Hermeticism is a set of philosophical and religious beliefs based primarily upon the writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. These beliefs have influenced magic traditions and further, the impact of serving as a set of religious beliefs. Whatever the impact of the beliefs, they stem from teachings and books accredited to Hermes Trismegistus, who is put forth as a wise sage and Egyptian priest, commonly seen as synonymous with the Egyptian god Thoth.
Books You Might Enjoy:
Hermes Trismegistus - Book I Hermes Trismegistus
John White - Toward Homo Noeticus
Georg Lomer - Seven Hermetic Letters
John Everard - Corpus Hermeticum Hermes Trismegistus
Aristotle - Metaphysics