Poimandres - Hermes Trismegistus
Type of spiritual experience
A description of the experience
Corpus Hermeticum – Hermes Trismegistus - Poimandres section 24
The Ascent of the Soul
To this Poimandres replied: At first, when your physical body is dissolved, you surrender the body to change and the form it used to have vanishes. Your Ethos [character] now devoid of power, is abandoned to the personal Daimon. The body’s senses return to their respective sources, becoming absorbed in the astral energies, passion and desire withdraw to the irrational nature.