Corpus Hermeticum Archive

Corpus Hermeticum  – The Lament of Hermes the Egyptian

Corpus Hermeticum    The Lament of Hermes the Egyptian The Lament, part of the Asclepius, is a prophecy, describing the end of the Egyptian civilisation. It is an insight into a lost world, one which we are at pains to comprehend. by Philip Coppens Long before John allegedly wrote the Apocalypse on the island of Patmos, an unknown Egyptian wrote down the Lament, which some …

Corpus Hermeticum – A New Continent for a New Philosophy.

Corpus Hermeticum    A new continent for a new philosophy The discovery of the New World has been seen as an initiative of Columbus, aided by the Spanish throne. But in truth, the seeds of his discovery was made possible by the Renaissance, its scholars… and their belief in the existence of a continent in the West, a belief they acquired by reading ancient accounts. …

Corpus Hermeticum – The New Church of Florence

Corpus Hermeticum    The new Church of Florence Cosimo de Medici changed the world and specifically Mankind’s vision of himself. From a slave, subjected to the will of a faraway God, the Renaissance redefined a human being to a divine spark waiting to be ignited through knowledge and exploration of the universe. by Philip Coppens Florence was the home of the Renaissance and the man …

Corpus Hermeticum – Ficino: The high priest of the Renaissance

Corpus Hermeticum    Ficino: The high priest of the Renaissance Marsilio Ficino was one of the most famous and influential people of the Italian Renaissance… yet today, he is hardly a footnote in history. by Philip Coppens Marsilio Ficino was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance, an astrologer and the first translator of Plato’s complete extant works into Latin. …

Corpus Hermeticum  –  The Spheres and the Labyrinth

Corpus Hermeticum    The Spheres and the Labyrinth Bringing down the energies of Heaven to Earth and ascending to the Heavens is a vital key in many esoteric traditions: “As above, so below.” But how was it done? The simple answer is that sacred geometry helped in establishing these uplinks/downlinks. Today, various models lie scattered in books, cathedrals and elsewhere, there to be interpreted for …

Corpus Hermeticum – The Song of Poliphili

The Song of Poliphili Apart from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, another international bestseller, The Rule of Four, has used an enigmatic Renaissance document that in the end may be far more intriguing than any of da Vinci’s paintings ever may be. by Philip Coppens Life in the shadow of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is, in essence, what the world’s fiction bestseller …

Corpus Hermeticum – Art of Memory

Corpus Hermeticum    Art of Memory In the modern age of books and internet, it is difficult to get beyond the printed word; science has little faith in oral communication – you might think that with Instant Messaging and text messaging, there is an actual conspiracy against speaking… We have thus lost an entire field of knowledge, one of which is the so-called “art of …