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The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus

hermeticism from ancient to modern times

by Florian Ebeling

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hermes, -- Trismegistus,
  • Hermetism x History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementFlorian Ebeling ; foreword by Jan Assmann ; translated from the German by David Lorton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1589 .E25 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17554223M
    ISBN 109780801445460
    LC Control Number2006101315

    As a divine fountain of writing, Hermes Trismegistus was credited with tens of thousands of writings of high standing, reputed to be of immense antiquity. Plato's Timaeus and Critias state that in the temple of Neith at Sais, there were secret halls containing historical records which had been kept for 9, years. Hermes’ Prophecy. ASCLEPIUS translated from Latin documents by evenousaccess.com Greek original has been lost. Acclepius III, in which is found the Hermetic prophecy, is an exposition on the nature of cosmology and hence, on the nature of God, time, the cycles of life, the nature of the world, destiny, etc.A prophecy of Egypt emerges, given mainly as an example through which to express certain.

    To this day, Hermes Trismegistus is one of the central figures of the occult—his name is synonymous with the esoteric. In this scholarly yet accessible introduction to the history of Hermeticism and its mythical founder, Florian Ebeling provides a concise overview of the Corpus Hermeticum and other writings attributed to Hermes. Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes," emerged from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes and Thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of intellectual history. Since antiquity, the legendary "wise Egyptian" has been considered the creator of several mystical and magical writings on such topics as alchemy, astrology, medicine.

    Get this from a library! The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus: hermeticism from ancient to modern times. [Florian Ebeling] -- "Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to. Review of “The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus” by nickpelling ⋅ 5 Comments Every once in a while, a history book comes along that really humbles me, that leaves me speechless not from its erudition, brilliance or sophistry, but from a certain hard-to-pin-down historical “X Factor”: a kind of connectedness in the thinking.


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The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus by Florian Ebeling Download PDF EPUB FB2

Jun 21,  · The late David Lorton, an Egyptologist, was the translator of many books, including Ancient Egypt in Questions and Answers, The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus, The Secret Lore of Egypt, and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, all from Cornell.

Jan Assmann is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at Heidelberg evenousaccess.com by: Jun 21,  · In The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus: Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times, Florian Ebeling takes a fresh approach by focusing on the character/author Hermes Trismegistus within countless literary sources attributed to him from Coptic, European and Arabic sources/5(6).

Jan 01,  · This book traces the history of Hermes Trismegistus from the origins of his conception to his fading into the concept of hermeticism.

The earliest texts are identified as coming from many different authors and times. But the Corpus Hermetiva cab roughly be divided into two categories: that of philosophical texts and that of alchemical texts.4/5. The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus: hermeticism from ancient to modern times.

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The late David Lorton, an Egyptologist, was the translator of many books, including Ancient Egypt in Questions and Answers, The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus, The Secret Lore of Egypt, and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, all from Cornell. Jan Assmann is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at Heidelberg University.

"The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus is a thoroughly investigated work dealing with an otherwise all too seldom researched topic within the field of traditional Egyptology. Although Western culture is widely recognized as being greatly indebted to Judeo-Christian and Graeco-Roman traditions, ancient Egypt's contribution to European intellectual history has often been evenousaccess.com: Cornell University Press.

"Florian Ebeling's The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus should be lauded for its innovative approach to the study of Hermeticism. The text is not only informative about areas of study often left neglected but also provides insight into the ideologies and processes that went into the development of various forms of Hermetic thought."4/5(41).

Because this The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus: Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times (Cornell Paperbacks) is an unordinary book that the inside of the guide waiting for you to snap the idea but latter it will shock you with the secret this inside.

THE BOOK OF THOTH While Hermes still walked the earth with men, he entrusted to his chosen successors the sacred Book of Thoth. This work contained the secret processes by which the regeneration of humanity was to be accomplished and also served as the key to his other writings.

Both of these early references in Cicero (most ancient Trismegistus material is from the early centuries AD) corroborate the view that Thrice-Great Hermes originated in Hellenistic Egypt through syncretism between Greek and Egyptian gods (the Hermetica refer most often to Thoth and Amun).

Jan 04,  · texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus: hermeticism from ancient to modern times by Ebeling, Florian, Publication date Topics Hermes, Trismegistus, Hermetism -- HistoryPages: The Emerald Tablet, also known as the Smaragdine Tablet, or Tabula Smaragdina, is a compact and cryptic piece of the Hermetica reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation.

It was highly regarded by European alchemists as the foundation of their art and its Hermetic tradition. The original source of the Emerald Tablet is unknown. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named. In The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus: Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times, Florian Ebeling takes a fresh approach by focusing on the character/author Hermes Trismegistus within countless literary sources attributed to him from Coptic, European and Arabic sources/5(6).

Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes," emerged from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes and Thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of intellectual history.

Since antiquity, the legendary "wise Egyptian" has been considered the creator of several mystical and magical writings on such topics as alchemy, astrology, medicine, and the transcendence of evenousaccess.com: $ The Asclepius is one of two philosophical books ascribed to the legendary sage of Ancient Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was believed in classical and renaissance times to have lived shortly after Moses.

The Greek original, lost since classical times, is thought to date from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus | "Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Brand: Cornell University Press.

Hermes Trismegistus has 91 books on Goodreads with ratings. Hermes Trismegistus’s most popular book is Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and th. Jun 22,  · In The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus, Florian Ebeling sets out to survey primary sources, along the way correcting or clarifying a number of longstanding historiographical issues.

Ebeling's slim volume is an excellent introduction to a complex and contested field. HERMES Trismegistus, (who was the author of the divine Pymander and some other books,) lived some time before evenousaccess.com received the name of Trismegistus, or Mercurius ter Maximus, i.

thrice greatest Intelligencer, because he was the first intelligencer who communicated celestial and divine knowledge to mankind by writing. Hermes Trismegistus vanquished Typhon, the dragon of ignorance, and mental, moral and physical perversion." Books Surviving Hermes Trismegistus is the wisdom of the Hermetica, 42 books (including the emerald tablets of Toth) that have profoundly influenced the development of Western occultism and magic.

Sep 01,  · Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes," emerged from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes and Thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of intellectual history. Since antiquity, the legendary "wise Egyptian" has been considered the creator of several mystical and magical writings on such topics as alchemy, astrology, medicine, and the transcendence of evenousaccess.com: Cornell University Press.Ranging widely in space and time, The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus skillfully introduces the reader to the many gods, philosophers, scholars, and authors who comprise the Hermetic tradition.

In this excellent book Florian Ebeling makes accessible a rich chapter of intellectual history, hitherto basically the preserve of a small group of specialists."Author: Florian Ebeling.The secret history of Hermes Trismegistus: hermeticism from ancient to modern times.

[Florian Ebeling; David Lorton; Jan Assmann] -- Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes," emerged from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes and Thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of intellectual history.