He was the father of the occult, the founder of astrology, the discoverer of alchemy. He was Hermes Trismegistus, and as the scribe of the gods of ancient Egypt, he possessed all divine knowledge... which he passed on to humanity, though only those who have been tutored in its wonders can fully understand it.In this extraordinary 1912 book, three secret initiates to his teachings - who remain anonymous to this day - share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.
An appreciation of Hermeticism, as the basis of all paranormal philosophies still studied today, is an absolute must for anyone fascinated by magic, the supernatural, and the wisdom of the ancients.
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"Big bites of ancient (now age?) wisdom to chew on"
This book covers a lot of territory - consciousness, dimensions, physics, science, nature, natural law (Universe, Earth, Human), behavior, mental abilities, responsibility, integrity, and much more.
For someone interested in spiritual development, there's food for thought here. Strangely, I wasn't expecting so much that is relevant today in physics and science to be part of ancient teachings. Interesting.
"Best book I heard in Audible"
it is worth listening too. Do not know if this is true or not but it is worth pondering on the teachings of the book
this was very informative and boiled things down to its essance love it definatly starting down the right path
"Hermetic laws explained"
The most concise explanation of the 7 Hermetic principles . The recitation leaves nothing to wanting; well read. Overall good job.
it give you an idea of hermetic principle are, and an explanation. i was hoping to learn more in depth about hermeticism
The narrator kept yawning during this book. Whatever he's being paid it's too much! Otherwise a lot of interesting stuff.
"Useful but a bit misleading to neophytes"
This echoes the ancient realizations of the sages from around the globe. To me it feels like a blend of Taoism and Buddhism and I often found myself thinking that one would be better to take up the Buddhist practice instead because it's a much more fleshed out system but I must admit to being partial on this matter. This could serve as a good nudge in a right direction as far as awareness of what the mind is and how it functions and how it is malleable. However, as in much of spirituality, there runs the risk of the new comer being confused and stuck in "seeking" mode, and some naive ones may very well misinterpret what is meant by "all is mind", I assure you, you won't be levitating or bending spoons but you might stumble onto a new perspective which opens the gate that leads to a gateless gate.
remove the word et cetera
et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...wth..have not heard that word used so many times...ridiculous the book is ok overall..good narrator ..
"I can't give it a bad review!"
I can't give this audiobook a bad review...I listened to it a handful of times but I couldn't tell you what the hell this book is about...but that's not why I love it. I love it because it is my GO TO go to sleep book...it's wonderful at that. I should try to listen to it at times other than before bed, but I'm scared of the results of that unless I plan on a nap. Great book. Not sure what it's about, but I love it.
"The Oldest Skeleton Key"
Roots. The source for so many teachings. You will recognize many, if you have ears to hear.
If you're interested in occult or mystical teachings then you should find this audiobook really interesting without being as dense and inaccessible to the layman as something by the likes of Crowley which requires a lot of prior study and understanding before you even begin to have an idea of what's being said.
This is, on the surface, simple enough, but will reward deeper study. I bought the Kindle version on a whim, because it was only 46p and I was enjoying it so added the Audible narration. Listened to it over a couple of days driving around at work and really enjoyed it. Some of the ideas might be dated, but since we're talking about apparent source material that comes from Ancient Egypt I don't think 'dated' is that much of a problem.
If you fancy a change from audio stories you might enjoy this. I certainly did.
"A bit like reading The book of Revalation"
To compare this to Revelation is because of its complexity not the content. This is a hard book to read and I have gone though it three times now and will go back to it. Fortunately it's not long. However the information within is priceless and requires much contemplation.
I marked it down because of the complexity. That's no ones fault it's just big stuff to get your head round. The narrator did well with the material.
The truth isn't out there it's in this little book.
If you have spiritual questions try this.
"How ever old it is; it seems quantum mechanics"
Quantum mechanics. And also if true and that old; how did they know that. The 1920s is when quantum mechanics became the game changer about ourselves and reality
As above so below
Its quantum mechanics man
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