Natural Law

The 7 Hermetic Principles plus an 8th Lost Principle

 

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Natural Law definitions

-NATURAL: Inherent; having a basis in Nature, Reality and Truth; not made or caused by humankind.

-LAW: An existing condition which is binding and immutable (cannot be changed).

-NATURAL LAW (Working Definition)

oUniversal, non-man-made, binding and immutable conditions that govern the consequences of behavior. Natural Law is a body of Universal Spiritual Laws which act as the governing dymanics of Consciousness.

oScientifically discoverable, not subject to belief


NATURAL LAW is a set of PRINCIPLES that express the Preexisting Conditions Governing Human Morality and Behavioral Consequence

-Principles- from the Latin noun principia: “first, foremost, leading, chief, most necessary,” or first things, that which is most important

o“A principle is a truth that creates freedom. A law (referring to Man’s law) is a lie that creates slavery.” Jeremy Locke The End of All Evil

-Natural Laws of morality just like Natural Laws of physics are binding and immutable whether we believe in it, understand it or even know about it.

-Natural Law is exactly the same for all people regardless of culture, place or institution of governmental slavery.

-Natural Laws exist to protect the peace and prosperity of all living beings, as all living beings are various expressions of divinity.

-The most fundamental Principal is DO NO HARM (or rather Do No Harm, but Take No Shit), which incorporates the Two Pillars of Enlightenment:

o1- The Sacred Feminine Principal of NON-AGGRESSION

o2- The Sacred Masculine Principal of SELF- DEFENSE 

-The Seven Hermetic Principles of Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity, Rhythm, Cause & Effect, and Gender

oReference The Kybalion

oPlus The “Lost” Principle, The Dynamic of Care

Reference Mark Passio

oAll Eight Principles working together in unison and harmony.

-Karmic Cause & Effect

oThe Golden Rule (Correspondence and Cause & Effect)

-By contrast, Man's law can only either be redundant and therefor unnecessary, or contradictory and therefor immoral



The Kybalion - The Seven Natural Law Principles as described by Hermetic Philosophy

Chapter II. THE SEVEN HERMETIC PRINCIPLES.


I. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM.


"THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that "All is Mind." It explains that THE ALL (which is the Substantial Reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the terms of "The Material Universe"; the "Phenomena of Life"; "Matter"; "Energy"; and, in short, all that is apparent to our material senses) is SPIRIT, which in itself is UNKNOWABLE and UNDEFINABLE, but which may be considered and thought of as AN UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.


It also explains that all the phenomenal world or universe is simply a Mental Creation of THE ALL, subject to the Laws of Created Things, and that the universe, as a whole, and in its parts or units, has its existence in the Mind of THE ALL, in which Mind we "live and move and have our being." This Principle, by establishing the Mental Nature of the Universe, easily explains all of the varied mental and psychic phenomena that occupy such a large portion of the public attention, and which, without such explanation, are non-understandable and defy scientific treatment. An understanding of this great hermetic Principle of Mentalism enables the individual to readily grasp the laws of the Mental Universe, and to apply the same to his well-being and advancement. The Hermetic Student is enabled to apply intelligently the great Mental Laws, instead of using them in a haphazard manner. With tire Master-Key in his possession, the student may unlock the many doors of the mental and psychic temple of knowledge, and enter the same freely and intelligently. This Principle explains the true nature of "Energy," "Power," and "Matter," and why and how all these are subordinate to the Mastery of Mind. One of the old Hermetic Masters wrote, long ages ago: "He who grasps the truth of the Mental Nature of the Universe is well advanced on The Path to Mastery." And these words are as true to-day as at the time they were first written. Without this Master-Key, Mastery is impossible, and the student knocks in vain at the many doors of The Temple.

Natural Law Principle of MENTALISM:

-THE ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.

-Mentalism states that we are each individuated consciousness’ within and a part of the one higher divine Consciousness, the totality of everything, The All of all existence.

-Most would refer to the All as God, though call it that or not, it’s still the All.

-United as and within Consciousness, we are individual spiritual beings having a human experience, as the universe itself is divinity having an experience in solidity.

-We ourselves are Not The All (God), rather, we are individual self-sovereign aspects of The All and characters within it.

-Though uniquely experiencing this seemingly material world, at the most fundamental level we are all one, my bothers and sisters of divinity.

-We are not the rolls that we play in society or the possessions that we acquire, rather, we are simply consciousness having these experiences.

