The legendary figure of Hermes Trismegistus (Hermes Thrice Great) is the inspiration for the spiritual teachings known as Hermeticism. He is a syncretism (joining) of the Greek deity Hermes, the winged messenger of the Gods, and his Egyptian counterpart, the Ibis-headed moon god Thoth.
The Way of Hermes involved altered states of consciousness in which practitioners went through a training regime that involved luminous visions, spiritual rebirth, cosmic consciousness, and union with the divine beauty of universal goodness and truth to attain the salvational knowledge known as gnosis.
3:43 Renaissance of Hermeticism
9:33 Technical and Religio-philosophical Hermetica
11:38 Where to start?
18:36 Hermeticism and Gnosticism
22:50 The Hermetic Universe: Ogdoad, Ennead, the One
25:20 The Three Worlds: God, Cosmos, Man
28:03 The Three Faculties: Logos, Gnosis, Nous
29:08 Corpus Hermeticum: Introduction
30:48 The Vision of Poimandres (Nous)
37:05 Corpus Hermeticum: Hermes and Tat
43:05 The Discourse on the Ogdoad and Ennead
46:22 Writing as Healing or Poison (Pharmakon)
48:24 The Illusion of Death
50:30 Man as a Divine Being