The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy, originally published in 1908, is a book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. Purportedly based upon ancient Hermeticism, its philosophies became founding pillars within the New Thought movement of the early 20th century. The book devotes a chapter to each of its seven "Principles", or axioms.
The Seven Hermetic Principles:
1. Mentalism The all is mind; the universe is mental. [Matter is energy, energy is spirit]
2. Correspondence As above so below: as below, so above.
3. Vibration Nothing rests; Everything moves; Everything vibrates.
4. Polarity Everything is dual; Everything has poles; Everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled.
5. Rhythm Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall; The pendulum swing manifests in everything; The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; Rhythm compensates.
6. Cause and Effect 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 of causation, but nothing escapes the law.
7. Gender Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all planes.