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Contents Foreword by Jan Assmann Introduction I. Prehistory and Early History of a Phantasm
I. Prehistory and Early History of a Phantasm 1. What Are Hermetic Texts?
2. The Hermetic Texts of Late Antiquity
3. Hermes as Preacher of Theology and Philosophy
4. Hermes: Astrologer, Magus, and Alchemist
5. What Was Ancient Hermeticism?
II. The Middle Ages: Christian Theology and "Antediluvian" Magic
1. Christian Hermeticism
2. Arab Hermeticism
3. Hermes Latinus
4. Traditions of Medieval Hermeticism
III. Renaissance: Primeval Wisdom for a New World
1. Tradition or Rediscovery?
2. Hermeticism and Paracelsism
3. Religious Hermeticism
4. Two Paths of Hermeticism in the Early Modern Period
IV. Seventeenth Century: High Point and Decline
1. Casaubon and the Dating of the Hermetic Texts
2. Hermeticism and the Modern Natural Sciences
3. Hermeticism and Pietism
4. The Decrepitude of Hermeticism?
V. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Between Occultism and Enlightenment
1. Two German Editions of the Corpus Hermeticum
2. Hermes Trismegistus in Freemasonry
3. From Historical to Systematic Hermeticism
VI. Twentieth Century: Systems and Esoterica
1. Julius Evola and Esoteric Hermeticism
2. Umberto Eco's Hermetic Semiosis and
Hermetic Semiosis and Heinrich Rombach's Hermeticism
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Hermetism x History.