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Please help this article by looking for better, more reliable sources. Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy, originally published in 1908 by a person or persons under the pseudonym of « the Three Initiates », is a book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. This section does not cite any sources. The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society, in Chicago, Illinois, and is now in the public domain, as well as circulating the World Wide Web. The « Three Initiates » who authored The Kybalion chose to remain anonymous.
As a result, a great deal of speculation has been made about who actually wrote the book. Atkinson was known to use many pseudonyms, and to self-publish his works. A common theory is that Atkinson co-wrote the book with Paul Foster Case and Michael Whitty. Mystery School later founded by Case, though it doesn’t publicly make this claim.
This story appears to have originated with a B. Along these lines, much has been made about Paul Foster Case’s being a Freemason, and that The Kybalion’s publisher, the Yogi Publication Society, gave its address as « Masonic Temple, Chicago IL » on the book’s frontispiece. Penguin presents an argument that William Walker Atkinson was the sole author of the work, including evidence such as the 1912 edition of Who’s Who in America, which attributes Atkinson as the author, and a 1917 French language edition of The Kybalion in which the translator’s introduction attributes the work to « the American psychic master W. The Principle of Mentalism embodies the idea that « All is Mind.
Everything that happens has to be a result of a mental state which precedes it. For anything to exist, thoughts had to form first, which then form physical reality or manifestation. Your thoughts are seeds, plant positive seeds in your mind garden. The Principle of Correspondence expresses the idea that there is always a correspondence between the laws of phenomena of the various « planes » of being and life.