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  • By Ache Pall on November 16, 2012

    Despite the affordability and user friendliness of of these volumes, especially of having the Greek and Latin with a facing page English translation, neither of these versions of the Hermetica, as Scott presents them in this volume, are real. Even worse than the fraud that Scott has perpetrated, is the fact that this will not be apparent unless one examines the Greek and Latin texts themselves. What Scott has offered here, rather than translations of the original documents, are texts that he has almost completely rewritten himself first and then translated. There is not a page, hardly even a line, that has not suffered a horrible mangling at the hands of Scott. The pages are filled with words and often whole passages that have been <cut out>, [moved] or even  from whole cloth. Often (by which I mean usually) the text that results is unrecognizable from the original (really, I'm not kidding). Instead of the original documents, what Scott offers is a complete fantasy, a Frankensteinesque monstrosity in fact, but one that he has largely hidden from the reader. If you are purchasing this work to get access to translations of original ancient documents, you are being ripped off and lied to. Better to not spend the money at all.

  • By Jeff Marzano on February 12, 2006

    I bought this book because Edgar Cayce had said that Christ in the form of a god named Hermes (together with Horus and Ra Ta) was involved with the construction of the mysterious Great Pyramid.But maybe Cayce was referring to the 'first' Hermes (also called Thoth) I don't know.The material in this book was written by the 'second' Hermes who was a philosopher I guess in Egypt about 2,000 years ago.Since I don't speak Greek or Latin I could only understand about 65 percent of the information in this book.This definitely had an effect on how much I really understood.I enjoyed it however since I'm interested in philosophy. This book mentions Plato and Plato's writings a lot. Hermes was apparently influenced by Plato and Plato in turn studied in Egypt and held the wisdom of the Egyptians in 'high esteem' (as did Pythagorus).So it fits in with my interest in philosophy and metaphysics.This is not a scientific book. It tells why gods did things and what they did but it doesn't explain scientifically HOW they did them.In that sense it's more of a metaphysical book.To me Plato and those other guys were surrounded by a fog of confusion and ignorance anyway as far as their theories about nature.This is volume 3 of a 4 part series and I have no plans of reading the other volumes at this time.Jeff MarzanoFulcanelli: Master Alchemist: Le Mystere des Cathedrales, Esoteric Intrepretation of the Hermetic Symbols of The Great Work (Le Mystere Des Cathedrales ... of the Hermetic Symbols of Great Work)The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls: Unlocking the Secrets of the Past, Present, and FutureThe Secret Teachings of All Ages (Reader's Edition)The Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient EgyptInitiationInitiation in the Great Pyramid (Astara's Library of Mystical Classics)The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Reader's Edition)

  • By Claraine Rizalado on November 19, 2015

    This book is deffently hermetic. Love how Scott translation too English, was beautiful really grab the essence out of original text. I've read 4 version of the Hermetica and will say that it is not word for word but was translated by a very great writer, blown away with some of the chapters. But good and bad news the original is all their but in Greek and Latin lol...were lucky to have this book because the time and education it takes to write don't forget talent of his skill, perfect translation just it's not word for word because it's modern version for better understanding and still grabs the image and essence! true to its core...

  • By peter leitner on July 11, 2015

    This book details the thinking of God and gods, the Kosmos, morality etc. of the ancient Greeks through the mind and philosophy of the god Hermes. I found it interesting how much the Hebrews influenced their thinking of a almighty God and how the writer integrated their beliefs with the pagan ones. And how this combination of religious thought influenced the Christianity of today. I also found Hermes description of the demise of Egypt and its religion and culture profound. how he blamed the new comers to the land that would not abide by the natives beliefs and that it reached a point when there were no actual Egyptian left in the country which is the theme and demise of many lost civilizations I've read about.

  • By Dottie on December 1, 2016

    I bought it as a gift - and have not read it. However, I am told it is very good and has been appreciated.

  • By Zhao Way on October 13, 2016

    The book is called Hermetica. It's by Walter Scott and is several hundred pages. You can get it at Barnes&Noble, or get it the way I got it from. The book contains the ancient philosophic writings of Hermes Trismegistus, which was brought up out of Egypt by the Moors. Get the movie Highlander. Your boy Sean Connery is in it. Him and this group of immortals are fighting, and they go back in time to save their tribe in Ireland. The story is basically the Isis and Osirus myth as found in the Hermetica.


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