Nowadays Hermetic is a term that is used for any tradition or practice inspired by or seen as being related to the western magical tradition. If we were, however, to travel back in time to Egypt the first century Ad we would find that Hermeticism was a specific tradition. An order with its own temples, beliefs and practices and traditions.
Who were these mystical founders of a tradition? What did they do that made their message so powerful that their legend has spread so wide and lasted so long? What were their methods of meditation and of self-development?