The Way of Hermes: New Translations of The Corpus Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius

By: Salaman, Clement. Van Oyen, Dorine. Wharton William D. Mahe, Jean-Pierre

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A new translation of the great esoteric masterpiece that includes the first English translation of the recently rediscovered "Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius."- "The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius" provides new insights into the actual workings of the gnostic spiritual path.- Will be of great interest to scholars and religious seekers alike."The Corpus Hermeticum," a powerful fusion of Greek and Egyptian thought, is one of the cornerstones of the Western esoteric tradition. A collection of short philosophical treatises, it was written in Greek between the first and third centuries a.d. and translated into Latin during the Renaissance by the great scholar and philosopher Marsilio Ficino. These writings, believed to be the writings of Hermes Trismegistus, were central to the spiritual work of Hermetic societies in late antique Alexandria, aiming to awaken gnosis, the direct realization of the unity of the individual and the Supreme. They are still read as important, inspirational spiritual writings today.In addition to this new translation of "The Corpus Hermeticum," which seeks to reflect the inspirational intent of the original, "The Way of Hermes" includes the first English translation of the recently rediscovered manuscript of "The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius," a collection of aphorisms, closely related to parts of "The Corpus Hermeticum," used by the hermetic student to strengthen his mind in meditation. With the proper mental orientation, one could achieve a state of pure perception in which the true face of God appears. This document is of enormous value to the contemporary student of gnostic studies for its insights into the actual workings of this spiritual path.

Product Name: The Way of Hermes: New Translations of The Corpus Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius

Author Name: Salaman, Clement. Van Oyen, Dorine. Wharton William D. Mahe, Jean-Pierre

Categories: Occult, Egypt,

Publisher: Inner Traditions: 2000

ISBN Number: 0892818174

ISBN Number 13: 9780892818174

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 049046

Description: Owner name on fly, otherwise clean, tight copy in mylar-protected dust jacket. 124pp.

Keywords: NEW AGE OCCULT HERMES TRISMEGISTUS CORPUS HERMETICUM,