Hermes issue V will launch in February 2021 and the editors invite contributors, here are the guidelines for that issue and future issues.
Issue 5 of Hermes Magazine will focus on the fascinating and far-reaching topic of human regeneration.
Of course, human regeneration means different things to different people but ultimately it hinges on discovering and developing those ‘latent’ powers within each of us. And for those interested in esoteric ideas these extend far beyond the etherico-physical plane to the astral, mental and higher spiritual dimensions which are, of course, the template for the physical world.
Human regeneration necessarily involves an expansion of consciousness in some way. For some it will be about soul growth or forging more intimate links between the lower and Higher Self. It may involve group work or individual self-discovery. Or developing new means of perception or understanding.
To the more materialistically minded it may even signify a greater degree of transhumanism and/or involvement with Artificial Intelligence. However, others may find ever-closer ties to science and technology completely abhorrent.
We’re looking for original and innovative contributions – especially those which offer practical ways in which human beings can successfully unlock and enhance their inner potential.
Hermes issue VI will launch on summer solstice 2021 and the theme will be Hidden Realms.
Traditionally we have been taught to arrogantly disbelieve anything we cannot perceive with our highly limited physical senses – and to pour scorn and cynicism on such things. And yet science continues to reveal realities beyond the physical plane of existence.
Various esoteric, religious and spiritual traditions have often enshrined the notion of both higher orders of spirits (angels or devas) as well as lower ones such as elementals and nature-spirits. In the occult scheme of things there are invisible planes of existence such as the astral and mental. Our own bodies and all living things are animated by an invisible etheric body.
In Hermes 6 we intend to explore these various invisible realms from both an esoteric and scientific standpoint, attempting to identify what they are and how they can be perceived and even accessed.
We seek-wide ranging and original ideas on this and material which demonstrates clear insight into the workings of the hidden commonwealths of nature and non-physical states of existence.
Hermes VII will look at the special occult number of 7 and its many principles. This issue will launch on the autumn equinox 2021.
The power of the number seven can be seen everywhere: in the diatonic musical scale, in the days of the week, the wonders of the ancient world and the number of the world’s continents and oceans. There are seven deadly sins, seven colours of the rainbow and Seven Heavens.
Esoterically, this prime number has special significance and underlies many eternal laws and cycles. We have seven interlinked bodies. We have seven energy nodes or chakras. Evolution proceeds through seven-strong planetary chains. In old astrology there were seven planets.
The number seven has always had magical properties. And so, we felt it appropriate that issue 7 of Hermes should explore this important septenary principle
This number has been revered since ancient times and features prominently in many religions. In the Bible’s Book of Revelation there are seven churches, seven angels, seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven stars. Muslims walk around the sacred Kaaba stone in Mecca seven times. Numerologically, it’s the number of the spirit. It represents completeness or wholeness.