One of the most popular and purchased Occult Books of the last 100 years, perhaps the most purchased Occult book ever- is The Kybalion. Purported to be the work of the Three Initiates and the transcendent knowledge of the sage of Hermeticism Hermes Trismegistus, the Kybalion is a text that for many has been their introduction into the world of the unknown and Occult. But is the Kybalion all that is says it is? Are there things about this text that need to be considered before and after one reads it? On this Episode of WMiT? we are joined by Nicholas Chapel, someone who has looked much much deeper at the Kybalion than most dare to.
My Guest for this episode is Nicholas Chapel. Nick has been a ceremonial magician for more than 20 years, is a blogger and also a Hacker! The Essay he wrote about the Kybalion back in 2013 is single-handedly the reason that there has been a reassessment of The Kybalion since his essay was published. Nick also Blogs about the intersections of Magic, Culture and Spirituality at Hermeticulture. Click to pic to read more from Nick!
- The Kybalion’s New Clothes: An Early 20th Century Text’s Dubious Association with Hermeticism – Must Read
- The Kybalion: The Definitive Edition – Edited by Philip Deslippe
- The Magic of the Kybalion with Mitch Horowitz – Mitch is one of the foremost figures defending The Kybalion these days
- The Kybalion: The Film – Coming in 2022
- The Kybalion and the Importance of Religious Novelty by Mitch Horowitz – Well worth a read as well. Could we be too hasty to judge?
- What to Read Instead of the Kybalion – Arnemancy
- The Kybalion is Still Crap, No Matter Who You Think You Are – Digital Ambler
- On Gender in Hermeticism – Digital Ambler
- Is the Kybalion Really Hermetic? – Dan Attrell The Modern Hermeticist absolutely crushes it with his video here
- Want some actual Hermeticism? I produced two Episodes about it- Part I & Part II
- Metaphysical Idealism? Consciousness/Mind being the fundamental element to Reality? You must read Bernardo Kastrup, particularly his books Why Materialism is Baloney and The Idea of the World. No faux-mysticism needed
- All That’s Wrong with the Golden Dawn – Nicholas Chapel on Hermeticulture – This is a really good read
- Both Nick and I hang out on the Hermetic House of Life Discord Server. If you want some Hermeticism, Estoterica and all that great stuff- Click here, join up, read the rules and have fun!
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