• The Kybalion 101

  • A Modern, Practical Guide, Plain and Simple
  • By: Dr. Matthew Barnes
  • Narrated by: Adam Lautrec
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • 04-29-22

Totally amazing!

This was an incredible narration of a book that contains life changing wisdom! Highly recommended for all truth seekers

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Well done

I love the thought process that was put into this book well organized and easy to understand
I recommend this book for both beginners in advance students

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Must read... Amazing Book

This book is truly amazing.. I'm reading it for the 3rd time. This book is a 💯% life changing experience.

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Clarity through simplicity

Really enjoyed the modern take and after reading lots of spiritual books Dr Barnes seems to put in a way it sinks in and makes perfect sense.
Thank you for helping the awakening

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A must for all seekers

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

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I horse walks into a bar and the bartender says... why the long face....

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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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  • 02-01-22

Interesting

Deep down we all know what needs to be done in order to reach a higher level of consciousness, but it's always nice to ear it in such eloquent words and simplified, i am definitely exercising some of these laws unconsciously, I do not have enemies or hold grudges, also if I lose my phone or any other material I quickly move on as my health remains intact, I love the stages of laws presented in this book and I surely will make progress as I get older, favourite quote " we don't see life as it is but as we are" that was simply brilliant well done!!

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  • Anthony Roberts
  • 07-31-21

Very good entry point

If you are seeking to understand who you are and what your purpose is this is a magnificent entry point!

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  • Kyriacos Christophi
  • 06-27-20

The Kybalion

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

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  • 04-24-22

Wisdom that is applicable to todays world

As I grow older, I have realised I know a lots less that I thought, absolute ideas and things that I though where right, now just seem an interpretation that I have due to my particular upbringing. This book presented many ideas that I had not encountered, some are not for me, but many have helped me gain a better understanding of my place in this world, and as such will help me to become a better and more tolerant of other people and there beliefs. I gave this book 5 stars, not because I believed everything that was written, but because the overall theme would make this world a better place. Parts of it I found heavy going, others parts where inspirational and will change the way I think about some aspects of my life. If you want to grow and find exploration of different faiths and beliefs helps you understanding of who you are and your place in creation, you should find this book a worthwhile read or listen. I did both, read the text, then listened to a narration when doing simple tasks that didn’t distract me from listening to what was being said.