HERMES MERCURIUS TRISMEGISTUS PDF

Perhaps no character in history has formed the subject of so much and so varied study and speculation as that of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus and we shall realize the truth of this statement as we individually seek light upon the sublime philosophy rightly attributed to this Avatar. At the very outset, we are confronted with a remarkable dearth of exact information regarding his person and life. A dearth all the more inexplicable when we realize that from the Rosicrucian standpoint Hermes may be justly regarded as one of the greatest of all Messiahs who have incarnated on this sphere. Yet the very mythos, which apparently surrounds his existence, has a special value to occultists, for a similar obscurity and absence of specific data attaches to the characters of Melchisedek, King of Salem, Osiris, Attis, Confucius, and John the Baptist, of all of whom the origin is unknown. Our consideration of Hermes must necessarily be along the lines of what is called external and internal evidence, a process similarly employed by theologians in the critical and exegetical study of the collection of Scriptural writings known as the Bible, both the old and the new cannons. The external evidence regarding the man Hermes is distressingly scant, and for the most part, is now encyclopaedic.

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Born from the fusion of the Greek and Egyptian spiritual traditions, the writings attributed to this great sage had a decisive effect on the Renaissance. Marsilio Ficino , the great Renaissance philosopher and astrologer, was asked by his Medici patron to put aside all other work to translate the Corpus Hermeticum , series of treatises attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.

The availability of the complete Corpus Hermeticum in Latin set off an explosion of interest in Hermetic philosophy and the three allied esoteric fields of astrology, alchemy and magic.

From the time of its first emergence in the great free trade zone of the Roman imperium, epitomized in the teeming city of Alexandria, filled as it was with Greeks, Jews, Egyptians and all of the myriad races and cultures of the Mediterranean, whenever the Zeitgeist, or Spirit of the Age, turns to Hermeticism there is a surface effulgence of art, literature and culture as well as a hidden flowering of the esoteric arts.

This phenomenon was the hidden current in the Renaissance and we are experiencing a similar rebirth in our own age.

The summary of any philosophy or esoteric movement suffers an inevitable loss of meaning, but we can begin by seeing Hermeticism as a practical method of gnosis, i. The true nature of each of us is Divine and we can, through a process of purification, learning and initiation, come to have an actual experience of the One. A key tenet of Hermeticism is the Unity of the Cosmos and the sympathy and interconnection of all things.

Without this unity we could not accomplish the mystic union, but it also makes possible the spiritual connection, without which magic, astrology and alchemy could not function. He received the name of Trismegistus, or Mercurius ter Maximus, i. He was reported to have been king of Egypt; without doubt he was an Egyptian; nay, if you believe the Jews, even their Moses; and for the justification of this they urge, 1st, His being well skilled in chemistry; nay, the first who communicated that art to the sons of men; 2dly, They urge the philosophic work, viz.

But whether he was Moses or not 1, it is certain he was an Egyptian, even as Moses himself also was; and therefore for the age he lived in, we shall not fall short of the time if we conclude he flourished much about the time of Moses; and if he really was not the identical Moses, affirmed to be so by many, it is more than probable that he was king of Egypt; for being chief philosopher, he was, according to the Egyptian custom, initiated into the mysteries of priesthood, and from thence to the chief governor or king.

He was called Ter Maximus, as having a perfect knowledge of all things contained in the world as his Aureus, or Golden Tractate, and his Divine Pymander shews which things he divided into three kingdoms, viz.

The Great Secret of the philosophers he discoursed on, which was found engraven upon a Smaragdine table, in the valley of Ebron. Johannes Functius, in his Chronology says, he lived in the time of Moses, twenty-one years before the law was given in the wilderness. Suidas seems to confirm it by saying, "Credo Mercurium Trismegistum sapientem Egyptium floruisse ante Pharaonem. There is no doubt but that he possessed the great secret of the philosophic work; and if God ever appeared in man, he appeared in him, as is evident both from his books and his Pymander; in which works he has communicated the sum of the abyss, and the divine knowledge to all posterity; by which he has demonstrated himself to have been not only an inspired divine, but also a deep philosopher, obtaining his wisdom from God and heavenly things, and not from man.

Francis Barrett, The Magus, page TOP The modern received "wisdom" with regard to Hermetic philosophy, particularly as it was seen in the Renaissance is that while Renaissance humanism, which hearkened back to classical Latin rhetoric and literature, was historically rooted, Renaissance Hermeticism, " That the traditional dating of the Corpus Hermeticum as contemporaneous with Moses was in error had been discovered by Issac Casaubon in who noted various anachronisms and established by the style and vocabulary that they were not early Greek works.

