Islamic Alchemy and Magic

Islamic Alchemy and Magic

In Islam, artistic representation of living beings is prohibited, a stance also reflected in the treatment of magical objects. Notably, the Holy Quran does not explicitly forbid such depictions; rather, it is the Prophetic Tradition (Hadith), a compilation of the Prophet Muhammad’s sayings and actions, that warns against attempting to emulate God’s creative power, suggesting…

WitchTok and Memes: Exploring the Hermetic Currents of Internet Magick

WitchTok and Memes: Exploring the Hermetic Currents of Internet Magick

Deep within TikTok’s intricate labyrinth, a cohort of teenage occultists, known as ‘manifesting’ influencers, claims the power to transform lives through focus, positive thinking, and desire. This modern fascination with manifesting is not confined to TikTok but permeates wellness and spirituality subcultures on social media. Beyond a fleeting trend, it reflects a broader intersection of…

7 Hermetic Questions for… Sirius Aor

7 Hermetic Questions for… Sirius Aor

Sirius Aor has been studying hermeticism for almost 8 years. Initially unknowingly in a practical way on his spiritual path, and when he found the Hermetic Corpus 7 years ago, many of his inquiries were affirmed by the scriptures and the teachings of Hermes. For Sirius finding the Corpus Hermeticum from the Copenhaver translation has…

7 Hermetic Questions for… Garrett Gallaspie

7 Hermetic Questions for… Garrett Gallaspie

For our next interviewee, we have chosen an expert in the field of Hermeticism, a moderator for the Sanctum Arcanum discord server and r/Hermeticism subredddit, a YouTube content creator, and our friend and peer from the HHOL discord server: G. R. Gallaspie. While moderating the Sanctum Arcanum discord server and the Hermeticism subreddit, Garrett Gallaspie…

The Arabic Legend of the Three Hermeses

The Arabic Legend of the Three Hermeses

It was common knowledge among pre-modern Arabic scholars that there were three separate and distinct Hermeses. Some scholars of the modern-day think that this legend comes from an Arabic imagining of the Greek epithet “Trismegistos,” commonly referred to in Arabic as “al-mutallat bi-l-hikma” (triplicate in wisdom).  The first Hermes founded the sciences before the great…

How Our Online Course Addresses Dr. David Litwa´s 16 Principles of Hermetic Spirituality

How Our Online Course Addresses Dr. David Litwa´s 16 Principles of Hermetic Spirituality

The mystical and philosophical tradition of Hermeticism holds a unique perspective on spirituality and the human experience. The 16 principles of Hermetic spirituality that Dr. M. David Litwa extracted from the hermetic texts provide a deep and profound understanding of the relationship between the divine and the human. In this article, we will explore how…

7 Hermetic Questions for… Sam Block (polyphanes)

7 Hermetic Questions for… Sam Block (polyphanes)

There has been a growing interest in Hermeticism in recent years. Anyone who searches online for ‘Hermes Trismegistus’, ‘Hermeticm’, or ‘Hermetica’ will find hundreds of interesting websites, articles, Youtube videos, and dozens of excellent books. The academic world has also rediscovered Hermeticism and for those with the money, expensive scholarly books have been published with…

Top 6 videos about Hermeticism on Youtube

Top 6 videos about Hermeticism on Youtube

Hermeticism is a philosophical and esoteric tradition that dates back to the early centuries of the Common Era, with roots in ancient Egyptian and Greek teachings. It is a complex and multifaceted system of thought that has influenced numerous spiritual and philosophical movements throughout history, including alchemy, astrology, and the Western occult tradition. With the…