Feast of Hermes, May 24 in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library


May also be a references to Hermes Trismegistus

“Therefore do Thou come forth unto me from Thine abode in the Silence: Unutterable Wisdom! All-Light! AllPower!
Thoth! Hermes! Mercury! Odin!
By whatever name I call Thee, Thou art still nameless to Eternity: Come Thou forth, I say, and aid and guard me in this work of Art.”—Liber Israfel sub figurâ LXIV

“In more remote times, the constituent originating assemblies of the O.T.O. included such men as […] Hermes”—Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.

“For our Master Hermes Tresmegistus hat written at the Head of His Tablet of Emerald this Word: That which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above, for the Performance of the Miracle of the One Substance.”—The Book of Wisdom or Folly, 65 Βμ. DE CORDE CANDIDO.

“Tahuti: Egyptian God of Wisdom, magick, Science, also Illusion. In Coptic, Thoth: in Greek, Hermes: in Latin, Mercury. The Hindu and Scandinavian Gods corresponding are debased forms.”—Theory of the Tarot

Hermes appears in all versions of the Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in Liber XV, published during Aleister Crowley's lifetime. Hermes is not on the full list of any version, and is therefore a name celebrated only at performances when the complete Saints Collect is read.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice
Hermes Hermes Hermes Hermes
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  • Francis Barrett, The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer [1801], Citadel, Secaucus, NJ 1967
  • Thomas Bullfinch, The Age of Fable, 1855; republished by Mentor, New York 1962
  • J.G.R. Forlong, Faiths of Man, a Cyclopaedia of Religions [Bernard Quaritch, 1906], University Books, NY 1964
  • Robert Graves, The Greek Myths, Vol. I, George Braziller, NY 1959
  • F. Guirand, “Greek Mythology” in The New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, Hamlyn, NY 1959/1968
  • G.R.S. Mead, “The Gnosis of the Mind” and “The Hymns of Hermes” in The Complete Echoes from the Gnosis [1906-1908], Chthonios Books, Hastings 1987
  • G.R.S. Mead, Thrice-Greatest Hermes, Studies in Hellenic Theosophy and Gnosis, The Theosophical Publishing Society, London 1906
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses, translated by Rolfe Humphries, Indiana University Press, Bloomington 1955/1973
  • Jaan Puhvel, Comparative Mythology, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 1987
  • Paschal Beverly Randolph. Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus: His Divine Pymander, Randolph Publ., Toledo, Ohio 1889
  • Edwin Yamauchi, Pre-Christian Gnosticism, Tyndale Press, London, 1973
  • J.E. Zimmerman, Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Harper & Row, NY 1964


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