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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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If everyone listened to this the world would be a better place

Everyone should read/listen to this stunningly beautiful book. It will stay with you for a very long time.

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Absolutely beautiful.

You'll learn a lot and be left with plenty to contemplate. Such wisdom, lost to most of us.

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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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  • Joshua
  • 18-01-21

Nice Intro To Full Hermetica

Perfect place to start before diving into the complete Hermetic texts, best ones are from C. Salaman

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  • Gabriel ₩illiam
  • 27-01-21

Waste money. Narrator good, the authors ignorant.

The narrator is good, the authors are lacking in their understanding. Maybe not enough brain cells. They come off as students of a previous text book. Very shallow. This is no reflection upon the original author which they are attempting to translate or give their opinion. When I read something like this, I feel you've insulted my intelligence. Oh you'll say, maybe I should do the writing. Yeah, well it's too valuable to sell like a prostitute.

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  • L. Lewis
  • 02-06-21

Mind Blown

Give it a listen! If you understand it, phenomenal! If not, come back to it! But whatever you do, don't stop looking.

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  • E. M.
  • 20-09-21

Very Good Overview of Hermetica

I enjoyed this overview and commentary on the actual text which follows the commentary. Now that I have a overview of the subject matter, I can study more detailed text and fill in the details and get a deeper understanding of the subject matter. I read along with the actual book while listening to the audible version.

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  • 07-07-21

The Pagans have made known all of this.

The Pagans have made known all of this. They have discovered the art of healing the body, they have also made known the art of healing the soul; they have filled the earth with settled forms of government and with wisdom which is the highest good. Without Paganism the world would be empty and miserable.”

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  • W Hill
  • 26-06-21

Another brilliant Book by Tim Freke

I found the author and philosopher fifteen years ago when I purchased his book called lucid living which I still have. He writes some of the most profound and deep philosophical ideas in a easy to understand way. I really enjoyed this book. I attempted to read the a different publication of the Hermetica and it was difficult to understand and very dense. I highly recommend this version. Both of these authors did an outstanding job and I decided to purchase a hard copy to add to my personal library.

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  • Brad Erickson
  • 04-03-21

Enjoyed this book

I always enjoy learning about the Hermetica. I really believe everything finds its way back to it. It is what life is about.

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  • Sarah G.
  • 12-11-20

Beautiful, Absolutely Beautiful

I will for sure be listening to this book again. No words can truly explain how much I love this book.

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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.