Yates, at A date of the 2nd to 4th centuries A. Finally since the Renaissance philosophers and mages accepted the Corpus only because it was ancient and its antiquity has been, "debunked" as Yates puts it, it has been asserted that the whole Hermetic phenomenon was built on a lie. But, as Barrett notes, "there is no doubt but that he possessed the great secret of the philosophic work; and if God ever appeared in man, he appeared in him, as is evident both from his books and his Pymander.

The value of Hermeticism in the traditional view was not as a historical record, but as inspired Divine wisdom and a signpost on the mystic path to Divine union. This points up the deeper problem that moderns must, of necessity, have with the Corpus. The Modern World View is an atheistic and materialistic one. The true flaw of the Hermeticism is its affirmation that gnosis and mystic union are actually possible. It is certainly useful to have an accurate historical perspective on the Corpus Hermeticum.

We need not fall into the error of some more naive Masons who insist on the literal truth of Masonic ritual asserting that Solomon wore a white lambskin apron with compass and square at the building of the Temple. On the other hand, we need sufficient sophistication to be able to judge for ourselves the quality of knowledge on its own terms, without relying on its age or the authority of those who communicate it.

My experience is that, having followed the Hermetic preparatory studies of astrology and magic alchemy no doubt also works, but I have not been inspired to study it that Hermetic philosophy accurately describes Reality.

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The Sun is its father, the Moon its mother, the wind has carried it in its belly, the earth is its Nurse. And so religion , the greatest of all blessings , for there is nothing, nor has been, nor ever shall be, that can be deemed a greater boon , will be threatened with destruction; men will think it a burden, and will come to scorn it. They will no longer love this world around us, this incomparable work of God , this glorious structure which He has built Darkness will be preferred to light, and death will be thought more profitable than life; no one will raise his eyes to heaven. The pious will be deemed insane , and the impious wise ; the madman will be thought a brave man, and the wicked will be esteemed as good. No word of reverence or piety , no utterance worthy of heaven and of the Gods of heaven, will be heard or believed. But when all this has befallen, Asclepius, then the Master and Father, God, the first before all, the maker of that God who first came into being, will look on that which has come to pass, and will stay the disorder by the counterworking of His will, which is the good.

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Born from the fusion of the Greek and Egyptian spiritual traditions, the writings attributed to this great sage had a decisive effect on the Renaissance. Marsilio Ficino , the great Renaissance philosopher and astrologer, was asked by his Medici patron to put aside all other work to translate the Corpus Hermeticum , series of treatises attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. The availability of the complete Corpus Hermeticum in Latin set off an explosion of interest in Hermetic philosophy and the three allied esoteric fields of astrology, alchemy and magic. From the time of its first emergence in the great free trade zone of the Roman imperium, epitomized in the teeming city of Alexandria, filled as it was with Greeks, Jews, Egyptians and all of the myriad races and cultures of the Mediterranean, whenever the Zeitgeist, or Spirit of the Age, turns to Hermeticism there is a surface effulgence of art, literature and culture as well as a hidden flowering of the esoteric arts. This phenomenon was the hidden current in the Renaissance and we are experiencing a similar rebirth in our own age. The summary of any philosophy or esoteric movement suffers an inevitable loss of meaning, but we can begin by seeing Hermeticism as a practical method of gnosis, i. The true nature of each of us is Divine and we can, through a process of purification, learning and initiation, come to have an actual experience of the One.

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Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus

The Egyptian priest and polymath Imhotep had been deified long after his death and therefore assimilated to Thoth in the classical and Hellenistic periods. This interpretation of poorly understood Mycenaean material is disputed, since Hermes Trismegistus is not referenced in any of the copious sources before he emerges in Hellenistic Egypt. Cicero enumerates several deities referred to as "Hermes": a "fourth Mercury Hermes was the son of the Nile, whose name may not be spoken by the Egyptians"; and "the fifth, who is worshiped by the people of Pheneus [in Arcadia ], is said to have killed Argus Panoptes , and for this reason to have fled to Egypt, and to have given the Egyptians their laws and alphabet: he it is whom the Egyptians call Theyt ". Both of these early references in Cicero most ancient Trismegistus material is from the early centuries AD corroborate the view that Thrice-Great Hermes originated in Hellenistic Egypt through syncretism between Greek and Egyptian gods the Hermetica refer most often to Thoth and Amun. This latter tradition has led to the confusion of Hermeticism with Gnosticism , which was developing contemporaneously. Clement of Alexandria was under the impression that the Egyptians had forty-two sacred writings by Hermes, writings that detailed the training of Egyptian priests. The Hermetica is a category of papyri containing spells and initiatory induction procedures.

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