Hermes Trismegistus

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Hermes Trismegistus is the central figure of the hermetic tradition of Alchemy. Trismegistus means ‘thrice great’ or ‘thrice hero’. There are many speculations on the significance of his name, but no real conclusions. A reference to a deity going by the name of ‘thrice great’ was found on a clay tablet written in Mycenaean Greek, dating back to between the 16th and 12th centuries BCE. In Hermeticism, Hermes Trismegistus is regarded as an enlightened being who was reincarnated several times. His earliest incarnation is said to have been a contemporary of biblical Adam. Or in other accounts, Abraham. While he is said to have lived […]

Heraclitus

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Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus lived c. 535 – 475 BCE. He was a native of the city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the Ionian coast. Which is situated in present day Turkey. Although born to affluent parents, he eschewed a life of luxury for a lonely life as a philosopher. Very critical of the lifestyles and cultures adopted by his peers, he was regarded as a misanthrope. He tended towards depression and is also called ‘the weeping philosopher’. He was considered to be a process philosopher and religious philosopher. Also considered both rational and a mystic, he believed flux and change to be the […]