Ficino proposed the existence of an ancient pristine theology "handed down through the Jewish patriarchs through Moses to the Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus
, and then through a series of initiates to Pythagoras, who took it to Greece.
But he also speaks to the Spermatic Logos, from Hermes Trismegistus
, thought of as the Seminal Word in the Gnostic canon.
, Proclus and the Question of a Philosophy of Magic in the Renaissance.
Soon after Lefevres return from his first trip to Italy, when he met Ficino, he expressed his great admiration for the eminent Florentine translator by publishing, with the printer Johann Higman, Ficino's edition of the Poimandres of Hermes Trismegistus
in July 1494, accompanied by brief Argumenta.
Supposedly Hermes Trismegistus
was the scribe of the gods who authored the sacred hermetic works that described the material world as well as the quest for spiritual perfection.
Burroughs's nightmarish perceptions and canny trans-cultural insights seem to arise from of a heightened state of awareness, even as was that of Hermes Trismegistus
, but has been twisted by the Western cultural matrix.
For Casaubon, much of his interest in Hebrew writing and Jewish thought was related to his own, internal Christian polemics--especially his criticism of Hermes Trismegistus
and his attack on Pietro Galatino.
Van den Kerchove, a specialist in Coptic and Late Antique religions, has written a trenchant account of the rituals and healing practices associated with the god Hermes Trismegistus
in Late Antique Egypt.
El gnosticismo pessoano esta influenciado por los textos de Plotino, Filon de Alejandria, Hermes Trismegistus
, Karl Gustav Jung y por la teosofia.
The present bilingual edition of his work is appealing, with good deckled-edge paper, attractive font, sepia-toned printing, charming Dufy woodcuts, a short essay by the translator, notes, and a 1905 drawing by Picasso depicting Apollinaire, various beasts, and a magician (suggesting Orpheus or Trismegistus
, magi with whom the poet identified).
docet Virgilius, Lucanus et poetae omnes, et Platonici mundum esse animal, quod Trismegistus
apprime docet [.
The book contained diagrams and tracts about 'resurrection stones', strange configurations of the Tarot, Hiramic magic, Thoth Hermes Trismegistus
, and other obscure occult matters.