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Have any of you read the book the kybalion? It is a book on hermetic philosophy, and I think it is a good book. But I don't think there are occult teachings within, just general philosophy. It is a good book anyway

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Hello Toni
Still on a to-read list! If you say it's just general philosophy then maybe it would serve me as a supplementary reading... what do you think? ;)
Do you have a rich experience studying hermeticism?

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First book i ever read about it. Maybe it is not the best book anyway. Just that, general philosophy

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All this & Principles stuff is same everywhere - Gurdjieff, etc, New Age "chakras", etc.

 

But this is just the 5 major visible Planets plus Sun and Moon (the "luminaries").

 

Chinese Wu Xing is same way.

 

New Age obscures this origin and turn it into like "psychology".

 

But the basis was practical calendar making observations.

 

It just people looking at comic book ideas like this. Don't know much better.

 

Better to study calendars and sky.

 

 

 

 

 

-VonKrankenhaus

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Bashar I like a lot, he applies these ideas, and they are powerful.  As long as he isn't talking about ETs.

Also I like Florence Scoville Shinn.

 

https://www.iasos.com/metaphys/bashar/

 

However there are weaknesses to this type of spiritual approach and it can be misinterpreted.

The Kybalion is an interesting text, well there is one interesting chapter (C2)  the rest is just filler.   However it can just end up being lots of ideas and words with no application.

 

In fact these New Thought teachings are supposed to lead you to a revelatory existence of surrender to yourself and the universe.   But often people just use them to endlessly try to manipulate the world and miss the point.   You are the anvil of the world.   Do you know yourself?

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All is mind.  Nothing else to know from that book but that is a real gem of truth.

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