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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Zausich, “A Book of Thoth? The world of the Hermetica. Of these texts the most important are those ascribed to Hermes Trismegistos by the Harranians and now preserved in Arabic, the Book of the Hermeticym of the Mandaeans copus Gnostic sect still existing in Iraq and Khuzistanthe Apocalypseattributed to the biblical prophet Daniel extant in….

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

The aim of 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. I just couldn’t read this. 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 gree the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ yreek place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.


Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, corpuus may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Hermes Trismegistus Ancient Greek: Aug 07, Eric Willeforde rated it it coorpus amazing. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Find it on Scholar. The depth and detail of Copenhaver’s citations is a book in and of itself, a resource that at once closes the doors of ambiguity and opens secret passages to new realms of exploration.

Oct 29, Christopher Plaisance rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is interesting where we have come from with our thought process and I really like that part of the book.


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 yermetica. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Nov 24, Evan rated it really liked it. May 05, John Kulm rated it it was amazing. No categories specified categorize this paper. This book will never be shelved. Rose – – The Classical Review 39 Oxford I pp. Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grown to a like expanse with that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise grek all time and become eternal; then you will apprehend God.


We, by contrast, use not speeches but sounds that are full of action. And one text, the Asclepiuslost in Greek but partially preserved in Latin, contained a bloody prophecy of the end of Roman rule in Egypt and the resurgence grek pagan Egyptian power. This tradition of the magus whose knowledge permitted him to change nature pervaded the ideology of the participants in this new age.

Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. Cambridge University Press, Retrieved from ” https: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. 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. Both seem to have arisen in the complex Greco-Egyptian culture of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

Aug 05, Carlos Rendon rated it liked it. Corpus Hermeticum The Kybalion. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. This allows hermeticun a better understanding of the relationship between Gnostic metaphysics and the theoretical Hermetica, dispelling notions of a rigid divide between the two systems.

There are significant differences: Notes on the Corpus Hermeticum. Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, Jill Kraye – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 4: 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.

This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P.