"The basic idea behind Hermeticism is that correspondences exist
between the world of the Divine Intellect and the created world.
The magician's own imagination is the bridge linking the two."
- Gary Lachman, from The Renaissance of Hermetic Man
Cover by Bob Place
News & Notes
Including a visit with Owen Barfield and reports on the Million Man March and the Sufism Symposium.
Introduction: From Lead to Gold
by Richard Smoley
What's the secret of alchemical transmutation?
The Emerald Tablet
translated by Richard Smoley
A new rendition of the most celebrated of all magical texts.
On the Trail of the Winged God
by Stephan A. Hoeller
How Hermes was transformed from a Greek deity into the patron of the alchemical art.
The Renaissance of Hermetic Man
by Gary Lachman
Did the Hermetic revival in the Renaissance cut us off from nature? Or teach us new responsibility for it?
The Quintessence of Alchemy: The GNOSIS Interview with Francois Trojani
by Joseph Rowe
One of France's leading alchemists discusses his vision of his art and its relation to science and consciousness.
Secrets of Malta
by Virginia M. Fellows
An enciphered manuscript may give a glimpse of initiation as practiced by the Knights of Malta over 200 years ago.
Geometries of the Sword
by John Michael Greer
Pythagorian ratios applied to swordsmanship once gave rise to a Western martial discipline.
The Enochian Apocalypse
by Donald Tyson
Were John Dee's Enochian Keys of angel magic meant to unlock the door to the \0x05End Times?