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Floor painting at the entrance of the Domo di Siena: Hermes Trismegistus (centre) with the personifications of the Orient (left) and Occident (far left).[1]

Hermeticism refers to the religious doctrine of revelation and secrecy of Hermes Trismegistus, the thrice greatest Hermes - this is what the Greeks called the Egyptian god Thot, meaning Hermes, the messenger of the gods and the god of wisdom, in a syncretistic way. Hermeticism is mainly described in the Corpus Hermeticum (also called "Poimandres" after the first part of 17), the Kybalion, the Tabula Smaragdina and the Picatrix.




  1. The text of the panel at the bottom of the image reads: Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus. Contemporary of Moses. The tablet on which Hermes Trismegistus rests his hand contains a quotation from the Asclepius (I,8). The text of the book presented reads, following Cicero's De natura deorum III,56: Receive Scripture and Law, O Egyptians!
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