The Seven Hermetic Principles.
"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 Kybalion.
The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:
- I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.
- II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.
- III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.
- IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY.
- V. THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM.