Three Initiates

The Kybalion's authors, the Three Initiates, decided to remain anonymous. As a result, there has been a lot of discussion over who actually wrote the book. The Kybalion was most likely written by William Walker Atkinson, either alone or in collaboration with others like Paul Foster Case and Elias Gewurz. Atkinson was noted for using a variety of pen names and self-publishing his books. A series called The Arcane Teachings, which has many superficial parallels to The Kybalion, may have been among his early published pseudonymous and anonymous writings.

The Kybalion claims to be an explication of an ancient, unpublished Hermetic manuscript of the same name, while The Arcane Teachings claims to disclose the knowledge of an ancient, unpublished scroll of occult aphorisms; The Kybalion claims to be an elucidation of an ancient, unpublished Hermetic text of the same name, while The Arcane Teachings claims to reveal the wisdom of an ancient, unpublished scroll of occult The texts Read More chevron_right