Dave Cohen (a.k.a. Davie Crockett) and I shared this conversation about “7 Hermetic Laws, 2 Thought Systems” which is Chapter 3 from the book The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation on 15 November 2015, on his LA Talk Radio show.
Here is an excerpt (the first two sections) from Chapter 3 that served as a springboard for our conversation:
Seven Changeless Laws About Change
Universal laws or principles, known from ancient times, have long been revered by those seeking to find the unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable truth underlying all form and expression. Ultimately, we all seek the dependable, reliable and consistent: something we can honestly trust. Eventually we give up on trying to make our faulty inferences work from isolated, special cases (our lives on planet Earth) and the distortions of perception – we come to the realization that we must find rules that are always true and generalize if we want a happy solution to the dysfunctional practice of taking our personal interpretations seriously. If we base our choices on an ever-shifting landscape founded on differing opinions and values, how can we get our true bearings? If we attempt to judge from a world that not only changes with time and space but from person to person, and culture to culture, isn’t the very basis are we using flawed? It’s all pretty silly to rely on circumstances, conditions and ephemeral events that morph and vary with the whimsy of fate and the biases of our tiny human perspectives. But, one asks, what else do we have to go on? Upon what else can we rely? What cues for guiding our lives do work? It’s obviously helpful to find laws or principles that do not change. Otherwise we just have to keep starting over and over again, relearning every time the temporary guide changes, never certain, secure or serene about where we’re placing our trust.
Identifying With What Never Changes
There are seven Hermetic laws or principles that have been known since antiquity, attributed to Hermes Trismegistus of pre-dynastic Egypt. These laws work all the time, in every situation, regardless of one’s circumstances, geography, status, demographics or any other factors. They apply universally. These seven laws also have completely different meanings, interpretations and outcomes depending on which thought system or internal teacher we use to apply them with. Learning about laws is only truly helpful if we have a purpose intended for our liberation – a reason for applying the laws. As we become aware that we are never exempt from universal laws, we realize that our freedom waits for us to unlock the code and practice these laws with intelligent, thoughtful application. As we discover, the only truly helpful way to apply them is to apply them with the assistance of our ever-present, transpersonal inner guide; this helps us strengthen our identification with what never changes. Otherwise, we’re back to identifying with the changing, fluctuating, vacillating tides of fate, fancy and fantasy. Identifying our Self with what is eternal anchors our awareness in truth rather than what inevitably disappoints, decays and dies.
This interview is part of an ongoing series where we discuss one chapter (about one per month) from The Geometry Code book until we’ve gone through all 10 chapters, including the 7 Hermetic Laws from the Kybalion and related geometric symbols.
If this conversation piqued your interest, you can read the first chapter of The Geometry Code: Universal Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Within Us; Friendly Reminders of Inclusion to Forgive the Dreamer of Separation for free by (also free) subscribing to the GeometryCode.com monthly bulletin. Enjoy! 🙂