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The Divine Pymander

By Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus Translation by John Everard [1650]

Hermetica is a category of literature dating from Late Antiquity that purports to contain secret wisdom, generally attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, "thrice-great Hermes", who is a syncretism of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian deity Thoth. A collection of several such Greek texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, remnants of a more extensive previous literature, were compiled into a Corpus Hermeticum by Italian scholars during the Renaissance, notably by Marsilio Ficino, whose Latin translation went through eight incunable editions before 1500, and a further twenty-two by 1641. John Everard's historically important 1650 translation into English of the Corpus Hermeticum, entitled The Divine Pymander.

Title Page
Chapter I. Hermes Trismegistus, His First Book
Chapter II. The Second Book, Called, Poemander
Chapter III. The Third Book, the Holy Sermon
Chapter IV. The Fourth Book, Called the Key
Chapter V. The Fifth Book, That God is not Manifest, and Yet Most Manifest
Chapter VI. The Sixth Book, That in God Alone is Good
Chapter VII. The Seventh Book, His Secret Sermon in the Mount of Regeneration, Profession of Silence
Chapter VIII. The Eighth Book, the Greatest Evil in Man is the not Knowing God
Chapter IX. The Ninth Book, a Universal Sermon to Asclepius
Chapter X. The Tenth Book, the Mind to Hermes
Chapter XI. The Eleventh Book of the Common Mind, to Tat
Chapter XII. The Twelfth Book, His Crater or Monas
Chapter XIII. The Thirteenth Book, of Sense and Understanding
Chapter XIV. The Fourteenth Book, of Operation and Sense
Chapter XV. The Fifteenth Book, of Truth to His Son Tat
Chapter XVI. The Sixteenth Book, that None of the Things that Are Can Perish
Chapter XVII. The Seventeenth Book, to Asclepius, to be Truly Wise



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