The Kybalion - The Law of Function and System
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Kybalion [from A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece – by the Three Initiates
the Laws of nature [are] ‘unreal’ …. visionary and illusory … ‘mental’ in nature and simply mental creations of the All…. So long as the universe endures, will they endure, for the universe exists by virtue of these laws which form its framework and which hold it together.
The hermetic principle of ‘mentalism’ … does not change the scientific conceptions of the universe, life or evolution. In fact, science merely corroborates the Hermetic teachings. The latter merely teaches that the nature of the universe is ‘mental’ while modern science has taught that it is material or of late that it is energy at the last analysis. The Hermetic teachings have no fault to find with Herbert Spencer’s basic principle which postulates the existence of an ‘Infinite and Eternal energy from which all things proceed’. In fact, the Hermetics recognise in Spencer’s philosophy the highest outside statement of the workings of the Natural Laws that have ever been promulgated……
The purpose of this lesson is thus to impress upon the minds of our students the fact that, to all intents and purposes, the Universe and its laws and its phenomena are just as real as far as man is concerned as they would be under the hypothesis of materialism