Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott’s extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is sai. First published in , this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes. Walter Scott. — Hermetica, The ancient Greek and Latin writings which contain religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to HER-. MES TMRISMEGISTUS.
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Hermetica, Vol. 1 by Walter Scott
The attempt, though, made the language and concepts of the Hermetic tractates central to much of post-medieval magic in the West. Retrieved from ” https: Pages unmarked, gentle wear. His translation saw print inand was reprinted at least twenty-two times over the next century and a half. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs.
Better World Books Ltd Condition: Book is bright and very tightly bound with slight edge wear only. The Perfect Sermon is substantially longer than any other surviving work of ancient Hermetic philosophy.
He was one of the leaders in the movement for the establishment of the women’s college, and as dean of the faculty of arts encouraged the teaching of modern literature, hermetifa and philosophy, and the inauguration of university extension lectures.
Scott, Sir Walter Whitefish: When Scott died of heart disease on 26 February the first volume had been published, and the second and third were in the press. The fourth volume, completed by Professor A.
Walter Scott (scholar)
The treatises we now call the Corpus Hermeticum were collected hermtica a single volume in Byzantine times, and a copy of this volume survived to come into the hands of Lorenzo de Medici’s agents in the fifteenth century.
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Ian Driscoll rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Dana Smith rated it did not like it Jan 31, Quotes from Hermetica, Vol. Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels. William Wilton rated it did not like it Jul 13, Central themes of many wwalter Scott’s novels are about conflicts between opposing cultures. In the same year his Fragmenta herculanensia: May 01, Pages Buy.
Fantastic introduction and some very poetic and inspired translations of the corpus hermeitca, over all, this is considered to be an unreliable translation. It covers topics which also occur in the Corpus Hermeticum, but touches on several other issues as well – among them magical processes for hermdtica manufacture of gods and a long and gloomy prophecy of the decline of Hermetic wisdom and the end of the world.
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Hermetica: Volume Two
Robert rated it liked it Feb 25, The Walter Scott translation – despite the cover blurb on the recent Shambhala reprint, this is not the Sir Walter Scott of Ivanhoe fame – while more recent than Mead’s, is a product of the “New Criticism” of the first half of this century, and garbles the text severely; scholars of Hermeticism of the caliber of Dame Frances Yates have labeled the Scott translation worthless.
Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 31, Jonny Henningson rated it liked it. Published May 1st by Waltee first published September 12th The setting was in Egyp First published inthis classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott’s extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. Matthew rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.