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The Kybalion

A Study of Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
Narrated by: Mitch Horowitz
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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Publisher's Summary

He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully understand it.In this extraordinary 1912 book, three secret initiates to his teachings - who remain anonymous to this day - share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.

An appreciation of Hermeticism, as the basis of all paranormal philosophies still studied today, is an absolute must for anyone fascinated by magic, the supernatural, and the wisdom of the ancients.

©2013 Gildan Media LLC (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC

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feel the need for a followup book with more detail

feel the need for a followup book with more detail as this book touched a lot topics laws but not enough to tell how to integrate them in daily life.

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Stunning if you're into the spiritual/occult

What made the experience of listening to The Kybalion the most enjoyable?

I thought it was mind blowing. It provides a clear system that you can enter from any point and engage. Provides entry into the whole concept of unity.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kybalion?

The description of the one mind.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. But I could have. It's only 4.5 hours. It's definitely one that I will listen to again, probably straight away. And I've already bought the Kindle version so I can go back over bits.

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I thought it was read a bit fast. But that's mainly because with concepts like these, you need to contemplate them. Getting the Kindle copy solves this.

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A real think piece

It took me a while to get through this, each chapter took me on a massive journey of thoughts and contemplations. I'll probably have to go through it again a few more times to truly grasp what it has to teach.

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Down the rabbit hole we goooo

A nice reconciliation of many world theories about the universe, the mind and the paranormal. Explains it well.

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  • Diana
  • 24-07-2014

Big bites of ancient (now age?) wisdom to chew on

This book covers a lot of territory - consciousness, dimensions, physics, science, nature, natural law (Universe, Earth, Human), behavior, mental abilities, responsibility, integrity, and much more.

For someone interested in spiritual development, there's food for thought here. Strangely, I wasn't expecting so much that is relevant today in physics and science to be part of ancient teachings. Interesting.

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  • R. Reese
  • 26-08-2015

The Oldest Skeleton Key

Roots. The source for so many teachings. You will recognize many, if you have ears to hear.

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  • Joel
  • 25-04-2015

When The Ears Of Knowledge Are Ready...

Listen to this book. Then, Live.
Come back after awhile and listen to it again.
Then Live. Repeat until time goes by and you begin to GAIN some Understanding. :)

Welcome. :)

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  • Augi Reyes
  • 12-02-2015

Hermetic laws explained

The most concise explanation of the 7 Hermetic principles . The recitation leaves nothing to wanting; well read. Overall good job.

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  • J. Root
  • 29-04-2017

Game changer for the true seeker of knowledge

Many of the concepts of the hermetic teachings given in this book are those that instinctually we all know already. Though over the course of our lives we are but mere manifestations of our environment on every level... Biologically, philosophically, psychologically and most importantly.... Mentally. What this book will give you is the key to understanding the different aspects of all these things in your life and the other lives around you. You will see the unconscious made manifest in every being and its environment. You will see then, the incredible power you wield once you not only grasp this concept but also implement the transmutation of the underlying laws that drive these outward manifestations within yourself.

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  • Jemal
  • 13-03-2015

enlightening

this was very informative and boiled things down to its essance love it definatly starting down the right path

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  • Barry V. Lester
  • 25-07-2015

The Original Secret

Where does The Kybalion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Number one, the beginning, the preeminent

Which character – as performed by Mitch Horowitz – was your favorite?

Hermes , of course

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely, and I did

Any additional comments?

With so much interest in New Age directives to address contemporary maladies, this beautifully presented ancient wisdom simply cuts through the rhetoric heavy, fairly recent yet popular watered down versions of this venerable classic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-2015

Great book about my ancestors wisdom (Egyptians)

Loved it a great reference of the greatness of the Ancient Melanated Egyptians and their great contribution of civilizing humanity.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-2017

the universe in a nutshell

it pretty much explains the universe in a few pages which is pretty awesome. i can link it a lot to The Way of The Superior Man by David Deida when it speaks about polarity and gender and masculine and feminine poles. i LOVED the way it talked about colors and energy and vibrations. it will be a beneficial book depending on what your experiences are at the moment and at what stage of life you're in. at 20 years old i probably would have fallen asleep if this book was handed to me. now older i felt i could relate based on experience. i experienced a lot of "ahha!" moments. great book to refer back to. then it finished off by teaching the diff between the Me and the I and how to use like some sort of meditative practice to become more in touch with the self.

