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Hermetica : Myths, Legends, Poems - Paul Kiritsis


Myths, Legends, Poems

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2007
ISBN: 9780595691104
Number Of Pages: 308

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Deep in the mysterious night where all is but distorted dreaming, far beyond the logical grasp of man, yet buried deep in our hearts, there lives an ancient myth instructing us in the mystical art of alchemy and magic.

"Hermetica" is an epic journey of poetic and verse drama that strives to find links between differing aspects of Egyptian mythology. As folklore was once such an embedded tradition, there was no need to record anything on papyri, even after the advent of hieroglyphic and cuneiform writing systems. As a result, an entire body of oral literature has been lost. What remains is but a small part of a potentially massive collection of unrecorded myth.

Using the ancient tools of alchemy and magic, this volume seeks to sculpt the events leading to the death, dismemberment, and resurrection of Osiris. Also included is the sequel to the popular Middle Kingdom tale, "The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor," and a dramatic interpretation of the Ptolemaic Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys. The accompanying poetry is a tribute to love, a pure byproduct of the alchemical process.

Delve into the realms of unexplored myth, legend, and love as viewed through the hermetical musings of modern-day alchemist and poet, Paul Kiritsis.

ISBN: 9780595691104
ISBN-10: 0595691102
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 17th September 2007
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53

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