the negative polarity, or charge.  The Kybalion goes to great lengths to eschew the idea that positive and negative have anything to do with our normal concept of those characteristics.  More correctly, it is noted that positive polarity should be referred to as masculine energy and that negative polarity should be referred to as feminine energy.  With this in mind, it explains the law of attraction between the male and female energies within the electrical field. The same can be said of magnetism as well. It is by using these energies together that the end result is created, just as it is on our physical realm with new-life conception.

The masculine and feminine are present upon the physical plane within each being, and manifest as the separate sexes.  On the mental realm, the principle manifests itself through the hemispheres of the brain and through the characteristics of our thoughts and behaviors. The left side of the brain is said to govern the aspects of reason, logic, and analytical thought.  The right brain governs the creative, intuitive, and imaginative aspects our thoughts.  The left side is said to be the male aspect and the right, the female.  We can see these aspects manifested in our gender roles.  Men are said to be more drawn to logic, whereas women are said to be more intuitive.  Of course, we all have aspects of both and neither is more important than the other.  Both are equally important to our complete mental well-being.  The Kybalion goes into great detail regarding the concept of psychic influence and states that people who have mental influence over others, use the power of the male or female to attract the male or female attention of the person that they are trying to influence, just like female electrical charge attracts the male electrical charge.

In a previous blog (Removal of the Divine Feminine), I have discussed the suppression of the Divine Feminine in our culture and what it has done to cast our society out of balance.  This obsession with the left-brain consciousness is what has lead us down the path of ruin that we are currently on.  We can see this at work, even in our educational system, where the importance has been placed on mathematics and science, and has been take off of music and art.  Our education system likes to elude us by telling us that art and music aren’t important because you can’t make a living off of them.  The fact of the matter is that the greatest minds of our time have had a great balance of the masculine and feminine.  Take Einstein for example.  If he had not had a great imagination, many of his greatest discoveries would not have been made.  To quote Einstein regarding this matter, he said: ”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

-Albert Einstein


Someone who most consider to be one of the greatest minds of our time, understood the importance of the brain hemispheres working together.  Without being able to think outside of the box, great breakthroughs are not possible.

This same balance of the masculine and feminine is needed for our consciousness as well. We must act with equal adherence to our intuitive and our rationale in life.  We must also act with empathy and care (feminine) and right action (masculine) in our day to day lives. It is when we start to work with and apply these laws in our everyday lives that they become less abstract and more personalized and empowering.  The Law of Gender gives us a new understanding of the way things in the physical and non-physical world work and the way our thoughts and actions interact with one another.

The Hermetic Principles have been passed down through the ages so that those who have the ability to comprehend them may see the true nature of reality.  They are a tool for liberation from the misinformation we have received and a light so that we may see through the darkness of materialism.  Each day, modern science is getting closer and closer to accepting many of these concepts as the truth and is realizing that our old belief system is flawed and  incorrect.  Those who worship the material world of money and possessions are being deceived by their senses that are limited to our finite minds.  It is up to us to explore the true nature of our reality which is immaterial, infinite and forever changing, moving, vibrating, attracting and repelling, constantly fluctuating in this great and infinite universal tide.

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The Seven Hermetic Principles-The Principle of Rhythm

Everything moves in cycles and fluctuates. So is the rhythm of the cosmos…

The Principle of Rhythm states that everything in the universe moves through cycles and fluctuates.  This is true of the material, mental and spiritual plane.  We’ve all heard the statement that history repeats itself.  What is not typically realized about this statement is that all cycles repeat and that history is just one in many cycles that repeat over and over again.  The seasons transform before our eyes.  Night turns to day and day to night.  Our emotions ebb and flow.  Periods of sadness are often followed by periods of joy and vice versa. Difficult times in our lives are often followed by periods of relaxation and ease.  Civilizations rise, peak and then inevitably fall. These patterns are always self similar.

