Three Initiates / William Walker Atkinson
This book of Hermetic Philosophy claims to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. One of the foundations of the book is the dedication to the Seven Principles and there is a complete chapter describing each one in detail. Each one of the Seven Principles brings to light a number of ways to become more familiar with your self and become a better and more enlightened individual.
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William Walker Atkinson
While the book is said to be authored by Three Initiates, they chose to remain anonymous, resulting in much speculation as to the actual author. The author is generally believed to be William Walker Atkinson.