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Mead Hermetica

Mead Hermetica

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 HERMETICA
 
Being English Translations of HermeticDiscourses and Fragments
by
 
G. R. S. Mead
Comprising 
 Corpus Hermeticum I-XIV, XVI-XVIIIThe Perfect Sermon (Asclepius)Hermetic Excerpts from Stobæus
Celephaïs Press
 
Ulthar - Sarkomand - Inquanok – Leeds
2010
 
 The translations here collected were originally publishedin vols.
2
and
3
of Mead’s
Thrice-Greatest Hermes:Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis
,London & Benares: The TheosophicalPublishing Society,
1906
 (many reprints)This electronic edition produced by Celephaïs Press,somewhere beyond the Tanarian Hills, andmani(n)fested in the waking worldin the year
2010
of thecommon error.This work is in the public domain.
 
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CONTENTS
page
 
Editor’s introduction . . . . . . . . . .
v
 
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Corpus Hermeticum . . . . . . . . . .
1
I. Poimandres . . . . . . . . . . .
3
II. [To Asclepius] . . . . . . . . . .
12
III. A sacred sermon of Hermes . . . . . . . .
18
IV. The Cup or Monad . . . . . . . . . .
20
 V. Though unmanifest God is Most Manifest . . . . .
24
 VI. In God alone is Good and elsewhere nowhere . . . .
28
 VII. The greatest ill among men is ignorance of God . . . .
31
 VIII. That no one of existing things doth perish . . . . .
32
IX. On thought and sense . . . . . . . . .
34
X. The Key . . . . . . . . . . . .
38
XI. Mind to Hermes . . . . . . . . . .
46
XII. About the Common Mind . . . . . . . .
54
XIII. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain . . . . . .
61
XIV. To Asclepius, health of soul . . . . . . . .
69
XVI. Definitions of Asclepius to Ammon . . . . . .
72
XVII. [Asclepius to the King] . . . . . . . . .
77
XVIII. [The Econium of Kings] . . . . . . . . .
78
The Perfect Sermon, or Asclepius . . . . . . .
83
Hermetic Excerpts from Stobæus . . . . . . .
125
I. Of piety and true philosophy . . . . . . . .
127
II. Of the ineffability of God . . . . . . . .
132
III. Of truth . . . . . . . . . . . .
133
IV. God, nature and the gods . . . . . . . .
137
 V. Of matter . . . . . . . . . . .
138
 VI. Of time . . . . . . . . . . . .
139
 VII. Of bodies everlasting and bodies perishable . . . . .
140
 VIII. Of energy and feeling . . . . . . . . .
142
IX. Of the decans and the stars . . . . . . . .
147
X. Of the rule of providence, necessity and fate . . . .
152
XI. Of justice . . . . . . . . . . . .
154
XII. Of providence and fate . . . . . . . . .
155
XIII. Of the whole economy . . . . . . . . .
156

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