Hermetics Consciousness & Hyperperceptivity
This is an investigation into Hermetic philosophy and magic.
The study of Hermetics investigates human interaction with the self and the external environment within psychology, philosophy and religion.
Practical Hermetics research tests those theories and then makes changes in the universe.
Hermetics also explores how perception can alter the communication patterns between the microcosm and the macrocosm. This study also examines both the conscious and unconscious processes of the human mind.
The main concept of Hermetics
The written attributed to both Hermes-Thoth fall into two categories:
- practice: popular Hermetics deals with astrology and occult sciences
- theory: learned Hermetic focuses on theology and philosophy
The development of learned Hermetism was in high regard during the early Roman empire. In the Hellenistic period, Hermetics was ascribed to Hermes and later treatises on medicine, alchemy and magic were added.
In Hermetics, All of the forces which emanate through the universe are interdependent.
The microcosm (one self) and the macrocosm (everything around us) share properties between each other. The internal environment is a reflection of the external environment.
Hermetics states that all of the forces of the universe can be categorized into four basic principles called Elements. The four elements are fire, air, water and earth. Manipulating the elements became alchemy and then today's chemistry.
According to Hermetics, all things were divided into three Kingdoms (Greek "thrice" means three): the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.
The 3 kingdoms also correspond to the physical, astral and mental worlds. Within the mental world, the three kingdoms in psychology are the conative (thinking), affective (emotions) and cognative (processing) processes of the consciousness.
The Study of Hermetics today
"Hermetics" is the name of the first of two manuscripts I developed during a college independent study sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Psychology and Sociology in 1976 and 1977 in Arizona.
All interpretation should be understood symbolically and subjectively for its meaning to be absorbed. What follows, is a symbolic interpretation of the forces which form the foundation of the Kabbalah occult or mystic sciences.
Table of Contents
THE EPISTEMOLOGY of HERMETICS
Tarot; the Magician Arcanum
Figures of the Card of the Initiate
Thoth as the Ibis and Heart
Thoth, the moon god
Thoth as the Logos
Nabu , Nebo
Ea , Enki 62
Chokmah as Wisdom
Chokmah as Chiah (Will)
Chokman as the Principium
Chokmah as the Logos
The Emanation of Chokmah
The Tree of Life
of the SPIRITS
A Hymn of the Thought-gods
Evocation of Imagery
Electrical Stimulation of the Brain
Characteristics of Eidetic Imagery
The Dream Environment
States of Consciousness
Two Modes of Consciousness
Autonomic Nervous System
Nerve-Force (Seven Chakrahs).
Esoteric Internal Self-Regulation
The Human Aura
BIBLIOGRAPHY and REFERENCES
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Hermetica Book Recommendations
These are among some of the best books on Hermetics in my library, now available through Amazon.com. When you click on any link or image, follow through for more books in related Hermetic and Kabbalah topics.
807 pages. Llewellyn Publications; 6th edition (September 1, 2002) These Twelve Signs are distributed among the Four Triplicities, or sets of three Signs, each being attributed to one of the Four Elements, and they represent the operation of the elements in the Zodiac. Read about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
"The Secret Teachings of All Ages"
Manly Palmer Hall
In 1928, a 20-something Renaissance man named Manly Hall self-published a vast encyclopedia of the occult, believing that "modern" ideas of progress and materialism were displacing more important and ancient modes of knowledge. Hall's text has become a classic reference, dizzying in its breadth: various chapters explore Rosicrucianism, Kabbalah, alchemy, cryptology, Tarot, pyramids, the Zodiac, Pythagorean philosophy, Ma index.html sonry and gemology, among other topics. Includes a 16-page color insert.
"Meditation and Kabbalah"
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
368 pages. Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research. Jason Aronson; 1st Jason Aronson Inc. Ed edition (November 28, 1994). More Kabbalah books.
"Initiation into Hermetics"
Author: Franz Bardon
356 pages. Book Description: Initiation into Hermetics provides step by step instruction in the form of practical exercises. These exercises lead to the development of body, soul and spirit. The result of the practical exercises is the development of occult abilities which can be of benefit to the student, in as far as he can change his existence for the better.
Author: David A. Cooper
(Bob's note: "I just got this book with a meditative CD using Abulafia's techniques).
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