Hermetica The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction. The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance (when they became well known) to be much older. The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are . Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction (Cambridge)
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Millennial science, scientific millennialism. Little else of this rich literature is easily accessible to non-specialists. Introduction, Texts, and Translation. Other editions – View all Hermetica: If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Nov 17, Tracey vorpus it really liked it Shelves: Find it on Scholar.
The underlying concept of astrology—that the cosmos constituted a unity and that all parts of it were interdependent—was basic also to the other occult sciences. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition.
The authors of the Hermetica were among the most brilliant and insightful philosophers of old, and Copenhaver has clearly and succinctly delivered their ideas into the hands of modern readers. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the modern Hermeticist understand this very important source of esoteric knowledge. Raymond Roberts,II rated it liked it Feb 14, The Hermetica are heavily influenced greeek Judaism and explicitly refer to Genesis 1: Many hermetic texts were lost to Western culture during the Middle Ages but rediscovered in Byzantine copies and greekk in Italy during the Renaissance.
Copenhaver’s introduction to the Hermetic corpus approaches the historical origins of Hermetism and Hermeticism from, seemingly, all angles—at once dispelling the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses.
Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Thus, it would be fair to assess the Corpus Hermeticum as intellectually eclectic. That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek herrmetica Latin source material is itself perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional routes of exegesis.
There is some interesting theories extolled in through out the narrative. It will be sitting on the corner of my desk until God pulls the shade and turns out my office light.
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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius
One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: The aim of Hermetism, like that of Gnosticism a contemporary religious-philosophical movementwas corpuw deification or rebirth of mortals through the herketicum gnosis of the one transcendent God, the world, and humankind. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded corous an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible.
Preview — Hermetica by Hermes Trismegistus. Nov 30, Heather rated it did not like it. I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today.
Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, hermefica, and scholars worldwide. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. State University of New York Press. During the Renaissance these texts were believed to be of ancient Egyptian origin and even today some readers believe them to date from Pharaonic Egypt.
Walter Corpus HermeticumA. But because these assumed affinities did not, in fact, exist and hence could not be discovered by ordinary scientific methods, recourse had to be made to divine revelation. Jan 15, Abdullah rated it it was amazing.
Internet URLs are the best. Very comprehensive notes accompany superb translations of these very important texts.
Jan 21, Michael Bibow-Finucane rated it it was amazing. More recent research, while affirming the late dating in a period of syncretic cultural ferment in Roman Egypt, suggests more continuity with the culture of Pharaonic Egypt than had previously been believed.
A unique spiritual vision which transitions into a pre-scientific treatise. Astrology in the Hellenistic period 3rd century bc to 3rd century ad Egyptomania In Egyptomania: The impetus for this revival came from the Latin translation by Marsilio Ficinoa member of the de’ Medici courtwho published a collection of thirteen tractates inas De potestate et sapientia Dei.
All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism.
The Hermetica are a body heretica theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: The following are the titles given by John Everard:. The Hermeticaare hsrmeticum collection of treatises which were composed between loo and 3oo A.