-Thoughts create things and conditions.

-Just as the creation of the universe began with the mental capacity of infinite mind, so dose everything we create, begin as thoughts within our own finite minds.

-In order to change reality, YOU must change the way you think, then the way you feel and act will ultimately follow.

oWhen enough individuals who comprise the aggregate of society change the way they think, so shall change occur within our shared manifested reality.

-“You are dwelling within the infinite MIND of THE ALL. and your possibilities and opportunities are infinite, both in time and space.”


II. THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE.


"As above, so below; as below so above." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the laws and phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life. The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: "As above, so below; as below, so above." And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature.


There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us. This Principle is of universal application and manifestation, on the various planes of the material, mental, and spiritual universe — it is an Universal Law. The ancient Hermetists considered this Principle as one of the most important mental instruments by which man was able to pry aside the obstacles which hid from view the Unknown. Its use even tore aside the Veil of Isis to the extent that a glimpse of the face of the goddess might be caught. Just as a knowledge of the Principles of Geometry enables man to measure distant suns and their movements, while seated in his observatory, so a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence enables Man to reason intelligently from the Known to the Unknown. Studying the monad,

Natural Law Principle of CORRESPONDENCE:

-That which is above is like that which is below; that which is below is like that which is above.

-The Macrocosm (the very large; the totality) and the Microcosm (the very small; the individual units which comprise the whole) are reflection of each other.

-The universe is both fractal and holographic, as each part reflects the whole and is self-similar across all scales.

-How we treat others is how we will eventually be treated, both on an individual level and on a societal level as the aggregate.



III. THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION.


"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates." — The Kybalion.

This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is in motion"; "everything vibrates"; "nothing is at rest"; facts which Modern Science endorses, and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. And yet this Hermetic Principle was enunciated thousands of years ago, by the Masters of Ancient Egypt. This Principle explains that the differences between different manifestations of Matter, Energy, Mind, and even Spirit, result largely from varying rates of Vibration. From THE ALL, which is Pure Spirit, down to the grossest form of Matter, all is in vibration — the higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of Spirit is at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is practically at rest — just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. And at the other end of the scale, there are gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these


poles, there are millions upon millions of varying degrees of vibration. From corpuscle and electron, atom and molecule, to worlds and universes, everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true on the planes of energy and force (which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also on the mental planes (whose states depend upon vibrations); and even on to the spiritual planes. An understanding of this Principle, with the appropriate formulas, enables Hermetic students to control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The Masters also apply this Principle to the conquering of Natural phenomena, in various ways. "He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the sceptre of Power," says one of the old writers.he understands the archangel.


Natural Law Principle of VIBRATION:

-Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.

-At the most fundamental level, the Universe and everything which comprises it is pure vibratory energy manifesting itself in different ways.

-The Universe has no “solidity,” as such.

-Mater is merely energy in a state of vibration.

-Initiated by our thoughts, the way we feel and ultimately the way we act is released in one form of vibratory energy or another, furthering a chain of events that permeates society and inevitably comes back to us.

-Vibratory Energy can be depicted as either how close one’s perception is aligned with the Truth (how Conscious or Awake that person is), or depicted as to what Polarity one’s thoughts, emotions and actions are akin to in relation to Love and Fear (the Will of True Self Vs the will of ego self).


