The terms Hermeticism and Hermetism can, like Gnosticism and Rosicrucianism, mean different things in different contexts and time periods. The term "hermetism" is used here specifically for the historical, also Latin, tradition; whereas the term "hermeticism" is used to denote the modern Victorian and Edwardian era developments typified by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and others.
Historic, or Latin (Hermetism)
- The Sacred Texts including:
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
Corpus Hermeticum (including The Perfect Sermon, or the Asclepius)
Search the Hermetic Library
- select bibliography on medieval hermeticism (the latin tradition)
- Alt & Neumann on Hermetismus, a blog post by Wouter J Hanegraaff discussing the terminological collision around "Hermetic" and "Hermeticism"
- The Hermetic … what?, a brief discourse by the Librarian, John Griogair Bell, in part about the use of the term "Hermetic" in Hermetic Library, the name of this site