The Importance of the Concept of the Oneness of God in the Hermetica

The Importance of the Concept of the Oneness of God in the Hermetica

“He, being all things, is the One and being one, is all things. The totality of everything is one and is in One. There is no second here, for both are one.“ Corpus Hermeticum The Hermetica, a collection of philosophical and theological texts attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, offers profound insights into ancient wisdom and spirituality….

The difference between the Corpus Hermeticum and the Asclepius

The difference between the Corpus Hermeticum and the Asclepius

The Corpus Hermeticum and the Asclepius are two key texts of Hermeticism, an ancient philosophical and religious tradition based primarily upon writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Both works are central to the understanding of Hermeticism and have had a profound impact on Western esoteric traditions, including alchemy, astrology, and magic. But what are their differences,…

Is God Transcendent or Immanent in Hermeticism?

Is God Transcendent or Immanent in Hermeticism?

Many religions or spiritual traditions see God as either fully immanent (“the totality of the cosmos is God”) or fully transcendental (“God exists outside of the Cosmos”). Hermeticism does not choose between these two, but says that God is both. This is a difficult concept for our rational minds to grasp, so even among followers…

May the Fourth Be With You: The Force and Nous compared

May the Fourth Be With You: The Force and Nous compared

In both Star Wars and Hermeticism there exists a profound concept that serves as a central pillar of their respective narratives: the Force and Nous. While they emerge from different cultural contexts and storylines, these two ideas share striking similarities in their essence and function. It is important to note that while there are parallels,…

Exploring the Transformation of Souls and Their Permanence in Hermetic Texts

Exploring the Transformation of Souls and Their Permanence in Hermetic Texts

In the vast expanse of philosophical discourse within Hermetic texts, the question of the nature of souls and their journey through various incarnations is still a mystery. Does our soul have a mind, an identity, or a memory? What guides our soul towards salvation and the divine? Let’s part the veils to reveal the mysteries…

The Family of Hermes

The Family of Hermes

Hermeticism, a mystical tradition rooted in ancient teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, delves into the profound mysteries of the divine and the cosmos. An interesting concept is introduced in Book 1 of the Corpus Hermeticum, where Hermes declares in the Holy Trisagion that God desires to be known and is known by His own (people)….

Suhrawardi and the Philosophy of Light

Suhrawardi and the Philosophy of Light

“The third class of the followers of Hermes were the Illuminationists, the descendants of Hermes’ sister.” -Ibn Wahshiya, Ancient Alphabets Islamic scholars faced confusion regarding Hermes Trismegistus. While recognizing his significance through attributed books on alchemy, astrology, and ethics, contradictory historical accounts and the enigmatic titles “Hermes” and “Trismegistus” led to multiple, conflicting interpretations of…

Exploring the Creation and Essence of the Cosmos in the Corpus Hermeticum

Exploring the Creation and Essence of the Cosmos in the Corpus Hermeticum

In contemplating the concept of God as an eternal creator, one is inevitably confronted with the apparent paradox arising from the scientific understanding that our universe has a definite beginning. How do we reconcile the hermetic concept of a timeless, ever-creating God with the temporal constraints suggested by contemporary scientific cosmology? If there is indeed…