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The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus (Forgotten Books)


The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus (Forgotten Books)

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"Hermes Trismegistus ("thrice-great Hermes"; Latin: Mercurius ter Maximus) is the syncretism of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. In Hellenistic Egypt, the Egyptian god Thoth was given as epithet the Greek name of Hermes. He has also been identified with Enoch. Other similar syncretized gods include Serapis and Hermanubis.

Hermes Trismegistus might also be explained in Euhemerist fashion as a man who was the son of the god, and in the Kabbalistic tradition that was inherited by the Renaissance, it could be imagined that such a personage had been contemporary with Moses, communicating to a line of adepts a parallel wisdom, from Zoroaster to Plato. A historian, however, would leave such speculation to the history of alchemy and the nineteenth-century history of occultism." (Quote from

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Preface; Hermes Trismegistus, His First Book; The Second Book, Called, Poemander; The Third Book, The Holy Sermon; The Fourth Book, Called The Key; The Fifth Book, That God Is Not Manifest, And Yet Most Manifest; The Sixth Book, That In God Alone Is Good; The Seventh Book, His Secret Sermon In The Mount Of Regeneration, And The Profession Of Silence; The Eighth Book, The Greatest Evil In Man Is The Not Knowing God; The Ninth Book, A Universal Sermon To Asclepius; The Tenth Book, The Mind To Hermes; The Eleventh Book Of The Common Mind, To Tat; The Twelfth Book, His Crater Or Monas; The Thirteenth Book, Of Sense And Understanding; The Fourteenth Book, Of Operation And Sense; The Fifteenth Book, Of Truth To His Son Tat; The Sixteenth Book, That None Of The Things That Are Can Perish; The Seventeenth Book, To Asclepius, To Be Truly Wise

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Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.
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  • By Caitlin Matthews on 30 November 2010

    The Divine Pymander is one of the earliest English translations of the Corpus Hermeticum by John Everard in 1650. The mysteries of Hermes Trismegistos outlined in this book are extraordinary. The previous reviewer may have been expecting instant revelation and was disappointed. I would suggest that the reader delve and meditate, and also have a good sense of just when the Corpus Hermeticum was composed - in late Classical Antiquity, probably around 2nd century AD. This is the place to start with any hermetic studies. Make it your own by opening at random and reading, just as Paul does in L.Fredericks wonderful novel, Farundell.

  • By A. Hall on 28 November 2016

    For anyone interested in the history of religion this is a key text which seems to have informed the development of the Abrahamic religions while having its roots in the philosophy and religion of the pagan Egyptian and Greek civilisation. It is an intriguing blend of deductive reasoning and ethical constructs. However this 17th century translation is not easy to read and seems to obscure rather than clarify meaning.

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