The Hermetica

The Hermetica

The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs

Book - 2008
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The first easily accessible translation of the esoteric writings that inspired some of the world's greatest artists, scientists, and philosophers.

Here is an essential digest of the Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to the legendary sage-god Hermes Trismegistus (Greek for thrice-greatest Hermes), a combination of the Egyptian Thoth and the Greek Hermes.

The figure of Hermes was venerated as a great and mythical teacher in the ancient world and was rediscovered by the finest minds of the Renaissance. The writings attributed to his hand are a time capsule of Egyptian and Greek esoteric philosophy and have influenced figures including Blake, Newton, Milton, Shelley, Shakespeare, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jung.

Providing a fascinating introduction to the intersection of the Egyptian and Hellenic cultures and the magico-religious ideas of the antique world, The Hermetica is a marvelous volume for anyone interested in understanding the West's roots in mystical thought.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9781585426928
158542692X
Branch Call Number: 135.45 F884H 2008
Characteristics: xxxvi, 147 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Gandy, Peter

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