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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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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.

Nov 17, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over 20 I have to admit I have been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished.

The Hermetic philosophy was regarded If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Of these texts the most important are those ascribed to Hermes Trismegistos by the Harranians and now preserved in Arabic, the Book of the Zodiac of the Mandaeans a Gnostic sect still hermetlca in Iraq and Khuzistanthe Apocalypseattributed to the biblical prophet Daniel extant in….

However, flaws in this dating were discerned by the 17th century scholar Ralph Cudworth, who argued gree, Casaubon’s allegation of forgery could only be applied to three of the seventeen treatises contained within the Corpus Hermetia. Mystery religions and Christianity occultism In occultism Renaissance millenialism In eschatology: Lists with This Book.

The following are the titles given to the eighteen tracts, as translated by G. Request removal from corpsu. Questions of relative influence greeo among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes. The Hermetica are Egyptian – Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus “thrice-greatest Hermes “enlightens a disciple.


Hermetic writingsalso called Hermeticaworks of revelation on occult, theological, and philosophical subjects ascribed to the Egyptian god Thoth Greek Hermes Trismegistos [Hermes the Thrice-Greatest]who was believed to be the inventor of writing hermeticmu the patron of all the arts dependent on writing.

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

The true state of nature is the perfected political state. The theological writings are represented chiefly by the 17 treatises of the Corpus Hermeticum, by extensive fragments in the Anthologion Anthology of Stobaeus, and by a Latin translation of the Asclepius, preserved among the works of Apuleius. There are frequent allusions to Hermes Trismegistos in late medieval and in Renaissance literature.

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: Deus Asmus rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Internet URLs are the best. The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be gfeek older.

The most valuable aspect, I found, of 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.

hermeetica A new English Hermetica. Although no authorized interpretation could exist for a doctrine that was in constant fluctuation and although none of the Hermetic treatises could claim to be the correct interpretation of the pagan mysteries, nevertheless,….

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Part of a series on. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible.


The most famous example of this later Hermetica is the Emerald Tabletknown from medieval Latin and Arabic manuscripts with a possible Syriac source. Contact Contact Us Help. Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. This book will never be shelved. CopenhaverHermes Trismegistus.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Cambridge University Press, Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grown to a like expanse with that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise above all time and become eternal; then you will apprehend God. Their concerns are practical in nature, their end is a spiritual rebirth through the enlightenment of the mind:. Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Thus, it would be fair to assess the Corpus Hermeticum as intellectually eclectic.

Zausich, “A Book of Thoth? Preview — Hermetica by Hermes Trismegistus. Both seem to have arisen in the complex Greco-Egyptian culture of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: Although the most famous examples of Hermetic literature were products of Greek -speakers under Roman rule, the genre did not suddenly stop with the fall of the Empire but continued to be produced in CopticSyriacArabicArmenian and Byzantine Greek.

The Hermetic writings, in fact, present a fusion of Eastern religious elements with Platonic, Stoicand Neo-Pythagorean philosophies.