It seems that the Corpus Hermeticum s text was written between 1st century and 3rd century AD The text consists of a set of writings that arrived to us in Greek and Latin The Latin translation of the text, was done by Marsilio Ficino as an incunable, and was printed for the first time in 1471 This work was attributed to mythical Hermes Trismegistus meaning Hermes three times big This text had a certain importance in the first centuries of the Church and it was popular until the Middle Ages, having inspired hermetic writings which started to bloom at that time In the end of the 17th century, some writers stated that this text was a fake This hypothesis had to be totally denied when Corpus Hermeticum manuscripts were found in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in Coptic....
|Title||:||The Corpus Hermeticum|
|Publisher||:||IAP 12 Dezember 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||102 Seiten|
|File Size||:||562 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Corpus Hermeticum Reviews
Wer sich für die Hermetik wirklich interessiert sollte dieses Werk besitzen. Denn alles spätere baut darauf auf. Selbst in moderner spiritueller Literatur findet man die Grundlagen wieder, die hier schon angedacht sind. Allerdings ist dies keine einfache Literatur: Das Heftchen ist dünn aber zum Verständnis ist teilweise weiterführendes Kommentargut nötig. - oder auch nicht, denn Sprache soll mit der Seele selbst sprechen und nicht nur mit dem Verstand...
Da es eine englische Ausgabe ist, ist es sehr schwer zu verstehen. Kaufen Sie also lieber die deutsche Ausgabe vom Kybalion.
I just discovered on page 96 of this book, it appears to have concluded with a single page containing the following query: "DO YOU LIKE MYSTERIES OF HUMANKIND SUCH AS PROPHECIES OR LEGENDS? IF YOU SAY NO, YOU SHOULD..." and on the next three pages are advertisements for books dealing with such topics. Then the book appears to resume for the last 3 pages. I can't speak for the rest of the content as I haven't read all of it, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were other issues in the text, just a warning. You may want to purchase a different version of the Corpus Hermeticum.
What we associate to hermeticism today is astrology, magia and many other mystical teachings. However the philosophy where it is loosely based is dialogy of Hermes and his students, not very different from Plato's writings.This short text has of course no match to Plato in the deepness and coverage of argumentation, but it gives very interesting view to this less-known philosophy. The translation is very clear and understandable.
I gave it 5 stars because it gives me access to an ancient religious text that influenced Christianity for many years before being inquisitioned into oblivion. I have no basis to rate the translation, but the sense of it seems to be there. In general, Amazon gives folks like me who have an odd interest in obscure early Christian texts easy and inexpensive access to a wide variety of texts.
A review and comparison the Table of Contents and Introduction shows an inconsistency in the number of chapters. The Table of Contents lists 13 chapters while the Introduction lists 15. I didn't realize this when I ordered the book. The Introduction also states that the book includes the Perfect Sermon. When I received the book I looked through it and did not see the last two chapters or the Perfect Sermon. Perhaps these are located in another volume.