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Hermetica

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The Hermetica is the name given to an extra-ordinary collection of writings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Ancient Egyptian prophet, deified as the god Thoth.


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The original 1924 edition of Scott's translation of the Corpus Hermeticum consists of four volumes. The whole work is presented in a forbiddingly academic style, with copious footnotes and annotations.

In this edition, we maintain a free flow. The collection consists of the Corpus Hermeticum, the Asclepius, extracts from the anthology of Stobaeus and fragments from other writings.

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"The Hermetic Philosophy brought a much needed breath of fresh air into the stagnant atmosphere of Late Medieval Europe. It provided a justification for studying astrology and this in due course led inevitably to the discovery that the Sun and not the Earth lies at the centre of the solar system. It is no exaggeration to say that the Corpus Hermeticum, most especially the Pimander, was the manifest which shocked Europe out of the Middle Ages, paving the way for the Renaissance and the Enlightenment which was to follow two centuries later in the 1600s."     ~Foreword by Adrian Gilbert

Author Trismegistus, Hermes
Translator Scott, Walter
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 256 pp.
Publisher Solos Press 1993
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