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The Hermetica

The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs
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Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

The first easily accessible translation of the esoteric writings that inspired some of the world's greatest artists, scientists, and philosophers.

Here is an essential digest of the Greco-Egyptian writings attributed to the legendary sage-god Hermes Trismegistus (Greek for thrice-greatest Hermes), a combination of the Egyptian Thoth and the Greek Hermes.

The figure of Hermes was venerated as a great and mythical teacher in the ancient world, and was rediscovered by the finest minds of the Renaissance. The writings attributed to his hand are a time capsule of Egyptian and Greek esoteric philosophy and have influenced figures including Blake, Newton, Milton, Shelley, Shakespeare, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Jung.

Providing a fascinating introduction to the intersection of the Egyptian and Hellenic cultures and the magico-religious ideas of the antique world, The Hermetica is a marvelous volume for anyone interested in understanding the West's roots in mystical thought.

The Hermetica is expertly narrated by Brian Arens, an Audible listener favorite.

©1997 Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy (P)2020 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Fantastic!!

I will read this book again and again, it has timeless wisdom and knowledge, it is an enlightening book for all humanity to read.

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  • Jageman11
  • 18-09-20

The center of all knowledge

As a passionate Hermeticist, I think this was put together very well. The reader did an amazing job and it is something I will listen to time and time again.