In the mid 90s I underwent a dramatic awakening to the subtle realms of reality, to the sacred dimension of life, to the great mystery of our existence – and to the fact that for thousands of years these aspects of creation had been at the centre of human research and enquiry, while in the 20th century the external search for answers to life’s questions through science had largely become the focus of our seeking, pursued by professionals, while the mass population was persuaded to not question things, to simply work, marry, breed, consume and die.
It was hard to find people on my new found wavelength at the time, but I was in London and able to visit esoteric bookshops like Watkins and Mysteries, and libraries such as at the College of Psychic Studies. In those places I at least did not feel so alone in my quest. But in general to talk to people about the unity and evolution of consciousness, about astrology, chakras or witchcraft, was to be considered very weird.
And how right they were… for weird comes from Anglo-Saxon WYRD, and relates to much more than strangeness. It relates to our involvement and interdependence with the invisible energies of creation, the practices and practitioners of which were eventually viewed as strange and dangerous due to Christian propaganda.
In 2021 I simply have to sit home and browse the internet to find thousands – millions????- of voices declaring the realities of UNITY, LOVE, COMPASSION that I felt so alone waking up to just two and a half decades ago. In the 90s I sought connections in the physical world, and found some – discovering the somewhat hidden, underground networks of groups, festivals, new age teachers and intentional communities that had been developing since the 1960s. I saw my generation as a bridge between the 60s awakeners and those to come in the new millennium.
The new generation is now waking up. Many more people in their 20s now are questioning the underlying assumptions on which society, law and government is based than did in the 1980s/90s. But where do they, or people of any age opening their minds to the bigger picture, find clear answers and direction in an age where esoteric information and spiritual teachings are suddenly available everywhere. From hard to find just 2 decades ago to overkill and overwhelm. You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but check YouTube and spiritual/consciousness related material is everywhere. This is what humanity is ready for. The 2020s is going to bring the massive shift in understanding, in human consciousness, that many of us have been preparing for since decades.
CAN SEEM DAUNTING AND CONFUSING
IF IT’S A CONCEPT NEW TO YOU
BUT THAT’S BECAUSE THE MEDIA AND THE MUDDLED
PRESENT IT THAT WAY:
SPIRITUALITY IS ABOUT SIMPLICITY
ABOUT COMING TO THE CORE OF WHO WE ARE –
SPIRIT BEINGS IN MATTER AROUND THIS STAR…
CONSCIOUSNESS IS A UNITY
BODIES CREATE THE ILLUSION
OF A SEPARATE YOU AND ME…
WE EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE BODY (EARTH)
THROUGH THE MIND (AIR) EMOTIONS (WATER).
INSIDE US IS AN INNER FIRE, OUR SPIRIT
POWERFUL, DIVINE AND OURS TO FEED:
THIS FIRE IS OUR OWN GODSEED.
“Let he who would be free from the bonds of darkness first divine the material from the immaterial, the fire from the earth. For know ye that as earth descends to earth so also fire ascends to fire and becomes one with fire. He who knows the fire within himself shall ascend into the eternal fire and dwell in it eternally. Fire, the inner fire, is the most potent of all force, for it overcometh all things and penetrates into all things of the earth….
“Man is a fire burning bright through the night, never is quenched through the veil of darkness, never is quenched by the veil of night. ….. Man is a star bound to a body, until he is freed through his strife…only by struggling and toiling to the utmost shall the star within thee bloom out in new life. He who knows the commencement of all things shall free his star from the realms of night.”
EMERALD TABLET 4, THOTH (A’an communications translation)
FOR THOUSANDS OF YEAR HUMANITY HAS STRUGGLED AND TOILED
BUT THE TIME OF LIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING HAS ARRIVED.
THE STRUGGLES DO NOT END, THE WORK GOES ON
BUT WITH NEW LIGHT IN OUR EYES WE WILL SING A NEW SONG.
The Emerald Tablet from ancient Egypt is a foundation stone of the collective path humanity is on. Studied throughout the Ages in philosophical and mystery schools in a collection of teachings known as the Kybalian, its principles are easily available to all today. Grasping these can accelerate your evolution, and make the process easier.
