Seven Hermetic Principles
ment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and be- come Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to EXILE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge—let him read who can.
VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.
"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes."—The Kybalion.
VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER. This Principle embodies the truth that