Secrets Of The Universe: 7 Laws In Hermetic Philosophy

The Universe is a very mysterious place. It’s immense, infinite, immeasurable, dark, full of secrets, marvelous, and indescribable. It contains our planet and countless moons, asteroids, stars, galaxies, black holes, and crazy people. All right, hold on. I know what you’re thinking. You’re like, “Well whoop-tee-frickin-doo! Thank you, Captain Obvious, but tell us something we don’t know!”

Great! How about Hermeticism, have you heard of that before? It’s a fairly old brand; 5.4% alcohol and very low in calorie.

I wasn’t describing beer, was I? Hmm. Ok, here we go…

What is Hermeticism?


Hermeticism or Hermetic Philosophy, is a philosophical and religious tradition based on the teachings of a figurehead called Hermes Trismegistus, a nice blend of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The hermetic teachings given by Mr. HM, which describe the underlying laws of the Universe, are said to be fundamentally identical to those found in major religions of the world. This stuff is also considered occult (hidden or secret) knowledge during the early days, i.e. before the Internet arrived. We all know now, however, that nothing can be kept secret anymore (like I know the color of the underwear you used yesterday).

“What has this got to do with me?” you ask.

These principles were purportedly handed down to the ancient people by higher sources, and now it has reached our generation. If you like to think of these higher sources as gods, aliens, higher spiritual beings, perfected humans, or whatever, then please be my guest. Anyway, if there ever was a time in your life when you wished someone would just come up to you and explain how stuff works in this place we call “physical reality” and what the hell you are doing here, then you’ll never have to wish for it again, presumably, because these laws will help you accomplish the task on your own. According to the followers of this philosophical tradition, you can study these laws, interpret them based on your own experience, and use them to find the answers you are looking for and attain your objectives in life. Pretty cool, yes? With that said, let’s examine these laws one by one.

The 7 Laws In Hermetic Philosophy

These articles are basically a condensation of each of the seven laws found in the book called The Kybalion, which was published in 1912 anonymously by three people calling themselves the “Three Initiates.” Many of the Hermetic principles are explained in this book using fairly understandable 20th century language, and you can probably find online versions of it.

However, if you want to read the major works and can stand obscure English, I’m certain you can easily get copies of The Corpus Hermeticum, The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, and The Perfect Sermon on the web as well. But before you do that, you might want to read each of the articles below to get a preview.

1. Law of Gender

law of gender
“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.”

The Law of Gender states that the masculine and feminine principles are found in everything. Every being in this world contains a male and female aspect, even if the physical body only shows one or the other. However, the principle is not only related to sex. It may also refer to the psychological qualities of the unconscious mind (such as Carl Jung’s anima and animus), the left and right hemispheres of the brain, the sun and the moon, your mother and your father, rationality and creativity, and so on.

2. Law of Cause and Effect

law of cause and 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.”

The Law of Cause and Effect is comparable to karma, the concept in eastern traditions which embodies the universal law of causation. Perhaps we can say that this law applies more suitably to the relationship of events in the realm of the mind since we have Newton’s Law of Motion (among other principles) that serves to define the nature of events that happen in the physical plane. Either way, both laws assert only one thing: There is a consequence for anything you think or do; nothing escapes the Law.

3. Law of Rhythm

law of 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.”

The Law of Rhythm states that everything in the Universe (physical, mental, and spiritual) has a measurable flow of movement – upward and downward, forward and backward, progression and regression, growth and deterioration, and so on. In the material world, the Law of Rhythm can be observed in the cycle of life, the rise and fall of societies, the different seasons of the year, the stages of growth, evolution, etc.

4. Law of Polarity

law of 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.”

Through the Law of Polarity what you think of as impossible becomes possible and vice versa. This is also basically the same principle defined by the concept of Yin and Yang in Chinese philosophy. In physics, the closest thing I can think of that explains this is the wave-particle duality. However, I’m really not confident about what I’m saying here. I think I’m sure, but I’m really not sure. I can be right, but I can also be wrong.

5. Law of Vibration

law of vibration
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”

The Law of Vibration states that all that exists in the Universe ‘vibrates,’ and therefore, everything moves. Without vibration, there can be no movement; without movement, there can be no life and no Universe. The differences in the manifestations of matter, energy, mind, and spirit are largely the result of the varying rates of vibration. This means that beings vibrate at a much higher rate as they move up in their position in the scale of existence.

