Hermetic Literature
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Hermetic Literature I: Antiquity

1. Introduction

The literary works attributed to → Hermes Trismegistus reflect the various activities he was thought to have deployed. In accordance with his function as a teacher of → magic, → astrology, → alchemy and philosophically coloured religious knowledge, there are under his name magical spells, astrological and alchemical treatises and reli…

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Broek, Roelof van den, Lucentini, Paolo, Compagni, Vittoria Perrone, Lory, Pierre and Faivre, Antoine, “Hermetic Literature”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 17 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_161>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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