" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 14, 2019

The Hermetic Tradition and Hermes Trismegistus with Gary Lachman?

The Garden of Hermetic Dreams
New Thinking Allowed: The Hermetic Tradition and Hermes Trismegistus with Gary Lachman
"Gary Lachman is the author of twenty-one books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides, popular culture and the history of the occult.
He has written a rock and roll memoir of the 1970s, biographies of Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, C. G. Jung, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Emanuel Swedenborg, P. D. Ouspensky, and Colin Wilson, histories of Hermeticism and the Western Inner Tradition, studies in existentialism and the philosophy of consciousness, and about the influence of esotericism on politics and society.
Here he points out that the Corpus Hermeticum originated in Alexandria, Egypt, during a period of fusion among Greek and Egyptian traditions.
Hermes Trismegistus represents an amalgamation of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek god Hermes.
The original literature is of unknown authorship and focuses on the attainment of higher stats of consciousness.
Hermeticism serves as the backbone of the western esoteric tradition that also includes astrology, tarot, alchemy, and ceremonial magick.
Hermeticism was particularly influential during the Renaissance."
And while Gary didn't write 'In the Flesh' -
"In Australia, after the 'In the Flesh' was played by mistake (instead of "X Offender") on the nationally broadcast music program Countdown, it was well received by the viewing audience.
 Chrysalis Records re-released the song as a single in Australia, again with "Man Overboard" as the B-side.
When it reached number two on the Kent Music Report in November 1977, Australia became the first territory in which Blondie achieved a hit single.
"In the Flesh" was featured in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin.
The song was also featured in the film 200 Cigarettes (1999) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master and was featured on the ABC show Wicked City.
The song was covered by fictional band Low Shoulder in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body."
I wonder if that wafer above was hermetically sealed before being offered for consumption?-)
"Modern occultists suggest that some Hermetic texts may be of Pharaonic origin, and that the legendary "forty-two essential texts" that contain the core Hermetic religious beliefs and philosophy of life, remain hidden in a secret library."

UPDATE: April 14th, 2019
I listened to the free section of the new 'Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio' podcast just after putting up this post and felt it probably belonged here for those who are interested.
I kind of think that Christianity was a Roman invention ... or at least mash up, as well.

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