(I created this drawing as a gift to myself for my 30th birthday yesterday)
HERMES TRISMEGISTUS AKA THE “THRICE GREAT”. ONE IN ESSENCE BUT THREE IN ASPECT
The Seven Hermetic Principles:
“THE ALL is Mind; the Universe is MENTAL.”
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
“Everything is DUAL; 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.”
“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 unrecognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.”
“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.
ON MENTAL TRANSMUTATION:
"If the Universe is Mental in its nature, then Mental Transmutation must be the act of CHANGING THE CONDITIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, along the lines of Matter, Force and Mind…Mental Transmutation is really the ‘Magic’ of which the ancients had so much to say in their mystical works…if All is Mental then the art which enables one to transmute mental conditions must render (the Practioner—Ed.) the controller of material conditions as well as those ordinarily called ‘mental’.
Read the “Kybalion” by the Three Initiates at: