The Hermetic Philosophy
by explanations and illustrations which we deem likely to render the teachings more easily comprehended by the modern student, particularly as the original text is purposely veiled in obscure terms.
The original maxims, axioms, and precepts of "THE KYBALION" are printed herein, in quotation marks, the proper credit being given. Our own work is printed in the regular way, in the body of the work. We trust that the many students to whom we now offer this little work will derive as much benefit from the study of its pages as have the many who have gone on before, treading the same Path to Mastery throughout the centuries that have passed since the times of HERMES TRISMEGISTUS—the Master of Masters—the Great-Great. In the words of "THE KYBALION":
"Where fall the footsteps of the Master, the ears of those ready for his Teaching open wide."—The Kybalion.
"When the ears of the student are ready to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with Wisdom."—The Kybalion.