Hermetic books

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Related to Hermetic books: Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Books of the Egyptians, which treat of astrology.
Books which treat of universal principles, of the nature and orders of celestial beings, of medicine, and other topics.

See also: Hermetic, Hermetic

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On the links between Hartlib's collection of hermetic books and the utopian politics of the English Commonwealth, see Stephen Clvcas, "Samuel Hartlib's Ephemerides, 1635-59, and the Pursuit of Scientific and Philosophical Manuscripts: the Religious Ethos of an Intelligencer," Seventeenth Century 6.1 (1991): 33-55.
Manetho, the Graeco-Egyptian historian who lived in the middle of the third century B.C., reported the Hermetic Books totaled 36,525 volumes, a number symbolically linked with the length of the solar year and with a legendary chronology of Egyptian history.
Actually the Hermetic books were composed by a group of teachers who lived in Alexandria in the first two centuries bc or ad; they were a composite of Egyptian magical writings, Jewish mysticism, and Platonism.