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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Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, To answer those common questions, we offer the following introductory resources: Oxana Sidorenko rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Probably dating to the third century or earlier, this heretica appears to be ccopenhaver initiation rite into visionary journey.
Begin with the introductory essay On the Trail of the Winged God: 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 back—just as are the senses of men who are heavy with sleep after copengaver large meal, or from fatigue of body. This document provides singular evidence of the liturgical and experiential elements within Hermetic tradition.
Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius
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In supplement to the Corpus Hermeticum, we have appended to this collection the important Hermetic texts discovered in within the Nag Hammadi Library. After all, Cosimo Medici and Marsilio Ficino felt that the Corpus Hermeticum was more important than translating the texts of Plato hermeyica Latin in the midth century.
The most valuable aspect, I found, of his introductory essay was the exploration of Hermetism as an ultimately syncretic religious movement that exemplified the concurrent cultural s 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 copenhavfr texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.
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.
Introduction, Texts, and Translation. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your clpenhaver does not provide a proxy. Nov 17, Kathy Peveler rated it it was amazing.
As above, so below. These eighteen tracts of the Corpus Hermeticumalong with the Perfect Sermon also called the Asclepiusare the foundational documents of the Hermetic tradition. For the Greeks have empty speeches, O hremetica, that are energetic only in what they demonstrate, and this is the philosophy of the Greeks, an inane foolosophy of speeches.
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 copenhaveer surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.
One thing that quickly becomes apparent upon even a cursory perusal of the extensive endnotes Copenhaver provides vopenhaver his translation of the Corpus, is that many passages permit a variety of plausible readings, making philosophical interpretation and idiomatic translation inextricably interwoven.
Diuinus Pymander Hermetis Mercurii Trismegisti. Hermes Trismegistus Ancient Greek: 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. The Cup or Monad. Their supposed author, a mythical figure named Hermes Trismegistus, was thought to be a contemporary of Moses. These are not philosophical tracts.
Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius by Hermes Trismegistus
Whatever we think or accept will be the circumstances of our life. All of this combines to make Copenhaver one of the definitive modern sources on early Hermetism.
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The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. Hermes and his readers. A wonderful translation for modern hermetic studies! I thought I heard a Being more than vast—in size beyond all bounds—called out my name and say: The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older.
Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Oct 29, Cpoenhaver Plaisance rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is the desire to communicate their experience of interior reality that motivated these ancient authors. Stephan Hoeller introducing Hermes: The Perfect Sermon The Asclepius.
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