Re: [GTh] Re: hermetica and Thomas
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From: "jmgcormier" <cobby@...>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 3:48 AM
Subject: [GTh] Re: hermetica and Thomas
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sarban" <sarban@s...> wrote:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts about relations
> > between the gospel of Thomas and the Hermetic
> > writings ? Logion 28 is similar to a passage in
> > Poimandres but are there any other important
> > links ?
> > Andrew Criddle
> Hello Andrew ....
> I guess you are going to have to define how "important"
> your links have to be .... are you looking for total
> congruity, similarities, or what-have-you ???
> For example in the second verse of the Emerald Tablet
> we find the following Thomas #22 "word run":
> "2) that which is below is like that which is on high,
> and that which is on high is like that which is below;
> by these things are made the miracles of one thing."
The Emerald tablet is very interesting but its original
text and meaning are a bit uncertain. It may originally
have read "that which is above is from that which is
below, and that which is below is from that which
is above" A statement about dynamic process rather
than similarity of nature
> Maurice Cormier
> Post Scriptum: I am curious about the location of your
> Poimandres "passage" and exactly what it says .... MC
Poimandres (Hermetica I) ch. 27 or thereabouts
"And I began to preach to the people of beauty, of piety
and Gnosis: "O people born of the earth , given over to
drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, end your
drunkenness and unreasoning sleep"