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The Sacred Texts

A collection of historical writings and sacred texts from a number of traditions, primarily those relating to Hermeticism

Renaissance Neo-Platonism by Richard Hooker

Anonymous Works:

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

The Papyrus of Ani (The Egyptian Book of the Dead)

The Sepher Yetzirah

The Chaldean Oracles

The Discourse on the Eighth and the Ninth

The Corpus Hermeticum

translated by G.R.S. Mead
with introduction and notes by John Michael Greer

An Introduction to the Corpus Hermeticum by John Michael Greer

I. The Corpus Hermeticum

I. Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men
II. To Asclepius
III. The Sacred Sermon
IV. The Cup or Monad
V. Though Unmanifest God Is Most Manifest
VI. In God Alone Is Good And Elsewhere Nowhere
VII. The Greatest Ill Among Men is Ignorance of God
VIII. That No One of Existing Things doth Perish, but Men in Error Speak of Their Changes as Destructions and as Deaths
IX. On Thought and Sense
X. The Key
XI. Mind Unto Hermes
XII. About the Common Mind
XIII. The Secret Sermon on the Mountain
XIV. [A Letter] of Thrice-Greatest Hermes to Asclepius
XV. The Definitions of Asclepius unto King Ammon
XVI. Of Asclepius to the King
XVII. The Encomium of Kings

II. The Perfect Sermon, or The Asclepius

I. | II. | III. | IV. | V. | VI. | VII. | VIII. | IX. | X. | XI. | XII. | XIII. | XIV. | XV. | XVI. | XVII. | XVIII. | XIX. | XX. | XXI. | XXII. | XXIII. | XXIV. | XXV. | XXVI. | XXVII. | XXVIII. | XXIX. | XXX. | XXXI. | XXXII. | XXXIII. | XXXIV. | XXXV. | XXXVI. | XXXVII. | XXXVIII. | XXXIX. | XL. | XXXLI.

The Works of Plato:

The Symposium
Timaeus
The Seventh Letter

The Works of Plotinus:

The Enneads
The First Ennead
The Second Ennead
The Third Ennead
The Fourth Ennead
The Fifth Ennead
The Sixth Ennead

Other Works

On the Gods and The World by Sallustius
The Theogony by Hesiod
Theurgia or The Egyptian Mysteries by Iamblichus


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