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Does anyone know or are into Hermetics? Madam Blavatsky, St. Germain, and many famed mystics including Buddha I believe were into Hermetics. I tried getting into it for a couple weeks and a lot of unexplainable (good) things happened to me. I've stopped practicing it but will get into it again.

Hermeticism is a course of instruction for the higher development of the spirit and the mysterious powers of the soul. Those who practice Hermetics can progress without a teacher (guru), and the advanced student in Hermetics will find many missing links in the practice of Hermetics. Studying Hermetics is the best preliminary exercises in order to attain higher knowledge and wisdom. Hermeticism is an ancient spiritual, philosophical, and magical tradition. It is a path of spiritual growth. Hermeticism takes its name from the God Hermês Trismegistos (Greek, "Thrice-Greatest Hermes"), a Græco-Egyptian form of the great Egyptian God of Wisdom and Magic, Thôth. What the Hermetic Fellowship defines as Hermeticism has also been called the Western Esoteric Tradition, and embraces the Perennial Philosophy or the Ageless Wisdom. Generally, the following can be said to be characteristic of the positive form of Hermeticism advocated by the Hermetic Fellowship.


Hermeticism:
Considers humanity to be on a spiritual journey to return to a state of unity with the Divine; this is the Great Work of humankind.
Holds that if we would attain to the Divine, we must aspire to the Divine; spiritual growth cannot be achieved without human effort
Is eclectic and draws material from sources spanning the entire Western Esoteric Tradition
Is polytheistic, yet ultimately monotheisitic (i.e., posits a multiplicity of Manifestations of the Divine Which emanate from an ultimate Divine Unity)
Holds that the Divine is both immanent and transcendent
Holds that the Universe is Divine and basically good
Teaches that when we seek the Divine, we may best begin with the Mysteries of Nature
Encourages spiritual curiosity
Understands that human beings can access the Subtle Realms through technique and aspiration; to this end, it embraces theurgy, meditation, ritual, and other spiritual and magical practices
Urges those who seek the Divine to also seek balance in embracing all things
Is a poetic rather than an ascetic worldview

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30 minutes ago, Ana said:

My pleasure :) I think you will like it.

Have you read it all? And are yoo too into Hermetics?

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The Divine Pymander: http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/pym/

 

(excerpt from book 9)

Herm.
ALL that is moved, O Asclepius, is it not moved in something and by something?

2. Asclep. Yes, indeed.

3. Herm. Must not that in which a thing is moved, of necessity be greater than the thing that is moved?

4. Of necessity.

5. And that which moveth, is it not stronger than that which is moved?

6. Asclep. It is stronger.

7. Herm. That in which a thing is moved, must it not needs have a Nature contrary to that of the thing that is moved?

8. Asclep. It must needs.

9. Herm. Is not this great World a Body, than which there is no greater?

10. Asclep. Yes, confessedly.

11. Herm. And is it not solid, as filled with many great bodies, and indeed with all the Bodies that are?

12. Asclep. It is so.

13. Herm. And is not the World a Body, and a Body that is moved?

14. Asclep. It is.

15. Herm. Then what a kind of place must it be, wherein it is moved, and of what Nature? Must it not be much bigger, that it may receive the continuity of Motion? And lest which is moved, should for want of room, be stayed, and hindered in the Motion?

16. Asclep. It must needs be an immense thing, Trismegistus, but of what Nature?

17. Herm. Of a contrary Nature, O Asclepius. But is not the Nature of things unbodily, contrary to a Body?











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8 hours ago, Ana said:

It's really good, @Akurabis. Thank You for the great link.

My father also had the whole Blavatsky collection but I never read them all.

Any recommendations of blavatskys books? I got The Voice of the Silence.. It was extremely good! 

