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The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century AD and later, which are . The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus ( English), Translated by John Everard, Printed in London, ; Fowden, Garth, The. The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus an Egyptian Philosopher. In 17 Books translated formerly out of the Arabic into Greek, and thence into. The Divine Pymander [Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, John Everard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hermetica is a category of.

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And thereafter I saw the darkness changing into a Watery Substance, which was unspeakably tossed about.

Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus by Hermes Trismegistus

The Corpus Hermeticum is systematised and presented with a valuable commentary. The texts form the basis of Hermeticism.

For it is infinitely enamoured thereof, and forgetteth all evils; and when it hath learned and known its Father and Progenitorit can no more apostatize or depart from that good.

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Then said PimanderThis is the Mystery that to this day is hidden and kept secret; for Nature being mingled with man, brought forth a Wonder most Wonderful; for he having the nature of the Harmony of the Sevenfrom him whom I told thee, the Fire and the Spirit, Nature continued not, but forthwith brought forth seven Men, all Males and Femalesand sublime, or on high, according to the Natures of the seven Governors. And after these things, O Pimanderquoth I, I am now come into a great desire and longing to hear; do not digress or run out.

Little else of this rich literature is easily accessible to non-specialists. For never, O my Son, shall, or can that soul, which, while it is in the body, lightens and lifts up itself to know and comprehend that which is good and true, slide back to the contrary.


And seeing in the Water a Shape, a Shape like unto himself, in himself he loved it, and would cohabit with it, and immediately upon the resolution ensued the operation, and brought forth the unreasonable Image or Shape. And this is why beyond all creatures on the earth, Man is twofold: Backgrounds of early Christianity. There are significant differences: And so all things were multiplied according to their kind. The Ascent of the Soul to the Eighth Sphere.

The Divine Pymander

First of all, in the resolution of the material body, the Body itself is given up to alteration, and the form which it had becometh invisible; and the idle manners are permitted, and left to the Demonand the senses of the body return into their Fountains, being parts, and again made up into Operations. I think both attempted to translate the text honestly but some bias is probable in both cases. Nor do they ever cease to have desire for their appetites inordinate, insatiably striving in the Darkness.

But the WorkmanMindtogether with the Wordcontaining the circles, and whirling them about, turned round as a wheel, his own Workmanships; and suffered them to be turned from an indefinite Beginning to an indeterminable end, for they always begin where they end.

And when Man gazed upon what Mind the Maker had created in the region of Fire, he too wished to create and so assent was given him by the Father. And let this, O Son, be the end of Religion and Piety; whereunto thou art once arrived, thou shalt both live well and die blessedly, whilst thy soul is not ignorant wither it must return, and fly back again.

Books by Hermes Trismegistus. For being the gatekeeper, I close up all the entrances, and bar the entrance of the base and dovine workings of the senses, cutting off all thoughts of them.

Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus

However, flaws in this dating were discerned by the 17th century scholar Ralph Cudworth, who argued that Casaubon’s allegation of forgery could only be applied to three of the seventeen treatises contained within the Corpus Hermeticum.


But I, with thanks and blessings unto the Father of the universal Powers, was now freed, full of the power the Shepherd had poured into me, and full of what he had taught me about the nature of All and of the loftiest Vision.

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Seeing within myself an immaterial vision that came from the mercy of God, I went out of myself into an immortal body, and now I pymanded not what I was before. In very truth, God fell in love with His own Form; and on it did bestow all of His own creations. Trivia About Divine Pymander o Be the first to divvine a question about Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus. Now fix your thought upon the Light and learn to know it.

That which in thee seeth and heareth, the Word of the Lord, and the Mind the Father, God, differ not one from the other; and the union of these is Life.

Things upon Earth, do nothing advantage those in Heaven; but all things in Heaven do profit and advantage all things upon Earth. I, Divine Mind, myself am present with holy men and good, the pure and merciful men who live piously. These things I understood, seeing the word, or Pimander ; and when I was mightily amazed, he said again unto me, Hast thou seen in thy mind that Archetypal Form which was before the interminated and infinite Beginning?