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Predator

Aug 19, 2020 | | Say something

The female archetype (or even stereotype!) is submissive to the stronger male. This refers to the male and female principles rather than to biological organisms. The law of the jungle thus goes along the following lines: the female submits to the power of the male. A peacock that dandies itself with its dazzling plumage is […more]

Artificial Intelligence and The Sex Bot

Jul 23, 2020 | | Say something

    The Human Faculty of Attention To assess the potential threat of human replication by artificial intelligence (AI), we should examine the differences between the respective brains. We understand a computer ‘brain’ better than we do our own, for we designed it. A computer basically processes digital information (numbers), and its role as a […more]

Temet Nosce

Jul 23, 2020 | | Say something

An alternative view on cause and effect was presented in the chapter A Cause for Every Effect. The Principle of Cause and Effect is outlined in the Kybalion: 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 […more]

Inside the Temple of Hermes

Jul 14, 2020 | | Say something

When thought attempts to measure something it can only do so with reference to something else. Without standard references like inches or seconds, measurement has no meaning. The good or the beautiful can only be assessed in comparison with the bad or the ugly. Hot versus cold, clear versus opaque, meaning versus chaos – the […more]

Abraxas

Jul 13, 2020 | | Say something

The established paths to Truth – whether secular or religious – entail a quasi-alchemical process of purification. The scientific method for example, through the feedback loop of hypothesis and experiment, filters out the false incrementally to fashion an ever-purified nugget of golden Truth. Likewise the monotheistic religions strive to cleanse the soul of its dark […more]

Man in the Middle

May 22, 2020 | | Say something

The Principle of Correspondence: As above, so below; as below, so above. Correspondence is a tricky term in Hermetic philosophy. It has been, perhaps unfortunately, associated with a modernized view of Cause and Effect. When one is confronted with the preposterous notion of astrology the immediate retort is usually, “but how can the planets affect […more]

Tortoise and The Hare

Apr 4, 2020 | | Say something

MATTER is what is substantial and observable; nothing else has these qualities. Anti-matter is not a thing. If anti-matter was a thing it would be matter. While matter exists as certainty, anti-matter does exist as possibility. If something has the possibility to exist then it must exist (like complex numbers in mathematics). But it must […more]

The Mind of The All

Apr 1, 2020 | | Say something

The Principle of Mentalism: The All is Mind; the Universe is Mental The idea of The All is a virtual substitute for the monotheistic god of Abraham and Zarathustra. It takes the symbolic personification of the creator complex Jehovah and transfers it from mythological ‘story-space’ to rational ‘thought-space’. One is a depiction of creator by […more]

Pillars of Righteousness

Mar 30, 2020 | | Say something

Since we are dealing with the so-called Hermetic principles we should probably start by asking: what is a principle? The word derives from principia meaning source or origin. However a principle is also considered to be a law, and sometimes the Hermetic Principles (perhaps erroneously) are referred to as laws. It is generally considered that […more]

Seeds of Destruction

Mar 28, 2020 | | Say something

The Hermetic Principles go way back to the time of the legendary Hermes Trismegistus who was deified by the ancient Egyptians as the god Thoth. The wisdom of Hermes has been recorded scantily in old texts such as the Emerald Tablets. More recent publications include The Kybalion in which the seven Hermetic Principles are presented […more]

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