The Kybalion by "Three Initiates"


9 Responses to “The Kybalion by "Three Initiates"”

  1. AzzaMcKazza says:

    Smonkey – – The Kybalion is freely available as a pdf on the magical interwebs if you want to check it oot.

  2. WA says:

    That the book is freely available would seem to make this post rather more concerning, not less, considering that the post doesn’t mention this.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve actually got a copy of this book, and I really liked it. There is a fair amount of esoteric wisdom packed into it’s pages. If you’re into the occult/esoteric stuff it’s definitely worth at least a browsing. It is available online for free. You guys gave me a pleasant surprise!! I didn’t really ever expect to see anyone post about it. I thought that I was the only one who knew about it, nobody I know has ever heard of it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    FYI, Worldcat (a great big mother catalog that most libraries in the US drop their catalogs into) shows an edition of the Kybalion from 1905, held at Stanford, Penn State, and three other libraries. Certainly might be a cataloging error, but if not, further support for your it-wasn’t-Atkinson argument. Loving this series!

  5. HaltingPoint says:

    Given the recent ruling that bloggers must specifically state whether they are being paid for a review, is that something that would apply to something a benign as the affiliate links BoingBoing has peppered throughout this post?

    Technically you are getting paid by Amazon from those links…

  6. RyuMaou says:

    Wow, I haven’t heard anyone else mention The Kybalion in ages and ages! I must have read it for the first time more than 15 years ago. I also got Dynamic Thought and The Science of Breath, also by the Yogi Publication Society. I regularly recommend The Science of Breath, which is available for free on-line, too, if you Google it. Well worth the read. Though, shilling for Amazon aside, I do prefer the physical books. The ones I have are all bound in the same lacquered blue book cloth and are bound almost the same way the Masonic books I got from the Grand Lodge were, which was one of the reasons I liked them.

    Hilarious to me that Dan Brown refers to The Kybalion in his latest. Funny!

  7. smonkey says:

    I’m all for BoingBoing pimping stuff as much as the next guy, heck, I’ll try my best to bend them to my will if I need be…

    but to mention a thing (The Kybalion), then drop a quote about it (from Occult America), and then another from it and have ALL THE LINKS GO TO AMAZON! is kinda crap.

    Either let us read the whole section from your book, or reference an online free version…or…um…well…

    I dunno..something to justify our reading this entry other than a complete tease to get us to buy your shit.


    I’m all for pimping…but at least give us the whole chapter from your book. Otherwise you’re not even a good pimp. You’re just a tease.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:


      You’re on a free website, reading an article by a guest blogger, and you’re complaining that he might make five cents from an Amazon referral. And, since someone else managed to find the book online, you’re actually just complaining that he didn’t spoonfeed it to you.

  8. Anonymous says:

    As above, so below.

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