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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As above, so below. Clarendon Press, and Request removal from index. A wonderful translation for modern hermetic studies!

Introduction aside, the translation itself is wonderfully put together and is extrapolated upon by one hundred and sixty-seven pages of etymological, historical and philosophical notes on the text of the corpus.

Think that for you too nothing is impossible; deem that you too are immortal, and that you are able to grasp all things in your thought, to know every craft and science; find your home in the haunts of every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights and lower than all depths; bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold, dryness and fluidity; think that you are everywhere at once, on land, at sea, in heaven; think that you are not yet begotten, that you are in the womb, that you are young, that you are old, that you have died, that you are in the world beyond the grave; grasp in your thought all of this at once, all times and places, all substances and qualities and magnitudes together; then you can apprehend God.


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About the Common Mind. Open Preview See a Problem? Find it on Scholar. Rose – – The Classical Review 39 The Secret Sermon on the Mountain. 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.

Return to Book Copenhsver. Gwyn Griffiths – – The Classical Review 43 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 routes of exegesis.

Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius

The texts presented here, below, are taken from the translation of G. 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 hermetiva, evil will follow. The Hermetic philosophy was regarded 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 foolosophy of speeches.

I don’t want to ascend. Oct 29, Christopher Plaisance rated it it was amazing Shelves: The entire three volume text of Mead’s Thrice Greatest Hermesalong with a full-text search function, is available in our online G. The Hermetica are a body of theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to copenahver much older. And I became transported as I gazed The Hymns of Hermes by G.

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

The Encomium of Kings. There is some interesting theories extolled in through out the narrative. In supplement to the Corpus Hermeticum, we have appended to this collection the important Hermetic texts discovered in within the Nag Hammadi Library. I just couldn’t read this. 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.


Ocpenhaver earth as it is in heaven, huh. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Introduction, Texts, and Translation.

Includes comparative analysis of the text of several versions where the sense of the translation is unclear, and an extensive notes section. 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 perfect contrasted with the temporal. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

These are the opening words of the Poemandresthe first text of the Corpus Hermeticum; they provide a first insight into the visionary source of Hermetic Gnosis: A new Copenbaver Hermetica.

Copenhaver’s comprehensive introduction, provide an indispensable resource hetmetica scholars in ancient philosophy and religion, early Christianity, Renaissance literature, and history, the history of science, and the occultist tradition in which hermetca Hermetica have become canonical texts.