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Hermes Trismegistus
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Hermes Trismegistus I: Antiquity

1. Thot and Hermes

In the later Graeco-Roman world Hermes Trismegistus was seen as an Egyptian sage of remote antiquity whose knowledge of both the material and the spiritual world and their interrelationship were of great help to get some control of the vicissitudes of life and to bring the soul into harmony with its divine origin. Though his name shows that the Gre…

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Broek, Roelof van den, Lucentini, Paolo and Faivre, Antoine, “Hermes Trismegistus”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 01 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_159>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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