In this episode we come to the end of Poemandres, the foundational text of the Corpus Hermeticum. Among other topics we discuss the various aspects of the miasma that a human being has to strip away in order to become a shaman.
We make further progress with Poemandres this time, looking at the Corpus Hermeticum’s dual-perspective treatment of Shamanism and Esotericism, with a vivid description of the relationship between human beings and Nature.
In the first of our new multi-part series on Hermeticism we explore the early origins of this esoteric tradition in the empire of Alexander the Great and the subsequent rule of his general Ptolmey’s rule over Egypt. This episode sets the scene for our upcoming examination of the Corpus Hermeticum starting from the next episode. Link.