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Caibalion: Estudo da filosofia Hermética do antigo Egito e Grécia

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  4,530 ratings  ·  315 reviews
Alguns dizem que veio do Egito Antigo, tão antigo que influenciou tanto Abraão quanto o Judaísmo, tanto os sábios hindus quanto o Hinduísmo, tanto as escolas de mistérios gregas quanto a própria Filosofia. Ninguém sabe como e por quais meios ocultos sobreviveu há tantos séculos e tantas civilizações, mas quando Giordano Bruno foi condenado à fogueira por tentar transformar ...more
Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published January 2018 by Textos para Reflexão (first published 1912)
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Apr 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is NOT a book on magic (as in the description from goodreads). It explains the "science" of spirit or "All-That-Is". It resonated with me, and from it my interest in hermetic philosophy was ignited.
This stands as one of the most important books I've read about the nature of reality and the supersensible universe. As with any work intending to teach through words something that is larger and exponentially more complex than language will always require careful study. And though this book is not long by page standards, it requires careful, slow study if one is to get the maximum weight of the material.

If you are unable to let go of the question of whether there is more to the universe than me
Jul 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book explains everything. Why study quantum physics when it is all here in a few basic principles. This is my bible.
Oct 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I learned from this book is that people think I am crazy if I try to talk about this stuff with them hahaha.
David Acevedo
Aug 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kuddos to the people who aim to give away "secrets", hidden from the layman for centuries, without really giving them! This book is a waste of time. It says too much and doesn't really say anything that you cannot find already in pop culture. My guess is that if your approach in reading it is to discover how to develop magical and telekinetic powers, you are only fooling yourself (truth be told, this is one of those books that led me to where i am today: an atheist, though not a bitter one, than ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
This book was written in the early 20th century and while it argues the validity of its teachings on the basis of a misinterpreted view of the antiquity of Hermes Trismegistus's writings, it is still interesting and applicable philosophically. Hermeticism in general took a hit when it was realized his writings took place a few centuries into the A.D. time period rather than in the early period of the ancient Egyptian kingdom. He was incorrectly viewed as the father of alchemy, mathematics and ot ...more
Desiree Finkbeiner
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book changed my entire spiritual view of the universe and strengthened my faith in God, but in new ways. It also helped me understand with greater efficacy the teachings of Jesus Christ. Though the Christ is not mentioned in this text, is was a useful tool in improving my understanding about how he worked the miracles, and the universal laws that govern even God. The principals here are open-ended enough that they may help those from virtually any faith gain greater understanding for the wo ...more
Aug 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occultphilosophy

The Kybalion is known as "the master key" for a reason. These are the aphorisms set forth my Hermes Trismegistus, known also as Thoth. I have studied this book over and over, and each time, I get it at a deeper level. In all seriousness, if you only read and study one occult text in your entire life, this should be the one.
Rosi Guastella
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read "The Kybalion" in 1998. It changed the way I recognized spirituality, the principles and the universe. I am reading it again and it is even more enlightening than the first time. These seven hermetic laws, the Principle of Mentalism (Mind), Correspondence (Analogy), Vibration (Nothing rests - everything moves - everything vibrates), Polarity (Duality), Rhythm(Everything flows, out and in - everything has its tides - all things rise and fall - the pendulum swing manifests in everythi ...more
Markham Anderson
Mar 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aborted
More laughable than the religions which it scorns but which pretend to less. It has no respect for the intelligent examination or application of its own tenets; and even as a second-grader I could certainly have traced the path through which its arguments lose their own framework every few pages.

Excerpt p.58: "There are certain truths connected with [THE ALL's:] existence which the human mind finds itself compelled to accept." I found the following "truths" not compelling; the book must take as
Mike Randall
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is exactly the way the universe works, and not at all the way it works. To those who have travelled far in their search for the truth, it holds the secrets to everything. To the uninitiated, it is a "tough read." Actually, being written in 1908, it is on the tougher side, but honestly I found the Great Gatsby harder to understand. ALL in all, this book holds the answers few people (and scientists) know to be the truth.
Aug 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: seekers of any sort
Shelves: philosophy
This book details a deep and elegant philosophical system which ostensibly dates back to the early Egyptian dynasties, and was first put forth by the legendary Hermes Trismegastus, also known at Thoth. Colorful origins aside, it is a fascinating and internally consistent system for looking at and understanding the universe, both in its material and more numinous manifestations.
Iván Daniel
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finish
Tenemos una visión tan absolutista de nuestro entorno, de nuestra realidad, que nos negamos rotundamente al cambio,"pese a que este cambio es una Ley Universal", y el kybalion es como un mapa mental que condiciona nuestra interpretación de las cosas.
No es una verdad, es una semi verdad que debe ir tomada da la mano de la convicción más profunda de nuestro ser, es cambio continuo, no es un enemigo con el cual luchar, sino más bien es fuerza natural, similar al viento. No se puede cambiar la fuerz
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: esoteric, 2016
I decided to read this book after talking to a fascinating character at a goth club I frequent who reminded me of Gregor Samsa (post transformation) wearing an ascot. I forwardly asked what books he read, as I knew he must be a wizard with a wonderful reading list. He then told me about the Kybalion. After I realized the Kybalion was an in-depth look at the Seven Hermetic Laws that I learned about in Laurie Cabot’s Power of the Witch, I decided to check it out.

