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Cambridge Core – Classical Studies (General) – Hermetica – edited by Brian P. Copenhaver. Brian P. Copenhaver’s translation of the body of mystical texts known as the Hermetica is the first based on reliable sources, and his comprehensive introduction. Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The world of the Hermetica. Paperbackpages. The third volume of Thrice Greatest Hermes collects essentially all the fragments and quotations from Hermetic sources preserved in classical and ecclesiastical sources. I want to descend into matter. Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: Hermes and his readers.

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I am a follower germetica Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander. Sign in Create an account. The Cup or Monad. 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.

This edition is well worth perusing for anyone interested in the philosophy or religion of late antiquity, whether as a scholarly resource or simply a sample document from the ancient world for the curious reader. In this book, written in antiquity, there is talk of evolution, heliocentricity, and prophesy of a future time when humanity will cease its worship of God. 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.


Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a fifth century C. Selected pages Title Page. The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. Cambridge University Press Nov 24, Evan rated it really liked it.

To answer those common questions, we offer the following introductory resources: As for p.copenhsver Hermetica, my respect is unparalleled and my amazement complete.

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

The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.

The Best Books of The Hermetic philosophy was regarded A unique spiritual vision which transitions into a pre-scientific treatise. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Therefore, my king, in so far as you have the power who are all powerfulkeep the discourse uninterpreted, lest mysteries of such greatness come to the Greeks, lest A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader.


These are not philosophical tracts. Raymond Roberts,II rated it liked it Feb 14, The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism.

The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; this lecture provides an excellent introduction to the Hermetic tradition. The entire three volume text of Mead’s Thrice Greatest Hermesalong with a full-text search function, is available in our online G.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

p.copfnhaver This book is much needed modern translation of the Corpus Hermeticum. 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.

Mar 02, Brian rated it it was amazing. This document provides singular evidence of the liturgical and experiential elements within Hermetic tradition.