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By Clement Salaman

The Asclepius is certainly one of philosophical books ascribed to the mythical sage of historical Egypt, Hermes Trismegistus, who was once believed in classical and renaissance instances to have lived presently after Moses. The Greek unique, misplaced due to the fact classical occasions, is assumed thus far from the 2d or third century advert. even if, a Latin model survived, of which this quantity is a translation. Like its spouse, the Corpus Hermeticum (or The manner of Hermes), the Asclepius describes the main profound philosophical questions within the type of a talk approximately secrets and techniques: the character of the only, the function of the gods, and the stature of the individual. not just does this paintings supply religious suggestions, however it can also be a invaluable perception into the minds and feelings of the Egyptians in old and classical occasions. a number of the perspectives expressed additionally replicate Gnostic ideals which handed into early Christianity.

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