Hymns Of Hermes: Ecstatic Songs of Gnosis (Paperback)

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By G. R. S. Mead (Translated by), Stephan A. Hoeller (Introduction by), Hermes (Editor)
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Description


These writings are attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, an ancient Egyptian sage, the founder of all arts and sciences, both mundane and spiritual. Rather than being an actual person, Hermes is the Egyptian personification of the "Gnostic Revealer."

Hymns of Hermes examines Hermetic ecstatic hymns, which are songs of a poetic nature used to describe the Gnosis of Hermetic attainmentthe ecstatic personal experience of the divine.

About the Author


Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller is the author of The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead, Freedom: Alchemy for a Voluntary Society, and The Royal Read: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot. He is associate professor of comparative religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles, an organization interested in Jungian psychology, the Kabbalah, Tarot, classical Gnosticism, myth, and literature. Born in Hungary, he graduated from the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He resides in Hollywood, California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781578633593
ISBN-10: 1578633591
Publisher: Weiser Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2006
Pages: 83
Language: English