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The Grandmasters John G. Jackson, John Henrik Clarke and Yosef ben-Jochanan did more than lecture (although please view their legendary lecture together.) They inspired and supported Publisher W. Paul Coates into founding Black Classic Books in 1978. Twenty-one years later, Black Classic Books published “Ancient Future” by Wayne Chandler. Chandler is an immensely valuable Photo-Journalist for African people. In “Ancient Future” he wrote a deep analysis on the Seven Axioms of Tehuti, the Foundational Principles of all Civilization. Following is a brief summary of the Seven Axioms. Patronize Chandler and Coates. There are Principles to learn and teach. These seven are them. Chandler and Coates’ love for their Race are what makes millionaires in other people. Let’s not disappoint the ancestors who brought us into this world.
The Seven Axioms of Tehuti
By Wayne Chandler
Excerpted from “Ancient Future” (1999)
The great Hermetic principles or laws that have been left to us are seven in number. Seven is not an arbitrary figure, but a powerful and extremely significant symbol of divine or universal cohesiveness that permeates the core of our very existence. The following observations illustrate this point:
- There are Seven Days in a week and Fifty-two Weeks in a year (5 + 2 = 7). In the Christian Bible, the Earth was created in six days and on the Seventh Day God rested.
- Some psychologists have stated that Age Seven is the Age of Reason; twice that, Fourteen, is Puberty; thrice that, Twenty-one, is Maturation.
- There are Seven Cardinal Colors in the solar spectrum — violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red — from which all other colors are derived.
- There are Seven Key Notes in the musical scale.
- There are Seven Continents, as there are Seven Seas. Originally, there were believed to be Seven Planets, called the Seven Governors by the ancients, also referred to as the Seven Angels in Revelations in the Christian Bible.
- There are Seven Holes that lead into the human body — ears, nostrils, mouth, anus, and vaginal or penile orifices. The human brain, heart, eye, and ear are each divided into Seven Parts. The skin has Seven Layers.
- There are Seven Virtues — faith, hope, charity, strength, prudence, temperance, and justice — and Seven Deadly Sins — pride, avarice, luxury, wrath, idleness, gluttony, envy.
It is noted by chance that so many components of human life are connected to expressions of seven. The ancients held that seven was the most spiritually inclined of all the numbers, therefore it is befitting that there are seven Hermetic Axioms.
The Hermetic Axioms of Tehuti/Hermes
1. The Principle of Mentalism
“The All is Mind; The Universal is Mental.”
This principle embodies the truth that the All or God is Mind. It explains that the All is the substantial reality underlying all the visible manifestations and appearances that we categorize as the material universe: matter, energy, and all that is apparent to our material senses. This entity, the All, is pure spirit, which is unknowable and undefinable, but is regarded in the most ancient traditions as a universal, infinite, living mind. Human beings, in futile attempts to describe the All, attribute to it characteristics that fall within the realm of what is comfortable and comprehensible. This is theology: the assigning of human qualities to the Supreme in order to comprehend the incomprehensible. Thus, the All is always depicted as a man — God, the Father — and is actually given a personality. In reality this axiom explains that the universe is a mental creation of the All; that is to say, the All is everything and everything is the All. This principle also explains the true nature of energy, power, and matter, and how these are subordinate to the mastery of the mind.
2. The Principle of Correspondence
“As above, so below; as below, so above.”
This axiom explicates the constant correspondence that exists between the various planes of life, whether recognized or not. When we perceive our solar system, vast and mystifying, with the Sun at its center and the planets in orbit around the Sun, we may acknowledge the same patterns on a much smaller scale: the atom, with the nucleus at its core, and the protons, electrons, and neutrons, which, like the planets, orbit around the nucleus. The understanding of this law provides a key to unlocking the enigma of the multidimensional reality in which we exist mentally, materially, and spiritually.
3. The Principle of Vibration
“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.”
