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Corpus Hermeticum

Corpus Hermeticum

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The Corpus Hermeticum are the core documents of the Hermetic tradition. Dating from early in the Christian era, they were mistakenly dated to a much earlier period by Church officials (and everyone else) up until the 15th century. Because of this, they were allowed to survive and we seen as an early precursor to what was to be Christianity. We know today that they were, in fact, from the early Christian era, and came out of the turbulent religious seas of Hellenic Egypt.
The Corpus Hermeticum are the core documents of the Hermetic tradition. Dating from early in the Christian era, they were mistakenly dated to a much earlier period by Church officials (and everyone else) up until the 15th century. Because of this, they were allowed to survive and we seen as an early precursor to what was to be Christianity. We know today that they were, in fact, from the early Christian era, and came out of the turbulent religious seas of Hellenic Egypt.

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The Corpus Hermeticum
translated by G.R.S. Mead
 
Table of Contents
The Corpus Hermeticum....................................................................................................................................1
translated by G.R.S. Mead.......................................................................................................................1The Corpus Hermeticum..........................................................................................................................1I. Poemandres,the Shepherd of Men...................................................................................................................1II. To Asclepius....................................................................................................................................................7III. The SacredSermon......................................................................................................................................11IV. The Cup orMonad.......................................................................................................................................12V. Though Unmanifest God Is Most Manifest..................................................................................................14VI. In God Alone Is Good And ElsewhereNowhere........................................................................................17VII. The Greatest Ill Among Men is Ignorance of God.....................................................................................18VIII. That No One of Existing Things doth Perish, but Men in Error Speak of Their Changes asDestructions andas Deaths.................................................................................................................................19IX. On Thoughtand Sense.................................................................................................................................20X. The Key.........................................................................................................................................................23XI. Mind Unto Hermes......................................................................................................................................29XII. About The Common Mind.........................................................................................................................34XIII. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain ........................................................................................................38
The Corpus Hermeticumi
 
The Corpus Hermeticum
translated by G.R.S. Mead
This page copyright © 2001 Blackmask Online.http://www.blackmask.comI. Poemandres,the Shepherd of Men
II. To Asclepius
III. The SacredSermon
IV. The Cup orMonad
VI. In God Alone Is Good And ElsewhereNowhere
VII. The Greatest Ill Among Men is Ignorance of God
VIII. That No One of Existing Things doth Perish, but Men in Error Speak of Their Changes asDestructions andas Deaths
IX. On Thoughtand Sense
X. The Key
XI. Mind Unto Hermes
XII. About The Common Mind
XIII. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain
The Corpus Hermeticum
The Corpus Hermeticum are the core documents of the Hermetic tradition. Dating from early in the Christianera, they were mistakenly dated to a much earlier period by Church officials (and everyone else) up until the15th century. Because of this, they were allowed to survive and we seen as an early precursor to what was tobe Christianity. We know today that they were, in fact, from the early Christian era, and came out of theturbulent religious seas of Hellenic Egypt.These are all taken from Mead's translations, which are in the public domain at this point.
I. Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men
1. It chanced once on a time my mind was meditating on the things that are, my thought was raised to a greatheight, the senses of my body being held back − just as men who are weighed down with sleep after a fill of food, or from fatigue of body.Methought a Being more than vast, in size beyond all bounds, called out my name and saith: What wouldstthou hear and see, and what hast thou in mind to learn and know?2. And I do say: Who art thou?He saith: I am Man−Shepherd (Poemandres), Mind of all−masterhood; I know what thou desirest and I'mwith thee everywhere.
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