I have mixed feelings about this bo
Desiree Finkbeiner
I've yet to read anything written or collaborated by William Walker Atkinson that I didn't love. Hermetic philosophy lifts the vibration of truth seekers by identifying principals of eternal weight and substance, universal law, and ethereal mystery into palpable language easy for most open minds to understand. This book, as additional study companion to other volumes of sacred text, expands and expounds arcane schools of thought into well-explained discourses. The understanding will come in vary ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read most of the book and I won't waste another goddamn second on this sorry excuse of wasted ink. If Hermes Trismegistus reincarnates now and reads this "work" he would stab himself to death.

To whoever is reading this, please do yourself a favor and look up a short summary of this book. You'll be saving yourself a lot of precious time and energy. What the writer did here is try to invoke mystery through exaggerations and over-elaborations on points that could be summed up in a pamphlet. This
Keith Lawrence
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book clarifies the principles behind all religions and philosophies in a most elegant way.
Without too many attempts to convince readers, the Kybalion lays out seven principles that can be easily applied to any area of life;health wealth relationships, any area of life. If applied to a religion or a science, it will clarify the meaning of a written passage or an experiment.
While the book does offer explanations, it is really meant to be experimented with and applied to life. For example, the
Robert S.
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the cherished keys to unlocking the door of understanding reality.
Maggie Reed
I understand the concept of this book, and it is true that most of philosophy and religion is based on this philosophy, but to attempt to say at the outset that all religion is based on alchemy is a little absurd. The 7 Principles are generally accepted. I understand that. But all I could envision in attempting to recreate what they were trying to teach is Mickey Mouse in a wizard's costume. I was rewriting the Principles in my head in a more logical way to the point that - at times - I was very ...more
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kitap,hermetizme giriş olarak düşünülebilir.Çok net,berrak,anlaşılabilir bir anlatımı var.Öğretinin içine çekiyor okuyucuyu.Ezoterizmle daha önce hiç tanışmamış olan birinin bile zevk alarak,sıkılmadan okuyabileceği bir kitap.

"Bilgeliğin dudakları,anlamayan kulaklara kapalıdır."
"Yukarıdaki aşağıdaki gibidir,aşağıdaki yukarıdaki gibidir."
"Hiçbir şey durmaz,her şey hareket eder,her şey titreşir."
"Her şey ikilidir(dual);her şey iki kutba sahiptir,benzeyen ve benzemeyen aynıdır;zıtların doğası bir,d
Joseph Inzirillo
Hermetic philosophy has been an interest of mine since I was about 16. I, much like everyone else out there, equated it to the new age definitions of magical thought. Oh was I wrong... This book is so much more. A crash course on how to change your perception without truly giving away any ancient teachings. What really struck me is what you learn from reading this book about yourself. Whether this book is BS or real doesn't matter. What matters is how you look at the world when you finish readin ...more
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love "The Kybalion". I find myself thinking about it often. This is the second time I have read it, and I got even more out of it this time.

The second half of "The Definitive Edition" is the book "The Seven Cosmic Laws". I thought that this one was boring. It repeats a lot of the concepts of "The Kybalion" but less eloquently and less developed. I wouldn't really recommend it. Just stick with "The Kybalion".
Jimmy Ele
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: foundation
Profound. Of course there are some ideas that I don't agree with. I took what was beneficial and if there was anything that was not, I did not take it. The book makes a bold statement that it is meant to reach you at the right time. I felt that this was true of my experience. Overall, definitely worth reading and contemplating. There are supremely beautiful passages and thus a 5 star rating.
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing look into the origins of some of the main philosophical and spiritual teachings and thought found throughout the worlds religions and spiritual systems. It also gives excellent insight into the nature of the human mind and how we may transmute ourselves from a mental slave state into complete self mastery. Excellent book! I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Hermeticism, personal growth, self mastery and meditation.
Nell Grey
I really liked the simplicity and tone of this basic outlining of the Seven Hermetic Principles. I have to admit to questioning some of the logic, but had to laugh, when reading the chapter on Polarity I realized that the author/s (or indeed the Kybalion (if such a thing existed)), had covered that eventuality with the sliding scale of truth/falsehood (all truths being not wholly true and all lies containing some iota of truth. Ha...!

On the whole a perspective-widening read.

Duró muchísimo tiempo en casa, mi mamá me veía desesperada, aburrida y siempre me recomendaba que leyera este libro, sin duda el conocimiento te llega en el momento correcto, cuando estas preparado para él.

Sin duda te hará reflexionar, reafirmó cosas en mi que a veces cuestan trabajo recordar, el vivir en este mundo caótico te absorbe en él sin darte cuenta.
Michael A. Sherbon
This is a good overview of the Hermetic teaching, ... introduction and general principles. The second part has more quotes from other philosophers like Herbert Spencer. Actually, I found his other practical writings such as Thought Vibration, Mind Power, etc. more interesting and revealing of his "charisma" with regard to specific examples of application.
Michael Adams
Interesting dissection of the teachings and wisdom of Hermes. Everything is laid out in a very accessible way, even though these topics touch on topics as complex and particle physics and as esoteric as existence as nothing but a dream in the mind of God. I will definitely need to revisit this work at some point, to find deeper understanding of the concepts of hermetic wisdom.
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
re-read it at least once a year.
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After my first slow read, I want to read this again and again until it’s a part of me.
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