IV. 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.


This Principle embodies the truth that "everything is dual"; "everything has two poles"; "everything has its pair of opposites," all of which were old Hermetic axioms. It explains the old paradoxes, that have perplexed so many, which have been stated as follows: "Thesis and anti- thesis are identical in nature, but different in degree"; "opposites are the same, differing only in degree"; "the pairs of opposites may be reconciled"; "extremes meet"; "everything is and isn't, at the same time"; "all truths are but half-truths"; "every truth is half-false"; "there are two sides to everything," etc., etc., etc. It explains that in everything there are two poles, or opposite aspects, and that "opposites" are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them. To illustrate: Heat and Cold, although "opposites," are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same thing. Look at your thermometer and see if you can discover where "heat" terminates and "cold" begins! There is no such thing as "absolute heat" or "absolute cold" — the two terms "heat" and "cold" simply indicate varying degrees of the same thing, and that "same thing" which manifests as "heat" and "cold" is merely a form, variety, and rate of Vibration. So "heat" and "cold" are simply the "two poles" of that which we call "Heat" — and the phenomena attendant thereupon are manifestations of the Principle of Polarity. The same Principle manifests in the case of "Light and Darkness," which are the same thing, the difference consisting of varying degrees between the two poles of the phenomena. Where does "darkness" leave off, and "light" begin? What is the difference between "Large and Small"? Between "Hard and Soft"? Between "Black and White"? Between "Sharp and Dull"? Between "Noise and Quiet"? Between "High and Low"? Between "Positive and Negative"? The Principle of Polarity explains these paradoxes, and no other Principle can supersede it. The same Principle operates on the Mental Plane. Let us take a radical and extreme example — that of "Love and Hate," two mental states apparently totally different. And yet there are degrees of hate and degrees of Love, and a middle point in which we use the terms "Like or Dislike," which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes we are at a loss to know whether we "like" or "dislike" or "neither." And all are simply degrees of the same thing, as you will see if you will but think a moment. And, more than this (and considered of more importance by the Hermetists), it is possible to change the vibrations of hate to the vibrations of Love, in one's own mind, and in the minds of others. Many of you, who read these lines, have had personal experiences of the involuntary rapid transition from Love to Hate, and the reverse, in your own ease and that of others. And you will therefore realize the possibility of this being accomplished by the use of the Will, by means of the Hermetic formulas. "Good and Evil" are but the poles of the same thing, and the Hermetist understands the art of transmuting


Evil into Good, by means of an application of the Principle of Polarity. In short, the "Art of Polarization" becomes a phase of "Mental Alchemy" known and practiced by the ancient and modern Hermetic Masters. An understanding of the Principle will enable one to change his own Polarity, as well as that of others, if he will devote the time and study necessary to master the art.


Natural Law Principle of POLARITY:

-Everything is Dual. Everything has its poles. Everything has its pair of opposites.

-Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree.

-Extremes meet.

-All paradoxes may be reconciled.

-The Ultimate Force is Love consisting as Polarity itself, for Love is The All.

oWithin the Principle of Polarity lies the Illusion of Fear, which is actually created by the Duality within the human mind.



V. 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.


This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measured motion, to and fro; a flow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum-like movement; a tide-like ebb and flow; a high-tide and low-tide; between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity described a moment ago. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat a rising and a sinking. This is in the affairs of the Universe, suns, worlds, men, animals, mind, energy, and matter. This law is manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; in the life of all things; and finally in the mental states of Man (and it is with this latter that the Hermetists find the understanding of the Principle most important). The Hermetists have grasped this Principle, finding its universal application, and have also discovered certain means to overcome its effects in themselves by the use of the appropriate formulas and methods. They apply the Mental Law of Neutralization. They cannot annul the Principle, or Cause it to cease its operation, but they have learned how to escape its effects upon themselves to a certain degree depending upon the Mastery of the Principle. They have learned how to USE it, instead of being USED BY it. In this and similar methods, consist the Art of the Hermetists. The Master of Hermetics polarizes himself at the point at which he desires to rest, and then neutralizes the Rhythmic swing of the pendulum which would tend to carry him to the other pole. All individuals who have attained any degree of Self-Mastery do this to a certain degree, more or less unconsciously, but the Master does this consciously, and by the use of his Will and attains a degree of Poise and Mental Firmness almost impossible of belief on the part of the masses who are swung backward and forward like a pendulum. This Principle and that of Polarity have been closely studied by the Hermetists, and the methods of counteracting, neutralizing and USING them form an important part of the Hermetic Mental Alchemy.


Natural Law Principle of RHYTHM:

-Everything flows, out and in. Everything has its tides.

-All things rise and fall.

-The pendulum-swing manifests in everything.

oThe measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left. Rhythm compensates.


  1. VI.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.


This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: "Everything Happens according to Law"; that nothing ever "merely happens"; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects. The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge — let him read who can.

Natural Law Principle of CAUSE & 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.

-Freewill does exist, but not without CONSEQUENCE.

oPlane of Effects (Physical World/ Manifested Word)

This is where manifested realities have formed due to their underlying causes.

The Plane of Effects constitutes that which has already occurred. As such NO POWER to affect change lies here, because that which has already occurred cannot un-occur; it has became That Which Is (Truth).

Human Consciousness seems to be “trapped” upon the Plane of Effects, meaning that humanity, as a whole, remains ignorant of the underlying causes which they themselves set into motion and which lead to self-inflicted suffering in their lives.

