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The Kybalion is probably the most controversial spiritual work of the 20th century. Its teachings are based on the works of Hermes, an ancient Egyptian philosopher. Like Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Socrates, and a few other philosophical and religious founders, Hermes is said to have received his knowledge in a vision during a period of deep concentration. 

During his “awakening", Hermes claimed to have been exposed to the truth of the world, how it works, and what lies beyond. He believed that he had experienced "the soul of the universe”. The Kybalion is a categorization and explanation of the seven main laws of life, as expressed to Hermes during his vision. 

Legend has it that these laws have been passed down in secret for centuries from teacher to students considered ready for the information, much like Jesus’s passing on of inner knowledge only to his closest disciples. The initial publishing of The Kybalion by The Three Initiates is reported to be the first time the general public has had access to these inner teachings.

The seven laws of The Kybalion will sound familiar to many, for they are the underlying themes of this existence. But learning the exact significance and meaning of these laws has been a closely guarded secret for millennia. A secret that, once understood, has the potential to transform your life and your understanding of life. The immediate effect of the teachings is believed to be an enhanced ability to live a better life, in all areas of concern. The long-term effect is an evolution of consciousness and awareness toward higher and higher levels.

In the Bible, it is said that Adam fell into a deep sleep. Nowhere does it ever say that he woke up. An “awakening” that carries us beyond our current level of cognition and perception is the ultimate goal of the teachings of The Kybalion.

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” (Shakespeare)

©2018 Matthew Barnes (P)2019 Matthew Barnes

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Rephrasing original book & Asking higher price

This title rephrases the book The Kybalion. Often using wording very similar to the wording of the original title.

This title is neither substantially commenting on the original title nor expanding it nor clarifying it.

This is because the original Kybalion already is clear, concise, and easy to understand. Also, the original is available in various, way less expensive editions.

At the time of writing, there are 23 reviews on audible.com. All of them with 5-stars. Many are one-liners, most of them very short and without substantial meaning - and without referring to the actual contents of this title, which supposedly contrasts the original. Essentially, these reviews communicate: "I read this book and feel good." I doubt that these reviews are organic.

This title is 5 hours long: 1 hour spent on a rather useless Introduction and Dedication.

In my eyes, this title about making a profit by offering a "101" introduction by riding piggyback on the original.

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good vibes

it was a very good book, it gave me good vibes and i think i can chase a new level in life.

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A must for all seekers

A spiritual journey that transcends all religions and denominations. The Truth.

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elaborated nicely

excellent book to couple with the kybalion. helps to understand the arcane truth that much better

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A powerful read

This was a great book for anyone who wants answers, well about everything we know. I recommend to all who feel unbalanced or otherwise.

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Balanced and polished to a gem

It’s rare to find writings such as this one that keep you interested and at the same time open your mind.

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Great book

I feel like I just read the blue print on how to view life. Excellent read.

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Life changing

My current vibration resonates with this 100%

I’ll never look at life the same again. Thank you.

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I love this book.

I would highly recommend this book. So much important information. Has changed my life for the better. I will keep reading Matthew Barnes.

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Must Read!!!

Fantastic book! As soon as I finished I started it again! Best book I've found on the teachings of the Kybalion.

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The Kybalion

Loved it! Will recommend it to anyone who wants to move forward in his life.