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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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The fifteen tractates of the Corpus Hermeticumalong with the Perfect Sermon or Asclepiusare hremetica foundation documents of the Hermetic tradition. He was the first novelist to portray peasant characters sympathetically and realistically, and was equally just to merchants, soldiers, and even kings.

Hermetica: Volume Two

This literature waletr out of the same religious and philosophical ferment that produced Neoplatonism, Christianity, and the diverse collection of teachings usually lumped together under the label “Gnosticism”: Bill Hegeman rated it liked it Jul 13, As a result, the Hermetic tractates’ borrowings from Jewish scripture and Platonic philosophy were seen, in the Hermefica, as evidence that the Corpus Hermeticum had anticipated and influenced both.

Though essentially a scholar and shy in nature, Scott’s work at Sydney and Montreal was much appreciated.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. Be ready to immerse yourself into deep philosophical and spiritual wisdom. At Sydney, Scott took much interest in the university as a whole. William Wilton rated it did not like it Jul 13, It may also be worth noting that Mead consistently uses “for that” in place of “because” and “aught” in place of “any”, and leaves out the word “the” more or less at random.

He contributed several papers to classical journals in EnglandAustralia and Canadaand devoted his later csott to the preparation of an edition of the text of Hermetica, The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings which contain Religious or Philosophic Teachings, ascribed to Hermes Trismegistuswith an English translation and notes. Malik rated it it was amazing Aug 12, The fourth volume, completed by Professor A.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From —86 Scott was a fellow of Merton College.

To ask other readers questions about Hermetica, Vol. The Myth of Sisyphus. Christopher rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Lane Williams rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Meadoriginally published as Vol. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Hermetica, Vol. 1

This is For You. In these comments, Greer approaches the Hermetic tradition from a philosophical and Platonic perspective.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Luis Natera rated it really liked it Oct 02, There are references to what I believe to the vedas as well as early books of the Bible.


Included here are the libelli of the Corpus Hermeticum, the Asclepiusthe Hermetic excerpts in the Anthologium of Stobaeus, and other fragments. Tolerance is a major theme in his historical works.

Hermetica – Vol 1 by Scott, Sir Walter

Gregory Peters rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Ian Driscoll rated it it was amazing Mar 23, His health was, however, not good and in at his own suggestion his chair was divided, and he became professor of Greek. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Waltet of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs.

Another body of literature attributed to Water Trismegistus was made up of astrological, alchemical and magical texts. First edition thus ISBN: Tantra of the Yoga Sutras.