6. Law of Correspondence

law of correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”

In Hermetic thought, it is considered that the heavenly bodies, such as planets, stars, and galaxies, have meaning beyond the laws of physics. They are also essentially symbolic figures in the mind of The All, a term used to represent all phenomena in the physical, mental, and spiritual planes of existence. Basically, this means that whatever happens in reality, inside your head, in other realms beyond the reach of our senses, and the whole Universe are all related to each other. Hence the saying, “As above, so below; as below, so above.”

7. Law of Mentalism

law of mentalism
“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is mental.”

This law states that everything in the visible Universe is part of The All. What The All is, nobody can really tell because it simply cannot be described using language, but it is considered universal, infinite, and living. Just think of it as one infinitesimally huge blob of mind (whatever that means), and you are no more than just a tiny speck of whatever (like an ant’s poop or something similar).

Now it is said that The All created the entire universe, so everything in it is subject to its laws. Everything has function, everything has purpose, and everything has reason in the mind of The All, but it is just too complex for the average mind to grasp. However, if you can tune in to the mind of The All, then you will be able to understand the secret nature of energy, power and matter.

So, there you go. I hope you enjoyed this preview on Hermetic Philosophy and the secret laws of the Universe. Just click on each law to know more about them or, like I said earlier, if you want to get the details you can read the Kybalion or the major texts by simply doing a search online.

Source http://www.virtualsynapses.com/2010/04/secrets-of-universe-7-laws-in-hermetic.html#.UuR1TftOk1h

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The following is a post at ATS by  pandersway

The Hermetic Universe: A case for intelligent design?

IntroductionI realize that Hermeticism has been presented on ATS before but I am going to try and attempt to bring together three main ideas that I feel are interconnected and help to form a pattern that exists but is not so readily recognized by that many people today. I hope to illustrate, in these discussions, how we may perhaps enhance our understanding of some underlying principles that we may take for granted in our everyday lives. You be the judge.

Wikipedia: “Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a religious and philosophical tradition based primarily upon pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus (“Thrice Great”). These writings have greatly influenced the Western esoteric tradition and were considered to be of great importance during both the Renaissance and the Reformation. The tradition claims descent from a prisca theologia, a doctrine which affirms that a single, true theology exists which is present in all religions and was given by God to man in antiquity.

Many Christian writers, including Lactantius, Thomas of Aquinas, Augustine, Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, Campanella and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola considered Hermes Trismegistus to be a wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity.
An account of how Hermes Trismegistus received the name “Thrice Great” is derived from the The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, wherein it is stated that he knew the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe. The three parts of the wisdom are alchemy, astrology, and theurgy.”

Discussion

Part I – The 7 Hermetic Principles

Hermetic Philosophy, is a philosophical and religious tradition based on the teachings of a figurehead called Hermes Trismegistus, which is a blend of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The hermetic teachings, which describe the underlying laws of the Universe, are said to be fundamentally similar to those found in major religions of the world. The seven Hermetic Principles or laws are found in the book called The Kybalion, which was published in 1912 anonymously by three people calling themselves the “Three Initiates.” Many of the Hermetic principles are explained in this book using fairly understandable 20th century language.

1. Law of Gender

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

2. Law of Cause and 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.”

3. Law of 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.”

4. Law of 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.”

5. Law of Vibration

“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”

6. Law of Correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above.”

7. Law of Mentalism

“THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is mental.”

Each of these 7 laws are discussed in greater detail in the link below:
The Laws

Part II – The Hermetic Code
If you’re not familiar with Michael Hayes he has written a book whereby he believes that the Egyptians where aware of Pi, 22/7, and used this in their construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza but whose general discovery of Pi is mainly attributed to the Greeks.

“Pi is, in fact, a symbolic embodiment of the two most fundamental laws of nature, namely: the ubiquitous law of three forces, (active-passive-neutral) and the lesser known but equally all-embracing law of octaves. The law of three forces, as we shall see, is the absolute mainstay of all creative processes; its influence manifests practically everywhere. The second law, the law of octaves, tells us that all phenomena generated by these three primordial forces are essentially musical structures. To sensibly visualise this concept, we need to look at the formula Pi when expressed musically. This may look baffling at first, but in reality, it’s as easy as Doh re mi.”

