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.
The concept of sacred sexuality accords totally with the words of Hermes Trismegistus himself in the Corpus Hermeticum: ‘If you hate your body, my child, you cannot love yourself.’
Hermes Trismegistus as known in the West comes, not from Alexandrian, but from Islamic sources.
Hermes Trismegistus hermeticism and Freemasonry and Gnosticism and Rosicrucianism and sacred sexuality and Sabians of Harran
Not only did Cosimo send emissaries to look for legendary tomes such as the Corpus Hermeticum, allegedly written by Hermes Trismegistus himself, but he also sponsored their translation.