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|Pg-25||"The seven Hermetic principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:|
- The principle of mentalism.
- The principle of correspondence.
- The principle of vibration.
- The principle of polarity.
- The principle of rhythm.
- The principle of cause and effect.
- The principle of gender.
|Pg-26||"The principle of mentalism - The all is mind; the universe is mental.|
The ALL (which is the substantial reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances...all that is apparent to our material senses) is spirit, which in itself is unknowable and undefinable, but which may be considered and thought of as an universal, infinite, living mind.
|Pg-28||"The principle of correspondence - As above, so below; as below, so above.|
This principle embodies the truth that there is always a correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of being and life....
Just as a knowledge of the principles of geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the principle of correspondence enables man to reason intelligently from the known to the unkown.
|Pg-30||"The principle of vibration - Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.|
From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion.This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend on vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes.
|Pg-32||"The principle of polarity - Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has it's 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.|
|Pg-35||"The principle of rhythm - Everything flows, out and in; everything has it's 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.|
There is allways an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking. This is in the affairs of the universe, suns, worlds, men, animals, mind, energy, and matter.
|Pg-38||"The principle of cause and effect - Every cause has it's effect; every effect has it's cause; everything happens according to law; chance is but a name for law not recognised; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.|
|Pg-39||"The principle of gender - Gender is in everything; everything has it's masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.|
The principle of gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration and creation. Everything and every person, contains the two elements or principles within it, him, or her. Every male thing has the female element also; every female contains also the male principle.