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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This is unfortunate, for Mead’s translations of the Hermetic literature were until quite recently the best available in English. Daniel Klein and Thomas Cathcart. His health was, however, not good and in at his own suggestion his chair was divided, and he became professor of Greek.

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.

Christopher rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Though essentially a scholar and shy in nature, Scott’s work at Sydney and Montreal was much appreciated. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Stay in Touch Sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Hermetica is intricate and full of surprises! Hermetlca this was a common approach in past generations, it fails to fully apprehend the experiential Gnostic impetus within Hermeticism.

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Christopher rated it really liked it Feb 02, Luis Natera rated it really liked it Oct 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. Another body scitt literature attributed to Hermes Trismegistus was made up of astrological, alchemical and magical texts. Inafter the death of Charles Badham [1] Scott was appointed professor of classics at the University of Sydneyhis inaugural lecture, ‘What is Classical Sccott, delivered on 23 Marchwas published as a pamphlet.


Though influenced by the Greek philosophical tradition, the Hermetic tradition is not simply a derivative of Platonic “ideas”; nor should its visionary and experiential focus be lumped into the term “magic” as commonly understood.

The result is a zcott bizarre mishmash in which turn-of-the-century slang stands cheek by jowl with overblown phrases in King James Bible diction, and in which mishandled archaicisms, inverted word order, and poetic contractions render the text less than graceful – and occasionally less than readable.

Shembo rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Ships with Tracking Number! He contributed several papers to classical journals in EnglandWwlter and Canadaand devoted his later years 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 hernetica English translation and notes.

The result, predictably, was that most of that output has effectively been blacklisted in academic circles ever since. Goodreads helps you wlater track of books you want to read.

For thought alone can see that which is hidden, inasmuch as thought itself is hidden from sight; and if even the thought which is within you is hidden from your sight, how can He, being in himself, be manifested to you through your bodily eyes?

But if you have power to see with the eyes of the mind, then, my son, He will manifest himself to you. Very good plus to near fine paperback with a very small dog ear to the rear jacket. Preview — Hermetica, Vol. Poised between earth and heaven, you might see the solid earth, the fluid sea and the streaming rivers, the wandering air, the penetrating fire, the courses of the stars, and the swiftness of the movement with which heaven encompasses all.


Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Say What You Mean. For the Lord manifests himself ungrudgingly through all the universe; and you can behold God’s image with your eyes, and lay hold on it with your hands.

Hermetica, Vol. 1 by Walter Scott

Ships from the UK. The Anatomy of Loneliness. Tolerance is a major theme in his historical works. Augustine of Hippo quotes from the old Latin translation at length in his City of God, and copies remained in circulation in medieval Europe all the way up to the Renaissance.

The Day After the Revolution. Also, included in the book are accounts as to how and when the texts might have been compiled, along This complete translation of the Corpus Hermeticum by Walter Scott is a masterpiece. Be ready to immerse yourself into deep philosophical and spiritual wisdom. 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.

Refresh and try again. First edition thus ISBN: The “poetic” word order is probably the most serious barrier to hsrmetica it’s a good rule, whenever the translation seems to descend into gibberish, to try shuffling the words of the sentence in question.

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