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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Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will p.copengaver order arrive? Full Text with Notes and Commentary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jill Kraye – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 34 4: Questions of relative influence from among these sources are also discussed in the diligent comparative notes. The tradition and its writings date to at least the first century B.

The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — The Gnostic Society Library

He correctly understood the Hermetic writings as the distillations of profound spiritual and psychological experiences — experiences the texts themselves call “Gnosis”. Oct 07, Matt Harvey rated it it was amazing.

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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus

Oct 29, Christopher Plaisance rated it hermetifa was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Clarendon Press, and Begin with the introductory essay On the Trail of the Winged God: The remainder come from the early Church Fathers, embedded in polemics and doctrinal discussions.

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.

Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis. Sign in Create an account. It gives witness to the existence of a ritual genera of Hermetic writings previously unknown and now lost.

Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. 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.

Stephan Hoeller introducing Hermes: Selected pages Title Page. 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 P.cpoenhaver.

Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the modern Hermeticist understand this very important source of esoteric knowledge. Books to be merged.

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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

This is an invaluable resource, and hetmetica provide a full-text search function to help in finding specific texts. In this book, written in a First of all, one must write two reviews: Nov 12, A.

P.copdnhaver thought I heard a Being more than vast—in size beyond all bounds—called out my name and say: Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Diuinus Pymander Hermetis Mercurii Trismegisti. Nov 30, Heather rated it did not like it. Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works