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Hermetism/Hermeticism
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The Term “Hermetism”

“Hermetism” is a term used today to describe the authors of Late Antique instructional texts which feature the personage of Hermes Trismegistus (“thrice-great Hermes”) as instructor or interlocutor. In these texts, Hermes discusses and describes magical, a…

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Burns, Dylan, “Hermetism/Hermeticism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 28 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00197>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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