Not quite getting enough of self-mastery – or mastering the self, willing one’s own will, for the lack of contrary argument.
As it happens, a book crossed my path.
Initially just digital, and with a new interest being bookbinding, this non-physical file turned quickly into a small paper booklet.
The very first thing this unobtrusive pamphlet attests to – or not – are the authors, mysteriously calling themselves the Three Initiates. Perhaps in an ever more religiously dramatic world, they may have been fearing to reveal their real identity, or they simply sought to show that we all are students. Seekers of the truth who strive towards greater knowledge.
Whatever their reasoning for the pseudonym, The Kybalion is a basic introduction into the fundamentals of Hermeticism with its seven principles.
The full history of Hermeticism is probably best found on wikipedia rather than a writer’s blog, so do take a look. In the second half of the wikipedia article, you’ll find a note so nearly uneventful, it means little to us in the 21st century yet meant life and death to peoples across the world: “When Hermeticism was no longer endorsed by the Christian church, it was driven underground,…”
Similar to the struggles between Anglo-Saxons and Danes in the UK, a number of smaller faith groups, like animals pursued, were forced into near open extinction.
They were forced to hide, and we still hide to this day, because stepping out into the open would mean (not necessarily death) losing our job, our relationships we built with people who base their faith on a pattern indoctrinated across their lifetime.
Whether these patterns can be broken, or overcome is strongly dependent on…
The lack of questioning, and even when questions are asked, the true consequences wouldn’t be accepted without ‘bloodshed’.
At times, those who are further developed sense this invisible wall – a blind spot – which seems to emerge when borders are near bursting.