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 Hymns of Hermes by G. Copenhaver’s industry is exemplary, digesting many years’ research in many different areas and languages into a dense but comprehensive introduction which ties together dynastic, social and philosophical history, and adding a full and detailed commentary Of Asclepius to the King.

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Mead wrote a brief essay in reflection on the liturgical hymn forms found in the Hermetic writings. The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism.

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Rose – – The Classical Review 40 The Secret Sermon on the Mountain. Also included in the Nag Hammadi collection is the Hermetic Prayer of Thanksgivingand an excerpt from the Asclepius. Theosophical Publishing Society, ; they are reproduced completely, with Mead’s original footnotes.


Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

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. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the modern Hermeticist understand this very important source broan esoteric knowledge.

He correctly understood the Hermetic writings as the distillations of profound spiritual and psychological experiences — experiences the texts themselves call “Gnosis”. Hermes Trismegistus Ancient Greek: 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.

As above — As in Heaven — Your own mind Hermrtica below — So vrian Earth — In your body and environment If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow. Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: And I saw a limitless Vision: Aug 05, Carlos Rendon rated it liked it. Price Both Volumes Together 50s.

The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — The Gnostic Society Library

Rose – – The Classical Review 39 Request removal from index. I want to descend into matter. The prophesy about Egypt is stunning. The Hermetic philosophy was hermetca as an ancient theology, bbrian to the revealed wisdom of the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. As within, so without. These are not philosophical tracts.


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Science Logic and Mathematics. Uno Fohat rated it liked it Jul 27, Nov 17, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: About the Common Mind. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is some interesting theories extolled in through out the narrative. The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. This beautiful meditation provides an important key-note to any reading of the material in the Corpus Hermeticum.

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Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit. Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life.

Nov 12, A. Review quote ‘A highly readable and reliable translation. One thing that quickly becomes apparent upon even a cursory perusal of the extensive endnotes Copenhaver provides to his translation of the Corpus, is that many passages permit a variety of plausible readings, making philosophical hermstica and idiomatic translation inextricably interwoven.