The Kybalion by William Walker Atkinson

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by William Walker Atkinson

The Kybalion is a book published in 1908 whose authorship is attributed to an anonymous group of people who call themselves Three Initiates, although its real author is considered to be William Walker Atkinson

Its content is the basis of the New Thought movement, which emerged in the 20th century and presents what are known as the seven principles of hermeticism, a movement linked to the mystical alchemist named Hermes Trismegistus.

The basis of the book are the seven principles or axioms, and everything revolves around them. They are the following:

The principle of mentalism: The All is mind; the universe is mental. The Whole is the totalizing set.

The principle of correspondence: As above, so below; as it is inside, so it is outside. Affirms that this principle is manifested in the three Great Planes: the Physical, the Mental and the Spiritual.

The principle of vibration: Nothing is still; everything moves; everything vibrates.

The principle of polarity: Everything is double, everything has two poles; everything, its pair of opposites: the similar and the antagonistic are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; ends meet; all truths are half-truths, all paradoxes can be reconciled.

The principle of rhythm: Everything ebbs and flows; everything has its periods of advance and retreat, everything ascends and descends; everything moves like a pendulum.

The principle of cause and effect: Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to the law; luck or chance is nothing more than the name given to the unrecognized law; there are many planes of causality, but nothing escapes the Law.

The principle of gender: Gender exists everywhere; everything has its masculine and feminine principle; gender manifests itself on all planes. On the physical plane is sexuality.

So, we need not dwell upon the feature of illusion. Rather let us, recognizing the real nature of the Universe, seek to understand its mental laws, and endeavor to use them to the best effect in our upward progress through life, as we travel from plane to plane of being.

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About William Walker Atkinson

William Walker Atkinson was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought moveme...

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The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.


Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.


When the pupil is ready to receive the truth, then will this little book come to him, or her. Such is The Law. ...The Law of Attraction, will bring lips and ear together - pupil and book in company. So mote it be!


And we caution all students to be sure to grasp the Divine Paradox of the Absolute and Relative, lest they become entangled in the mire of the Half-Truth. With this in view this particular lesson has been written. Read it carefully!


If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to ‘kill out’ Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear.

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