Asclepius - Classes and forms
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Asclepius – Hermes Trismegistus
All things that depend from above, however, are divided into forms in the way that I am about to explain.
Forms of all things follow kinds, so that the kind is the entirety while the form is a smaller part of the kind. Thus, the kind made up of gods will produce from itself the forms of gods.
The kind made up of 'demons' as that of humans and likewise birds and all the things the world contains, breeds forms resembling itself. There is another kind of living thing, a kind without soul yet not lacking senses; it thus finds joy in good treatment, harm and weakness in adversity.
I am speaking of all those things that come to life in the earth when their roots and stems are undamaged; their forms have been scattered all over the earth. Heaven itself is full of gods.....
Forms of all kinds combine with all kinds; some were made before, some are made from those that were made