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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The depth and detail of Copenhaver’s citations is a book in and of itself, a resource that at once closes the doors of ambiguity and opens secret passages to new realms of exploration. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As above — As in Heaven — Your own mind So below — So on Earth — In your body and environment If we think good, good will follow; if we think evil, evil will follow.

The Hymns of Hermes by G. All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism. Mead wrote a brief essay in reflection on the liturgical hymn forms found in the Hermetic writings. Paul Daniel Ash rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Book ratings by Goodreads. The Discourse on the P.ocpenhaver and Ninth. hermeetica

Also included in the Nag Hammadi collection is the Hermetic Prayer of Thanksgivingand an excerpt from the Hermeitca. Aug 05, Carlos Rendon rated it liked it. I have to admit I p.coprnhaver been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished. I just couldn’t read this. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving….


Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis. The Definitions of Asclepius unto King Ammon. Hermetida thing that quickly becomes apparent upon even a cursory perusal of the extensive endnotes Copenhaver provides to his translation of the Corpus, is that many passages permit a variety of plausible readings, making philosophical interpretation and idiomatic translation inextricably interwoven.

Technical and theoretical Hermetica. Nov 30, Heather rated it did not like it. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource to scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and hermeticw, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which the Hermetica have become canonical texts.

Mead, Thrice Greatest Hermes. I mean you can not really review this as a book as it is a series of discourses. Sign in Create an account.

It is the desire to biran their experience of interior reality that motivated these ancient authors.

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The remainder come from the early Church Fathers, embedded in polemics and doctrinal discussions. The perfect contrasted with the temporal.

Deus Asmus rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A unique brixn vision which transitions into a pre-scientific treatise. The world of the Hermetica. Find it on Scholar. Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: Books to be merged 2 17 Jun 06, The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus. A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader.


Many of the longer fragments are gleaned from Stobaeus, a fifth century C. His commentary on the texts is unequalled. Texts of the Corpus Hermeticum are provided in two formats: And I saw a limitless Vision: Cambridge University PressOct 12, – Fiction – pages. A wonderful translation for modern hermetic studies! With his choice of language, Mead tries to convey both the ambiguity and the the visionary intensity of the material.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Michael rated it it was amazing Jan 21, One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: The entire three volume text of Mead’s Thrice Greatest Hermesalong with a full-text search function, is available in our online G. Jul 21, Huda Aweys rated it really liked it Shelves: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Rose – – The Classical Review 40 Request removal from index. And I became transported as I gazed Hermes and his readers. Notes on the Corpus Hermeticum.