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The Corpus Hermeticum (Forgotten Books) (edition 2007)

by G.R. S. Mead (Author)

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Title:The Corpus Hermeticum (Forgotten Books)
Authors:G.R. S. Mead (Author)
Info:Forgotten Books (2007), 108 pages
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The Corpus Hermeticum (Forgotten Books) by G. R. S. Mead



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This was a challenging text to delve into, which will require rereading of a different translation to understand better. The language Mead used at times was difficult to comprehend. One of the chapters I liked the most was "Mind Unto Hermes" which contained the line If, then, thou dost not make thyself like unto God, thou canst not know Him. For like is knowable unto like.

I was not impressed with this Forgotten Books publication as it did not include G.R.S. Mead's commentaries on each of the chapters with his translations. It also listed on the front cover John Michael Greer as the author, but did not even include his introduction to the book. Greer's introduction can be found here. The website, Sacred-Texts, has a complete version of G.R.S. Mead's translation with commentaries available here for those interested.

I have heard that The Way of Hermes, another translation of The Corpus Hermeticum, translated by Clement Salaman is a better edition. I'll have to try that one next. ( )
  Matthew_Nelson | Dec 6, 2018 |
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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