European renaissance and the Philosophy of Hermes

Philosophical quote of Hermes:

“Humanity looked in awe upon the beauty and the everlasting duration of creation.

symbolic map of Hermetic philosophyThe exquisite sky flooded with sunlight.

The majesty of the dark night lit by celestial torches as the holy planetary powers trace their paths in the heavens in fixed and steady metre – ordering the growth of things with their secret infusions.”


Exceptional people who acknowledge the influence of the philosophy of Hermes include:

Thomas Linacre, Nicholas of Cusa, Paracelsus, Brunelleschi, Toscanelli, Copernicus,

Sir Walter Raleigh, John Donne, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, John Dee.

Hermetic philosophyTypical of Hermes’ philosophy was the norm of pursuing arts, science, philosophy, spirituality, and not compartmentalising them as in the current Western world.

The wealth of information and experience-sharing enabled by the digital age makes possible individual opportunities to reverse the schism, and be creative without boundaries …

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  1. Tricky subject, because different schools of thought use the words SPIRIT and SOUL to mean different things.

    One man’s spirit is another woman’s soul … !

    My views are based on experience and reading, so dreams, synchronistic events and intuitions are the facts.

    spiritualITY is an attitude of taking such experience seriously, possibly even more valuable than Planet B (Netflix, TV, booze cruise and related escapism!).

    The Art of William Blake and Music is probably more articulate than words for discussing the life of the spirit and soul. Of course words qualify when poetry or song 🙂

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