- Better than magic: Cornelius Agrippa and Lazzarellian hermetism
- Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
- Volume | Issue number
- 4 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR)
- Hermetism's influence on early modern magic has frequently been challenged since the pioneering work of Frances Yates. This
article argues that hermetic ideas did exert significant influence over early modern magical systems, particularly through
the figure of Cornelius Agrippa. Rather than borrowing from hermetism's approach to magic, however, Agrippa was influenced
by certain hermetic ideas of gnosis.
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