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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shepherd of Souls, 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Way of Hermes: New Translations of the "Corpus Hermeticum" and the "Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius" (Duckbacks) (Paperback)
The Way of Hermes is an excellently translated and portable edition of the Corpus Hermeticum. It comes with me on my travels throughout the world and is my book before bedtime, since its wisdom is inexhaustible. Every line is a path into the hinterland of understanding the cosmos. Hermes as the Shepherd of Souls leads the way by revealing what is real and known to the soul. Even though his revelations deal with that which seem invisible or inapprehensible to the senses, he sharpens his teaching to reveal it these concepts in better definition. These are the topics that the soul wonders about: creation, the divine, what aids understanding and how to avoid what traps and imprisons the soul in misapprehension.
So simple and so profound, Hermes' writings are mysteries that act as doorways. As a parallel Hermetic text, the Kore Kosmou, says of him:`When Hermes laid down his books, he said, "O sacred books of the Immortals, in whose pages my hand has recorded the remedies by which incorruptibility is conferred, remain for ever beyond the reach of destruction and decay, invisible and concealed from all who frequent these regions, until the day shall come in which the ancient heaven shall bring forth instruments worthy of you, whom the Creator shall call souls." Having pronounced upon his books, he wrapped them in their coverings, returned into the sphere which belonged to him, and all remained hidden for a sufficient space.'
Those writings are hidden in the very elements, in the depths of the soul, waiting for us all to discover them. A word, a note of music, a dream or vision can activate Hermes' wisdom. Read and meditate!
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Way of Hermes, 23 Mar 2011
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This review is from: The Way of Hermes: New Translations of the "Corpus Hermeticum" and the "Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius" (Duckbacks) (Paperback)
The Way of Hermes is a small easy reference book that links with Theosophical belief, which is my particular interest. The book alludes to the origins as ancient Egypt and therefore continues the thread of truths within all of the world religions.
It is incredible to think that Pythagorus was an adept of the ancient religion passed on by Thoth, otherwise known as Hermes
Trismegistus.
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