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The Hermetic Tradition

Centered on the idea that there exists a single all-encompassing theology that was passed down to man from the gods in antiquity, Hermeticism is based on the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. Hermeticism had a considerable impact on Western Esotericism from the Renaissance on.

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