The Hermetica : The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs
by Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy
Editor: Penguin Putnam Inc
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The first, easily accessible translation of esoteric writings that inspired some of the world’s greatest artists, scientists and philosophersHere is an indispensable collection of Greek-Egyptian wrestling writings attributed to the legendary mid-god Hermes Trismegistus (the Greek word for three times more Hermes), a combination of the Egyptian Thoth and the Greek HermesThe figure of Hermes was venerated as a great and mythical teacher in the ancient world and was rediscovered by the greatest minds of the Renaissance.The writings attributed to his hand are a time capsule of Egyptian and Greek esoteric philosophy and influenced figures including Blake, Newton, Milton, Shelley, Shakespeare, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jung.Offering an exciting introduction to the intersection of the Egyptian and Hellenic cultures and the magical-religious ideas of the ancient world, The Hermetica is a wonderful volume for anyone interested in understanding the West its roots in mystical thought
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