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The Seven Principles

The Seven PrinciplesLet us remind you that we do not ask you to believe anything we say without first putting it into practice and proving it for yourself. This is what we call Operative Philosophy.

When figuring out the Seven Principles contained in this section, instead of simply reading them, we invite you to observe reality around you with new eyes and to compare what you understand with the points explained below. However, if something does not seem “logical” to you, please don’t simply accept it. Permit us to suggest that you “freeze” or hold back your opinion on this point for a while. Later, you can take up the idea once again and “unfreeze” the opinion you had before and compare it with the one you have now. The second time around, you will probably have observed more and whatever your new opinion is, it will be sounder.

Hermetic Philosophy is a living art form, based on eternal principles: seven laws that govern mankind and the Universe. Knowledge of these laws opens the door to the possibility of finding answers to the great questions of life, the Universe, and the meaning of life itself.

The attentive and observant student will have the opportunity to attain a practical and profound comprehension of life. Through this newfound comprehension, the perspectives of the world and its events will become clearer. The individual will develop greater efficiency in the art of living, and acquire a greater ability to enjoy and take advantage of life, become effective in relationships with other people, successful in one’s projects and have a better understanding one’s own inner world.

Comprehension of the Seven Hermetic Principles will also shed new meaning on other concepts, such as, consciousness, self-knowledge, how to manage energy, how to communicate with others and what real morality means.

The Seven Principles or Laws of Nature

1. The Principle of Mind

The Seven Principles - Mind

"The All is Mind, the Universe is Mental"

This principle explains that Mind is the Universe’s common principle; it is unique energy that is the essential force within the chemical composition of the elements.

2. The Principle of Correspondence

The Seven Principles - Correspondence

"As it is above, so it is below; as it is below, so it is above"

This law has to do with the similarity of wavelength of the various vibratory planes in the Universe. The same laws that govern dense matter act on subtle matter and vice-versa.

3. The Principle of Vibration
The Seven Principles - Vibration
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."
 
This principle explains the differences among the manifestations of matter, the mind, and the Spirit.
 
4. The Principle of Polarity

The Seven Principles - Polarity"Everything is dual, everything has poles; everything has its opposite:  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 can be reconciled."

5. The Principle of Rhythm

The Seven Principles - Rhythm"Everything ebbs and flows, goes up and comes down; the pendulum swing is present in everything; the swing to the right is equal to the swing to the left; rhythm is the compensation."

6. The Principle of Cause And Effect

The Seven Principles - Cause and effect“Every cause has an effect, every effect has a cause;everything happens according to the law. Chance is nothing more than the name that is given to an unknown law; there are many planes of causation, yet none escape this law.”

7. The Principle of Gender

The Seven Principles - Gender“Gender is within everything; everything has its masculine and its feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.”

Gender is the impulse of life, which cannot originate or be maintained without the presence of both the positive and the negative pole.

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