| Hermes Trismegistus
Therefore, I am called Hermes Trismegistus,
|| You may have heard about Hermes Trismegistus from mythology. He's the mythic figure
who served as messenger of the gods. He was a master of reality manipulation and manifestation and was able to travel freely between the various realms and dimensions that existed. That original Hermes was the author of a vast amount of written material.
The alleged teacher the magical system known as Hermetism of which high magic and alchemy are thought to be twin branches. The name Trismegistus means thrice greatest Hermes, and is the title given by the Greeks to the Egyptian god Thoth or Tehuti, a lord of wisdom and learning.
| At one time the Greeks thought two
gods inseparable. Thoth governed over mystical wisdom, magic, writing
and other disciplines and was associated with healing, while Hermes was
the personification of universal wisdom and the patron of magic.
The myths go further. Both gods are associated with sacred writings. As scribe for the gods, Thoth was credited with all the sacred books. In various Egyptian writings he is called "twice very great" and "five tmes very great." Hermes is credited with writing 20,000 books by Iamblichus (ca. 250-300 BC), a Neo-platonic Syrian philiospher, and over 36,000 books by Manetho (ca. 300 BC), and Egyptian priest who wrote the history of Egypt in Greek, perhaps for Ptolemy I.
The combined myths of these gods report that both Thoth and Hermes revealed to humankind the healing arts, magic, writing, astrology, science, and philosophy. Thoth wrote the record of the weighing of the souls in the Judgment Hall of Osiris. Hermes led the souls of the dead to Hades.
According to legend, Hermes Trismegistus is said to have provided the wisdom of light in the ancient mysteries of Egypt. "He carried an emarald, upon which was recorded all of philosophy, and the caduceus, the symbol of mystical illumination. Hermes Trismegistus vanguished Typhon, the dragon of ignorance, and mental, moral and physical perversion."
Surviving Hermes Trismegistus is hte wisdom of the Hermetica, 42 books that have profoundly indluenced the development of Wester occultism and magick.
O Egypt, Egypt, of thy religion nothing will remain but an empty tale which thine own children in time to come will not believe; nothing will be left but graven words, and only the stones will tell of they piety.
Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
| This is one of the oldest
Hermetic/alchemical texts known. The translation is by Dr. John Everand.
Historically, many scholars believed that Hermes Trismegistus might have
True, without error, certain and most true: that which is
above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above, to perform the miracles of the One Thing.
Contribution by Marakay
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