Hermeticism or the Western Hermetic Tradition is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs or gnosis based primarily upon the Hellenistic Egyptian pseudepigraphical writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus who is the representation of the conflation of the Egyptian god Thoth with the Greek Hermes.
These beliefs have heavily influenced the Western Esoteric Tradition and were considered to be of great importance during the Renaissance.
John EverardG.R.S. MeadSalaman, Van Oyen and WhartonThe Third Book.THE SACRED SERMONcalledOF HERMESBook 3The Holy Sermon.(Text: P. 31-33; Pat. 8b-9.)1. The glory of all things, God and that which is…Continue
Everard's TranslationMead's TranslationModern translationThe Ninth Book.TO ASCLEPIUSA Universal Sermon to Asclepius.(Text: P. 19-30; Pat. 18b-20.)* * * * *1.…Continue
Table of contents for The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus : hermeticism from ancient to modern times…Continue
Knowing Beyond Knowing: The Heart of Hermetic TraditionBy Peter KingsleyPublished in Parabola, Spring 1997At the center of the Hermetic tradition lies the need for a certain type of knowledge:…Continue