The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus

The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus
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Publisher : Floris Books
Total Pages : 271
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ISBN-10 : 9780863158490
ISBN-13 : 0863158498
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Book Synopsis The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus by : Gary Lachman

Download or read book The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus written by Gary Lachman and published by Floris Books. This book was released on 2011-06-09 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the sands of Alexandria via the Renaissance palaces of the Medicis, to our own times, this spiritual adventure story traces the profound influence of Hermes Trismegistus -- the 'thrice-great one', as he was often called -- on the western mind. For centuries his name ranked among the most illustrious of the ancient world. Considered by some a contemporary of Moses and a forerunner of Christ, this almost mythical figure arose in fourth century BC Alexandria, from a fusion of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek god Hermes. Master of magic, writing, science, and philosophy, Hermes was thought to have walked with gods and be the source of the divine wisdom granted to man at the dawn of time. Gary Lachman has written many books exploring ancient traditions for the modern mind. In The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus, he brings to life the mysterious character of this great spiritual guide, exposing the many theories and stories surrounding him, and revitalizing his teachings for the modern world. Through centuries of wars, conquests and religious persecutions, the fragile pages of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus have still survived. This is a book for all thinkers and enquirers who want to recover that lost knowledge and awaken a shift in human consciousness.

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