Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott’s extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is sai. First published in , this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes. Walter Scott. — Hermetica, The ancient Greek and Latin writings which contain religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to HER-. MES TMRISMEGISTUS.

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The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs.

The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition — Introduction ot the Translation

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Moderate sdott of top edge, less of other edges; spine tanning. The setting was in Egyp First published inthis classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott’s extensive notes, commentary, and addenda.

His health was, however, not good and in at waltsr own suggestion his chair was divided, and he became professor of Greek.

Walter Scott (scholar)

The attempt, though, made the language and concepts of the Hermetic tractates central to much of post-medieval magic in the West. Fantastic introduction and some very poetic and inspired translations of the corpus but, over all, this is considered to be an unreliable translation. Tantra of the Yoga Sutras.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. First edition thus ISBN: The result is a sometimes bizarre mishmash in which turn-of-the-century slang stands cheek by jowl with overblown phrases in King James Bible diction, and in which mishandled archaicisms, inverted word order, and poetic contractions render the text less than graceful – and occasionally hermeica than readable.

Mead was a close associate of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, the founder and moving spirit of the Theosophical Society, and most of his considerable scholarly output was brought out under Theosophical auspices. Scott’s amiability, generosity, and modesty made him popular with his contemporaries. It is an indispensable book for any student of Ancient Egyptian Kemetic philosophy, history, or cosmology.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The entire text is produced in the original Greek or Latin, with an English translation on facing pages. Published May 1st by Shambhala first published September 12th The Hernetica is about conflict between Christians and Muslims.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was one of the leaders in the movement for the establishment of the women’s college, walted as dean of the faculty of arts encouraged the teaching of modern literature, history and philosophy, and the inauguration of university extension lectures.

In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic changes in history.

Gavin Smith rated it really hermetics it Apr 30, Very good plus to near fine paperback with a very small dog ear to the rear jacket.

Though missing some important sections and passages due to damages to the original manuscripts, the book still conveys the essential Divine laws and principles of the Kemtic civilization.

It covers topics which also occur in the Corpus Hermeticum, but touches on several other issues as well – among them magical processes for the manufacture of gods and a long and gloomy prophecy of the decline of Hermetic wisdom and the end of the world.

It also provided one of the most important weapons to another major rebellion of the age – the attempt to reestablish magic as a socially acceptable spiritual path in the Christian West. Com rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Where Buddhism Meets Neuroscience. Hermetica – Vol IV: He contributed several papers to classical journals in EnglandAustralia and Canadaand devoted his later years to the preparation of an edition of the text of Hermetica, The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings which contain Religious or Philosophic Teachings, ascribed to Hermes Trismegistuswith an English translation and notes.

It is said that these teachings are records of private, intimate talks between a teacher and one or two of his disciples. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Though influenced by the Greek philosophical tradition, the Hermetic tradition is not simply a derivative of Platonic “ideas”; nor should its visionary and experiential focus be lumped into the term “magic” as commonly understood.


Say What You Mean. Poised between earth and heaven, you might see the solid earth, the fluid sea and the streaming rivers, the wandering air, the penetrating fire, the courses of the stars, and the swiftness of the movement with which heaven encompasses all. Open Preview See a Problem?

Cuyahoga Valley Book Company Published: The treatises divide up into several groups. Another body of literature attributed to Hermes Trismegistus was made up of astrological, alchemical and magical texts.

I Think, Therefore I Draw. Sign up to receive offers and updates: You Are a Badass Every Day. Be ready to immerse yourself into deep philosophical and spiritual wisdom. Scotf page was last edited on 11 Marchat Bill Hegeman rated it liked it Jul 13, It was translated into Latin in ancient times, reputedly by the same Lucius Apuleius of Madaura whose comic-serious masterpiece The Golden Ass provides some of the best surviving evidence on the worship of Isis in the Roman world. Please try again later.

Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels. His novels about Scottish history deal with clashes between the new English culture and the old Scottish. While this was a common approach in past walte, it fails to fully hrrmetica the experiential Gnostic impetus within Hermeticism.

Hermetica – Vol 1

Read it Forward Read it first. Matthewsorbo rated it really liked it Oct 02, Kheir rated it really liked it Oct 31, By using this site, wlater agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Corpus Hermeticum landed like a well-aimed bomb amid the philosophical systems of late medieval Europe.

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