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  • HERMETIC WRITINGS — HERMETIC WRITINGS, a collection of religious and philosophical treatises, also known as Hermetica, which was traditionally attributed to Hermes Trismegistos (Hermes the thrice great). The Hermetica contain cosmological, ethical, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hermetic writings — Occult texts on philosophical or theological subjects ascribed to Hermes Trismegistos ( Hermes the Thrice Greatest ), identical to the Egyptian god Thoth, who was credited with inventing writing. The collection, written in Greek and Latin, was… …   Universalium

  • Hermetic Qabalah — (from the Hebrew קַבָּלָה reception ), is a Western esoteric and mystical tradition. It is the underlying philosophy and framework for magical societies such as the Golden Dawn, Thelemic orders, mystical societies such as the Builders of the… …   Wikipedia

  • hermetic — also hermetical adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin hermeticus, from Hermet , Hermes Trismegistus Date: 1605 1. often capitalized a. of or relating to the Gnostic writings or teachings arising in the first three centuries A.D. and attributed to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hermetic literature — A miscellany of Platonic, Stoic, and Oriental teachings in Greek and Latin writings of the Hellenistic age (1st cent. BCE to 2nd cent. CE). The Hermetic tractate Poimandres contains words and phrases similar to those of the gospel of John. It… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • hermetic — /herr met ik/, adj. 1. made airtight by fusion or sealing. 2. not affected by outward influence or power; isolated. 3. (sometimes cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of occult science, esp. alchemy. 4. (cap.) of or pertaining to Hermes… …   Universalium

  • Hermetic corpus — A collection of writings from the first three centuries after Christ, combining magical, religious, and tangentially philosophical fragments. Translated by Ficino, it had undue influence on Renaissance thought, partly through being mis attributed …   Philosophy dictionary

  • HERMETIC LITERATURE — (Hermes Trismegistus)    a series of GNOSTIC type writings probably dating from the second century which claimed an ancient Egyptian origin. Today they are appealed to by many NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS seeking to LEGITIMIZE themselves historically …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • hermetic — her•met•ic [[t]hɜrˈmɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) made airtight by fusion or sealing 2) cvb not affected by outward influence or power 3) myt (sometimes cap.) of or characteristic of occult science, esp. alchemy 4) (cap.) of or pertaining to Hermes… …   From formal English to slang

  • 777 and other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley — Infobox Book name = 777 and other Qabalistic writings of Aleister Crowley title orig = translator = image caption = author = Aleister Crowley illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Thelema,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hermeticism — This article is about the magical and religious movement stemming from the teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. For other uses of the term Hermetic , see Hermetic (disambiguation). Part of a series of articles on Hermeticism Hermetic… …   Wikipedia