Plato and the Egyptian Hermes

Plato and the Egyptian Hermes

You may have noticed that there is a strong platonic element to the hermetic writings? There are sections in some Hermetic texts that almost match passages within Plato's classic works.

This influence however is not as simple as you might think!

We know that most early Greek philosophers trained in Egypt (Plato was there for 13 years under the tuition of a priest of Horus called Sechnuphi), so much of their teachings might have come from the land of the Nile.

We also know that the Hermetic texts were written by Greek philosophers who were given the role of translating the Egyptian mysteries into Greek philosophical language.

Did things come full circle?

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18/10/2021

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