Sages

Enoch


The Book of Enoch
“An entirely different Enoch manuscript has survived in the Slavonic language. This text, dubbed “2 Enoch” and commonly called “the Slavonic Enoch,” was discovered in 1886 by a professor Sokolov in the archives of the Belgrade Public Library. It appears that just as the Ethiopic Enoch (“1 Enoch”) had escaped the sixth-century Church suppression of Enoch texts in the Mediterranean area, so a Slavonic Enoch had survived far away, long after the originals from which it was copied were destroyed or hidden away…” An excerpt from The Secrets of Enoch. Interpretations include The Hidden Significance and Enoch the Prophet

Solomon

Wisdom of Solomon
Leader of nations, conqueror, scientist, philosopher, sage, sire of many…. Solomon was asked, “Where can one find happiness?” I’ve read that he responded, “Among friends, family, after good work and a good meal, watching our children play. That is worth everything.” Searching for Solomon: Senenmut

Hermes

Hermes Thrice Great
“So many thousands of years have passed and so many scholars have written about the ancient gods and deities that it is difficult to decipher the being known as Hermes Trismegistus and separate fiction from fact.” Additional reading: The Hermetic TraditionThe Corpus Hermeticum

Thoth

The Book of Thoth
Thoth is unusual. Though some stories place him as a son of Ra, others say that Thoth created himself through the power of language. He is the creator of magic, the inventor of writing, teacher of man, the messenger of the gods (and thus identified by the Greeks with Hermes) and the divine record-keeper and mediator. Additional reading… Thoth, God of the Moon, Magic and Writing and Lord of the Khemenu

Merlin

Merlin: The Man behind the Myth

According to the medieval Arthurian legend Merlin was the real power behind the throne. The wizard took Arthur when he was still a baby, and secretly raised him to become Britain’s unifying king. During the Middle Ages the story of Merlin was popularized in the so-called Arthurian Romances, romantic tales first written in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. These stories were set many years earlier, in the fifth century, when Britain was in turmoil after the end of Roman rule. Historically, following the collapse of the Roman Empire Britain declined into anarchy; native warlords fought each other and, to make matters worse, the Anglo-Saxons from Denmark and Germany began to invade. According to the Arthurian Romances, it was Merlin who saved the Britons from this chaos. Additional reading… The Merlin Mystery and The Book of Taliesin

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