Cambridge Core – Classical Studies (General) – Hermetica – edited by Brian P. Copenhaver. This book is much needed modern translation of the Corpus Hermeticum. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the. For a more easily readable (and very reliable) modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver.

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These are not philosophical tracts. Technical and theoretical Hermetica.

The most valuable aspect, I found, copenhafer his introductory essay was the exploration of Hermetism as an ultimately syncretic religious movement that exemplified the concurrent cultural syncretism of first and second century Alexandria. This entry has no external links. As above — As in Heaven — Your own mind So below — So on Earth — In your body and environment If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow. Nov 17, Kathy Peveler rated it it hremetica amazing.

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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Looking for beautiful books? The perfect contrasted with the temporal. There is some interesting theories extolled in through out the narrative. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses.


History of Western Philosophy. The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Texts of the Corpus Hermeticum are provided in two formats: Jan 15, Abdullah rated it it was amazing. This is an invaluable resource, and we provide a full-text search function to help in finding specific texts.

Aug 07, Eric Willeforde rated it it was amazing. This book is more remarkable for, as Copenhaver suggests, despite the complex dialogues and illustrative imagery, not only is this text not a product of modern pseudo-scientific literature, but is in fact an ancient text which inspired the progenitors of modern science and humanism.

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Cambridge University Press, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This allows for a better understanding of the relationship between Gnostic metaphysics and the theoretical Hermetica, dispelling notions of a rigid divide between the two systems.

The Secret Sermon on the Mountain. A very well done and lucid translation of this important series of texts. These eighteen tracts of the Corpus Hermeticumalong with the Perfect Sermon also called the Asclepiusare the foundational documents of the Hermetic tradition.

Listen to hermetida audio lecture by Dr. Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. Nov 30, Heather rated it did not like it. The Hymns of Hermes by G. This beautiful meditation provides an important key-note to any reading of the material in the Corpus Hermeticum.


A wonderful translation for modern hermetic studies!

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

I thought I heard a Being more than vast—in size beyond all bounds—called out my name and say: Questions of relative influence from among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes.

The surviving writings of the tradition, known as the Corpus Hermeticum the “Hermetic body of writings” were lost to the Latin West after classical times, but survived in eastern Byzantine libraries. For the Greeks have empty speeches, O king, that are energetic only in what they demonstrate, and this is the philosophy of the Greeks, an inane foolosophy of speeches.

The Encomium of Kings. And I saw a limitless Vision: Return to Book Page. However the translation appears to be excellent, I mean it is readable, makes sense and I certainly am not capable of doing the translation. As within, so without. Cambridge University Press