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Hermetica: Volume One

Hermetica: Volume One

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781570626302

Category: Philosophy

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First published in 1924, this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott's extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is said that these teachings are records of private, intimate talks between a teacher and one or two of his disciples. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the cut-and-dried dogmas of the orthodox philosophic schools and sought to build up, on a basis of Platonic doctrine, a philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs. Included here are the libelli of the Corpus Hermeticum, the Asclepius, the Hermetic excerpts in the Anthologium of Stobaeus, and other fragments. The entire text is produced in the original Greek or Latin, with an English translation on facing pages. Volumes II, III, and IV of Hermetica, which contain Scott's notes on the work, his commentary, and testimonia, extensive addenda, and indices, are also published by Shambhala.

The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth

The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth

Author: Richard Jasnow

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447050829

Category: History

Page: 612

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The composition, which the editors entitle the "Book of Thoth", is preserved on over forty Graeco-Roman Period papyri from collections in Berlin, Copenhagen, Florence, New Haven, Paris, and Vienna. The central witness is a papyrus of fifteen columns in the Berlin Museum. Written almost entirely in the Demotic script, the Book of Thoth is probably the product of scribes of the "House of Life", the temple scriptorium. It comprises largely a dialogue between a deity, usually called "He-who-praises-knowledge" (presumably Thoth himself) and a mortal, "He-who-loves-knowledge". The work covers such topics as the scribal craft, sacred geography, the underworld, wisdom, prophecy, animal knowledge, and temple ritual. Particularly remarkable is one section (the "Vulture Text") in which each of the 42 nomes of Egypt is identified with a vulture. The language is poetic; the lines are often clearly organized into verses. The subject-matter, dialogue structure, and striking phraseology raise many issues of scholarly interest; especially intriguing are the possible connections between this Egyptian work, in which Thoth is called "thrice-great", and the classical Hermetic Corpus, in which Hermes Trismegistos plays the key role. The first volume comprises interpretative essays, discussion of specific points such as the manuscript tradition, script, and language. The core of the publication is the transliteration of the Demotic text, translation, and commentary. A consecutive translation, glossary, bibliography, and indices conclude the first volume. The second volume contains photographs of the papyri, almost all of which reproduce their original size.

Hermetica: Volume Three

Hermetica: Volume Three

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781570626326

Category: Philosophy

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First published in 1924, this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott's extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is said that these teachings are records of private, intimate talks between a teacher and one or two of his disciples. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs. Included here is the translator's commentary on the Latin Asclepius and the Hermetic excerpts of Stobaeus. Volumes I, II, and IV of Hermetica, which contain Scott's translation, his notes on the Corpus Hermeticum, and testimonia, addenda, indices, are also published by Shambhala.

Hermetica: Volume Four

Hermetica: Volume Four

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781570626333

Category: Philosophy

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First published in 1924, this classic four-volume work contains various Greek and Latin writings of religious or philosophic teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus, with Walter Scott's extensive notes, commentary, and addenda. It is said that these teachings are records of private, intimate talks between a teacher and one or two of his disciples. The setting was in Egypt under the Roman Empire, among men who had received some instruction in Greek philosophy, and especially the Platonism of the period, but were not content with merely accepting and repeating the dogmas of the orthodox philosophic religion that would better satisfy their needs. Included here are alchemical writings in Greek and Latin about the Hermetica, as well as addenda and indices compiled after Scott's death. Volumes I, II, and III of Hermetica, which contain Scott's translation, his notes on the Corpus Hermeticum, and his commentary on Asclepius and the Hermetic excerpts of Stobaeus, are also published by Shambhala.

The Witchcraft Collection Volume One

The Witchcraft Collection Volume One

Author: Wade Baskin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504060417

Category: Reference

Page: 595

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Three authoritative yet accessible reference books explaining the terms, concepts, histories, and significant personalities of occult systems and practices. Dictionary of Satanism is a concise yet wide-ranging reference guide for the casual reader. It features essential information on the important concepts, issues, people, places, and events associated with Satanism. Also covered are the myriad forms and names that satanic worship has taken from ancient times to the present. Following its original publication in 1818, Collin de Plancy’s Dictionary of Witchcraft became a landmark study of demonology and the occult. A significant influence on the Romantic literary movement and notably consulted by author Victor Hugo, de Plancy’s work remains an essential reference text for any student of the dark arts. Dictionary of Pagan Religions offers a wide-ranging survey of the many religious cults that have flourished around the world from the Stone Age to the present. From Egyptian to Celtic traditions and Gnosticism to Cabala, coauthors Harry E. Wedeck and Wade Baskin have compiled information about the rites, rituals, and influences of these religious systems.

