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Hermetica: Lost Wisdom of the Pharoahs

The Hermetica: The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs is a book by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

which shows that it would be hard to overstate the impact of Egyptian culture on Europe throughout its history and on the world. In the inspiring video below, Peter reads from the book's Introduction.

Peter sites the quote: "A nation without a history is like a man without a memory". He points out: "The correct memory of who we are, where we've come from is essential to understanding who we are right now, and where we are going.
We live in a culture that has been so balderized by the Christian takeover which has endured for a couple thousand years and has given us a completely mistaken identity of who we are. Our memory is wrong. Your memory is your identity. Without a correct memory, we don't know who we are or where we're going. So, for me, history is a sacred science. Also, it is about giving credit where credit due".

Peter explains that when the "Classics" were established as the curriculum of the British Empire, they could not admit their debt to the people they were conquering and falsified history.

See an excerpt from the book further below.   Click the graphics below to watch the video.

The Hermetica Sparked the Renaissance


Gandy says when the works of Hermes were discovered in the 1500's, they were brought to Florence, Italy. He says:

"The emergence of a glorious new culture signaled the end of the Dark Ages.  We call this period the "Renaissance" meaning 'rebirth' which is a fitting name, for at the heart of the Hermetic philosophy is the idea of being spiritually reborn....Students of the 'New Learning', as the Florentine experiment became known, were sent out as emissaries, beginning new movements wherever they went.

Reuchlin, 'the father of the Reformation' and teacher of Luther and Erasmus, left Florence and sowed the earliest seeds of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. Thomas Linacre founded the Royal College of Physicians in London....As in Alexandria a thousand years earlier, the Renaissance viewed science, art, literature, and religion as parts of a united whole to be studied together....

It was a situation that challenged the authorities of the Roman Catholic Church and in 1492, with the aid of the King of France, they crushed the Republic of Florence.  Although the heady days of the New Academy were over, the suppression was too late to prevent the ripples of its influence expanding ever outwards....Within less than 200 years, the Renaissance had conquered Europe...

Evangelists of the new 'Egyptian' religion of Thrice-Great Hermes, such as Giordano Bruno, travelled extensively in Europe....He believed that the Egyptian religion of Hermes was the ancestor of the Greek Mystery Schools, the religion of Moses and the Jews, and the birthplace of Christianity. In Bruno's imagination, it was now poised to become the unifying religion in which Jews, all denominations of Christians, Platonic humanists, and even Muslims could meet and resolve their differences.

Bruno's courage and conviction was nowhere more clearly demonstrated than in his decision to return to Italy, where within a short time, he was arrested by the Roman Catholic Church. He endured eight years of torture during which he refused to recant, and in 1600 was led out into the 'Square of Flowers' in Rome and ceremonially burnt alive."

Giordano Bruno: Hermetic Scholar / Church Martyr


Giordano Bruno (1548–1600) was an Dominican Friar, Gnostic Saint, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist. Bruno is one of the great figures of early modern Europe. Ingrid Rowland’s Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic establishes him all as a peer of  Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo — a thinker whose vision of the world prefigures ours.  Frances Yates argues in Giordano Bruno And The Hermetic Tradition that Bruno was deeply influenced by Arab astrology, Neoplatonists, Renaissance Hermeticism, and the legends surrounding the Egyptian god Thoth.


Bruno's murder by the Catholic Church was part of the brutal Inquisition which was directed at the suppression of the resurgence the empowering Egyptian wisdom. Bruno's case is considered a landmark in the history of free thought and the emerging sciences. A statue of Bruno now stands, facing the Vatican, in the Campo di Fiori where the Church burned him alive! The Church canonized Bruno's Inquisitor in the 1930s!

The video on the right below The Hermetic Warriors - Giordano Bruno: Part 1 says that Bruno, a towering genius, was the foremost Hermetic philosopher of his day -- as important as Copernicus and Newton and was hugely influential to Galileo. Bruno's influence over the scientific revolution has been scandalously downplayed. He applied Hermetic principles to social, political, and religious systems.


Bruno's ideas threatened to undermine the Catholic Church. He was almost erased from history, but has been re-discovered in recent times. Bruno believed that the Hermetic philosophy and cosmology unlocked the secrets of nature and the cosmos. His work on cosmology inspired enormous scientific advances. Even the basic principles of computer science and information theory, including the binary system, can be traced to his application of Hermetic principles.

Click the graphic on the left below for a 4-minute video. Click the image on the right to watch a 13-minute video.


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