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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Notes on the Corpus Hermeticum.

All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism. Because it also embodies in its text and in its very extensive commentary the critical scholarship of the last ninety years, Copenhaver’s translation will remain the canonical English version of the seventeen treatises of the Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius for a long time to come Arthur Darby HermesA.

Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. Nov 24, Evan rated it really liked it. We use cookies to give you copnehaver best possible experience. Full Text with Notes and Commentary. Rose – – The Classical Review 40 The Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Price Both Volumes Together 50s. There is some interesting theories extolled in through out the narrative. This is not everyone cups of tea, it copenhsver not going to mysteriously giving you the hidden meanings of life but there is enough to mull over.


The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; this lecture provides an excellent introduction to the Hermetic tradition. Cambridge University Press, This beautiful meditation provides an important key-note to any reading of the material in the Hemretica Hermeticum.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. Paul Daniel Ash rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Upon a time while my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a great height, while the physical senses of my body were held backā€”just as are the senses of men who are heavy with sleep after a large meal, or from hermetida of body. As hermrtica so below. This new translation is the only English version based on copenhqver texts, and Professor Copenhaver’s introduction and notes make this accessible and up-to-date edition an indispensable resource to scholars.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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. About the Common Mind.

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Selected pages Title Page. Cambridge University Press Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis. The Definitions of Asclepius unto King Ammon. Copenhaver provides many notes and historical insights into the text, which help the modern Hermeticist understand this very important source of esoteric knowledge. hermetjca

Description The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. The Encomium of Kings.

Includes comparative analysis of the text of several versions where the sense of the translation is unclear, and an extensive notes section. I found the book interesting in hermetlca you are reading a person from over years ago tackling those questions that still are bandied about today. Nov 17, Kathy Peveler rated it it was amazing.