I would think you could guess who they mean.
So we must research "Western Esotercism" link below:-
Western esotericism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are a lot of powerful cults both Western and Eastern that follow Hermeticism, based on the teaching of the Egyptian God Thoth.
Another name for Thoth is Thout, the first month of the last remnant of the Egyptian Calandar, that is called the Coptic Calendar, and is symbolic of Sirius rising with the Sun on new years day, being 11th September, link below:-
Thout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia