- skip - Brewer’s

Hermetʹic Books

.

Egyptian books written under the dictation of Thoth (the Egyptian Hermēs), the scribe of the gods. Iamblichus gives their number as 20,000, but Manʹetho raises it to 36,525. These books state that the world was made out of fluid; that the soul is the union of light and life; that nothing is destructible; that the soul transmigrates; and that suffering is the result of motion.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Hereford
Herefordshire Kindness
Heretic
Heriot
Hermæ
Hermaphrodite
Hermegyld or Hermyngyld
Hermensul or Ermensul
Hermes
Hermetic Art
Hermetic Books
Hermetic Philosophy
Hermetic Powder
Hermetically Sealed
Hermia
Hermione
Hermit (The English)
Hermit
Hermite
Hermoth or Hermod
Hero