The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are . The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus ( English), Translated by John Everard, Printed in London, ; Fowden, Garth, The. The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus an Egyptian Philosopher. In 17 Books translated formerly out of the Arabic into Greek, and thence into. The Divine Pymander [Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, John Everard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hermetica is a category of.

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And if the two parts be overcome, they become quiet, and are content to accept of it as their Ruler ; but if the one be overcome of the two, it is by them led and carried to be punished by its being and continuance here. But the Father of all things, the Mind being Life and Lightbrought forth Man like unto himself, whom he loved s his proper Birth ; for he was all beauteous, having the image of his Father.

What then should a man do, O Father, to lead his life well; seeing there is nothing here true? And when it was evening and the brightness of the same began wholly to go down, I commanded them to go down, I commanded them to give thanks to God; and pymanddr they had finished their thanksgiving, everyone returned to his own lodging.

The Divine Pymander: The Second Book, Called, Poemander

Though deathless and possessed of sway over all, yet does Man suffer as a mortal does, subject to Fate. Heaven is capable, and a fit receptacle of everlasting Bodies; pymandeg Earth of corruptible Bodies.

Then said PimanderThis is the Mystery that to this day is hidden and kept secret; for Nature being mingled with man, brought forth a Wonder most Wonderful; for he having the nature of the Harmony of the Sevenfrom him whom I told thee, the Fire and the Spirit, Nature continued not, but forthwith brought forth seven Men, all Males and Femalesand sublime, or on high, according to the Natures of the seven Governors.

Such discourses as these have very few Auditors, and peradventure very few will have, but they have something peculiar unto themselves. Mariano Vitale rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Nature embraced by Man brought forth a wonder, oh so wonderful. The impetus for this revival came from the Latin translation by Marsilio Ficinoa member of the de’ Medici courtwho published a collection of thirteen tractates inas De potestate et sapientia Dei.


I am often torn in rating ancient texts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But why do they that are ignorant, sin so much, that they should therefore be deprived of immortality? Becoming God-inspired, I attained the abode of Truth. Nature thus brought forth frames to suit the Form of Man. Holy is God, that determineth to be known, and is known by his own, or those that are his.

This influence continued as late as the 17th century with authors such as Sir Thomas Browne. And therefore being above all Harmonyhe is made and become a servant to Harmonyhe is Hermaphroditeor Male and Female, and watchful, he is governed by and subjected to a Father, that is both Male and Female, and watchful.

The Air brought forth things winged; the Water things that swim, and in the Watery Substance, Earth-and-Water one from another were separated, as Mind the Maker willed. They are not separate one from the other, for Life is the union of Word and Mind. Be Pious and Religious, O my Son; for he that doth so, is the best and highest Philosopher, and without Philosophy it is impossible ever to attain to the height and exactness of Piety and Religion. I think both attempted to translate the text honestly but some bias is probable in both cases.

The Divine Pymander of Hermes: Revelation of the Above and the Below

Many hermetic texts divije lost to Western culture during the Middle Ages but rediscovered in Byzantine copies and popularized in Italy during the Renaissance. The Hermetica are Egyptian – Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus “thrice-greatest Hermes “enlightens a disciple.

Views Read Edit View history. And straightways God said to the Holy Word, Increase in increasing and multiplying in multitude all you my Creatures and Workmanships. When that period was fulfilled, the bond of all things was loosed and untied by the will of God; for all living Creatures being Hermaphroditical, or Male and Femalewere loosed and untied together with man; and so the Males were apart by themselves pymznder the Females likewise.


And so all things were multiplied according to their kind. All these are themselves remnants of a more extensive literature, part of the syncreticintellectualized paganism of pymader era, a cultural movement that also included the Neoplatonic philosophy of the Greco-Roman mysteries and late Orphic and Pythagorean literature and influenced Gnostic forms of the Abrahamic religions.

Shabazz Pizazz rated pymandeg it was amazing May 11, Julius rated it it was amazing Jun 10, For as he had the nature of the Concord of the Seven, who, as I said to you, were made of Fire and Spirit. Coiling in sinuous folds, it gave forth smoke as from fire; and I heard it making an indescribable sound of lamentation, for there was sent forth from it an inarticulate Cry.

And I saw an infinite sight, all things were become light, both sweet and exceeding pleasant; and I was wonderfully delighted in the beholding it. That which is mortal cometh not into a Body immortal; but that which is immortal cometh into that which is mortal.

I know what thou wouldst have, and I am always present with thee.

Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus by Hermes Trismegistus

However, flaws in this dating were discerned by the 17th century scholar Ralph Cudworth, who argued that Casaubon’s allegation of forgery could only be applied to three of the seventeen treatises contained within the Corpus Hermeticum.

For this only, O Son, is the way to Truthwhich our Progenitors travelled in; and by which making their journey, they at length attained to the good. Now fix your thought upon the Light and learn to know it.