The Kybalion aka Hermetic Philosophy
Somewhere around 3100 B.C.
"Hermetic Philosophy" is actually an ancient belief that has stemmed from one single source in history, and pretty much is similar to the Arc or Covenant term used in many of our modern day, stories, movies, video games themes, myths, biblical stories, tales & legends. Such as the movie raiders of the lost Arc, where there's some hidden unknown magical power that only a few people deep somewhere in India had knowledge of.
This single source can be argued by many, as to it either deriving from ancient Greece or from ancient Egypt. Wikipedia favors Greece, but history is funny, because it will always seem to favor that of it's ancient ruling class of authors. If you add up the time lines of ancient civilizations coming into existence you will clearly see which ones obviously came before the other. (Historical Layout on wikipedia)
These fairy tale like stories are no accident, in actuality this is how many of the talented writers of Hollywood had come up with so many idea's for such movies.
Fore knowledge helps people to become much more detailed & creative, when it comes to crafting idea's into their respective positional places into what would appear to be new material, unfortunately much of it is old, & definitely throughout our more modern times, just as was done with the movie "The Matrix". (This movie actually was modeled off of Plato's Philosophy or formerly known as Plato's Allegory of the Cave). A great deal of Hollywood movies were purposely done in this manner, especially those of so-called true historical events. Like that of the Ten Commandments, played by Charlton Heston. (link ref. wikipedia.)
This was all due to the underlining fact that many of the original authors of such fine detailed fictional entertainment, had some sort of pre-existing education of similar ancient historical connection all stemming from true experience, maybe read somewhere, either themselves have experienced or others they were in contact with. Not everything that Hollywood generates comes out of thin air, so don't be too surprised if this was the case for the Kabalion's true mysterious disappearance from history as well as probable usage in many of these theatrical films years back, & today's re-emergence of it all.
The ancient historical legends & mythical tales are somewhat scrambled throughout the lines of histories pages due to the obvious fact, that once a ruling class of nations took global power or hold of a particular region they would definitively attempt to destroy everything of the pre-existing civilizations, they could possibly erase to get rid of all reminiscence of such a travesty, and brutal take over as well as what they considered pagan beliefs which opposed their perspective and belief at the time.
Much has been lost, but some things remain in the hearts and minds of us humans & travel from bloodline to bloodline in the forms of tales. We choose to take from it what we want, and even entire belief systems themselves have been strung together by such human behavioral patterns of thought process. Thus the very reasoning why we even have had so many differing belief systems known to mankind, and even today in our modern day time. Unity is inevitable, but separatism and division began long ago, even with powerful sacred texts, & ancient beliefs such as this one featured here in this hub.
Looking at it all from a more deeper in depth perspective you'll see, many differing hints that could easily be noticed throughout the many artifacts, tooling, architecture, imagery, art work, use of common terminology in languages, linguistics, and a great deal of well known physical doctrines that have been unearth after years past by great historians & archaeologist. This is what indicates whether, or not a major significant part of this huge puzzle called history, has misleading or missing facts such as that of the true story of the Kybalion.
Many questions are left behind under the rubble of a conquered land like; was the truth purposely hidden, was it deleted from the pages of time, hidden from view to be unleashed years later, or just so close up in everyone's face, it was to hard to tell its relevance or true origin. At one time or another the true origin of the Kybalion was a real thing, because the facts exist throughout the ages of time & was expressed by all the ways I've stated above. (When you start seeing the forensic evidence throughout so many things, then & only then you begin to understand its underlining truth & strong hold it once had on its truest authors & original audience as well.)
The movie & book "The Secret", somewhat reflects this exact same identical hidden reality. In an honest hard attempt at showing humanity what's been hidden from our everyday view all along, and don't be surprised if they even stolen the idea to formulate it as well from the whole issue surrounding the Kybalion,Ancient Egypt, Hermes & Thoth. "The Laws of Attraction", is a major focus there its subject matter. Sounds like the "ALL" to me, which originated from Egyptian belief & eventually lead to Hermetic teachings. (link ref. TheSecret.tv)
Hermetic Philosophy & the true origins of many
Many ancient civilizations were attacked throughout differing moments in history, and surely the Egyptians were amongst one group that literally lost everything during such war like conduct amongst people of differing nations worldwide. If you notice there is much evidence of Ancient Egypt everywhere all around the globe, and there's no place where its more evident, as it is in the continent of Europe. (link ref. wikipedia)
All throughout history world travelers would pay visit to the war ridden sand kingdom in ruin after the fall of Egypt to take from it what they could, since Egypt after all was the epitome of becoming God like, during those barbaric days and times humanity has lived.
Egyptians actually believed they're leadership or highest order of existence on this planet was on the level of God. Their Kings & Queens were looked at by the people of that time as their God's & Goddesses. I don't believe it was an option to do so back then, this must have been a life or death no questions asked requirement to do so, or else. Since there was no such thing as freedom or equality that had existed during those days, many of the lower class people were simply looked at as slaves to their kings & queens, or servants.
History is never truly told quite the correct way, so I am using a bit of realistic relative acknowledgement of the obviousness of a time & culture that praised human beings. To do such a thing without regard to something much greater in power wasn't wise at all, but this is ancient times & back then almost anything was accepted if force feed upon the people over a long enough time period. When your born into such a system you truly have no clue, otherwise & will tend not to question things as such (Also illustrated by the philosopher Plato, in his writings on the Allegory of the Cave) Note: A Future Hub is planned for "Plato's Cave" philosophy soon to come.
"The Secret" had to derive from somewhere, you be the judge
The name game
Egyptians had a way of naming their God's which were actual men & women who assumed the attributes of physical worldly and cosmic powers such as the Sun, the moon, the earth, water, air, & a host of many other naturally occurring forces that empower our vast universe. You can't blame them for being so obviously cocky, ego driven & iconic. Just look at humanity today, we literally are doing similar things with all the idolatry we actively participate in especially with the worship of so called super stars, or celebrities who are the most famous, and acclaimed individuals who've seemed to rise to great fortunes, with the usage of the masses, exploitation of materialism & also idolatry. "Looks pretty much the same to me"
One infamous Egyptian "celebrity" or God, was named "Thoth", and in particular was the originator of the first Kybalion, but in reality was only a human with a huge imagination. He was also known as the God of thought, the father of philosophy & the God of enlightenment.
To learn more about Ancient Egyptian history you should try the Egyptian Book of the Dead. On wikipedia or many other resources. I'll be providing a few book here below, for people to get a deeper understanding of it all. Even philosophy itself has its roots & Thoth was definitely an original father of such subjects, purely from his own ideals it all sprang fourth, which none of this was taught in school, at least when I were in school many years back. (link ref. wikipedia)
In the very next hub on this subjects topic will be addressed
- The Fall of Ancient Egypt
- Gods & Goddesses
- Myth vs Fact
- How Greek Mythology was influenced by Egypt
- The Rise of Babylon
- The Rise of Greece
- The Rise of the Roman Empire
Here's the link to this new hub - What is the true origins of Western Philosophy?