Chicago, IL: Yogi Publication Society, 1940. First edition thus. 12mo. 223 pp. Hardcover binding, gilt embossed lettering cover and spine, fine condition. (99123). Item #18803
Summary:Originally published in 1908 by unnamed authors calling themselves the "Three Initiates" and published by the Yogi Publication Society in Chicago, Illinois, The Kybalion is a study of the principles of Hermeticism. Ancient Greek author and philosopher Hermes Trismegistus posits that all life and truth flow from a single, universal creator. This universal creator then gave knowledge of universal truths to man and through a study of these truths of the physical world, great feats of science can be achieved and humans can reach their full potential. These truths have meaning to both the material world in its grandest sense and to the inner consciousness of each individual person. It is only by understanding the truth of the cosmos that a person can understand their own true self. The book is arranged around seven principles: Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause and Effect, and Gender. The seven principles are then examined in depth in their own individual chapters. This commemorative volume evokes the appearance of the first edition.