Asclepius: The Perfect Discourse of Hermes Trismegistus by Clement Salaman

By Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is one among philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of old Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced due to the fact classical instances, is assumed up to now from the 2d or third century advert. in spite of the fact that, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its better half, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The means of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the kind of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the only, the position of the gods, and the stature of the individual. not just does this paintings supply non secular assistance, however it is additionally a priceless perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical instances. some of the perspectives expressed additionally mirror Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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