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 extant Egyptian-Greek texts dwell upon the oneness and goodness of God, urge purification of the soul, and defend pagan religious practices, such as hermetida veneration of images.

The world of the Hermetica. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. As Brian Copenhaver suggests in the introduction and notes to his new English version of the Hermetica, the exiguous amount of occult material to be found in the Hermetic treatises known to the Renaissance may be the result of the abhorrence of magic felt by the Byzantine scholars who first put together and edited the Greek corpus and who may BOOK REVIEWS have deliberately excluded from it the so-called “technical” treatises.

Walter Scott – – Journal of Hellenic Studies I am a follower of Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander. Deals with the topic of creating earth in the image of heaven.

Even in the Asclepius, however, occultism plays a very minor role: I found the book interesting in that you are reading a person from over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It will be sitting on the corner of my desk until God pulls the shade and turns xorpus my office light. Return to Book Page. The following are the titles given by John Everard:. Everything including all “Religions” are one and have been from the beginning.


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Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. Cambridge University Press, As a complement to older introductory works to the same subject, Copenhaver modernizes the broader geek of Hermetism by taking into account the recently discovered collection of Coptic Gnostic and Hermetic texts at Nag Hammadi. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In this book, written in antiquity, there is talk greem evolution, heliocentricity, and prophesy of a future time when humanity will cease its worship of God.

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Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Thus, it corpys be fair to assess the Corpus Hermeticum as intellectually eclectic. Contact our editors with your feedback. This new translation is the only English version based on reliable texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the ocrpus of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts. 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 of every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths; breek 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 are 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.


Jill Kraye – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 4: Millennial science, scientific millennialism.

Retrieved from ” https: The Hermeticaare a collection of treatises which were composed between loo and 3oo A. May 05, John Kulm rated it it was amazing.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Subsequently modified and developed by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola —94whose grrek essay bears the significant title Oratio de hominis dignitate ; Oration on the Dignity of… …. As for the Hermetica, my respect is unparalleled and my amazement complete. Nov 17, Kathy Peveler rated it it was amazing. State University of New York Press. Danilyn rated hermmeticum really liked it Aug 24, You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.