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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Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, Refresh and try again. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Hermes Trismegistus Ancient Greek: Questions of relative influence from among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes.

No categories specified categorize this paper. 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 s 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.

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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.

Think that for you too nothing is impossible; deem that you too are immortal, and that you are able to grasp all things in your thought, to know every craft and science; find your home in the haunts hremetica every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths; bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold, dryness and fluidity; think that you are everywhere at once, on land, at sea, in heaven; think that you hermeticumm not yet begotten, that you are in the womb, that you are young, that you are old, that you have died, that you are in the world beyond the grave; grasp in your thought all of this at once, all times and places, all substances and qualities and magnitudes together; then you can apprehend God.


Both seem to have arisen in the complex Greco-Egyptian culture of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Rose – – The Classical Review 39 Lost Greek texts, and many of the surviving vulgate books, contained discussions of alchemy clothed in philosophical metaphor. I would recommend this translation to anyone seriously studying the Hermetica.

Mar 02, Brian rated it it was amazing. Please try again later. Cambridge University Press, 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.

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Two categories of Hermetic writings can be identified, although both seem to derive from the same milieu: Regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, Hermetic philosophy supported Biblical revelation and culminated in the Platonic philosophical tradition.

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 geek writing and the patron of all the arts dependent on writing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cambridge University Press The doctrine of the soul taught in Gnostic communities was almost identical to that taught in the mysteries: That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek and Latin source material is itself perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional routes of exegesis.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Therefore, my king, in so far as you have the power who are all powerfulkeep the discourse uninterpreted, lest mysteries of such hermeticx come to the Greeks, lest A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader. It is interesting where we have come from with our thought process and I really like that part of the book.

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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. All these are themselves remnants of a more extensive literature, hermeticm of the syncreticintellectualized paganism of their era, a cultural movement that also included the Neoplatonic philosophy of the Greco-Roman mysteries and late Orphic and Pythagorean literature and influenced Gnostic forms of the Abrahamic religions.

The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. A new English Hermetica. Introduction, Texts, and Translation. Arthur Darby HermesA. Dec 04, Aveugle Vogel rated it liked it. Miller is, nevertheless, right to stress certain distinctive features of Aristotle’s theory, notably that political rights are prior to and delimit property rights the reverse, of course, is true for Lockeand that Hermeticun can only be said to recognize natural rights in the sense of “rights based on natural justice” and not in the sense of “rights possessed in a prepolitical state of nature” On earth as it is in heaven, huh.

Some touch upon alchemyastrologyand related concepts.