The Kybalion - The Rule of Ascent
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 half wise recognising the comparative unreality of the Universe, imagine that they may defy its Laws – such are vain and presumptious fools, and they are broken against the rocks and torn asunder by the elements by reason of their folly.
The truly wise, knowing the nature of the Universe, use Law against laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph.
Mastery consists not in abnormal dreams, visions and fantastic imaginings or living, but in using the higher forces against the lower – escaping the pains of the lower planes by vibrating on the higher.
Transmutation not presumptious denial is the weapon of the Master.