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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Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! As a result, the Hermetic tractates’ borrowings from Jewish scripture and Platonic philosophy were seen, in the Renaissance, as evidence that the Corpus Hermeticum had anticipated and influenced both.
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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.
The Talisman is about conflict between Christians and Muslims. Caught in this tangle like so many writers of the time, Mead wanted to write in the grand style but apparently didn’t know how. Hermetica – Vol IV: The Future Is Open.
Ships with Tracking Number! The Walter Scott translation – despite the cover blurb on the recent Shambhala reprint, this is not the Sir Walter Scott of Ivanhoe fame – while more recent than Mead’s, is svott product of the “New Criticism” of the first half of this century, and garbles the text scort scholars of Hermeticism of the caliber of Dame Frances Yates have labeled the Scott translation worthless. The Perfect Sermon or Asclepiuswhich is also included here, reached the Renaissance by a different route.
Mead hoped, as he mentioned at the beginning of Thrice Greatest Hermesto “render In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up hermftica violent, dramatic Librarian Note: Matthew rated it it was amazing Oct 17, The treatises divide up into several groups.
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His combination of profound and qalter scholarship with idealism was a strong influence in university and teaching life. Gavin Smith rated it really liked it Apr 30, There are obvious connections and common themes linking each of these traditions, although each had its own answer to the major questions of the time. The treatises we now call the Corpus Hermeticum were collected into a single volume in Byzantine times, and a copy of this volume survived to come into the hands of Lorenzo de Medici’s agents in the fifteenth century.
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Hermetica: Volume Two
While this was a common approach in past generations, it fails to fully apprehend the experiential Gnostic impetus within Hermeticism. Published May 1st by Shambhala first published September 12th The attempt, though, made the her,etica and concepts of the Hermetic tractates central to much of post-medieval magic in the West.
Seen from a late twentieth century sensibility, the result verges on unintentional self-parody in places: Hermetica – Vol 2 Sir Walter Scott Maxwell Purrington rated it it was amazing May 23, We are experiencing technical difficulties. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. This complete translation of walrer Corpus Hermeticum by Walter Scott is a masterpiece.
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Ian Driscoll rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Views Read Edit View history. Though essentially a scholar and shy in nature, Scott’s work at Sydney and Montreal was much appreciated. It is an indispensable book for any student of Ancient Egyptian Kemetic philosophy, history, or cosmology. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This didn’t work, of course; the radical redefinition of Western Christianity that took place in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation hardened doctrinal barriers to the point that people were being burned in the sixteenth century for practices that were considered evidences of devoutness in the fourteenth.
From —86 Scott was a fellow of Merton Hedmetica. Sign In Register Help Cart.