The 7 Hermetic Principles

The 7 Hermetic Principles

The greatest secret laws were handed down in the 7 Hermetic Principles.

These are the Principles, taught by Thoth, that governs our material and spiritual life.

Knowing these principles, the Universal Laws, shall open your insights to the deeper spiritual nature of reality.

I will also show you how to use these principles in a practical manner.

When you understand these laws, you will be able to Use it instead of being Used by it.

The Principle of Mentalism

“All is mind, the Universe is Mental.”

The law of mind states that everything is mental in nature.

Really, it should be named “Law of potential” because it is describing the potential infinite field of the mind.

When we learn to harness it, we begin to see the fruits of our creation.

The vision from the potential of our mind follows a step by step process into the physical as it become materialized.

Everything begins with thought. When we begin with the right thoughts, the right action will follow.

The Principle of Correspondence

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

The ancients believed that the macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm, and vice versa.

The Bible has also said that God created mankind in his own image.

This is one of the most important laws. When it says “corresponds”, it means that everything is in harmony with divine intelligence – mental, emotional, material and spiritual.

To put this to work is to seek harmony within ourselves and others.

We are our greatest when all of our selves are aligned. Our relationships with others can tell us greatly about who we are.

We are in harmony when we accept ourselves as who we are. Through accepting and valuing other people’s worth, we open a channel of communication.

When we are in harmony with a wide range of people, we expand our sphere of influence.

The more support you give to others, the more support you have for yourself.

It is a reflection.

The Principle of Vibration

“Nothing rests, everything moves, everything vibrates.”

The Principle of vibration is one of the accepted laws of the modern science which states that all of life are vibrations at different frequencies.

You vibrate. Trees vibrate. Sounds and thoughts vibrate.

Some vibrate slower and others vibrate at a high frequency.

Higher frequency vibrations are in the realm of the unseen while lower frequency vibrations resides in the physical world where our sights can translate the “visible light.”

Do you see how water evaporates?

When water is heated, the molecules becomes excited and vibrate so fast that the molecules break free of their bonds and turn into vapor and rise up to the sky.

When using the principle of vibration, we are tuning to other’s vibration. We can understand our own nature and help others to understand theirs.

We can inspire others to stimulate action and desire so that, as water evaporates, people can change their state – from low frequency to higher frequency vibration.

The more you become inspiring, the more you are to have inspiration. The more you become love, the more you are to have love.

The Law of Attraction draws from this principle but it only goes so far as one of the seven hermetic principle.

The Principle 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.”

Everything has its polar opposites. We live in a world of Dualism.

This principle is about how you choose to view your reality.

You can choose to see the world in the light or the world as seen in the dark.

You can choose to live a life with open heart, joy, sincerity, and truth or you can live behind ignorance, judgmental and detestable attitudes.

The law is like the battle between Optimism and Pessimism: do you see the glass half-full or half-empty?

You can see anxiety as an attack or you can see it as a motivator. You can see fear as something to run away from or as something to challenge you and grow.

The key to understanding polarity is in our mind.

The Principle 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 wring to the left; rhythm compensates.”

There is a rhythm. There is a cycle. What flows in, flows out.

What swings forward will swing back. What comes up goes down.

You can enjoy the fruits of the highest highs.

But you can’t overcome the destruction of the lowest lows. You can only neutralize it to a degree.

Here you have to understand that no matter how high we are, we will eventually hit a low tide.

The seasons change and the summer will become winter. There are days when crops are greatly harvested and days when the seasons are too rough to plant.

If you understand this law, then you can learn to enjoy the rise and neutralize the falling season of our life.

The Principle 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.”

Who can forget that for every cause there is an effect?

When we are aware of this law, we can become causers instead of the effect of the cause.

By dominating our moods, characters, qualities, and powers, we become masters of ourselves.

This is how we understand the effect of a cause – through trial and error. To use it, we throw a pebble and observe what the effects are.

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” – Anthony Robbins

By developing your skill and awareness to certain habits, you should always get the same results.

The Principle of Gender

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”

Also known as the Principle of Generation, it says that everything contains two elements: masculine and feminine.

In the physical, we understood this to mean “man” and “woman”. But even so, a man can have masculine and feminine qualities and so can a woman.

To understand this principle on a higher plane, it goes beyond man and woman and into the realm of polar extreme energies.

In Taoist alchemy, masculine and feminine are believed to be the same energy in two different forms.

The more we adjust with a different magnetic field (vibe) of another, the more we internally adjust our masculine and feminine force.

Have you ever met someone and instinctively dislike them? Or have you met someone who suddenly clicks and you don’t know why?

Your personality is an interaction of certain masculine and feminine energies. And these forces attract others (people) to help you or hinder you.

When we change our forces, we attract or repel certain aspects of our reality.

If one day we no longer enjoy our passion, then our internal energy change and the waves reflect the things we attract.

But if we are motivating ourselves beyond our comfort zone and strive for greatness so that we are compelled to move to great action, we equally attract strong attraction with strong aversion.


Source :

Seminar in Natural law by Mark Passio


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