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The Chaldaean Oracles Volume 2

The Chaldaean Oracles Volume 2

G. R. S. Mead

This is Volume IX of the Echoes from the Gnosis series. The Chaldaean Oracles have survived as fragmentary texts from the 2nd century AD, and consist mainly of Hellenistic commentary on a single mystery-poem that was believed to have originated in Chaldea (Babylonia). The origins of the texts are unknown and mysterious. Some have…

The Chaldaean Oracles Volume 1

The Chaldaean Oracles Volume 1

G. R. S. Mead

This is Volume VIII from the Echoes of the Gnosis series. The Chaldaean Oracles have survived as fragmentary texts from the 2nd century AD, and consist mainly of Hellenistic commentary on a single mystery-poem that was believed to have originated in Chaldea (Babylonia). The origins of the texts are unknown and mysterious. Some have…

Clothed With the Sun

Clothed With the Sun

Anna Kingsford

Anna Kingsford was an extraordinary 19th Century woman. She was one of the first women in Britain to become a medical doctor; edited a feminist newspaper; served as president of the Theosophical Society; knew Helena P. Blatavsky, Eliphas Levi, and many other primary figures in Occult and Esoteric circles of the time; was a principled vegetarian…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume I

Collectanea Hermetica Volume I

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 1 (Hermetic Arcanum) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “HERMETIC students find very great difficulty in securing copies of the old Rosicrucian tracts and other notable volumes of occult lore, and I have been urged by many earnest members of the Rosicrucian Society to undertake the Editorship of a series of small volumes…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume II

Collectanea Hermetica Volume II

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 2 (The Pymander of Hermes) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “THIS volume contains the English translation by Dr. Everard, 1650, of seventeen tracts (of which the Pymander is one) attributed to Hermes Trismegistos, otherwise Mercurius Termaximus, or in the Egyptian language, Thoth, or Taautes or Tat. Of this Hermes no reliable…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume III

Collectanea Hermetica Volume III

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 3 (A Short Enquiry Concerning the Hermetic Art) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “THERE is great reason to believe that this Enquiry into the Hermetic Art, first published in 1714, led to the composition of the still more extended and more spiritually conceived volume, the Suggestive Enquiry into the Hermetic…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume IV

Collectanea Hermetica Volume IV

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 4 (Aesch Mezareph) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “THE Aesch Mezareph or Ash Metzareph, is only known to persons of Western Culture from the Latin Translation found in a fragmentary condition in the work entitled Kabalah Denudata by Knorr von Rosenroth, published at Sulzbach in 1677-84. These volumes have as a sub-title…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume V

Collectanea Hermetica Volume V

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 5 (Somnium Scipionis) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “CICERO, who was almost the most celebrated orator of antiquity, was born B.C. 107, and was educated by Crassus. He served as a Roman warrior under Sylla, and subsequently became a philosopher. After many years he entered political life, becoming Quaestor of Sicily…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume VI

Collectanea Hermetica Volume VI

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 6 (The Chaldaean Oracles of Zoroaster) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “THESE Oracles are considered to embody many of the principal features of Chaldaean philosophy. They have come down to us through Greek translations and were held in the greatest esteem throughout antiquity, a sentiment which was shared alike by the…

Collectanea Hermetica Volume VII

Collectanea Hermetica Volume VII

William Wynn Westcott

This is Volume 7 (Euphrates or The Waters of the East) of 7 Volumes. From the Preface: “MY friend S. S. D. D. has contributed a Commentary to this very curious and highly mystical tract, which was written by that eminent Rosicrucian Adept, Thomas Vaughan, and published by him under the pseudonym of Eugenius Philalethes. The seriously minded mystical…

The Corpus Hermeticum

The Corpus Hermeticum

G. R. S. Mead

This translation (taken From ‘Thrice Greatest Hermes: Studies In Hellenistic Theosophy And Gnosis, Volume 2’), includes the Pœmandres and some addresses of Hermes to disciples Tat, Ammon and Asclepius, which are said to have originated in the school of Ammonius Saccas, a Greek philosopher from Alexandria.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Unknown

The Emerald Tablet, also known as Smaragdine Table, Tabula Smaragdina, or The Secret of Hermes, is a text purporting to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. It claims to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus.

Euphrates, or, The Waters of the East

Euphrates, or, The Waters of the East

Thomas Vaughan

This is the final book written by the seventeenth-century occultist and alchemist, Thomas Vaughan. Originally published under Vaughan’s penname, Eugenius Philalethes, the work found a new audience in the Rosicrucian circles of the nineteenth century, when William Wynn Westcott, Supreme Magus of the Society, republished the volume in 1896 with a commentary…

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

G. R. S. Mead

A truly fascinating read from G. R. S. Mead, this book is one of the best about Gnosticism. Even though this was written before the Nag Hammadi discoveries, it explains a great deal about what we knew about the Gnostics at the turn of the twentieth century. Mead draws on information provided both by the Early Church Fathers hostile to…

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