The Seven Great Hermetic Principals

There are seven major Universal Laws by which the Universe is governed-three are immutable, eternal laws and four are transitory, mutable laws.  As stated in the Kybalion, “The Universe exists by these Laws, which form its framework and hold it together.” 

You may ask, how does this affect me?

Below are listed the Seven laws.

1. The Law of Mentalism

2. The Law of Correspondence

3. The Law of Vibration

4. The Law of Polarity

5. The Law of Rhythm

6. The Law of Cause and Effect

7. The Law of Gender

“The three immutable laws mean they can never be changed or transcended.  They have always existed and will always exist.  The other four are transitory, mutable laws meaning they can be transcended or at least better used to create your ideal reality.  Your aim is to master each of the laws.”

-Tania Kotsos

Hermes Trismegistus is the purported author of the Hermetic Principals, a series of sacred texts that are the basis of Hermeticism. Ancient mystical, esoteric and secret teachings dating back over 5,000 years from Ancient Egypt to Ancient Greece and to the Vedic tradition of Ancient India all have as their common thread these seven Hermetic Principals.  However in reality the texts were written most likely by the Ancient Greeks with a Persion influence.

Hermetic writings came about at the same time as the development of Science between 1300-1600 AD. It gave prominence to the idea of influencing or controlling nature and led many scientists to look at magic and its applied arts. (alchemy, astrology). Yet the very practical aspects of Hermetic writing is what attracted the attention of Scientists.

“Isaac Newton for example placed great faith in the ancient doctrine which he studied vigorously to aid his understanding of the physical world. Many of his still unpublished manuscripts detail his study of Hermeticism and how the influence of the stars and forces of nature were revealed.”


Today I am looking at the first law:  The Law of Mentalism. 

This principle embodies the truth that “The All is Mind-The Universe is Mental” that everything we see and experience in our physical world has its origin in the invisible, mental realm.   The ALL is Spirit, which is unknowable and undefinable, but which may be considered and thought of as an UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.  It tells us that there is a Universal Consciousness from which all things manifest.  All Energy and Matter at all levels is created by and is subordinate to the Omnipresent Universal Mind.

 Basically, its saying that the entire Universe was created by the “Thought” of God/Spirit.  We as God’s people, create our reality metaphysically and physically by the power of our minds. Everything that exists is Spirit.  Matter (physicality) is densified Spirit.  All is energy.  It is an immutable Law because God has always existed.  We are the thought of God, the mind of God and we are one with God. (Spirit)

This is the same thing in my mind as The Law of Divine Oneness. All is one.  We live in a world where everything is connected to everything else. Everything we do, say, think and believe affects others and the universe around us. As we are the thought of God, we are interconnected.

 Carl Jung, the psychoanalyst, came up with the Collective Unconscious. The collective unconscious refers to the unconscious mind shared by all of humanity. Jung is best known for his research in personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. I believe that our dreams can connect us to the collective or Universal unconscious.  It can give us insight into the spiritual realm providing guidance, ideas or knowledge of things we otherwise would not know.  The Universal unconscious is that place where all knowledge lies past, present and future. If we can tap into that vast reservoir we have found a pot of gold! Sometimes our conscious minds do not relax enough to let us in. However, in the sleep/dream state we have a more likely entry.  The point being, we are all interconnected, all one and we have ways to connect with the Universal Unconscious.

Very early in my adult life, a Jungian therapist, suggested that I write down my dreams. I have journaled them for years. I have made life changing decisions based on dreams alone.  I am a lucid dreamer and for years have looked to my dreams as a form of guidance and goodness.

Below is a small example of how I found an answer by tapping into this Universal Pool of Consciousness.

 In the 80’s I saw Mikhail Baryshnikov dance in the Ballet with my friend.  He was superb. Years later in the mid- 90s my friend and I attended the Atlanta Ballet.   I say the 90s because the internet was just coming into its own and did not have all the content it does today.   I asked her at some point what the lead ballerina was called and she told me the “prima” or first ballerina.  I asked what the male lead was called and we didn’t know.  I looked it up and could not find a satisfactory answer.  Later, I had a dream where I was in a beautiful other worldly place. It had a stunning rock wall with water flowing and moss growing behind a stage. I was in the audience and I was there to see a ballet. I didn’t know anyone. I asked the person next to me what the male lead in a ballet is called and clear as day this person said “the principal dancer.” It was information that came to me in a dream I previously did not know.   Today when I google male lead in a ballet “principal dancer” comes up everywhere. In fact, it is a term for both male and female ballet dancers who are the lead dancers. 

I know this seems like a small example but it profoundly affected me.  I started then to consider the idea of an “interconnectedness” an access so to speak, of tapping into a database/consciousness that was bigger than me. I started to consider the world/universe from a much larger view.

In August 2017, I am keenly aware of how I live and move in the world contributes to the whole. How my actions affect the whole. If we are one, if we are all interconnected individually, corporately or archetypally…are we not then responsible for our personal contribution to that whole? When we realize that at some level it’s not just about us, but about “we” should that encourage us to take note of our actions and thoughts?   If we truly recognized this and believed it, would we change anything about how we interact with ourselves and then with others? Would we take responsibility for our contributions?

Maybe it starts with being honest and good to yourself.  Start by paying attention to your actions and thoughts when you are alone.  Pay attention to your language how you self-talk and how you self-sooth.  Are you kind to yourself? Are you contributing to the collective whole by valuing self-care?   Then we move on to other people and situations. Really though, we multi-task and do both at the same time.

If I tear down another person or group of people physically, emotionally or with bad intention, that negativity is something I contribute to the whole. However, If I interact by being kind, truthful and boundaried am I not contributing goodness to the whole? 

If we know the universal principals maybe we will stop to contemplate them awhile. Let them work on us a bit and polish our surface a little. Maybe we will take the time to look at how we move in the world.  For today, let’s just consider the principal/law of Mentalism.

“The All is Mind, the Universe is Mental”.  “All is One”.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”


Until Next time,

Sat nam.