Hermes Trismegistus. 7 Principles that govern the Universe

Report on the figure of Master Hermes Trismegistus. Introductory video of a series of 8 on UNIVERSAL LAWS made by Alish for TimeForTruth.es. Know The Laws to know yourself.

Who was Hermes? A Greek thinker, an Egyptian priest, a school of thinkers, a group of initiates, a God...? He left us an important legacy in his books THE EMERALD TABLE and THE KYBALION, in which the 7 LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE are explained, or the 7 Basic Principles that govern the Universe.

The Kybalion is a book that was published in 1908 by the "Yogi Publication Society" of Chicago. It is presented as a compilation of Hermetic wisdom, attributed to the legendary Hermes Trismegistus. The book lays out seven fundamental principles that supposedly govern the universe and human life.

The seven principles of Kybalion are:

1. Mentalism: The universe is mental. Everything that exists is a manifestation of the universal mind.
2. Correspondence: There is a correspondence between the physical, mental and spiritual. "As above, so below; as within, so without."
3. Vibration: Nothing is still; everything moves, vibrates and changes constantly.
4. Polarity: Everything has two opposite poles, which are complementary and interdependent.
5. Rhythm: Everything flows in a pendulum rhythm, between two extremes.
6. Cause and effect: Every cause has its effect, and every effect has its cause.
7. Generation: Generation is the perpetual creation, renewal and transformation of energy.

The Kybalion has had a great influence on the development of esoteric philosophy and occultism in the 20th century. It is considered a fundamental work to understand reality and the functioning of the universe.

Some important points to keep in mind about El Kybalión:

  • Its authorship: Although attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, the actual authorship of the book is unknown. It is believed to have been written by William Walker Atkinson, an American writer who also wrote under pseudonyms such as "Three Initiates".
  • Its content: The Kybalion presents a synthesis of ideas taken from various philosophical and religious traditions, including Hermeticism (Hermes Trismegistus), alchemy, Kabbalah, and Neoplatonism.
  • His influence: The Kybalion has been a source of inspiration for many spiritual and self-help movements, such as New Age and New Thought.

If you are interested in reading The Kybalion, you can find it on the internet or in bookstores specialized in esoteric topics.

The Emerald Tablet. Hermes Trismegistus

The Emerald Tablet, also known as Tabula Smaragdina, is a short, cryptic text attributed to the mythical Hermes Trismegistus. It is considered one of the most important works of alchemy and hermeticism, and its purpose is to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations.

Origin and history:

  • The Emerald Tablet is first mentioned in the 7th century AD in an Arabic text.
  • The original tablet is believed to have been made of emerald, a gem prized by the ancients.
  • The authorship of the Emerald Tablet is attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, a legendary figure who is considered the founder of alchemy and hermeticism.

Content:

  • The Emerald Tablet contains 12 phrases or aphorisms that describe the fundamental principles of alchemy and hermeticism.
  • Some of the topics addressed in the Emerald Tablet are:
    • The unity of matter and spirit.
    • Correspondant law.
    • The transmutation of metals.
    • The creation of the elixir of life.

Interpretation:

  • The Emerald Tablet is a complex and cryptic text that has been interpreted in various ways throughout history.
  • Some consider it a literal guide to the practice of alchemy, while others see it as an allegory for the process of spiritual development.
  • Regardless of its interpretation, the Emerald Tablet is a work of great historical and cultural importance that has had a profound impact on Western thought.

Influence:

  • The Emerald Tablet has been a source of inspiration for philosophers, scientists and artists for centuries.
  • Some of the characters who have been influenced by the Emerald Tablet include:
    • Isaac Newton
    • Roger bacon
    • Paracelsus
    • Carl Jung

Legacy:

  • The Emerald Tablet remains a fascinating and enigmatic text that continues to inspire people today.
  • It is a reminder of the human quest for wisdom, truth and transformation.