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…

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…

Building ‘Way of Hermes’: A Journey from Brainstorming to Launch

Building ‘Way of Hermes’: A Journey from Brainstorming to Launch

One year after its launch we look back at the remarkable journey through the inception, creation, and launch of this website and online course that explores the mystical world of Hermeticism. What started as a vision among a few individuals blossomed into a collaborative project that has the potential to change lives. In the fast-paced…

The Hermetic Holy Trisagion: A Preparation for Silence

The Hermetic Holy Trisagion: A Preparation for Silence

We find various hymns and prayers in the Hermetic dialogues. The best-known hymn is probably the Holy Trisagion (‘Holy art thou‘) that concludes the famous Poimandres. Reading the Holy Trisagion raises the question that constantly arises in research into Hermeticism, namely, was this hymn, and other hymns and prayers that we encounter in the Hermetic…

David Litwa’s 16 Principles of Hermetic Spirituality

David Litwa’s 16 Principles of Hermetic Spirituality

Trying to catch the essence or core of hermetic spirituality is a daunting task, something only the greatest scholars on the subject would dare to do. One of these great hermetic scholars is David Litwa. In a talk for the Apostolic Johannite Church, he presents his 16 Principles of Hermeticism. In the talk, David Litwa…

Delving into Book I of the Corpus Hermeticum Through Contemplation

Delving into Book I of the Corpus Hermeticum Through Contemplation

In the vast tapestry of ancient wisdom and esoteric knowledge, few texts have captured the imagination and curiosity of seekers quite like the Corpus Hermeticum. Nestled within this collection of sacred writings attributed to the legendary figure Hermes Trismegistus, Book I: Poimandres stands as a beacon of profound insights and mystical revelations.  This text, rich…