Publisher, Solos Press, London 1997.
Hardback, bound in blue book cloth with gilt lettering to spine, pp. 253
Condition, used, very good. A clean tight binding free of notes and highlights, a bright copy.
The Hermetica is the name given to a collection of writings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, the Greek name for the legendary teacher, prophet and scribe deified by the Egyptians as the god Thoth and known to the Hebrews as Enoch. The hermetic writings are not as old as was initially thought, in fact they probably date from only the second and third centuries AD. However, they are clearly the work of an esoteric school involved in self-development and it is very likely that this school belonged to a tradition going back to the earlier Egypt of Hermes. The Hermetica can be studied from many different angles. They were a source of inspiration to C G Jung when he was developing his system of depth psychology, they are clearly one of the main sources of Gurdjieff’s cosmology and they are in close agreement with the doctrine gleaned from the readings of Edgar Cayce. For the reader today the Hermetica are still alive and vital.
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