Intercultural Modes of Philosophy, Volume One

Intercultural Modes of Philosophy, Volume One

Author: Eli Kramer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004468986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 394

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Until rather recently, philosophy, when practiced as a way of life, was, for most, a communal enterprise of mutually reinforced personal cultivation. It is time, yet again, to revitalize this lost, but vital, intercultural mode of philosophy.

The Poems of Browning: Volume One

The Poems of Browning: Volume One

Author: John Woolford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317873167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 840

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The Poems of Browning is the first collected edition to be based on the earliest printed texts, and to present these texts in order of their composition.Together, volumes I and II provide an authoritative and accessible tribute to this great poet. Volume I, 1826-1840 traces Browning's career up to the writing of Sordello. It includes his only surviving juvenilia: The Dance of Death and The First-Borm of Egypt; Pauline, his first anonymous publication, and Paracelsus, the poem which made his literary reputation.

Hermetica II

Hermetica II

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316863732

Category: History

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This volume presents in new English translations the scattered fragments and testimonies regarding Hermes Thrice Great that complete Brian Copenhaver's translation of the Hermetica (Cambridge, 1992). It contains the twenty-nine fragments from Stobaeus (including the famous Kore Kosmou), the Oxford and Vienna fragments (never before translated), an expanded selection of fragments from various authors (including Zosimus of Panopolis, Augustine, and Albert the Great), and testimonies about Hermes from thirty-eight authors (including Cicero, Pseudo-Manetho, the Emperor Julian, Al-Kindī, Michael Psellus, the Emerald Tablet, and Nicholas of Cusa). All translations are accompanied by introductions and notes which cite sources for further reading. These Hermetic texts will appeal to a broad array of readers interested in western esotericism including scholars of Egyptology, the New Testament, the classical world, Byzantium, medieval Islam, the Latin Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

History of Nintendo: Volume One (Console Gamer Magazine)

History of Nintendo: Volume One (Console Gamer Magazine)

Author: Brian C Byrne

Publisher: Console Gamer Magazine

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Category: Games & Activities

Page: 141

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This is the History of Nintendo, Volume One. 3-in-1 collection of Console Gamer Magazine with over 140+ full color pages of retro goodness. In this volume, we take a trip back to where it all began, deep diving into the Nintendo Entertainment System, then the Super Nintendo, and finally the Nintendo 64. Get a peek behind the scenes and read how the consoles were conceived, the difficulties Nintendo faced as well as showcasing a complete list of hardware and software launched for each console. From development kits and prototypes, to unreleased never seen before games and software, this truly is a 'must have' in the collection of any retro gaming enthusiast. This is the first Volume Collection in the Console Gamer Magazine series, and includes: - #01 History of the Nintendo Entertainment System. (NES) - #02 History of the Super Nintendo. (SNES) - #03 History of the Nintendo 64. (N64) What's inside?: - 3 Books in 1 (140+ pages of content) - Reviews, development stories, unreleased titles & more. - Beautifully designed book with 100's of images. - Complete hardware section. - Top 100 games of all time. Available in both digital & print. First published August 2019. Author: Brian C Byrne Language: English Only. Series: Console Gamer Magazine. Website: http://www.consolegamermagazine.com

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Author: R. van den Broek

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791497661

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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This volume introduces what has sometimes been called "the third component of western culture". It traces the historical development of those religious traditions which have rejected a world view based on the primacy of pure rationality or doctrinal faith, emphasizing instead the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis: a revelatory experience which was typically believed to entail an encounter with one's true self as well as with the ground of being, God. The contributors to this book demonstrate this perspective as fundamental to a variety of interconnected traditions. In Antiquity, one finds the gnostics and hermetics; in the Middle Ages several Christian sects. The medieval Cathars can, to a certain extent, be considered part of the same tradition. Starting with the Italian humanist Renaissance, hermetic philosophy became of central importance to a new religious synthesis that can be referred to as Western Esotericism. The development of this tradition is described from Renaissance hermeticists and practitioners of spiritual alchemy to the emergence of Rosicrucianism and Christian theosophy in the seventeenth century, and from post-enlightenment aspects of Romanticism and occultism to the present-day New Age movement.