Even our lives follow this same cyclical pattern. Birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, then death. After death, our spirit goes though a cyclical process of it’s own, progressing from one dimension to another, inhabiting other bodies as it advances in it’s growth. This tide-like ebb and flow is present in all aspects of life, whether it be tiny microbes in water, to giant stars in the heavens.  The only constant is change.

Once the individual can grasp this concept and begin to see the patterns, they can live in harmony with this rhythm.  As is true of all of the Hermetic Principles, the only way to true mastery is through the understanding and integrating these principles into ones life.  It is not until someone has learned to work with the system rather than against it that they will make the next step forward.


The Seven Hermetic Principles-The Principle of Polarity

Everything is dual. Everything has two poles.  This principle states that everything that we experience is polarized. Everything has a positive and a negative pole. This is true of the physical as well as metaphysical world. These poles are separated only by varying degrees of vibration.  Some examples would be things like hot and cold, dull and sharp, love and hate.

Though these things may seem to oppose one another, if we take a closer look, we will see that they are intrinsically linked and only separated by degrees. Hot and cold are only separated by varying degrees of vibration. They are both just degrees of the same thing. There is no absolute hot or absolute cold. There are only varying degrees of heat. Love and hate follows the principle as well. Though difficult to see at first, love and hate are only separated by degrees. Like and dislike bridge the gaps. As we explore this idea, we will see that there are no absolutes.  There are always varying degrees that prevent an absolute of anything.

It is possible to change the polarity of a physical object by changing it’s vibration or by working it toward it’s negative or positive pole.  This is possible in the mental realms as well, and this is where real important change can occur. It’s in the actual mental utilization of polarizing on the positive end of a pole that mental transmutation may occur.  By polarizing ones thoughts on the positive pole, it is possible for the individual to overcome negative situations and mental states that would normally overtake them and leave them stuck in a negative place.  By polarizing to the positive pole on the mental plane, an individual can overcome certain destructive tendencies of human emotion and keep their life in balance.  This is the most powerful tool of the self-master, a tool for keeping those destructive (animalistic) emotions in check and not letting them rule over ones self.  It is these emotions that cause the individual to fall into destructive tendencies like anger, hatred, jealousy, and self-absorption.

It is the overcoming of these lower emotions that allows the spiritual seeker to advance on the path of self-mastery and to raise their vibration so that they may eventually overcome the material realm and ascend to higher planes of manifestation.



The Seven Hermetic Priciples-The Priciple of Vibration

Vibrations all around. The Priciple of Vibration states that everything we see is made up of vibrating energy. Matter, spirit, light, heat, mental states, etc. all of these are merely functions of vibrational energy.

Science is rapidly coming to the same conclusion. Vibration exists at every level of manifestation. At the atomic level we find vibrations within the atom as electrons orbit the nucleus. Light comes to us in the form of vibrations, as does sound. As the vibrational rate increases, the object or thing changes.

The Principle of Vibration states that the different rates of vibration create all of the different manifestations in the universe. It also states that the differences between things are based on varying rates of vibration. This is true not only of matter, but of thoughts, and of the realm of force as well. At every level, varying degrees of vibration. The principle also states that our evolution through various states is based upon the constant increase in our vibrational velocity. It is stated that gross forms of matter are at a low vibration. As the vibration is raised, the constitution of the matter changes. It mounts up a successive scale of hierarchy. From the mineral, to the vegetable, to animal, to human (higher animal form). Our minds contain the next level of vibration in the form of thoughts and bridge vibration to the next level: spirit. As the thought vibrations rise in velocity, the leave the thought realm and become spirit. Eventually, the spirit vibrations become so rapid that they merge with the vibration of the All and have returned to source.

In the process of perfecting the self, one’s vibration is raised and the individual therefore become closer to spirit and leaves the realm of matter (metaphorically speaking). In doing so, they become closer to spirit and the consciousness is raised to a new level.

The master of self can also change the state of the universe through the power of mental vibration. As the universe is mental in nature, changing one’s own mental vibration also changes the state of the universe.

