Exploring the Hermetic Tradition:
The Teachings of Hermes Trismegistus and the Seven Principles of Hermetic Wisdom
Oh, the wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus,
His teachings still alive and unbroken,
A sacred tradition, a path to the divine,
A journey of the soul, a path of knowledge and light.
Follow the seven principles of Hermetic wisdom,
For they lead to a deeper understanding,
Of the mysteries of the universe and its laws,
Of the power that lies within.
The first is the Principle of Mentalism,
The force of thought and will,
The power to create and manifest,
To bring into being that which we desire.
The second is the Principle of Correspondence,
The connection between the macrocosm and the microcosm,
The understanding that all is one,
That we are all connected in some way.
The third is the Principle of Vibration,
The power of energy to move and transform,
The understanding that nothing is solid,
That we are all vibrating particles of energy.
The fourth is the Principle of Polarity,
The understanding that there is always two sides,
The light and the dark, the yin and the yang,
The acceptance of the duality of life.
The fifth is the Principle of Rhythm,
The understanding that everything has cycles and patterns,
The understanding that life is ever-changing,
The understanding that there is a flow of life.
The sixth is the Principle of Cause and Effect,
The understanding that for every action there is a reaction,
The understanding that everything happens for a reason,
The understanding that we are all responsible for our own actions.
The seventh is the Principle of Gender,
The understanding that all things have feminine and masculine aspects,
The understanding that there is balance in the universe,
The understanding that these polarities are necessary for life.