Review of “The Secret Wisdom of Thoth” by Tat of Heseret

Review of “The Secret Wisdom of Thoth” by Tat of Heseret

I received my hardcover edition of The Secret Wisdom of Thoth (Revised Edition), which is written under the pseudonym “Tat of Heseret” and follows in the same tradition of so many nameless Hermetic authors that attributed their work to Hermes Trismegistus or some other character in the Hermetic milieu, and I am very satisfied, to say…

Review of ‘The Gospel of Hermes’ by Duncan Greenlees

Review of ‘The Gospel of Hermes’ by Duncan Greenlees

“The Gospel of Hermes” by Duncan Greenlees is a compelling and imaginative work that seeks to distill the essence of the Hermetic tradition into a coherent and accessible text. Drawing from the rich corpus of Hermetic writings, Greenlees presents a modern spiritual guide that resonates with contemporary readers while remaining rooted in ancient wisdom. Greenlees…

Review of ‘From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition’

Review of ‘From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition’

“From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition” is a comprehensive and scholarly exploration of the intricate relationships between Gnostic thought, Hermeticism, and Christian mysticism from antiquity through the Renaissance. The book contains 14 studies dealing with ancient, medieval and early modern forms of Gnosis, their myths, rites, ideas and expectations, with…

Review of ‘Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius’ by Brian Copenhaver

Review of ‘Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius’ by Brian Copenhaver

“Hermetica” by Brian P. Copenhaver is a landmark work that brings the enigmatic and profound texts of the Hermetic tradition to a modern audience through a meticulous new English translation. This volume includes the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius, offering readers an accessible entry point into the complex world of Hermetic thought. Copenhaver’s…

Review of “Hermetic Spirituality and Historical Imagination” by Wouter Hanegraaff

Review of “Hermetic Spirituality and Historical Imagination” by Wouter Hanegraaff

In recent years, great strides have been made in the study of Hermeticism. Important new books shed new light on both the philosophical and the practical Hermetica. Because of these new insights, we now know that this distinction between a philosophical and practical approach is nonsensical. But this new understanding concerning Hermeticism is just the…