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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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.

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. It will be sitting on the corner of my desk until God pulls the shade and turns out my office light.

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

Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: Cambridge University Press, These were the works which influenced many early modern thinkers, who believed them to be written by the Egyptian god Thoth or, as he was known in Greek, Hermes Trismegistus, a near contemporary of Moses. 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.


Mitchell26 McLaughlin rated it it was amazing Feb 26, I crpus the book interesting in that you are reading a person hermetoca over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today.

Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I mean you can not really review this as a book as it is a series of discourses.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The collection, written in Greek and Latin, probably dates from the middle of the 1st to the end of the 3rd century ad. Hermetic Qabalah Influence and influences Occult and divinatory tarot. The Hermetica are heavily influenced by Judaism and explicitly refer to Genesis 1: Return to Book Page.

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Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Learn More in hermeicum related Britannica articles: The Hermetic philosophy was regarded After all, Cosimo Medici and Marsilio Ficino felt that the Corpus Hermeticum was more important than translating the texts of Plato into Latin in the midth century.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Two Roads to Salvation.

Corpus Hermeticum The Kybalion. The substance of the Corpus itself is one of the best extant examples of the religious, cultural, and philosophical syncretism of the Hellenistic world, incorporating aspects of Greco-Roman, Egyptian, and possibly Judeo-Christian traditions.

This is hreek everyone cups of tea, it is not going to mysteriously giving you the hidden meanings of life but there is enough to mull over. Although Neoplatonic philosophers, who quote apocryphal works of OrpheusZoroasterPythagoras and other figures, almost never cite Hermes Trismegistusthe tracts were still popular enough in the 5th century hermeticca be argued against by Augustine of Hippo in the City of God.


The Hermeticaare a collection of treatises which were composed between loo and 3oo A.

Hermetic writings

This new translation of its mystical texts is the only English version based on reliable sources. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. 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 and the patron of herjeticum the arts dependent on writing.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

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As within, so without. Other works in SyriacArabicCoptic and other languages may also be termed Hermetica — another famous tract is the Emerald Tabletwhich teaches the doctrine “as above, so below”.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: From these sources he went on to develop his own philosophy of Christian Hermeticism, or Neoplatonism.