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  • WestTXBuilder
  • 23-09-2015

Best book I heard in Audible

it is worth listening too. Do not know if this is true or not but it is worth pondering on the teachings of the book

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  • Steven A. McKay
  • 26-03-2015

Interesting stuff

If you're interested in occult or mystical teachings then you should find this audiobook really interesting without being as dense and inaccessible to the layman as something by the likes of Crowley which requires a lot of prior study and understanding before you even begin to have an idea of what's being said.
This is, on the surface, simple enough, but will reward deeper study. I bought the Kindle version on a whim, because it was only 46p and I was enjoying it so added the Audible narration. Listened to it over a couple of days driving around at work and really enjoyed it. Some of the ideas might be dated, but since we're talking about apparent source material that comes from Ancient Egypt I don't think 'dated' is that much of a problem.
If you fancy a change from audio stories you might enjoy this. I certainly did.

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  • Gill
  • 22-02-2016

A bit like reading The book of Revalation

To compare this to Revelation is because of its complexity not the content. This is a hard book to read and I have gone though it three times now and will go back to it. Fortunately it's not long. However the information within is priceless and requires much contemplation.
I marked it down because of the complexity. That's no ones fault it's just big stuff to get your head round. The narrator did well with the material.
The truth isn't out there it's in this little book.
If you have spiritual questions try this.

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  • Dexter
  • 12-02-2018

Epic book one you get your head around it

I’ve had this book for a while now and attempted to listen to it without ever really committing but recently I decided to sit down with it and now I get it. It’s clearly a gateway to a massive body of work and even this book alone provides a staggering amount of mental growth to master. I’ve listened to this three times over and I’m currently on my forth cycle but it’s something you’ll have to listen to constantly and conduct independent research if you want to understand at a much deeper level. Next on my list is the Emerald Tablets but I won’t purchase that for at least another 6 months until I have time to digest this in more detail. Overall it can be a little wordy and the concepts can be a little confusing but if you listen to it enough it gradually falls in to place. Epic piece of work, the mind will never be the same again. One last point, I’ve started keeping a diary to track my progress through the teachings because it does tend to pull you in different directions as you attempt to understand all the various references and methodologies that arise along the way.

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  • Jaan
  • 05-02-2020

A theory of everything

The Kybalion provides the underlying theory of everything from a philosophical perspective which sound very true and are hard to argue with. I'm so grateful I stumbled upon this book.

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  • Paul Stebles
  • 18-12-2019

Heavy going but amazing

It’s one that I think every human being should understand. It’s a hard listen at times, takes a lot of concentration but well worth it.

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  • Charlene Allison
  • 28-07-2019

Understanding This Book is Life Changing - if...

...if you understand what is written within these pages!

This book is a must for everyone. And if you listen to it and find you don't understand it, then you must read it again and again. Look up definitions of words; Google concepts & meditate on it; go all in to understanding it - not that it's a difficult book to comprehend.

This is a short book worth every second it takes to listen to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-06-2019

Good Read

Enjoyed , but it took some getting used to , once in I found it enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Dariusz Mydlarz
  • 13-05-2019

Great introduction to wast knowledge

No matter if you are just curious or developing your bodies, here is the seed that will help you grow mentally and spiritually.

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  • Bartosz Hacia
  • 23-03-2019

This is a must!

To fully understand the laws of the Universe this book is a must. I’ll listen to it again and again.

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  • Crazy shopper
  • 15-07-2018

Enlightening

I was left with a much deeper and thorough understanding of the laws and operations life. Through the use of the mental transmutation as explained so clearly in this book, you can alter your environment by raising your vibration and mastering this mental art.