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Hermeticism in Expect Great Things by Kevin Dann

A new study of Henry David Thoreau sheds more light on the Hermetic underpinnings of Transcendentalism. In Expect Great Things, Kevin Dann notes that the figure in the Concord milieu most influential in promoting Hermetic ideas was Bronson Alcott, who … Continue reading

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From Hermes to New Thought in A Republic of Mind and Spirit

A Republic of Mind & Spirit (Yale University Press, 2007) by Catherine L. Albanese is the most valuable recent book on American religious history for background on the roots of the Church of Light.  The author is former president of … Continue reading

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Hermetic Wisdom Through the Ages

 The Alexandrian Library The Church of Light renews a tradition that has gone through many phases in its two thousand year history. Hermetism flourished in second-century Egypt, and its earliest known texts are in Greek. Its central figure, Hermes, is … Continue reading

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