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Best Hermetic Books To Read

Looking for the best Hermetic books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece (2012)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadAn unabridged edition of the 1908 printing: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
Author(s): Three Initiates

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (1991)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadPlacing Bruno—both advanced philosopher and magician burned at the stake—in the Hermetic tradition, Yates’s acclaimed study gives an overview not only of Renaissance humanism but of its interplay—and conflict—with magic and occult practices. “Among those who have explored the intellectual world of the sixteenth century no one in England can rival Miss Yates. Wherever she looks, she illuminates. Now she has looked on Bruno.
Author(s): Frances A. Yates

The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art (1995)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadThis important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the “royal art.” One of the leading exponents of the Hermetic tradition, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages, showing how alchemy–often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of “individuation”–is nothing less than a universal secret science of Author(s): Julius Evola, E. E. Rehmus

Hermetic Yoga, Beyond the Middle Pillar, Volume One (2015)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadHermetic Yoga, Beyond the Middle Pillar is the first major pblication of the Western version of the yoga chakra system. It is based on the ancient Hermetic and Pythagorean arrangement of the Solar system and the order of the spheres in the Qabalistic Tree of Life. It is a completed version of the Golden Dawn’s Middle Pillar exercise.
Author(s): Frater Thabion (Poke Runyon), Lawren Freebody, et al.

Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris (1995)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadEdited and introduced by Stephen Edred Flowers, Ph.D. This book opens the gate to the use of the authentic Hermetic formulas concealed in the magical papyri of Egypt. Students can use this information as a basis for developing and enacting their own magical systems. Organized in four parts History, Theory, Practice, and Operation (in the form of the Magical Papyrus of Abaris). Illustrated. Glossary. Index.
Author(s): Flowers PhD, Stephen E.

The New Hermetics: 21st Century Magick for Illumination and Power (2004)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadThe New Hermetics is a powerful spiritual technology of the mind. It is a course of study and practice that teaches the science of illumination and the ability to alter reality. The ancient Egyptian form of Hermetic philosophy was that the mind shapes reality.
Author(s): Jason Augustus Newcomb, Lon Milo Duquette

A Bardon Companion: A practical companion for the student of Franz Bardon’s system of Hermetic initiation (2010)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadExpanded and updated second edition of Rawn Clark’s practical commentaries on Franz Bardon’s three books: “Initiation Into Hermetics”, “Practice of Magical Evocation” and “Key to the True Kabbalah”. Includes a new, more in-depth commentary on IIH. Fully indexed!
Author(s): Rawn Clark

Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy (2016)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadThis book is one of the best and most comprehensive about Hermetic philosophy and a perfect textbook for your first steps into alchemy. Being a real suggestive inquiry into the Hermetic mystery, this work consists of four parts: I. An Exoteric View of the Progress and Theory of Alchemy II. A More Esoteric Consideration of the Hermetic Art & Its Mysteries III. Concerning the Laws and Vital Conditions of the Hermetic Experiment IV. The Hermetic Practice
Author(s): Mary Anne Atwood

The Corpus Hermeticum: Initiation Into Hermetics, The Hermetica Of Hermes Trismegistus (2016)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadHermetics is a religious, philosophical, and esoteric practice based around the beliefs and writings of the pagan priest Hermes Trismegistus. Influential for its distinct beliefs and characteristics, Hermeticism carried a profound influence over the Renaissance in Europe.
Author(s): G. R. S. Mead

Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition (2008)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadGlenn Alexander Magee’s pathbreaking book argues that Hegel was decisively influenced by the Hermetic tradition, a body of thought with roots in Greco-Roman Egypt. Magee traces the influence on Hegel of such Hermetic thinkers as Baader, Böhme, Bruno, and Paracelsus, and fascination with occult and paranormal phenomena.
Author(s): Glenn Alexander Magee

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (2011)

 Best Hermetic Books To ReadA dense encyclopedia and a solid starting point from which to dive into subjects such as the Qabbala, Alchemy, Tarot, Ceremonial Magic, Neo-Platonic Philosophy, Mystery Religions, and the theory of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry.
Author(s): Manly P. Hall

Best Hermetic Books to Read

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Hermetic Spirituality and the Historical Imagination: Altered States of Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Author(s): Wouter J. Hanegraaff
ID: 3318846, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Little Book of Hermetic Principles : Heal Your Energy, Seek Enlightenment, and Deepen Your Understanding of Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Author(s): Amber D Browne
ID: 3363039, Publisher: Ulysses Press, Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

The Hermetic Physician: The Magical Teachings of Giuliano Kremmerz and the Fraternity of Myriam

Author(s): Marco Daffi
ID: 3380442, Publisher: Inner Traditions, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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