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Hermes Trismegistus – Treatise XVI



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God = Ultimate Intelligence

Sun = symbolic creator



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Hermes Trismegistus – Treatise XVI

 The demiurgus – the sun - brings together heaven and earth sending down true being from above and raising up matter from below and if there is such a thing as a substance not perceptible to sense, the light of the sun must be the receptacle of that substance.

God does not manifest himself to us; we cannot see him and it is only by conjecture and with hard effort that we can apprehend him by thought. But it is not by conjecture that we contemplate the sun; we see him with our very eyes …. for he is stationed in the midst and wears the kosmos as a wreath around him

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