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 he learning diligently, and understanding their Essence, and partaking their Nature, resolved to pierce and break through the Circumference of the Circles, and to understand the power of him that divibe upon the Fire.
The Divine Pymander
The texts form the basis of Hermeticism. They are very similar to texts one finds in the Nag Hammadi library. During the Renaissance these texts were believed to be of ancient Egyptian origin and even today some readers believe them to date from Pharaonic Egypt.
For first must it war against its own self, and after much strife and dissention, it must be overcome of the part; for the contention is of one against two, whilst it flies away, and they strive to hold and detain it. Oxford I pp. Avoid all conversation with the multitude or common people; for I would not have thee subject to Envy, much less to be ridiculous unto the many. pymandsr
Thou hast, O Mind, most excellently taught me all things, as I desired; but tell me, moreover, after the return is made, what then? Because there goeth a sad and dismal darkness before its body; of which darkness is the moist nature, of which moist nature the Body consisteth in pymmander sensible world, from whence death is derived. Then from that Light, a certain holy Word joined itself unto Pymnderand outflew the pure and unmixed Fire from the moist nature upwards on high; it was exceeding Lightand sharpand operative withal.
Occasionally one or the other offers a better translation. And from this cause Man above all things that live upon earth is double: Man then had a mind to break right through the boundary of their Spheres, and to subdue the might of that which pressed upon the Fire.
Hermes Trismegistus Thoth Poimandres. And the Earth and the Water were separated, either from the other, as the Mind would; and the Earth brought forth from herself, such living creatures as she had, four-footed pymajder creeping beasts, wild and tame. Lists with This Book. Repent and change your minds, you that have together walked in Error, and have been darkened in ignorance. Ashley rated it really liked it Apr 07, But others casting themselves down before my feet, besought me that they might be taught; but I, causing them to rise up, became a guide of mankind, teaching them the reasons how, and by what means they may be saved.
The Vision of Hermes.
The Divine Pymander: The Second Book, Called, Poemander
I shall know, said I. Blessed art thou, O Father; thy man would be sanctified with thee, as thou hast given him all power. I am often torn in rating ancient texts.
Forthwith all things changed in ect before me and were opened out in an instant. They do rather sharpen and whet evil men to their maliciousness; therefore, it behoveth to avoid the multitude, and take heed of them as not understanding the virtue and power of the things that are said.
The Divine Pymander: Hermes Trismegistus, His First Book
And then being made naked of all the Operations of Harmonyit cometh to the Eighth Nature, having its proper power, and singeth praises to the father with the things that are, and all they that are present rejoice, and congratulate the coming of it; and being made like to them with whom it converseth, it heareth also the Powers that are above the Eighth Nature, singing Praise to God in a certain voice that is peculiar to them.
For being immortal, and having power of all things, he yet suffers mortal things, and such as are subject to Fate or Destiny. Though deathless and possessed of sway over all, yet does Man suffer as a mortal does, subject to Fate. Methought a Being more than vast, in size beyond all bounds, called out my name and said: And before they give up their bodies to the death of them, they hate their senses, knowing their Works and Operations.
Heaven is capable, and a fit receptacle of everlasting Bodies; the Earth of corruptible Bodies. Jonathan rated it really liked it Jun 04, Nigredo Albedo Citrinitas Rubedo. And when I was amazed, he spoke again to me: As for the Hermetica itself: Light and Life is the Divine Mind, and from it Man was born.
The following are the titles given by John Everard:. A wonderful exposition of spiritual teachings and real psychology. But the WorkmanMindtogether with the Wordcontaining the circles, and whirling them about, turned round as a wheel, his own Workmanships; and suffered them to be turned from an indefinite Beginning to an indeterminable end, for they always begin where they end.
Their concerns are practical in nature, their end is a spiritual rebirth through the enlightenment of the mind:. 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 and the Females likewise. Divlne all 7 comments.
The Divine Pymander of Hermes: Revelation of the Above and the Below
But he, seeing and understanding the Creation of the Workman in the whole, would needs also himself fall to workand so was separated from the Father, being in the sphere of Generation or Operation. Cambridge University Press, For the sleep of the body was the sober watchfulness of the mind; and the shutting of my eyes the true sight, and my silence great with child and full of good; and the pronouncing of my words the blossoms and fruits of good things.
Learn my meaning by looking at what you yourself have in you, for in you too, the Word is son, and Mind pmyander father of the Word. Hermetic Qabalah Influence and influences Occult and divinatory tarot. The Descent of Man. ;ymander recent research, while affirming the late dating in a period of syncretic cultural ferment in Roman Egypt, suggests more continuity with the culture of Pharaonic Egypt than had previously been believed.
I am, quoth he, Poemanderthe mind of the great Pymqnder, the most mighty and absolute Emperor: Part of a series on. When he had thus said, he was changed in his Idea or Formand straightway, in the twinkling of an eye, all things were opened unto me. And the Divine Mind spoke for me to hear: Daniel rated it really liked it Jul 29, Everard has an edge, not only because of the above factor, but he also includes four additional Hermetic treatises that Mead does not include in his version.