Thrice Greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis

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Weiser Books, 2001 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 864 pages
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Hermes Trisgemistus (thrice greatest), is the legendary teacher at the core of the Hermeticism, which forms the underlying principles of many religions and esoteric disciplines. This text, written by a renowned gnostic scholar, presents pieces from the tradition, with commentaries and notes.
 

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Contents

THE REMAINS OF THE TRISMEGISTIC
1
H THE HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION
12
THOTH THE MASTER OF WISDOM 3356
33
THE POPULAR THEURGIC HERMESCULT
57
THE MAIN SOURCE OF THE TRISMEGISTIC
68
AN EGYPTIAN PROTOTYPE OF THE MAIN
88
THE MYTH OF MAN IN THE MYSTERIES 06137
96
PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA AND THE HELLEN
138
The Perfect Sermon or the Asclepius 197252
197
The Title 243
243
The Proscription of the Worship of the Gods 250
250
OF PIETY AND TRUE PHILOSOPHY 3
3
OF THE INEFFABILITY OF GOD 10
10
GOD NATURE AND THE GODS 16
16
OF ENERGY AND FEELING 22
22
OF THE DECANS AND THE STARS 28
28

Concerning the Sacred Marriage
149
Concerning the Logos
156
The Sons of God on Earth
162
CONCERNING THE MYSTERIES
178
HERMAS AND HERMES 257269
257
CONCERNING THE EONDOCTRINE 270287
270
THE SEVEN ZONES AND THEIR CHAR
288
CONCERNING METEMPSYCHOSIS 299304
299
XTV THE VISION OF ER 305313
305
CONCERNING THE CRATER OR CUP 314318
314
Asclepius in Trismegistic Tradition
327
XH MIND UNTO HERMES 112126
112
xn xm ABOUT THE COMMON MIND 127138
127
XIV THE SECRET SERMON
139
Concerning the Title 147
147
The Selftaught 153
153
XVI THE DEFINITIONS OF ASCLEPIUS
170
Concerning the Title 176
176
XVII OF ASCLEPIUS TO THE KING 182183
182
CONCERNING THE RULE OF PROVIDENCE
34
Commentary 50
50
XXIL AN APOPHTHEGM 56
56
THE VIRGIN OF THE WORLD II 76
76
Sources? 89
89
The Black Rite 95
95
Ishon 102
102
The Mysterious Cylinder 109
109
The Mystic Geography of Sacred Lands 115
115
n ATHENAGORAS 138
138
CYPRIAN 146
146
SUIDAS 173
173
H JAMBLICHUS 187
187
JULIAN THE EMPEROR 199
199
To Asclepius 206
206
Of Asclepius 207
207
The Blend of Traditions 213
213
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G. R. S. Mead is regarded as a pioneer in the field of Gnostic and Hermetic studies. A highly intuitive scholar, Mead joined the company of Madame Blavatsky and her close associates. In this circle, he learned the profound mysteries of the Gnostics and became a translator of these writings. Mead evidently suffered some scholarly prejudice because of his connections with Theosophy. However, he also visited with C. G. Jung during his last years, and Jung thanked him for his dedicated work, his outstanding use of the English language, and for his affinity toward the experience of Gnosis.

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