Dating for philosophical people

Because of the important influence of the native intellectual milieu on the genesis of this Alexandro-Egyptian cultural form, had to refer to the Persian period ...This feature proves to be essential in a possible thematical reconstruction.It could define its own path precisely because of its roots in the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Tradition, to which most of its members adhered.In its mature stage, Hermetism manifested the religion of the mind ("religio mentis") of Mediterranean Antiquity.

The authors were Egyptians still able to read the "words of the gods".Antiquity would remain unavailable for several centuries.Not unlike Spinoza's "amor intellectualis Dei", philosophical Hermetism gave body to an intellectual love for the One, albeit in modo antiquo, and never without magic & alchemy.Hermetism is not a "Sammelbecken" (heterogeneous doctrines), nor a single synthesis, but an autonomous mode of discourse, a "way of Hermes" (Iamblichus), more theological than philosophical (like Plotinus, who -compared to Plato- was more religious than political) and foremost (in number) "technical" : astrology, magic & alchemy.This Graeco-Egyptian religion was influenced by three major players : the Greeks, the native Egyptians and the Jews.

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