The Heavenly Body of Hermetism
Beliefs and practices that influence the world through contact with heavenly forces
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)
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- 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” at Hermetic Library and in the name of this site