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The Seven Hermetic Principles - The Blueprint of Philosophy

"The student of Comparative Religions will be able to perceive the influence of the Hermetic Teachings in every religion worthy of the name." ~ The Kybalion

Are you a student of comparative religions? If so, how do you gauge whether a spiritual concept is true? Not a spiritual idea that you believe due to association with a religion or because you were taught to believe it, but one that you know with everything in you to be true. Ascribing to a particular religious doctrine oftentimes means accepting some concepts that may not ring entirely true, may be hard to understand, or are required to be believed by faith, even without concrete evidence.

For example, followers of Christianity believe that Jesus Christ is their savior and that if you do not believe in him, you will suffer eternal damnation. However, Jesus was said to be born approximately 2,000 years ago. So, where would that leave every human who lived before him? Would someone who's never heard of him or was born in a region of the world that follows a different religion be condemned to eternal damnation because they were unlucky in the birth lottery?


These internal struggles between faith and logic sometimes make it difficult for people to commit to specific doctrines wholeheartedly.

These internal struggles between faith and logic sometimes make it difficult for people to commit to specific doctrines wholeheartedly. It can be challenging for some to reconcile a loving, all-knowing God creating people and purposely putting them in a region with a false religion, just for them to be punished for eternity. Cognitive dissonances like these are how some end up students of comparative religion or on journeys seeking spiritual truths rather than sticking to the beliefs they were born into.

Spiritual truths are natural laws that apply to everyone and everything universally. It makes more sense that a perfect and all-knowing God or Consciousness would create an autonomous world with natural laws that apply regardless of race, social status, religion, or any other social construct. Even across various regions or historical eras, a spiritual and natural law fundamentally requires an equal and fair application.

So, how does one find these laws? That is the quest of those who step out of any particular religion's box and begin comparing different philosophies objectively. For students of spiritual thought, though, it doesn't take long to realize that most spiritual figures and ascended masters throughout history all pretty much echoed the same fundamental truths in different ways.


Spiritual truths are natural laws that apply to everyone and everything universally.

Now, while there are many ways of understanding these truths or fundamentals of the universe, one source for many throughout history has been the Seven Hermetic Principles. At the center of Hermeticism or Hermetic philosophy, the true origin of these laws is somewhat shrouded in mystery. Some attribute them to the Greek God Hermes Trismegistus, but some older historical records also link them to the Egyptian God, Tehuti or Thoth. Although their origin is somewhat confusing, these principles' truth and universal application undeniably fuel their centuries' long-held popularity.

Students of these teachings say you can ponder their profound and intrinsic value for an entire lifetime. The unquantifiable real-life applicable ways these laws can be applied across the board give real insight and meaning into the true workings of the universe. Learning and applying these principles help provide a meaning to life that removes the ego or the need to feel like we have to jump through dogmatic hoops for the favor of an all-seeing God.


These laws don't negate God or deny the presence of an all-knowing Consciousness, but instead, they provide context, logic, and a blueprint for working with this Consciousness within the natural laws It created.

These laws don't negate God or deny the presence of an all-knowing Consciousness, but instead, they provide context, logic, and a blueprint for working with this Consciousness within the natural laws It created. These principles give light to the perfectness and fairness of that Consciousness. Increased wisdom and practice of these principles removes the ego's need to have a scapegoat to justify life's circumstances, self-empowering practitioners rather than causing them to blame an outside source—careful examination and real-life application, births the internal alchemist.

With the objective study of these principles, it's easy to see their influence in many other spiritual teachings or religions. The Seven Hermetic Principles summarize most religious teachings with simplicity and fairness. That may be why many refer to them as the Prisca Theologia or a single theology permeating all religions and given to man by God. Many of the world's religious teachings can be boiled down to these same basic spiritual principles when you strip away any allegories or resist the temptation to read sacred texts literally.

So did the Seven Hermetic Principles provide the blueprint of many of the world's religions and spiritual philosophy? Their long-held popularity and longevity may indicate, but there's only one way to find out!

We've listed them below for you to ponder and ask that you join us over the next seven weeks as we deep dive into each principle individually. We'll discuss meanings, some other spiritual texts where they can be found, ways they play out or apply to life, and how to use them to empower ourselves and create the life we desire.


Join us over the next seven weeks as we deep dive into each principle individually!

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