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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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Nov 17, Kathy Peveler rated it p.cppenhaver was amazing. Questions of relative influence from among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes.

The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — The Gnostic Society Library

Rose – – The Classical Review 40 Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Paperbackpages. The surviving writings of the tradition, known as the Corpus Hermeticum the “Hermetic body of writings” were lost to the Latin West after classical times, but survived in eastern Byzantine libraries.

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This I said is what I desire to hear. 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. Cambridge University Press Technical and theoretical Hermetica. Books by Hermes Trismegistus.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

His commentary on the texts is unequalled. Their rediscovery and translation into Latin during the late-fifteenth century by the Italian Renaissance court of Cosimo de Medici, provided a seminal force in the development of Renaissance thought and culture. Mead wrote a brief essay in reflection on the liturgical hymn forms found in the Hermetic writings. 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.


Sign in Create an account. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I am a follower of Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. We, by contrast, use not speeches but sounds that are full of action. Includes comparative analysis of the text of several versions where the sense of the translation is unclear, and an extensive notes section. However for a modern reader there is a problem with Mead’s translations: Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older.

The world of the Hermetica.

The perfect contrasted with the temporal. This entry has no external links. In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: I have to admit I have been making may through p.copehhaver book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Book ratings by Goodreads. 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.


Also included in the Nag Hammadi collection is the Hermetic Prayer of Thanksgivingand an excerpt from the Asclepius.

About the Common Mind. Cambridge University Press Amazon. The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism. Refresh and try again. He correctly understood the Hermetic p.copenhavsr as the distillations of profound spiritual and psychological experiences — experiences the texts themselves call “Gnosis”.

The commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, p.copebhaver history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a fifth century C. I don’t want to ascend. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.

On earth as it is in heaven, huh. Arthur Darby HermesA. Find it on Scholar. Other editions – View all Hermetica: Hermes and his readers. The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. Walter Corpus HermeticumA.

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