"THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES
"The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these,
understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose
touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open.”—The Kybalion.
The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:
1. The Principle of Mentalism.
2. The Principle of Correspondence.
3. The Principle of Vibration.
4. The Principle of Polarity.
5. The Principle of Rhythm.
6. The Principle of Cause and Effect.
7. The Principle of Gender.
1. The Principle of Mentalism
"THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental."—The Kybalion.
2. The Principle of Correspondence
"As above, so below; as below, so above."—The Kybalion.
3. The Principle of Vibration
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."—The Kybalion.
4. The Principle of Polarity
"Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”—The Kybalion.
5. The Principle of Rhythm
"Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides;
all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in
everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the
measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”—The Kybalion.
6. The Principle of Cause and Effect
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause;
everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”—The Kybalion.
7. The Principle of Gender
"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine
and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”—The Kybalion.”
in the film “garden state,” the first song that plays is “don’t panic” by coldplay. in the book “the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy,” by douglas adams, the literal guide to the galaxy has the phrase “don’t panic” written in large, friendly letters on the cover. in reality, i have a bit of an anxiety problem. done in black ink, times new roman font, above my inner right elbow (the lines are cleaner and very crisp in person, i promise).
done by Bear at Storyteller Tattoo in Manassas, Virginia.