This principle embodies the truth that everything is in constant motion. Whether this motion is perceivable is irrelevant, for this law affirms that everything vibrates, and that nothing is ever at rest. Modern science may now attest to this fact, but it should be kept in mind that this fact was known thousands of years ago in ancient Kmt (Egypt) and India. The higher the vibration, the higher the form or entity that exists within that particular frequency. Therefore, the vibrational connection between some of the grosser forms of matter, such as a rock, and a human being, is very great. Spirit has the highest vibrational frequency, vibrating at such a phenomenal speed that it seems to be at rest, just as a rapidly moving wheel seems to be motionless. It is said that those practitioners of the Hermetic teachings who are able to grasp this principle will be able to, with the appropriate formulas, control their own mental vibrations as well as those of others. Or, as stated by one of the old masters, “He who understands the Principle of Vibration, has grasped the scepter of power.”
4. The Principle of Polarity
“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has it pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”
This law exemplifies the truth that for every extreme there is another equally as valid, and that the extremes thus opposed may have the effect of balancing each other. There are two sides to everything, and every truth may also be false. Humans experience this duality throughout life. For example, a woman who lives by a particular reality may find that a year later she has matured, grown, and her perspectives have changed, thus invalidating her prior truth or reality. Hermes stated that everything is divided into opposites; however, these opposites are identical in their nature, differing only in their degree. To illustrate, hot and cold are the same thing — temperature. They simply occupy different places on the temperature scale. The same may be seen with short and tall, light and dark, or large and small, all of which reflect opposite extremes of the same scale. One commonly experienced duality is love and hate. These are two mental states that reflect opposing degrees of emotion, and often fade into and out of one another to such a degree that they are barely distinguishable. The maxim “there is a thin line between love and hate” is a truism. Often, we move from love to hate and back again. Within this principle we can uncover the art of polarization, a kind of mental alchemy that allows people to change their individual psyches, from hate to love, or from evil to good.
5. The Principle of Gender
“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principle; Gender manifests on all planes.”
This axiom embodies the truth that gender is manifested in everything; the masculine and feminine principles are always at work. This is not only true of the physical plane but of the mental and spiritual plane as well. This principle has an affinity with the polarity axiom. One the physical plane, the principle manifests as sex, but on higher planes it takes other forms. No creation, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, is possible without this principle. Within our own individual spheres of existence we know that every male has elements of feminine energy, and every female carries the components of the masculine. When this law is employed, we see the creation of planets, solar systems, and animal life of all kinds.
6. The Principle of Rhythm
“Everything flows out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.”
The principle of rhythm explains the cycle of life, the truth that everything has a tide-like ebb and flow. Hermes stated that the ebb of the tide is equal to its flow and is set in motion and maintained by the rhythm of the universe. There can be no better example than that of the various races and their civilizations. Once there were opulent and great empires that were created, maintained, or influenced by the Black race. For thousands of years, these civilizations flourished as a pinnacle of cultural influence, holding sway even over those nations that they did not touch directly. But just as the great swing of the pendulum brought about their ascension, so it brought about their demise. Within every great experience, whether related to race, culture, civilization, or individual magnanimity, the tide must eventually turn. This principle is eternally united with the concept of the great, awe-inspiring cycles or ages of humankind, as well as those of the Earth, which forever dictate periods of upheaval and tranquility. There is always an action and a reaction, an advance and a retreat. This law manifest in the creation and destruction of worlds, the rise and fall of nations, and ultimately in the mental states of humanity.
7. The Principle of Cause and Effect
“Every cause has its Effect; every Effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation but nothing escapes the Law.”
This principle purports that everything happens according to law — that nothing merely happens. Chance and coincidence do not exist; these are terms human beings choose, or are forced to use because of an ignorance of the principle at work. The masses of the Earth are governed by a herd instinct: the many are lead aimlessly by the few, destined to be carried along, obedient to the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves. Because they are basically unconscious, they are forever subject to the effect of environment, heredity, suggestion, and other outward forces moving them about like pawns on a chessboard. Once this principle is understood and practiced, one becomes a mover as opposed to being moved, a player in the game of life, as opposed to being played by it.