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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Hermetic writings

I don’t want to ascend. A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader. The aim grerk Hermetism, like that of Gnosticism a contemporary religious-philosophical movementwas the deification or rebirth of mortals through the knowledge gnosis of the one transcendent God, the world, and humankind.

Project MUSE promotes the yermetica and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. According to Cudworth, the texts must be viewed as a terminus ad quem and not a quo. The depth and detail of Copenhaver’s citations is a book in and of itself, a resource that at once closes the hermeitca of ambiguity and opens secret passages to new realms of exploration. Hermetism was extensively cultivated by the Arabs, and through them it reached and influenced the West.

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Introduction, Texts, and Translation. The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. This entry has no external links. There was a problem with your submission. A wonderful translation for modern hermetic studies!

Miller might have better said here “rights derivedfrom a state of nature” than “rights possessedin a state of nature. 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. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

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Clarendon Press, and I have been born in mind! Mar bermeticum, Robert Mitchell rated it it was amazing. 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 existing in Iraq and Khuzistanthe Apocalypseattributed to the biblical prophet Daniel extant in….

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. 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. It is interesting where we have come from with our thought process and I really like that part of the book.

This article is about Hermeticism. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. 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.

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. Oxford I pp. 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.

Uno Fohat rated it liked it Jul 27, May 05, John Kulm rated it it was amazing. 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.

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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. Little else of this rich literature is easily accessible to non-specialists. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of From the Renaissance until the end of the 19th century, popular Hermetic literature received little scholarly attention.

I want to descend into matter. 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. 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 extant Egyptian-Greek texts dwell upon the oneness and goodness of God, urge purification of the soul, and defend pagan religious practices, such as the veneration of images. As above so below.

Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi. Though the setting of these is Egyptian, the philosophy is Greek. Oct 29, Christopher Plaisance rated it it was amazing Shelves: The doctrine of the soul taught in Gnostic communities was almost identical to that taught in the mysteries: Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, Rose – – The Classical Review 39