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Hermes Trismegistus


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology Hermes as identified with the Egyptian god Thoth, the legendary author of works on alchemy, astrology, and magic.


Medieval Latin Hermēs Trismegistus, from Greek Hermēs trismegistos : Hermēs, Hermes + trismegistos, thrice greatest (tris, thrice; + megistos, greatest).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • • Therefore am I called Hermes Trismegistus, possessing the three parts of the philosophy of the whole World.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Therefore am I called Hermes Trismegistus, possessing the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

  • If one person could be said to be the Father of Alchemy it would have to be Hermes Trismegistus aka: Thoth, Hermanubis, or Hermes amongst many other names.

    How Alchemy changed the World #1

  • In Albertus Magnus the Aristotelian definition of Fate is influenced not only by the Stoic position, but by the astrological theories which had developed through writers such as Hermes Trismegistus, Firmicius


  • They credited their magical books to Hermes Trismegistus, supposedly an ancient Egyptian sage.

    A curse on all your paintings: the secret magic of Renaissance art

  • Let's start by examining one such ancient idea, a hermetic teaching ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, "as above so below."

    Reality, an Enormous Interference Pattern?

  • In Alchemy, he is Hermes Trismegistus, otherwise known as a fraudulent scholar who wrote a book pretending to contain ancient wisdom.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • It turns out Felix Faust, in one of his many bids for immortality has awakened an ancient Egyptian wizard, Hermes Trismegistus, and angered him enough to cause all this mess with the ghosts.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The foreword to the volume, identifying Satan with the pseudonymous alchemist Hermes Trismegistus and calling boredom the worst of miseries, neatly sets the general tone of what is to follow:

    Flowers and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

  • The other challenge was learning the philosophies myself -- I'd never studied them before -- the Greeks, the Egyptians, Hermes Trismegistus, alchemy and astrology the only "sciences" in those days.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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