Hermetica

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Hermetica

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The body of mystic wisdom attributed to Hermes Trismegistos, or "thrice great Hermes," between the third century BCE and the first century CE. Hermes Trismegistos was a combination of the Greek Hermes and the Egyptian Thoth, or god of wisdom, learning, and literature. The Hermetica involved two levels of teachings: a popular pedagogy of astrology, magic, and alchemy, and a higher religious philosophy. It was very influential in the development of Western magic and modern neo-Pagan and Wiccan material.

Perhaps the best known work of the Hermetica was the Emerald Tablet, which opens with the statement, "That which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above, to achieve the wonders of the one thing." This indicates that the microcosm of the earth is a reflection of the macrocosm of the heavens, and this is regarded as the foundation of astrology and of alchemy.

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Al Mirandolano e alio Zorzi e accostato un altro intellettuale, Ludovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500), poeta cristianamente ispirato, studioso del Corpus Hermeticum e autore dei Fasti Christianae religionis, un poema in lingua latina che, sulla scorta di Ovidio, tratta delle feste cristiane dell'anno, componendo cosi un calendario permeato da istanze profetiche ed ermetiche.
A telling instance is sixteenth century Spanish mysticism which, Byrne argues, "is awash in Hermetic imagery," the age's Hermeticism being part and parcel of the Ficinian legacy, given Ficino's championship of the Corpus Hermeticum and what he interpreted as its unequivocal and seminal Platonism.
Her topics are Ficino in Spanish libraries, Ficino as authority in 16th-century Spanish letters, Ficino as Hermes Trismegistus: the Corpus Hermeticum or Pimander, Ficino as Plato, and the persistence of political-economic Platonism.
Este evangelio, del que no hay mas versiones, se encontro en un codice (llamado de Al-Minya o <<Tchacos>>) que contenia tambien otros textos (La epistola de Pedro a Felipe; Iakkobos; el Libro de Allogenes; y, quiza, Corpus Hermeticum XIII), pero las tremendas vicisitudes por las que paso, desde su hallazgo hasta nuestros dias, han contribuido a un no despreciable deterioro del texto.
Ficino's Latin translation of fourteen treatises from the Greek Corpus Hermeticum in 1463, under the title of Pimander, was a natural sequel to his study of these writers and established the Pimander together with the Asclepius as the primary sources of prisca sapientia for the next hundred and fifty years.
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He had also translated the Corpus Hermeticum, an Egyptian text dating back to fourth century BCE.
Los primeros escritores cristianos, Lactancio, Clemente de Alejandria, Agustin, mas tarde el Pseudo-Dionisio y Escoto Eriugena, y finalmente los <<filosofos>> renacentistas, atribuian erroneamente a Hermes Trismegistos la autoria de una serie de quince libros dialogados conocidos hoy bajo el nombre de Corpus Hermeticum, que mas tarde Isaac Casaubon (1614) descubrio eran textos gnosticos escritos durante los siglos II y III de nuestra era.
Translations of Plato's and Plotin's works and the so-called Corpus Hermeticum (tracts allegedly written in ancient Egypt said to contain secret wisdom) into Latin by Marsilio Ficino provide Renaissance scholars with the crucial texts to develop a concept of occult forces in nature that can be studied and manipulated.