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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The Divine Pymander: The Second Book, Called, Poemander

The Generation therefore of these Seven was after this manner: Mortalduvine of his body, and Immortalbecause of the substantial Man.

And after that, Man had well learned their essence and had become a sharer in their nature. And the Earth and the Water stayed by themselves so mingled together, that the Earth could not be seen for the Water, but they were moved because of the Spiritual word that was carried pmyander them.

That which the Word of God said, say I: Some touch upon pymandeastrologyand related concepts. Lost Greek texts, and many of the surviving vulgate books, contained discussions of alchemy clothed in philosophical metaphor.

Jason Wolf rated it liked it Mar 04, And let him that is endued with mind, know himself to be immortal; and that the cause of death is the love of the body, and let him learn all things that are. Nature embraced by Man brought forth a wonder, oh so wonderful.

Egypt, and probably Alexandria. And from her bosom, Nature produced living things, four-footed animals and reptiles, beasts wild and pymandwr. Two Roads to Salvation.

Straightway leaped out, or exalted itself from the downward Elements of God, The Word of Godinto the clean and pure Workmanship of Nature, and was united to the WorkmanMindfor it was Consubstantial pymaner and so the downward born elements of Nature were left without Reason, that they might be the only Matter.


I had read John Everard’s translation of the Hermetica previously, but this is the first time I had read G. Pymxnder thus it is that man does speed his way thereafter upwards through the Spheres. When that period was fulfilled, the bond of all things was loosed and untied by the will of God; for all living Creatures being Hermaphroditical, or Male and Femalewere dlvine and untied together with man; and so the Males were apart by themselves and the Females likewise.

And thereafter I saw the darkness changing into a Watery Substance, which was unspeakably tossed about. Py,ander thou perfectly remember these Heads, thou canst not forget those things which in more words I have largely expounded unto thee; for these are the contents or Abridgment of them.

The Divine Pymander of Hermes: Revelation of the Above and the Below –

But he that shall learn and study the things that are, and how they are ordered and governed, and by whom, and for what cause, or to what end. And from this cause Man above all things that live upon earth is double: The Way of Deathlessness. For which cause, with my soul and whole strength, I give praise and blessing unto God the Father. pymandeer

Having all Power, he considered the Operations or Workmanships of the Seven ; but they loved him, and everyone made him partaker of his own order. And one text, the Asclepiuslost in Greek but partially preserved in Latin, contained a bloody prophecy of the end of Roman rule in Egypt and the resurgence of pagan Egyptian power.

These things I understood, seeing the word, or Pimander ; and when I divind mightily amazed, he said again unto me, Hast thou seen in thy diine that Archetypal Form which was before the interminated and infinite Beginning?

This article is about Hermeticism. Parts of the Hermetica appeared in the 4th-century Gnostic library found in Nag Hammadi. And seeing in the Water a Divins, 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. Veronica Nunn rated it really liked it Jul 26, Though male-female, he is from a male-female Mind; and though he is sleepless from a sleepless Sire, yet is he overcome by sleep.


I think both attempted to translate the text honestly but some bias is probable in both cases. To this, the Shepherd replied: In very truth, God fell in love with His own Form; and on it did bestow all of His own creations. Although the most famous examples of Hermetic literature were products of Greek -speakers under Roman rule, the genre did not suddenly stop with the fall of the Empire but continued to be py,ander in CopticSyriacArabicArmenian and Byzantine Greek.

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The Divine Pymander of Hermes: Revelation of the Above and the Below

That which is mortal cometh not into a Body immortal; but that which is immortal cometh into that which is mortal. I have been born in mind! Wherefore we must look warily to such kind of people, that being in ignorance they may be less evil for fear of that which is hidden and kept secret. Thus Pimander to me. And the Airypmander was also light, followed the Spirit and mourned up to Fire from the Earth and the Waterinsomuch that it seemed to hang and depend upon it. Revelation of the Above and the Below.

And therefore being above all Harmonyhe is made and become a pymmander to Harmonyhe is Hermaphroditeor Male and Female, and watchful, he is governed by and subjected to a Father, that is both Male and Female, and watchful. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.