The Seven Principles of Maat
I. The Principle of Psychokinesis
"MIND is, thought; the universe is a mental creation. This first great
Principle embodies the idea that "All is Mind." It explains that (which
is the substantial essence underlying all the outward manifestations and
appearances which you know under the terms of "the material universe,"
"the phenomena of life," "matter," "energy," "space-time," "distance,"
"speed," "relativity," and, in short, all that is apparent to your
material senses) is SPIRIT. This SPIRIT may be considered and thought of
as A UNIVERSAL, INFINITE, LIVING MIND.
This living MIND performs gastrulation, which is a turning of itself inside
out, manifesting its esoteric NATURE outwardly. Therefore, all the phenomenal
worlds and universes are simply a mental creation of (MIND), subject to the
laws of created things, and the universes, as a whole and in their parts or
units, have their existence in the Mind. It is in this Mind that we "live and
move and have our being."
This SUBJECTIVE OBSERVATION of CREATION is the Principle which establishes the
mental nature of the universes and easily explains all of the varied mental and
psychic phenomena. Without such explanation these phenomena are not understandable
and defy scientific inspection. An understanding of this first great Principle of
Psychokinesis empowers the individual to comprehend the laws of the mental universe,
and to apply the same to his or her well being and RHYTHMED advancement. The serious
student is empowered to apply intelligently the great mental laws, instead of using
them in a haphazard manner. With the Master Key in his or her possession, the student
may unlock the many doors of the mental and psychic sanctuaries of knowledge and enter
the same freely and intelligently. This Principle explains the NATURE of matter, energy,
space-time, and why and how all these are subordinate to the mastery of mind. Those who
understand the knowledge of the mental nature of the universe are well advanced on the
path to mastery. Without this master key, mastery is impossible, and the student knocks
in vain at the many doors of Creation.
The lack of knowledge of this principle is why modern man thinks that the Pyramids were
built by aliens. This knowledge can't be acquired or developed by going to church or
reading old desert based religious books full of religiosity and denominational
II. The Principle of Correspondence
"As above, so below; as below, so above." This Principle embodies the idea that there
is always a correspondence or correlation between the laws and phenomena of the various
levels of being and life. This aphorism, "As above, so below; as below, so above," gives
one the means of solving many a mysterious paradox and hidden secrets of nature. There
are levels beyond your knowing, but when you apply the Principle of Correspondence to
them you are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to you. This
Principle exists at the various levels of the material, mental, and spiritual universes
and is of universal application. This Principle has been considered to be one of the most
important mental instruments by which humankind is able to set aside the obstacles which
hide the unknown from view. Its use can even remove the "Veil of Isis" (death) so that
one can catch a glimpse of the other side. Just as a knowledge of the principles of
geometry empowers the astronomer to measure distant suns and their movements while seated
in an observatory, a knowledge of the Principle of Correspondence empowers you to reason
intelligently from the known to the unknown. All the Principles have an interrelationship
with Correspondence. Correspondence draws its NATURE from the copulation of CREATION.
Studying the monad, one is studying the universe.
III. The Principle of Vibration
"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates." This Principle embodies the idea
that everything is in motion; everything vibrates; nothing is at rest; facts which science
endorses and which each new scientific discovery tends to verify. Yet this Principle was
enunciated thousands of years ago by masters of old. This Principle explains that the
differences between various manifestations of matter, energy, space-time, mind, and even
spirit result largely from varying rates of vibration. From CREATION'S copulation which is
pure spirit, down to the grossest form of matter, all is in vibration. From the "in and
out of bond infinite times in a finite moment" (CREATION'S copulation), to the expansion
and collapse of a universe, the rate of vibration is observed as states of "proper" time.
