Spirituality

Hermetic Philosophy
The Ancient and Eternal Wisdom


The Bible and the Qabalah is solidly rooted in Hermetic Science. Hermetic is derived from the name Hermes (Greek) Throth (Egyptian) and Mercury (Roman). Hermes Trismegustus make his first appearance on Earth in Ancient Egypt. Previous to this cycle he was known as Thoth- the Athenian. To students of the occult his most known work is the emerald tablets. Hermes was the teacher of Abraham and was and still is the God of Wisdom. Among the arts and sciences which it is affirmed Hermes revealed to mankind were medicine, chemistry, law, art, astrology, music (Hermes created the lyre), rhetoric, magic, philosophy, geography, mathematics (especially geometry), anatomy and oratory.

In his Biographia Antigua, Francis Barrett says of Hermes..."if God ever appeared in Man, he appeared in him, as is evident both from his books and his Pymander, in which works he has communicated the sum of the Abyss, and the divine knowledge to all posterity, by which he has demonstrated to himself to have been not only an inspired divine, but also a deep philosopher, obtaining wisdom from God and heavenly things, and not from Man." All the fundamental and basic teachings of every race may be traced back to Hermes. Even the most ancient teachings of India have their roots in the original teachings. Interestingly enough, it was at the time of Hermes, in Ancient Egypt that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. It was in Ancient Egypt that Jesus was initiated into the occult laws and principles. Jesus was a hermetic scientist initiated into Qablah (Hermetic philosophy) in Jerusalem at he age of thirteen.

THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES

The principles of truth are seven; the seven hermetic principals, upon which the entire Hermetic philosophy is based, are as follows:

  1. The Principle of mentalism: "The All is mind, the Universe is mental."
  2. The Principle of correspondence: "As above, so below; as below, so above."
  3. The principle of vibration: "Nothing rests, everything moves; everything vibrates."
  4. The principal of polarity: "Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are all 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. 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 swing to the left; rhythm compensates."
  6. 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."
  7. The principal of Gender: "Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principle; Gender manifests on all planes."

In our present time and in our daily life, the Hermetic-Judeo-Christian teachings are firmly embedded on the back of the United States one dollar bill...(The Great Seal of the United States; "It's history, symbolism and message for the New Age." Paul Foster Case.) Today we see the wand of Hermes as the symbol for the medical profession. Hermes is the father of occultism as well as the father of Alchemy (chemistry) and astrology (astronomy). When we speak of Hermes we are speaking of pure intelligence itself.

Hermes Trismegustus may be viewed as the Divine Physician and as the messenger of the Gods, the gods being the Elohim. The creative powers of God which are Seven in number and are the seven colors of the rainbow. The Elohim are the thrones about the One God, the One Being, the Light Itself. The Elohim are the creative potencies of the God head itself and are represented on the tree of life as the seven sephoroth. These sephoroth have direct correspondences to the seven centers of the human bodies and communicate to the "physical" form through the vital centers known as chakras. In this way, life itself communicates and sustains its forms through a step-down of energy. These chakras flow into and communicate with the nerve plexuses as seen on page one. They sustain and maintain the physical vehicle and serve as a direct communication bridge to higher intelligence.

Healing is a positive change of vibration-Hermetic alchemy is the art and science of self- transformation through knowledge.

Alchemy also means Union with God (truth, beauty, principle) through science. Alchemy is the science of magic.

Man (Woman) is living mind, sustained by spirit. Man (Woman) is the microcosm, within the macrocosm and as such we truly are gods and goddesses possessing within ourselves all the powers of consciousness which are inherent within the mother-father mind. See "Man Know Thyself".

Mental transmutation- "Mind (body) may be transmuted, from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition; pole to pole; vibration to vibration. True Hermetic transmutation is a mental art."

Healing is the art and or science of positively effecting a transformation of mind.

Real healing is the integration of mind and body with spirit (consciousness). See Healing Affirmation and Prayer. Once healed or integrated the alchemist takes an active part in his/her own personal growth.

The Real Healing is knowing that you are One with God (the primal will to God and the infinite creative intelligence of the universe) and that you are God manifesting yourself as you are. This constitutes real knowledge and leads to wisdom which is the direct experience of this sublime truth.