With the concepts stated above, it becomes clear that the principle of vibration is not only extremely important to our modern scientific understanding, but equally important as a definition of the power of the self. Study this principle on detail and many pre-existing veils will begin to fall.

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The Seven Hermetic Principles-The Principle of Mentalism

“The All is Mind, the universe is mental”. This quotation is used to sum up the concept in the Kybalion. It took me several years (and still working in it) to grasp this concept. What does this really mean?

The All that’s referred to in the Kybalion is the single entity (if it can be called an entity ) that creates and governs the material and spiritual universe. The All is considered to be made of purely spirit. The All contains everything that is; matter, spirit, the forces of nature.

The universe and everything in it is said to be a mental creation if the All. The All created the universe as a mental creation, since there are no materials outside of the All with which it could create with.

This concept seems confusing and improbable at first, however, science is gradually leaning toward this idea. Many in the scientific community are now saying that our universe is made up of Consciousness. Consciousness is a product of mind. Without it, would there be a reality? We have seen through scientific experimentation that the observer has an effect on the outcome of an experiment. This is purely a mental phenomenon.  Our understanding of our reality is based solely on the interpretation of our five senses by our minds. Since we interpret our reality through our senses, we are limited by our finite minds. The Kybalion tells us that the All is infinite mind, which a finite mind cannot grasp due to its limitations.

To the All, we are but a dream. To us, the material world is a reality. This idea may seem troubling at first, but think it through and let it sink in. Our minds maybe finite, but remember, we all contain the infinite within and our finite minds are connected to the infinite mind of the All. we are all made up of particles created by the All and are microcosmic representations of the All.

We as a species have not even began to tap into the true potential of our minds. Scientists claim that we only use 10% of our brains power. Imagine if we could unleash the other 90% of that power. If our finite minds have as much power as science says they do, imagine the power of infinite mind!



The Removal of the Divine Feminine

One of the biggest travesties of our time has been the removal of the Divine Feminine from our consciousness. The concept of the Divine Feminine was a staple in the religions of Egypt and Greece, among other pre-Christian religions. The original books of the Bible contained this concept as well, before they were edited down to what they are in the present. I believe that it was the deletions of important feminine presence in the Bible that started much of our discord in the world today.

When these concepts were removed from the Biblical texts, it was done because these texts would not comply with the male-dominated society that the monarchy was attempting to promote. It made male-dominated control non-valid and this would have made it impossible for the monarchy and all powerful Roman Catholic Church to have power over the people.

There was also a symbolic gesture behind this as well. Mystical teachings throughout the world have shown the importance of the feminine and masculine aspects of consciousness and how their balance is key to holistic well-being. As was presented in my previous blog about the Seven Hermetic Principles, the Principle of Gender states that all beings have masculine and feminine aspects. Balance between these two characteristics is key to true enlightenment. The removal of the feminine principle from this equation causes an unbalance between the two, and part of the reason our society is in the state that it’s in.

Our Divine mother is our Mother Earth. She is the ultimate representation of the Divine Feminine in the physical world. All we need to live a fulfilling life is provided by her. Our detachment with Earth and the defiling that we do to her is appalling. We have turned our back on the Divine Feminine. Turned our backs on our own balance. This is why we can’t seem to find our way. If we can embrace the Divine Feminine again, we will regain this balance and can right this catastrophic wrong once and for all.


The Western Mystery Traditions: Hermeticism

Attributed to Hermes Trismegistus of ancient Egypt, the Hermetic philosophy has survived the ages by being embedded in Lodge ritual and passed on via literature. Like the other western mystery traditions, it teaches of the immortality of the soul, the laws of nature, and the divine spark within. As was stated in my earlier blog, The Seven Hermetic Principles The Hermetic philosophy includes a distinct set of naturally occurring laws that help to understand the order of the universe. Hopefully this brief video will shed some light on this mysterious set of teachings and their history.