Looking for the best Hermetic books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.
- Initiation into Hermetics (2016)
- The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece (2012)
- Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (1991)
- The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art (1995)
- Hermetic Yoga, Beyond the Middle Pillar, Volume One (2015)
- Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris (1995)
- The New Hermetics: 21st Century Magick for Illumination and Power (2004)
- A Bardon Companion: A practical companion for the student of Franz Bardon’s system of Hermetic initiation (2010)
- Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy (2016)
- The Corpus Hermeticum: Initiation Into Hermetics, The Hermetica Of Hermes Trismegistus (2016)
- Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition (2008)
- The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (2011)
Initiation into Hermetics (2016)
Self-initiation into the Holy Mysteries with the need of a guru or master. Initiation into Hermetics provides step by step instruction in the form of practical exercises. These exercises lead to the development of body, soul and spirit. The result of the practical exercises is the development of occult abilities which can be of benefit to the student, in as far as he can change his existence for the better. The great mystery of the Tetragrammaton, the key to the tetrapolar magnet, is explained.
An unabridged edition of the 1908 printing: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
Placing 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.
This 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
Hermetic 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.
Edited 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.
The 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.
A Bardon Companion: A practical companion for the student of Franz Bardon’s system of Hermetic initiation (2010)
Expanded 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!
This 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
Hermetics 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.
Glenn 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.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (2011)
A 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.
Best Hermetic Books to Read
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Esoteric Islam: A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions
Author(s): Sachal Smith
ID: 2993225, Publisher: Self-Published, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf
The Hermetic Science of Transformation: The Initiatic Path of Natural and Divine Magic
Author(s): Giuliano Kremmerz
ID: 2396751, Publisher: Inner Traditions, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Hermetica II: The Excerpts of Stobaeus, Papyrus Fragments, and Ancient Testimonies in an English Translation with Notes and Introduction
Author(s): M David Litwa
ID: 2400917, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
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