The Science of Thoth, Hermes, Mercurius and Moses is best known in these modern times as Hermetic Science. This model of our Universal Design was the accepted science model of our ancient ancestors however over time that knowledge was lost or purposely destroyed. Around the 14th Century a intellectual renaissance occurred and the Catholic Church responded by violently crushing those who dared to look outside the Bible and their doctrine for answers to their questions. The Vatican eventually realized not even the threat of death could extinguish the thirst for knowledge in some intellects so they had to find a way to steer those seeking answers into their own scientific model of the Universe.
This new model, the model we still base our beliefs on today would negate a Creator and the other Universal Laws and encourage mankind to believe they were their own gods. They then provided their own scientists like Charles Darwin to help with the ruse by suggesting that humans weren't actually created by God but evolved from apes. This theory soon became a scientific fact that if questioned by any other intellectuals would result in them being ridiculed and discredited by the scientific boards they created and controlled. Every single prestigious university was founded by the Catholic Church or their other Christian sects which they control. In fact most people don't know that it was a Catholic priest by the name of Georges Lemaître who created the theory of the Big Bang which scientists still base our modern physics model on to this very day. By sending mankind down a false path called modern science they could keep them ignorant of the true Universal Laws and then seek to manipulate the masses using their knowledge of these Universal Laws to their own benefit.
However over time their flawed model has become more and more disjointed and is unable to account for the many anomalies that don't fit into their agreed upon theories. Slowly more scientists are unable to ignore these glaring flaws in the accepted model and have begun to research other models to explain our Universe such as the holographic universe theory. What many of these new rogue scientists and researchers are unaware of, is that they are actually going back to the correct model, Hermetic Science.
When you apply Hermetic Science to our Universe you don't need to continue to make new equations to account for newly discovered phenomena because these new discoveries align within the perimeters of Hermetic Science. Had it not been for a few fragments surviving (may God bless the souls of those who protected this knowledge often at the expense of their lives) we would be completely ignorant to this correct model of Universal Design.
Manly P Hall makes mention of these guardians of Knowledge:
"Few realize that even at the present stage of civilization in this world, there are souls who, like the priests of the ancient temples, walk the earth and watch and guard the sacred fires that burn upon the altar of humanity. Purified ones they are, who have renounced the life of this sphere in order to guard and protect the Flame, that spiritual principle in man, now hidden beneath the ruins of his fallen temple. " - Introduction, Initiates of the Flame, Manly P. Hall.
Using the excuse as a search for heretics the Roman Catholic Church embarked on a slaughtering campaign destroying all traces of the ancient knowledge each of these cultures had possession of. What they didn't bury away in that vault under the Vatican they burned to the ground often with the accused heretics in the fire with them. Everything other than what the Catholic Church deemed as the accepted doctrine was considered heretical and thus if you dared to refuse their self proclaimed authority of all knowledge spiritual and scientific, you would be labelled a heretic or pagan and would perish in the flames tied to some stake in the middle of town as an example to any other free thinkers.
But as fate would have it enough of those fragments of the Hermetic Texts managed to survive the destruction of the Vatican and so we can start to piece back together the truth to our existence and the Universal Laws under which we are all governed. Knowing and living by Hermetic Science is how a soul can consciously steer their own biological vessel through their experience on the material plane in harmony with these Universal Laws. Living aligned with the Seven Universal Principles also gives a soul the ability to experience peace on the aethereal plane as they transition in between the two planes during their incarnations over the 26000 year Great Year cycle.
This knowledge cannot be grasped by the large majority of the population, this is the knowledge that was taught to those who possess the ability to understand it. You can be sure that the Library of Alexander was overflowing with volumes and volumes of Hermetic Science Texts, and only the most dedicated of students were allowed to enter the Library of Alexander. However as in all these Spiritual Sciences, each soul will still get intellectual and spiritual nourishment from these teachings regardless of their level of understanding, because even a limited understanding of Hermetic Science will benefit a soul immensely even if unconsciously. However if you dedicate your life to the understanding of the Hermetic Science and Philosophy you will be numbered in the few, numerous are those who see the Esoteric Knowledge as a novelty or to impress other ignorant souls who get no further than the appearance of knowledge. These types will only ever skim the surface as onlookers never really partaking in the knowledge and then there are those who are completely obvious to this knowledge and do not have the ability to understand truth even if it was presented to them on a silver platter.
As The Kybalion states:
"The lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding."
Even Jesus said as much in the Gospel of Mark:
He (Jesus) told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, “they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!” - Mark 4: 11-12
In Hermetic Science there are Seven Universal Principles that act at the foundation of the Science, the soul who learns these basic principles and lives a life as a conscious being in alignment with them is walking on the path of the gods.
As Hermes reveals:
The excellence of the soul is understanding; for the man who understands is conscious, devoted, and already godlike. - Hermes Trismegistus
This science is a Divine Science and is the Science the Christed and his Apostles would have based their teachings on relaying it to them in a way the masses could understand. However those who have the ability to grasp this Science to the full extent required will benefit greatly in applying this science to their life.
The Kybalion states: "The Principles of Truth are Seven; he who knows these,understandingly, possesses the Magic Key before whose touch all the Doors of the Temple fly open." - The Kybalion.
When you grasp an understanding of these Principles you hold the Key which will allow you to navigate though your physical incarnation conscious of the Universal Laws under which you are governed. Instead of being unconsciously under the control of these Universal Laws those who have an understanding for who they are beyond the physical body will have gained mastery over their vessel and can somewhat rise themselves above the material plane mentally and spiritually.
The Kybalion relays it this way:
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 plane above, dominate their moods, characters, 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 other wills and environment.
However it is important to remember each student must endeavour to undertake their own research and continue studying the subject until it is understood to your very core. Just as you are sure down to your very core that the Moon orbits the Earth and the Sun will rise in the morning you need to be just as sure of these Universal Principles. Knowledge not applied is dead to your soul so take charge of your vessel by committing to living a life aligned and in harmony with Universal Law and dedicated to Hermetic Philosophy.
So what are these 7 Principles?
The Seven Hermetic Principles, upon which the entire Hermetic Philosophy is based, are as follows:
The Principle of Mentalism: THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.
The Principle of Correspondence: As above, so below; as below, so above.
The Principle of Vibration: Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.
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."
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 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.
The Principle of Gender: Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.
You can find a link to The Kybalion here however it is not required to read past the basic explanation for each of the Seven Universal Principles. In fact, I suggest that a student reads the deeper explanation only after they have found their own understanding through their own independent studies.
God gifted you an intellect for a reason, trust in your own intellect and seek out the answers to your questions with a pure intent and motivation to find truth and truth you will find.
“O ye people, earth-born folk, ye who have given yourselves to drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, be sober now,cease from your surfeit, cease to be glamored by irrational sleep!” ― Hermes Trismegistus, Corpus hermeticum