The Underlying Cause are:

•How we Think, How we Feel, and How we Behave.

oPlane of Causality (Mental World/ The WHY)

This is where causes are set into motion prior to manifesting as formed realities.

The Plane of Causality constitutes the causal factors (the WHY) which underlie and precede all manifested things and events.

ALL POWER to affect change lies on this plane.

Human Consciousness must “move” from the Plane of Effects to the Plane of Causality in order for human beings to understand the causal factors of the conditions which they are collectively manifesting in their lives.

•Only then will Humanity be able to co-create their shared reality on a conscious level (understanding how Natural Law operates), rather then an unconscious one (not understanding how Natural Law operates).

-Taking into account the combination of these Principles (most specifically Correspondence and Cause & Effect), both on an individual level and on society in the aggregate, the Universe continuously rearranges itself according to our actions and inactions to match that of witch we freely chose to adhere to it’s Laws or not.

VII. THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER.


"Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles Gender; manifests on all planes." — The Kybalion.


This Principle embodies the truth that there is GENDER manifested in everything — the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work. This is true not only of the Physical Plane, but of the Mental and even the Spiritual Planes. On the Physical Plane, the Principle manifests as SEX, on the higher planes it takes higher forms, but the Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental or spiritual, is possible without this Principle. An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of men. The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, regeneration, and creation. Everything, and every person, contains the two Elements or Principles, or this great Principle, within it, him or her. Every Male thing has the Female Element also; every Female contains also the Male Principle. If you would understand the philosophy of Mental and Spiritual Creation, Generation, and Re-generation, you must understand and study this Hermetic Principle. It contains the solution of many mysteries of Life. We caution you that this Principle has no reference to the many base, pernicious and degrading lustful theories, teachings and practices, which are taught under fanciful titles, and which are a prostitution of the great natural principle of Gender. Such base revivals of the ancient infamous forms of Phallicism tend to ruin mind, body and soul, and the Hermetic Philosophy has ever sounded the warning note against these degraded teachings which tend toward lust, licentiousness, and perversion of Nature's principles. If you seek such teachings, you must go elsewhere for them — Hermeticism contains nothing for you along these lines. To the pure, all things are pure; to the base, all things are base.


Natural Law Principle of GENDER:

-Gender is in everything.

-Everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles.

-Gender manifests on all planes.

oAs previously discussed about the human brain, consciousness, worldview, etc.

-Mental Gender is the state of co-existence between the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the human mind.

oOur Left Brain Hemisphere largely facilitates the Masculine aspects of the mind, or Intellect (logic, analytical, and linear thought processes), while the Right Brain Hemisphere largely facilitates the Feminine aspect, or Intuition (creative, compassionate, and holistic thought processes).


VIII. THE "LOST" PRINCIPLE, THE DYNAMIC OF CARE


“What we care about on a day-to-day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions. Therefore, Care can be seen as the ultimate Generator of the quality of our experience. This Principle has often been referred to as the Generative Principle. The word generative is derived from the Latin verb genere, which means ‘to create.’” — Mark Passio

The “Lost” Principle, The Dynamic of CARE

-aka THE GENERATIVE PRINIPLE

othe fundamental causal factor

-What we care about on a day-to-day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions.

oTherefore, Care can be seen as the ultimate Generator of the quality of our experience.

-This Principle has often been referred to as the Generative Principle.

oThe word generative is derived from the Latin verb genere, which means ‘to create.

-With respect to all eight Principles, TRUE CARE is service to The All (service to God, or whatever you chose to call this infinite Consciousness).

oAt the most fundamental level, we are all one.

oWe each as Individual human beings form the aggregate whole of society and of our shared co-created reality of manifestation.

oTrue Care is to be honest with one’s self and truly live by the Two Pillars of Enlightenment;

1- The Sacred Feminine Principal of NON-AGRESSION

2- The Sacred Masculine Principal of SELF-DEFENCE 

Hence, having True Care is to be a MORAL human being, by Not conducting violence yourself, by Not willingly allowing violence to be conducted on you, and by Not supporting and if capable, not allowing violence to be conducted on others.

oTrue Care is what comes from the HEART, it is Self-Love, empathy and compassion.


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How to Apply the Spiritual Laws & Wisdom to Our Consciousness - Many P Hall

Cause & Effect in Mental Process - Many P Hall