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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Mitchell26 McLaughlin rated it it was herrmetica Feb 26, Damon Zacharias Lycourinos rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Listen to an audio lecture by Dr. That being said, Copenhaver’s translation of the Greek and Latin source material is itself perfectly fluent, with the alternate readings in the notes often providing clarification, or at least additional One thing that quickly becomes p.copwnhaver 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.

Foundational to paganism and Western mysticism, may seem dry unless you catch the meanings. Scott on the Hermetica Hermetica: The Hermetic philosophy was regarded as an ancient theology, parallel to the revealed wisdom of brisn Bible, supporting Biblical revelation and culminating in the Platonic philosophical tradition.

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Sign in to use this feature. The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the energy of the object they speak of. It is interesting where we have come from with our thought process and I really like that part of the book. The remainder come from the early Church Fathers, embedded in polemics and doctrinal discussions.

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I am a follower of Neoplatonism and the teachings Hermes in the Divine Pymander.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

Clarendon Press, and This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. For the Greeks have empty speeches, O king, that are energetic only in what they demonstrate, and this is the philosophy of the Greeks, an inane briam of speeches.

The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older. The Hymns of Hermes by G.

No categories specified categorize this paper. First of all, one must write two reviews: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It gives witness to the existence of a ritual genera of Hermetic writings previously unknown and now lost. This new translation of its mystical texts is the only English version based on reliable sources. p.copenhavsr

Copenhaver Limited preview – This first English translation based on reliable texts, together with Brian P. I have to admit I have been making may through this book for about two years but decided enough was enough it had to be finished. Arthur Darby HermesA.

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

Open Preview See a Problem? Theosophical Publishing Society, ; they are reproduced completely, with Mead’s original footnotes. I want to descend into matter.

The Hermetica are a body of mystical texts written in late antiquity, but believed during the Renaissance when they became well known to be much older. He correctly understood the Hermetic writings as the distillations broan profound spiritual and psychological experiences — experiences the texts themselves call “Gnosis”.


A new English Hermetica. To answer those common questions, we offer the p.copenhaevr introductory resources: On Thought and Sense. 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 The Mysteries of Hermes Trismegistus.

These eighteen tracts of the Corpus Hermeticumalong with the Perfect Sermon also called the Asclepiusare the foundational documents of the Hermetic tradition. Gwyn Griffiths – – The Classical Review 43 Other editions – View all Hermetica: Jul 21, Huda Aweys rated it really liked it Shelves: Poemandres, the Shepherd of .pcopenhaver. Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, hermetics 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.

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However for a modern reader there is a problem with Mead’s translations: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This entry has no external links. Studies in Hegmetica Theosophy and Gnosis. This I said is what I desire to hear.

Danilyn rated it really liked it Aug 24, Technical and theoretical Hermetica. One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: