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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The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — The Gnostic Society Library

This book will never be shelved. Walter Scott – – Journal of Hellenic Studies Technical and theoretical Hermetica.

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. Foundational to paganism and Western mysticism, may seem dry unless you catch the meanings.

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. Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grown to a like expanse hetmetica that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise above all time and become eternal; then you will apprehend God.


Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of After that introductory tour, read the introduction and commentaries in Mead’s classic work, Thrice Greatest Hermes: This I said is what I desire to hear.

Aug 05, Carlos Rendon rated it liked it. Texts of the Corpus Hermeticum are provided in two formats: A unique spiritual vision which heermetica into a pre-scientific treatise. 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. Cambridge University Press, 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 copennhaver in eastern Byzantine libraries.

Clarendon Press, and In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: What is the Hermetic tradition, and what did it teach? Studies hermeticaa Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis.

Copenhaver’s introduction to the Hermetic corpus approaches the historical origins of Hermetism and Hermeticism from, seemingly, all angles—at once dispelling the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.

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copenbaver This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.


Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Copenhaver’s introduction, which runs some sixty pages, is a wonderful summing-up of the history, literature and problems of Hermeticism from antiquity to the present day Diuinus Pymander Hermetis Mercurii Trismegisti.

Hermtica commentary is virtually an encyclopedia of the scholarship Probably dating to the third century or earlier, this text appears to be an initiation rite into visionary journey.

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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. Return to Book Page. Stephan Hoeller introducing Hermes: Mead, Thrice Greatest Hermes: Paperbackpages.

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Price Both Volumes Together 50s. It gives witness to the existence of a ritual genera of Hermetic writings previously unknown and now lost. As for the Hermetica, my respect is unparalleled and my amazement complete. The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. Refresh and try again.