New PDF release: Asclepius: The Perfect Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus

By Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one among philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historic Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced due to the fact that classical occasions, is assumed up to now from the 2d or third century advert. despite the fact that, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its spouse, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The method of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the single, the function of the gods, and the stature of the person. not just does this paintings provide non secular information, however it can be a helpful perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in historic and classical occasions. a number of the perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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