by Eli T. Mond,
Guest writer, In5D.com
Depending on when you read this piece, Donald Trump will either be extremely close to his inauguration or he will have already been sworn into office. That fateful day will surely evoke strong feelings of support and discouragement from both sides of the aisle. But, regardless of the time in which you come across this article or where on the political spectrum you stood in this previous election, it is critical to not only recognize Trump’s political relevance but also to acknowledge the great Hermetic significance of his ‘election’ as President of the United States.
Per The Kybalion, one of the canonical texts on Hermetic philosophy, there are a total of seven universal principles associated with the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. Some of these principles include Mentalism, Polarity, Correspondence, and Vibration; however, the one that applies the most to the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump is the Fifth principle of Rhythm, which states that “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 Kybalion; Chapter 11).
When you analyze the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election through a Hermetic lens, as opposed to a strictly mundane one, you begin to realize that there is a deeper pattern at work. One that transcends race relations, gender politics, economics, and other such things typically discussed in political conversations. You begin to realize that the jarring transition from Barack Obama—a liberal, African-American male praised for his ability to unite people from all walks of life—to Donald Trump—a conservative, white male criticized for his “divisive” rhetoric—represents much more than a [supposed] conservative backlash against leftist bureaucracy and lends itself to proving the existence of the ever-present “pendulum-swing” written of within the pages of The Kybalion.
So, as we move into these next four years both as individuals and as a collective consciousness, we should all try to remember that everything eventually and inevitably returns to its previous state of being.
The Universe will see to it.
Author Bio: Eli T. Mond is the pen-name of David A. Davis, a writer from Detroit, Michigan who enjoys studying occult philosophy, as well as writing about himself in the third-person. His main medium of expression is poetry; however, he often dabbles in fiction, music, and visual art as well. His favorite color is red, although his mother indirectly taught him the magic of a black-based wardrobe. His mind is that of a babbling mystic’s. His favorite number is 7. You can find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elitmond or Twitter @elitmond. If you’re interested in reading more of his work, visit www.elitmond.com.