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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 One

Hermetica: Volume One

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 1570626308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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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.

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.

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.

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Author: R. van den Broek

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791497661

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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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.

Transhumanism

Transhumanism

Author: Scott de Hart

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781936239474

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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The ultimate question is no longer "who am I" or "why am I here." These questions were answered in the earliest civilizations by philosophers and priests. Today we live in an age of such rapid advances in technology and science that the ultimate question must be rephrased: what shall we be? This book investigates what may become of human civilization, who is setting the agenda for a trans-humanistic civilization, and why . The modern Victor Frankenstein holds a high political office, carries diplomatic immunity, and is most likely funded by the largest corporations worldwide. His method is ancient: alchemy. His fraternities are well known and their secrets are well kept, but his goal of times past and present is the same; he dares to become as god, genetically manipulating the seeds of the earth, the beasts on the fields, and to claim legal ownership over humanity by re-creating it in his own image. This is no fairy tale, science fiction, or conspiracy theory … it simply is! Transhumanism, a Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas by Dr.'s. Joseph P. Farrell and Scott D. de Hart lifts the veil from the macabre transhumanistic monster being assembled and exposes the hidden history and agenda that has set humanity on a collision course for the Apocalypse. Joseph P. Farrell is the author of the best-selling Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441107497

Category: History

Page: 392

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Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.

Forbidden Science - Volume Two

Forbidden Science - Volume Two

Author: Jacques VALLEE

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578032313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

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Personal diary of a scientist exploring the frontiers of research

The Great Art

The Great Art

Author: Antoine-Joseph Pernety

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

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A system of physics according to hermetic philosophy and theory and practice of the magisterium.

Collectanea Hermetica

Collectanea Hermetica

Author: William Wynn Westcott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338114310

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 428

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The Collectanea Hermetica is a collection of Occult Hermetic books edited by the founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, William Wynn Westcott. This collection presents the secret work of the Hermetic philosophy wherein the secrets of nature and art concerning the matter of the philosophers' stone and the manner of working are explained in an authentic and orderly manner. Contents: Hermetic Arcanum The Divine Pymander The Hermetic Art Aesch Mezareph Somnium Scipionis The Chaldaean Oracles Euphrates Egyptian Magic Sepher Yetzirah Numbers

Jean D'Espagnet's The Summary of Physics Restored

Jean D'Espagnet's The Summary of Physics Restored

Author: Jean D'Espagnet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429575556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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Published in 1999: This book is about Alchemy, Philosophy and Science during the 17th century written by the author originally published in 1650.