Hermetica

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Hermetica

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The body of mystic wisdom attributed to Hermes Trismegistos, or "thrice great Hermes," between the third century BCE and the first century CE. Hermes Trismegistos was a combination of the Greek Hermes and the Egyptian Thoth, or god of wisdom, learning, and literature. The Hermetica involved two levels of teachings: a popular pedagogy of astrology, magic, and alchemy, and a higher religious philosophy. It was very influential in the development of Western magic and modern neo-Pagan and Wiccan material.

Perhaps the best known work of the Hermetica was the Emerald Tablet, which opens with the statement, "That which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above, to achieve the wonders of the one thing." This indicates that the microcosm of the earth is a reflection of the macrocosm of the heavens, and this is regarded as the foundation of astrology and of alchemy.

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En ella se encuentra la clave de lectura, se explica el contenido que encierra tanto la fisica como el quadrivium, conjunto de saberes compuestos de fuentes tan diversas como Platon, Aristoteles, Boecio, Virgilio, o el Corpus Hermeticum, que son reelaboradas a la luz de la discusion de la epoca.
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