Is in Hermeticism Man bipartite or tripartite?

Is in Hermeticism Man bipartite or tripartite?

Hermeticism is a philosophical and spiritual tradition that has its roots in ancient Egypt and Greece. It places a significant emphasis on the nature of Man, as it believes that understanding human nature is the key to understanding the cosmos. We explore in this article if the hermetic texts describe a bipartite or tripartite perspective…

What is Hermeticism?

What is Hermeticism?

Hermeticism a Greco-Egyptian pagan philosophy with multiple texts and fragments that we can academically date from about the 3rd or 2nd century B.C. to the 4th century A.D. Although it is polytheistic in nature with the mention of multiple Greek and Egyptian gods in the texts, it is a monistic philosophy that believes there is…

Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius: 5 (with quoted footnotes) 

Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius: 5 (with quoted footnotes) 

1. Reasonable speech (52) is the servant of Nous. (53) For what Nous wants, speech in turn interprets. (54) Nous sees everything, (55) and eyes all corporeal things. (56) And yet Nous does not become an observer for the eyes, but the eyes for Nous. 2. To Nous nothing is incomprehensible, (57) to speech nothing ineffable: (58) when you keep silent, you understand; (59) when you talk, you just talk. Since…

The Sābians of Harrān

The Sābians of Harrān

Their is much debate, without clear evidence to any of the hypotheses, about who “the Sābians” of the Quran were. The word “Sābian” in Arabic (Sābi’a/ as-Sabi’ūn) translates to “pagan” in English. The Sābians of Harrān who existed from the seventh century up until the late-eleventh or the early-twelfth century were, essentially, a star-worshipping group…

Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius: 4 (with quoted footnotes) 

Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius: 4 (with quoted footnotes) 

1. The living beings in heaven are constituted of fire and air, (43) and those which are on earth of the four elements, (44) Man is a reasonable living being, (45) for he has Nous; (46) but all of he other living beings which are endowed with voice (47) have breath and soul, since all that decreases and increases is a living being. (48) 2. And among the…