Hermes Trismegistus: His Second Book, Called Asclepius

Book ID:
8402
Title:
Hermes Trismegistus: His Second Book, Called Asclepius
Author:
'Trismegistus, Hermes'
Publisher name:
Vintage Readers. Originally Thomas Brewster.
Book type:
CD
First edition date:
1657
Pages:
134
Dewey decimal number:
135.45 VAR
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

Photographic reproduction of a 17th century book.

This is a philosophical and mystical work with similarities to Neoplatonism (the modern name given to the philosophy of Plotinus), which originated at around the same time and place (3rd century Greek-influenced Egypt) as the works attributed to Hermes Trismegistus. The second page includes the statement "One is All", a central element of Neoplatonism, and which also features in the Chrysopoeia (Gold Making) of Cleopatra the Alchemist (a 3rd century Graeco-Egyptian alchemist), and is symbolised by her as the Ouroboros Serpent (see Museum Object no. 247, pictured below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the CD The Emerald Tablets of Thoth and Other Books on Alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism and Magic (135.45 VAR 8389).

File name HermesTrismegistusAsclepius1657 and Hermes Trismesgistus – Asclepius – 1657 (duplicates).