What is the Kybalion?
The Kybalion is arguably the most important piece of literature associated with Hermeticism. It is a short yet incredibly mind expanding book that introduces the Seven Hermetic Principles upon which most all occult, esoteric, and even New Age doctrines are founded. These Principles are crucial to understand for the spiritual seeker. That is not to say that someone who has no understanding of these Principles is NOT a spiritual seeker but rather that they could benefit greatly from understanding, recognizing, and applying these Principles. The Kybalion is attributed to three authors known only as 'Three Initiates' though it is likely that many more authors contributed to the creation of this document. There is some conspiracy surrounding the Kybalion regarding the accuracy of its age, the true identity of the authors, and the antiquity of the information contained within. However, we will not address such conspiracies or even state our position on the issue. It is a non-issue really. Irrespective of its origins, author, age, or antiquity of information the book still is of incredible value. The Kybalion breaks down each of the Hermetic Principles and explains them in a way that even the least scientific minds can understand.
The book is available for FREE many places online and there are many versions with additional commentary and interpretations. We suggest that you read the raw content of the book before diving in to any commentary or elaboration of some other human. It is best to come to an understanding of the material yourself rather than to be force fed the information. The PDF version is available below as well as dozens of other places online. Also, there is an excellent audiobook on YouTube. Listen to it in the car. Listen to it at work. Listen to it any time.
Do not speed through this book and then place it back upon your bookshelf. Spend some time with this one. Revisit it. Take your time with each Principle and try to notice it in the natural world before moving on to the next. The more you dwell on these Principles, the more clear they become. You begin to see them in operation in almost every aspect of life. Eventually, you begin to understand your own emotions as well as the emotions of others on a new level. You begin to understand science on a new level. You begin to be able to manipulate these Principles to help you achieve your goals.
Below you will find links to the full text, audiobook, pdf, and the YouTube audiobook is embedded on this page below.
The Hidden Ones recommends this book more highly than any other. Since it is free to read and there is a free audiobook available, there is no reason why one cannot access this knowledge if they desire. Also, it is a very short book in comparison to similar literature. It can be read in its entirety in only a few days during spare time. Spend some time with this book and watch as your understanding and therefore your life improves rapidly.
Locations to find the full text:
Note that there are many more locations than these.