After the Barok and Renaissance revolution, came the art and industrial one. But the second half of 19th century and beginning of 20th were also marked by human thirst for knowledge that went beyond classical standards.
Interestingly enough, this exploration for new truths, found its self on old, suppressed and forgotten wisdoms of Hermetic teachings founded in Egypt by Hermes (three time The Great)Triosmegistos, Indian Vedanta and Buddhism, and philosophy.
Hermes was as described a “ wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity” , as his teachings were based on idea that all religions adhered to the one and same god.
This teaching will later become combined with Alchemy, Ritualistic Spirit Conjuring and Babylonian Astrology. This in effected creates the holy trinity of knowledge, that once bestowed upon Hermes made him Trice the Wise and thus Trice the Great.
It is believed that thousands of early writings on spirituality and individual, personal development came from Hermes. He is also considered trice the Great as he was the greatest philosopher greatest king and the greatest priest who ever lived.
His influence was so great a\that even the grandfather of modern physics sir Isaac Newton often referred to Hermeticism ideas in his work.
The base belief is that human mind, awareness and focus, can influence the nature around us, by connecting us with the divine and thus creating a form of energy field from which all that is imagined can be drawn to physical level.
God is all, and all is One and by connecting with this divine current of energy, one becomes part of everything and thus everything becomes part of the person, helping us realize our purpose and place in the world, our connection with the divine and world around us.
Echoes of this philosophy can be found today in the concept so “the Law of Attraction” and Jewish Kabala.