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On 6/29/2016 at 3:03 AM, Madridx said:

Does anyone know or are into Hermetics? Madam Blavatsky, St. Germain, and many famed mystics including Buddha I believe were into Hermetics. I tried getting into it for a couple weeks and a lot of unexplainable (good) things happened to me. I've stopped practicing it but will get into it again.

Hermeticism is a course of instruction for the higher development of the spirit and the mysterious powers of the soul. Those who practice Hermetics can progress without a teacher (guru), and the advanced student in Hermetics will find many missing links in the practice of Hermetics. Studying Hermetics is the best preliminary exercises in order to attain higher knowledge and wisdom. Hermeticism is an ancient spiritual, philosophical, and magical tradition. It is a path of spiritual growth. Hermeticism takes its name from the God Hermês Trismegistos (Greek, "Thrice-Greatest Hermes"), a Græco-Egyptian form of the great Egyptian God of Wisdom and Magic, Thôth. What the Hermetic Fellowship defines as Hermeticism has also been called the Western Esoteric Tradition, and embraces the Perennial Philosophy or the Ageless Wisdom. Generally, the following can be said to be characteristic of the positive form of Hermeticism advocated by the Hermetic Fellowship.


Hermeticism:
Considers humanity to be on a spiritual journey to return to a state of unity with the Divine; this is the Great Work of humankind.
Holds that if we would attain to the Divine, we must aspire to the Divine; spiritual growth cannot be achieved without human effort
Is eclectic and draws material from sources spanning the entire Western Esoteric Tradition
Is polytheistic, yet ultimately monotheisitic (i.e., posits a multiplicity of Manifestations of the Divine Which emanate from an ultimate Divine Unity)
Holds that the Divine is both immanent and transcendent
Holds that the Universe is Divine and basically good
Teaches that when we seek the Divine, we may best begin with the Mysteries of Nature
Encourages spiritual curiosity
Understands that human beings can access the Subtle Realms through technique and aspiration; to this end, it embraces theurgy, meditation, ritual, and other spiritual and magical practices
Urges those who seek the Divine to also seek balance in embracing all things
Is a poetic rather than an ascetic worldview

I don't read much about these things in books because I'd rather just teach myself if not learning from a self conscious being.

I have recently however, over a year and 2 months, been practicing teaching myself without a guru.

What I've learned is the most important is diligence.  All the knowing means nothing if not used in ways which require knowing.  This means one must always labour.  Never be free from the pathway of light.

When in the Christian Bible they spoke of man being cursed to work this is what they spoke of.  Its not s curse however.  Its assurance to the first one and the guardians of wisdom that all ones who seek wisdom will forevermore be of light.

From wisdom can only come wisdom and therefore wisdom has no boundaries.  

There are no limits to the access of wisdom other than that which the mind cannot grasp.  Laws that one cannot work with due to lack of flexibility.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish through these teachings? 

Does thou seek wisdom solely for the attainment of wisdom?  

With lofty goals in mind wisdom is fleeting.  Existing within moments rather than lifetimes.

 

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While pursuing this path, don't forget this point 

On 29/06/2016 at 4:03 AM, Madridx said:

Urges those who seek the Divine to also seek balance in embracing all things

all traditions say that the divine is in everything and then go on and give pointers of how to find it.  

like it would be a thing at the end of a pointer or at the end of a path.

so while moving towards the divine in your focus, following this specific pointer, don't forsake it in everything else which is not that. 

also, what is it really that which moves you towards it? what's the true pointer? where is it coming from?

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On 7/1/2016 at 7:05 AM, mufhry said:

While pursuing this path, don't forget this point 

all traditions say that the divine is in everything and then go on and give pointers of how to find it.  

like it would be a thing at the end of a pointer or at the end of a path.

so while moving towards the divine in your focus, following this specific pointer, don't forsake it in everything else which is not that. 

also, what is it really that which moves you towards it? what's the true pointer? where is it coming from?

Becoming self realized hopefully would be the goal. St. Germain I beleive was a Hermetic, Thoth, etc.

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