“The Secret Wisdom of Thoth” Book Review 

“The Secret Wisdom of Thoth” Book Review 

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…

The Book of Thoth: The Chapter on how to receive and pass on wisdom

The Book of Thoth: The Chapter on how to receive and pass on wisdom

Read the first part here These are the words that instruct a pupil to take counsel with a son of Thoth. We begin by asking for the protection of the pure and great goddess of Creation, Nebet-hetepet, in every form. May this room be sanctified by her, where we offer to the goddess of Fate,…

The Book of Thoth: The Ritual of Entering into the Sea of Non-duality

The Book of Thoth: The Ritual of Entering into the Sea of Non-duality

In previous articles, we wrote how we came to the decision to do a semiotic translation of the ancient Book of Thoth. Below is the first part of the new translation of the text, offering fresh insight into the esoteric teachings of the Egyptian priests in the House of Life. With this new interpretation, we…

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 5 The Key to the Secrets

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 5 The Key to the Secrets

Finally we have come to the key for unlocking the secrets in the Ancient Book of Thoth. In the table below we give the words and sentences that the Egyptian scribe used in the left column and our interpretation in the right column. Some experts propose that the Book of Thoth represents an Egyptian tradition…

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 4 Unlocking its secrets

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 4 Unlocking its secrets

The Book of Thoth is a composition reconstructed from many papyri. These papyri date from the last periods of Ancient Egyptian civilization, when the Ptolemies and Roman emperors ruled Egypt (ca. 330 B.C. to 400 A.D.). Almost all of the papyri are written in the cursive form of the Egyptian script called “Demotic”. This is…

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 3 Why a semiotic approach is necessary

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 3 Why a semiotic approach is necessary

Ancient mystical texts, such as the Ancient Book of Thoth, are rich in symbolism, allegory and sometimes on purpose obscure with hidden meanings. Therefore the process of a literal translation can often lead to a loss of meaning and context. This is why it is important to understand that sometimes, these texts should not be…

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 2 Mystic language

The Secret Wisdom of Thoth: Pt. 2 Mystic language

As we wrote in the introduction, in Ancient Egypt both mysticism and writing were seen as sacred secret traditions only accessible to elite priests. Therefore we figured that the most mystical book of the Egyptian priests, their holy Book of Thoth, was probably also written in such a way that a profane reader would have…