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    DescriptionThe 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.

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    The Hermetica
    The Lost Wisdom of the Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Freke, By (author) Peter Gandy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 147
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781585426928
    ISBN 10: 158542692X

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    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, OCC019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 135/.45
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 135.45
    DC21: 135.45
    LC classification: BF1611 .F75 2008
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Jeremy P Tarcher
    Publication date
    26 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Los Angeles
    Author Information
    Timothy Freke is the author of many books on mystical philosophy, including The Tao Te Ching and, with Peter Gandy, The Complete Guide to World Mysticism. He lives in England.