The principles of truth are seven; He who knows these, understandingly, possesses the magic key before whose touch all the doors of the temple fly open.
The Principle of Mentalism
The all is mind; the universe is mental. – The Kybalion
The Principle of Mentalism embodies the idea that “All is Mind.” Everything that happens has to be a result of a mental state which precedes it. For anything to exist, thoughts had to form first, which then form physical reality or manifestation. “Your thoughts are seeds, plant positive seeds in your mind garden.”
The Principle of Correspondence
As above so below: as below, so above. – The Kybalion
The Principle of Correspondence expresses the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various “planes” of being and life. As above, so below; as below, so above. This principle states that there is a harmony which can be made, agreement and correspondence between these planes:
- The Great Physical Plane
- The Great Mental Plane
- The Great Spiritual Plane
The outer world is a mirror of our inner world
The thoughts and images we hold in our mind will attract their physical likeness to us in our external circumstance. This law works unceasingly for the good or the bad. By understanding this law, we can use it for our benefit instead of our detriment.
Earth is a school for practising these laws of mind and spiritual control.
The Principle of Vibration
Nothing rests; Everything moves; Everything vibrates. – The Kybalion
Motion is manifest in everything in the Universe, nothing rests, and everything moves, vibrates and circles. This principle explains that the distinction between manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, are the result of only different “vibrations”.
Mental Transmutation is described as the practical application of this principle. To change one’s mental state is to change vibration.
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. – The Kybalion
Take, for example, hot and cold. Though they are opposites they are really the same thing. It is merely a matter of degree. The same could be said of spirit and matter. They are really the same thing.
The same principle also applies on the mental plane of reality. Take, for example, love and hate. They are the same thing but different degrees. The importance of this law comes in the understanding of one’s ability to transmute and change the vibrations from one extreme to another. This in reality is the study of alchemy.
Hate can be transformed by the power of your mind into love (gold). Your lower self can be transformed into your higher self. Your physical body can be transformed into your light body (ascension). Separation can be turned into oneness. Guidance by your negative ego can be turned into guidance by your soul, using the art of polarization.
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. – The Kybalion
The Principle of Rhythm expresses the idea that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, a to and from, a flow and inflow, a swing backward and forward, a pendulum-like movement. There is rhythm between every pair of opposites, or poles, and is closely related to the Principle of Polarity. It can be seen that this Principle enables transition from one pole to the other, and not necessarily poles of extreme opposites.
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. – The Kybalion
This explains that there is no such thing as chance, there are no accidents in the universe. Everything in the universe is governed by laws. There are physical laws, emotional laws, mental laws, and spiritual laws. By understanding these laws, we can learn to operate in grace instead of karma. Many times, we don’t know the cause for the reason things happen to us. This is because there are seven dimensions of reality in which causation can occur.
The basic cause of your life are the thoughts and images you hold in your conscious and subconscious mind. By learning to be absolutely vigilant and only allowing into your mind thoughts of God, love, perfection, perfect health, prosperity, joy, oneness, and equanimity, then this is all you will create both inwardly and outwardly. For your thoughts cause your reality.
The Principle of Gender
Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all planes.” – The Kybalion
This does not relate to the commonly understood notion of sex, but rather “… to procreate, to generate, to create, or to produce…” in general.
Mental Gender is described as a Hermetic concept which relates to the feminine and masculine principles. It does not refer to someone’s physical sex, nor does it suggest that someone of a certain sex necessarily has a matching mental gender. Ideally, one wants to have a balanced mental gender.
The Kybalion states that gender exists on all planes of existence (Physical, Mental and Spiritual), and represents different aspects on different planes. Everything and everyone contains these two elements or principles.
Everything has a yin and yang. On the physical plane each person has a male or female physical body, however psychologically each person is androgynous with male and female qualities. Each person has a left brain and right brain.
The spiritual path is the path of balance and integration. Buddha called this the middle way.
It is the path of balancing the male and female aspects within self and also balancing the heavenly and earthly aspects within self.
Quoted from The 7 Hermetic Principles for Self-Mastery – The Teachings of Hermes-Thoth (garylite.com)
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