The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are . The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus ( English), Translated by John Everard, Printed in London, ; Fowden, Garth, The. The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus an Egyptian Philosopher. In 17 Books translated formerly out of the Arabic into Greek, and thence into. The Divine Pymander [Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, John Everard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hermetica is a category of.
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A better barometer would be to balance a text’s truth value with it’s scholarly value. Revelation of the Above and the Below. They are very similar to texts one finds in the Nag Hammadi library.
And let this, O Son, be the end of Religion and Piety; whereunto thou art once arrived, thou shalt both live well and die blessedly, whilst thy soul is not ignorant wither it must return, and fly back again.
As for the Hermetica itself: And thus it came to pass or happened unto me, which I received from my mind, that is Pimanderdivvine Lord of the Word; whereby I became inspired by God with the Truth.
Coiling in sinuous folds, it gave forth smoke as from fire; and I heard it making an indescribable sound of lamentation, for there was sent forth from it an inarticulate Cry. View all 7 comments. And from her bosom, Nature produced living things, four-footed animals and reptiles, beasts wild and tame. Published June 1st by Yoga Publication Society first published The Above and the Below.
If therefore thou learn and believe thyself to be of the Life and Light, thou shalt again pass into Life. Jake Parker rated it really liked it Dec 28, The following are djvine titles given by John Everard:. And thus continued all the sense-world pairings until the period of their end and a new beginning arrived.
The Divine Pymander: The Second Book, Called, Poemander
Little else of this rich literature is easily accessible to non-specialists. Hardcoverpages. Views Read Edit View history. Hermes Trismegistus Thoth Poimandres.
This is, O Son, the Guide in the way that leads thither; for thou must first forsake the Body before thy end, and get the victory in this contention and strifeful life, and when thou hast overcome, return. And thereafter I saw the darkness changing into a Watery Substance, which was unspeakably tossed about. Hermes Trismegistus Ancient Greek: Ashley rated it really rivine it Apr 07, And let him that is endued with mind, know himself to be immortal; and that the cause of death is the love of the body, and let him learn all things that are.
And some of them that heard memocking and scorning went away, and delivered themselves up to the way of Death. And the Earth and the Water were separated, either from the other, as the Mind would; and the Earth brought forth from herself, such living creatures as she had, four-footed and creeping beasts, wild and tame.
When that period was fulfilled, the bond of all things was loosed and untied by the will of God; for all living Creatures being Hermaphroditical, or Male and Femalewere loosed and untied together with man; and so the Males were apart by themselves and the Females likewise. For the like always takes to itself that which is like, but the unlike never agrees with the unlike. Though male-female, he is from a male-female Mind; and though he is sleepless from a sleepless Sire, yet is he overcome by sleep.
The Vision of Hermes. And after these things, O Pimanderquoth I, I am now come into a great desire and longing to hear; do not digress or run out. And Nature took the object of her love and wound herself completely round him, and they were intermingled, for they were lovers.
Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus
For being the gatekeeper, I close up all the entrances, and bar the entrance of the base and evil workings of the senses, cutting off all thoughts of them. Gerardo Laguna rated it liked it Jun 28, And the Divine Mind spoke for me to hear: What then should a man do, O Father, to lead his life well; seeing there is nothing here true? First of all, in the resolution of the material body, the Body itself is given up to alteration, and the form which it had becometh invisible; and the idle manners are permitted, and left to the Demonand the senses of the body return into their Fountains, being parts, and again made up into Operations.
Nature thus brought forth frames to suit the Form of Man.
And then in order they return unto the Father, and themselves deliver themselves to the Powers, and becoming Powers they are in God. Those things that are in Heaven are subjected or placed under it, but the things on earth are placed upon it.
Repent and change your minds, you that have together walked in Error, and have been darkened in ignorance. They who are there welcome his coming with joy; and he, made like to them that sojourn there, does further hear the Powers who are above the substance of the Eighth Sphere, singing their praise to God in a language of their own.
For a book like this 3 and pymaneer half stars takes into account both I think. But I, with thanks and blessings unto the Father of the universal Powers, was now freed, full of the power the Shepherd had poured into me, and full of what he had taught me about the nature of All and diviine the loftiest Vision.
And the Circulation or running round of these, as the mind willeth, out of the lower or downward-born Elements, brought forth unreasonable or brutish Creatures, for they had no reason, the Air flying things, and the Water such as swim.
Extensive quotes of similar material are found in classical authors such as Joannes Stobaeus.
Of the Soul; that part which is sensible is mortal, but that part which is reasonable is immortal.