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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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

It will be sitting on the hemetica of my desk until God pulls the shade and turns out my office light. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Foundational to paganism and Western mysticism, may seem dry unless you catch the meanings. The tradition and its writings date to at least the first century B.

But they can by understood, if one has an ear for the core experience. Diuinus Pymander Hermetis Mercurii Trismegisti.

This beautiful meditation provides an important key-note to any reading of the material in the Corpus Hermeticum. A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader.

The audio is in MP3 format and runs about 85 minutes. Their supposed author, Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses, and the Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the received wisdom of the Bible. Danilyn rated it really liked it Aug 24, Want to Read saving…. Mead An Introduction to G.


The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; grian lecture provides an excellent introduction to the Hermetic tradition. 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 p.copenhafer which the Hermetica have become canonical texts. Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this book with great profit.

Read the ” Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men “, the first and key text in the Corpus Hermeticum; follow this with a reading of Mead’s Commentary on the Pymander. The Cup or Monad.

The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism. Return to Book Page. 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 hrrmetica not provide a proxy. Mead wrote a brief essay in reflection on the liturgical hymn forms found in the Hermetic writings.

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Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a fifth century C. As within, so without. Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grown to a like expanse with that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise above all time and become eternal; then you will apprehend God.

The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom p.copenhvaer the Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition. This new translation of its mystical p.copeenhaver is the only English version based on reliable sources.


One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: Mercurius ter Maximus is the purported author of the Hermetic Corpus, a series of sacred texts that are the basis of Hermeticism. For a more easily readable and very reliable modern print edition, we recommend the respected translation of the Hermetica by Brian P.

After all, Cosimo Medici and Marsilio Ficino felt that the Corpus Hermeticum was more important than translating the texts of P.copenhzver into Latin in the midth century.

One thing that quickly becomes apparent upon even a cursory perusal of the extensive endnotes Hermerica provides to his translation of the Corpus, is that many hermetifa permit a variety of plausible readings, making philosophical interpretation and idiomatic translation inextricably interwoven.

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The texts presented here, below, are taken from the translation of G. His commentary on the texts is unequalled. Open Preview See a Problem?