(2) As a deity, forming part of the main gods in the Egyptian Pantheon as the Greek Latin. (3) As an interior grade of knowledge and spiritual development can be reached by those properly prepared. It would be something similar to Buddha, Word which refers to a historical figure, both at an internal level. (4) And, finally, as force or energy that governs and organizes both the macrocosm and the microcosm man. THE CORPUS HERMETICUM Clement of Alexandria referring to hermetic wisdom writes the following: these books existed in all the temples dedicated to the goddess Isis and also in the famous library of Alexandria before being destroyed were divided into six blocks of seven books each, was inside all the wisdom that men could achieve: astronomy, medicine, mathematics, music, architecture, agriculture, in addition There were 7 sacred books which revealed knowledge of the gods and to which only had access the high priest of the temple.
From the most remote tradition there are two types of hermetic texts: cosmogonic type and the philosophical. Of the latter, it has survived through translations of medieval times, a collection of 17 treated in Greek, a text translated into latin called Asclepius (Aesculapius) and quite a few fragments contained in the so-called Stobaeus anthology which are attributed to Hermes Trismegisto and form the so-called Corpus Hermeticum. On the other hand, we have a set of texts of a practical nature, likewise attributed to Hermes relating to astrology, magic and the occult. These two traditions that could be called philosophical and magical are not two separate and independent teachings, rather represent two aspects of the same. Of more practical and popular finds its basis in the other, more theoretical and philosophical. Both come from the Egyptian tradition that was in no way alien to the magic. In this respect it should be noted the magical power attributed to the hieroglyphic writing.