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Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:05 am
by Supernaut
Hermetic practices are something I looked down on when I started my journey as being dated and drenched in bias, but now I'm beginning to know better. I've spent at least two months scouring the web for things like Astrology, Cartomancy and Kabbalah. It's gotten to the point that I'm fairly sure a higher power -- maybe one of my spirits or even my higher self -- is helping to drive this recent obsession.

Recently, I got a natal chart done and I found it to be frighteningly accurate in most of the major aspects. Not only that, but I started correlating the Zodiac and Planetary connections with Tarot and Sephirot. The results were beyond fascinating. (For example, Saturn was in Aquarias when I was born, and Saturn in Aquarias correlates with The Hermit, which correlates with Virgo. My moon sign is Virgo and my court card, the Queen of Pentacles (related to Sagittarius, which is my sun sign), correlates with Binah in the Tree of Life... which is the domain of Saturn.)

I want to dive deeper into this, so what I need are books that give connections between various Hermetic practices such as Cartomancy, Astrology, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Numerology, Ceremonial Magick and / or other related concepts. It doesn't have to be all of them in one book (I would be amazed if such a book exists) but having one book that shows the connections between at least two of these things would be very helpful in reducing the number of reference materials I have to scour through at any given time. I would also appreciate whatever could be considered essential reading on the topic of Hermeticism in general.

Bonus points for books with correlations between Western and Eastern practices (Chakras, Yoga, Neidan etc.)

Re: Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:13 am
by darkwing dook
Mmm perhaps books by Stephen Skinner and David Rankine?

Re: Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:30 am
by Cult
Crowley and the Greek Magical Papyri.

Re: Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:34 pm
by Abundance
Franz Bardon

Re: Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:07 pm
by quantumflux
Kaballah magIck and the great work of self transformation. It gives a good pathworking. ... 0738708933

Good luck on your journey Frater.

Re: Books on Hermeticism

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:32 pm
by Whyme

I wonder if you read The Kybalion written by Three Initiates. It's a study of the Hermetic philosophy of ancient Egypt and Greece. It's a small book of Hermetic teaching.