#review #3stars Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

MY REVIEW 3 stars:

I listened to this book on audible, and it was barely four hours. Really short, yet also really easy to tune out, so my review is going to be short too. Don’t take my three stars wrong, I absolutely love anything that involves esoteric spirituality. I find it resonating, elevating and just absolutely beautiful in every way. I strive to live by the law of attraction, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time following the Hermic views. That said, this book was a bit wishy washy to me. It quotes a lot of the ancient Kybolian script, yet it’s also translated in it’s own way and it’s kind of hard to follow. I found it to be repetitive and counterproductive book as it pertains to Hermes and the ancient spiritual belief in ‘The All’.
There were some places here and there within the book that I enjoyed and it really cemented a lot of views I already hold, but they’re few and far between.
It’s kind of hard to give a breakdown of the book unless you’re already familiar with esoteric lifestyle, so I’ll just give it a tiny bit of an overview. The universe, or spirit, or higher power (depending on your own beliefs) is everywhere and in everything including human kind – and we are within it. As above, so below. What’s within is also without. What does up, must come down…. you get the drift.
Hermes was an ancient being who put into words these teachings, he was also a discoverer of Astrology and a ‘one-ness’ belief system. Hermes was thought by many to be a God and has been worshiped and followed throughout the centuries. Occultism is a well-known lifestyle and this book is meant to give an overview of these belief systems in a way.
Ultimately, I enjoyed the book, and as I said before it cemented in a lot of esoteric views that I already have. I didn’t absolutely love it though, I feel like Hermes’ genius is underplayed and put into a repetitive wording that came up lacking.


The precepts of Hermetic philosophy remained shrouded in secrecy for more than 2,000 years, clouded by obscure language and dense allegories. This concise guide offers a modern interpretation of the doctrine, distilling its teachings with seven compelling principles that can be applied to self-development in daily life.

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