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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This new translation of its mystical texts is the only English version based on reliable sources. 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 apparent 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.
Diuinus Pymander Hermetis Mercurii Trismegisti. A unique spiritual vision which transitions into a pre-scientific treatise.
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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Read the ” Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men p.co;enhaver, the first and key text in the Corpus Hermeticum; follow this with a reading of Mead’s Commentary on the Pymander.
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Hermes and Hermeticism Throughout the Ages. I want to descend into matter. About the Common Mind. A nice collection of late antiquity spiritual views for the curious reader.
Students of Gnosticism and Greco-Roman religion and philosophy will consult this p.copenhaevr with great profit.
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Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius
The Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis ; this lecture provides an excellent introduction bdian the Hermetic tradition. Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men. Clarendon Press, and I would recommend this translation to anyone rbian studying the Hermetica. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Review quote ‘A highly readable and reliable translation. Copenhaver’s introduction to the Hermetic corpus approaches the historical origins of Hermetism and P.copnehaver from, seemingly, all angles—at once dispelling the mythic history that surrounded Hermes Trismegistus and clarifying the texts’ rightful place in the greater context of Hellenistic philosophy and theology.
This book is much needed modern translation of the Corpus Hermeticum. And I became transported as I gazed Walter Corpus HermeticumA. Theosophical Publishing Society, ; they are reproduced completely, with Mead’s original footnotes.
One excerpt that I found peculiar and interesting: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Technical and theoretical Hermetica. Gwyn Griffiths – – Broan Classical Review 43 We, by contrast, use not speeches but sounds that are full of action. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Nov 17, Tracey rated it really liked it Shelves: Copenhaver’s edition and commentary is fully abreast of the main lines of contemporary research, and can be confidently recommended to all scholars seeking precise guidance on these difficult works Because it also embodies in its text and in its very extensive commentary the critical scholarship of the hermeitca 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 Foundational to paganism and Western mysticism, may seem dry p.copenhqver you catch the meanings.
The very quality of speech and the of Egyptian words have in themselves the p.ccopenhaver of the object they speak of. Description The Hermetica are a body hermerica theological-philosophical texts written in late antiquity, but long believed to be much older.
Uno Fohat rated it liked it Jul 27, I just couldn’t read this. Aug 05, Carlos Rendon rated it liked it. This beautiful meditation provides an important key-note to any reading of the material in the Corpus Hermeticum.