The higher the vibration, the higher the position in the scale. The vibration of spirit is
at such an infinite rate of intensity and rapidity that it is seemingly at rest -- just as
a rapidly turning wheel seems to be motionless. At the other end of the scale, there are
gross forms of matter whose vibrations are so low as to seem at rest. Between these two
opposing points, there are billions upon billions of varying degrees of vibration. From
quark, squark, lepton, slepton, electron, atom, and molecule, to planets and universes,
everything is in vibratory motion. This is also true in the fields of energy and force
(which are but varying degrees of vibration); and also at the mental levels (whose states
depend upon vibrations); and even at the spiritual levels. All the Principles have an
interrelationship with Vibration. Vibration draws its NATURE from the copulation of CREATION.
An understanding of the Principle, with the appropriate application, empowers the student to
control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. The masters also apply this
Principle to the conquering of natural phenomena in various ways. "Those who understand the
Principle of Vibration have taken hold of the scepter of power."
IV. The Principle of Opposition
"Everything is dual; everything has an opposing point; everything has its pair of opposites;
like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree;
extremes bond; all truths are but partial truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled."
This Principle embodies the idea that everything is dual; everything has two opposing sides;
everything has its pair of opposites, of which all are ancient aphorisms. It explains the
paradoxes that have perplexed so many and have been stated as follows: "Thesis and antithesis
are identical in nature, but different in degree"; "opposites are the same, differing only in
degree"; "the pairs of opposites may be reconciled"; "in and out of bond NOTHING and
POSSIBILITY meet"; "extremes bond"; "everything is and is not at the same time"; "every truth
is partially false"; "all truths are a paradox"; "there are at least two sides to every story,"
etc. It explains that in everything there are two opposing points or opposite aspects
(complementarity), and that opposites are really only the two extremes of the same event,
withmany varying degrees between them. To illustrate, "hot and cold," although opposites, are
really the same phenomenon, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same "event."
Look at your thermometer and see if you can discover where hot terminates and cold begins! In
actuality, there is no such thing as absolute hot or absolute cold -- the two terms "hot" and
"cold" simply indicate varying degrees of the same event, and that same event which manifests
as hot and cold is merely a form, variety, and rate of vibration. So "hot" and "cold" are simply
the two opposing points of that which you call "temperature" -- and the phenomena attendant
thereupon are manifestations of the Principle of Opposition. The same Principle is involved in
the case of "light and darkness," which are the same event, the difference consisting of varying
degrees between the two opposing points of the phenomenon. Where does darkness leave off and
light begin? What is the difference between "large and small," "hard and soft," "black and white,"
"sharp and dull," "noise and quiet," "high and low," "positive and negative?" The Principle of
Opposition explains these paradoxes.
The same Principle operates on the spiritual and mental levels. Take an example from the mental
level -- that of "love and hate" -- two mental states apparently totally different. Yet there
are degrees of hate and degrees of love, and a middle point in which you use the terms "like or
dislike," which shade into each other so gradually that sometimes you are at a loss to know
whether you like or dislike or neither. All are simply degrees of the same event as you will
find if you will but feel it for a moment. More than this (and considered of more importance by
the students), it is possible to change the vibrations of hate to the vibrations of love in one's
own mind and in the minds of others. Many of you who read these lines have had personal experiences
of the involuntary rapid transition from love to hate, and the reverse, in your own case and that
of others. You will therefore realize the possibility of this being accomplished by the use of the
Will, by means of knowing the Will. "Good and evil" are but opposing points of the same event, and
the student understands the art of altering evil into good by means of an application of the
Principle of Opposition.
In short, the Art of Immersion becomes a phase of Psychokinesis known and practiced by the ancient
and modern masters. All the Principles have an interrelationship with Opposition. Opposition draws
its NATURE from the copulation of CREATION -- the Big Bang if you will. An understanding of the
Principles will empower one to change their own vibration as well as that of others, if they will
devote the time and study necessary to master the art.
