Clement Salaman's Asclepius: The Perfect Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus PDF

By Clement Salaman

ISBN-10: 0715635646

ISBN-13: 9780715635643

The Asclepius is one among philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of old Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance occasions to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced on the grounds that classical occasions, is assumed up to now from the second or third century advert. although, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The approach of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the only, the position of the gods, and the stature of the individual. not just does this paintings supply religious assistance, however it is additionally a useful perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical occasions. the various perspectives expressed additionally replicate Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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