Corpus Hermeticum

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The Corpus Hermeticum is the most "historically important" part of the hermetic literature through which mythology about Hermes Trismegistus comes to us."[1]

Related Terms

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Notes

"Though there are some attestations of the name in the archaeological record, Hermes Trismegistus is almost entirely known to us through a body of literature."[2]


"The doctrines of the Hermetica are a stew of late antique pagan thought. They clearly are not translations from ancient Egyptian, as once was thought, for they have obvious links to aU sorts of Greek intellectual currents. In 1614 the classicist Isaac Casaubon demonstrated that the Corpus Hermeticum."[3]

Footnotes

  1. Walbridge, John. The Wisdom of the Mystic East: Suhrawardi and Platonic Orientalism. New York: SUNY Press, 2001.p. 2-3.
  2. Walbridge, John. The Wisdom of the Mystic East: Suhrawardi and Platonic Orientalism. New York: SUNY Press, 2001.p. 2-3.
  3. Walbridge, John. The Wisdom of the Mystic East: Suhrawardi and Platonic Orientalism. New York: SUNY Press, 2001.p. 2-3.