Cambridge Core – Classical Studies (General) – Hermetica – edited by Brian P. Copenhaver. This book is much needed modern translation of the Corpus Hermeticum. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the. For a more easily readable (and very reliable) modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P. Copenhaver.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. However for a modern reader there is a problem with Mead’s translations: 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.

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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

This book is more remarkable for, as Copenhaver suggests, despite the complex dialogues and illustrative imagery, not only is this text not a product of modern pseudo-scientific literature, but copenhave in fact an copenhvaer text which inspired the progenitors of modern science and humanism. For a more easily readable and very reliable modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P.


It gives witness to the existence of a ritual genera of Hermetic writings previously unknown and now lost. Deus Asmus rated it it was amazing Mar 30, 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.

Gwyn Griffiths – – The Classical Review 43 Theosophical Publishing Society, ; they are reproduced completely, with Mead’s original footnotes.

Rose – – The Classical Review 40 In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: Technical and theoretical Hermetica. Find it on Scholar. The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. The tradition that produced the Corpus Hermeticum embraced an imaginative, prophetic voice common in Gnostic scriptures; and the insights this “Gnosis” produced are not easily expressed in Greek, or Latin, or any pedestrian dialect of English.

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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; bring 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.


I am a follower of Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander. Preview — Hermetica by Hermes Trismegistus.

Jill Kraye – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 4: The Perfect Sermon The Asclepius. Walter Corpus HermeticumA. Lists with This Book. Nov 12, A.

This is an invaluable resource, and we provide a full-text search function to help in finding specific texts. Oct 07, Matt Harvey copenuaver it it was amazing. Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a fifth century C.

Science Logic and Mathematics. We, by contrast, use not speeches but sounds that are full of action.

Upon a time while my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a great height, while the physical senses of my body were held back—just as are the senses of men who are heavy with sleep after a large meal, or from fatigue of body.

As within, so without. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded Listen to an audio lecture by Dr. The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; this lecture provides hermetiac excellent introduction to the Hermetic tradition. 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.