“Three, the number of the Trinity, is the number of octaves encoded in Pi. Seven is the number of intervals between the notes of each of these octaves. Four is the number of ‘base-notes’ (Doh’s), in three consecutive octaves. Eight is the number of fundamental notes in a single octave. Twenty-two is the number of notes in three consecutive octaves. And, according to the law of three forces, the three octaves incorporated in Pi are each sub-divisible into three octaves apiece, giving an inward formula of nine octaves, or 64 ‘notes’. So eight is the constant and sixty-four…”

Hayes has called this musical pattern of symmetry The Hermetic Code, after the Greek god of wisdom and patron of alchemy, Hermes Trismegistus, known as the god, Thoth, in Old Kingdom Egypt.
Hayes goes on to say:

“Nothing in this universe can be created without the combined action of the three forces described by it: active, passive and neutral. The three main constituents of atoms – protons, electrons, neutrons – the triplet-codon templates of the genetic code, the three-pin plug, two opposing teams and a neutral referee, the three primary colours of the rainbow, the tripart social and political arenas, two chemical compounds and an intermediary catalyst – all of these trinities exist and interact as a direct result of the three fundamental forces described by the first law of nature. Whenever and wherever something new is created, these three forces will inevitably be there.
The second law – the law of octaves – also operates throughout the entire universe. For example, the atomic scale of matter described by the periodic table of elements in chemistry conforms to this law precisely. Based on the atomic weight of a given substance, the table begins at its apex with hydrogen, the lightest of all elements, which has just one electron tracing a specific orbit, or ‘period’, around the nucleus. The heavier the element, the more electrons it houses, and the more periods are needed to accommodate them. The table ends with substances like curium, one of the densest of elements and more radioactive than uranium or even plutonium. The curium atom plays host to ninety-six electrons, which between them trace a total of seven periods around the nucleus – precisely the number of ‘periods’, or intervals, between the fundamental notes of the major musical scale. The eighth, transcendental ‘note’ of this atomic scale is of course the whole phenomenon, all atoms combined.” “Then we have the hermetic structure of light, with its three primary colours, the seven fundamental colours of the spectrum, and the final, eighth ‘note’, the product of all seven colours when spun together – white light”

And much more if you would care to dive in further:
Michael Hayes

Part III – The 7 Chakras and The 7 Hermetic Principles

For those who are not familiar, Chakra meditation is a way of meditating that enables you to heal and strengthen your chakras. The body has seven main chakras or energy centers, each of which governs a different element within your life.
The knowledge originally comes from eastern mysticism, and dates back thousands of years. The knowledge built up around it has expanded over this time and has been disseminated through various mediums including meditation and yoga.

The seven chakras are arranged vertically through the body with the first being at the base of the pelvis, and the seventh being on the top of the head. Chakra meditation works with each chakra in turn. Progressively healing and strengthening each then moving to the next, healing and strengthening each time. With further practice enabling greater reinforcing of the work done previously, and further building upon the energetic strength of the chakra.

This kind of meditation creates changes with specific elements of your life each time it is done, due to the fact that each chakra governs a particular element within your life. These are as follows:
• Crown (white, purple) – Spiritually, Universal connection
• Third Eye (violet) – Perception, psychic ability
• Throat (blue) – Communication
• Heart (emerald green) – Romantic and self love
• Solar Plexus (yellow) – Will, confidence, self worth, manifestation
• Sacral (orange) – Creativity, fertility (female)
• Root (black, brown, red) – Grounding, connection to the physical world, stability, fertility (male)
These 7 Chakras also share a relationship with the 7 Hermetic Principles. If you are interested, please take the time to watch this 6 min. video:
Hermetic Laws and Chakras

Conclusion

Well, this is up to you. Perhaps I have bitten off more than I can chew, but I thought it was better for the macrocosm to be presented, rather than three separate threads. I think there is something actually in this relationship between music, Pi, the Hermetic Code in general, Chakra meditation and progression to Kundalini and its interconnection to the Hermetic Principles. So, if we acknowledge the hermetic principles and code and agree that we are all interconnected, then does this open the possibility for intelligent design? You decide…

“All things are interrelated, and everything affects everything else. Thus, whatever we send into the lives of others comes back into our own life, with greater magnitude” – Law of Karma

As above so below, as within so without….

ATS thread http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread994793/pg1

RELATED LINKS:

Michael Hayes  http://thehermeticcode.blogspot.com/2007/12/article-one-hermetic-code.html

HERMETIC LAWS AND CHAKRAS  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvNHJylvZrY&feature=youtu.be

ATS Thread: The Principles of my perception  http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread932444/pg1

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