V. The Principle of Rhythm
"Everything flows out and in; everything has its season; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing
expresses itself in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to
the left; rhythm compensates." -- 16 This Principle embodies the idea that in everything there exists
a measured motion to and fro; an outflow and inflow; a swing backward and forward; a pendulum like
movement; a tide like ebb and flow; a high tide and a low tide. All things "come in and out of bond"
between the two opposing points which exist in accordance with the Principle of Opposition described
previously. There is always an action and a reaction; an advance and a retreat; a rising and a sinking.
This is in the affairs of the universe, suns, worlds, humankind, animals, mind, energy, and matter.
This law is established in the creation and destruction of worlds; in the rise and fall of nations; and
finally in the mental states of humans. The students that realize this Principle find its universal
application and discover the means to overcome its effect upon themselves. They apply the mental Law of
Neutralization. They cannot annul the Principle or cause it to cease its operation. They do not escape
the effect the Principle will have on them at one level, but they have learned how to escape its effects
upon themselves to a certain degree. They have learned how to USE it, instead of being USED BY it. In
this and similar methods consist the art of the masters. The masters immerse themselves at the point at
which they desire to rest, and then neutralize the rhythmic swing of the pendulum which wants to carry
them to the opposite point. All individuals who have attained any degree of self mastery do this naturally,
more or less unconsciously, but the masters do this consciously by the use of their Will. They attain a
degree of poise and mental firmness beyond belief of the masses who are swung backward and forward on the
pendulum of Opposition. All the Principles have an interrelationship with Rhythm. Rhythm draws its NATURE
from the copulation of CREATION. This principle and that of Opposition have been closely studied by the
masters, and the method of counteracting, neutralizing, and USING them forms an important part of
VI. The Principle of Cause and Effect
"Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance
is just a name for Law not recognized; there are many fields of causation, but nothing escapes the
Law of Destiny.
This principle embodies the idea that there is a cause for every effect; and an effect from every cause.
It explains that "everything happens according to law"; that nothing ever "merely happens"; that there
is no such thing as chance; that while there are various fields of cause and effect, the higher dominating
the lower fields, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law (destiny). The masters understand the art
and method of rising above the ordinary field of cause and effect, and by mentally rising to a higher field
they become causers instead of effects. The masses of people are carried along obedient to environment, the
wills and desires of others stronger than themselves, heredity, suggestion, and other outward causes moving
them about like pawns on the chessboard of life. But the masters, rising to the field above, dominate their
moods, character, qualities, and powers as well as the environment surrounding them, and become movers
instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by the
environment. They USE the Principles instead of being used. The masters obey the causation of the higher
fields, but they help to RULE on their own level.
All the Principles have an interrelationship with Cause and Effect. Cause "comes in and out of bond" with
Effect; all EVENTS are between the cause and effect. Cause and Effect draws its NATURE from the copulation
of CREATION. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of knowledge.
VII. The Principle of Gender
"Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all
levels." This Principle embodies the idea that there is GENDER expressed in everything -- the masculine
and feminine principles ever at work. The NATURE of the copulation of CREATION displays in this principle.
This is a fact not only of the physical level, but of the mental and even the spiritual levels. On the
physical levels the Principle presents itself as SEX; on the higher levels it takes higher forms, but the
Principle is ever the same. No creation, physical, mental, or spiritual, is possible without this Principle.
An understanding of its laws will throw light on many a subject that has perplexed the minds of humans.
The Principle of Gender works ever in the direction of generation, re- generation, and creation. Everything
and every person contains the two elements or aspects of this great Principle within it, him, or her. Every
male thing has the female element as well; every female contains also the male principle. If you are to
understand the philosophy of mental and spiritual creation, generation, and re-generation, you must understand
and study this Principle. All the Principles have an inter- relationship with Gender. As the NOTHING "comes in"
and the POSSIBILITY "out of bond," Gender is created. Gender draws its NATURE from the copulation of CREATION.
It contains the solution to many mysteries of life.
The Seven Principles of Maat - Universal Principles
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