There is a book, allegedly written by three initiates, which is an expose’ on the hidden teachings of Thoth AKA Hermes AKA Enoch. These are all different names for the same being. The three initiates call him by the name Hermes Trismegistus, the “scribe of the gods”. The initiates put Hermes Trismegistus as contemporary with Abraham, which is confusing at first since Enoch (or Thoth) is antediluvian (before the Flood of Noah). Of course, people who have read the Bible may remember that Enoch is one of two people said to have never died. (Isaiah is the other one.) Even Jesus died… so not dying is quite a standout. Of course, having “walked with God” thus he never died, Enoch was indeed contemporary with Abraham… and is still contemporary today. But I digress. We could go on for an entire booklet simply speculating on the origin of this book, but we must move on.
Kybalion is said to be derived from the source(s) of all ancient belief systems. It seems quite apparent that it is the source of the teachings and beliefs of the New Thought Movement which originated near the end of the 19th century. Writers of the early twentieth century like Wallace D. Wattles and Napoleon Hill are regaining popularity today in today’s resurgence of the New Thought movement. The teachings are filtered through popular contemporary books like The Secret and Mind into Matter.
The Hermetic Philosophy
The lips of wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.
Where fall the footsteps of the Master, the ears of those ready for his Teaching open wide.
When the ears of the student are ready to hear, then cometh the lips to fill them with Wisdom.
This is definition of mystery
A mystery is something that is discoverable, but until it is discovered, it is secret. Secret is mystery and vise versa. If someone does not want to know, the mystery will remain secret. Without digging for truth, the ears are deaf. If you have your fingers in your ears and yelling “blah-blah-blah”, you will not hear, and wisdom will not talk. But, if you pull your fingers out and shut up, those who seek shall find!