The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus
The glory and splendour of Philosophy, is an endeavouring to understand the chief Good, as the
Fountain of all Good: Now how can we come near to, or find out the Fountain, but by making use of the
Streams as a conduct to it? The operations of Nature, are Streams running from the Fountain of Good,
which is God. I am not of the ignorant, and foolish opinion of those that say, The greatest Philosophers
are the greatest Atheists: as if to know the works of God, and to understand his goings forth in the Way of
Nature, must necessitate a man to deny God. The [Job 38 ] Scripture disapproves of this as a sottish
tenet, and experience contradicts it: For behold! Here is the greatest Philosopher, and therefore the
Read understandingly this ensuing Book (and for thy help thou mayest make use of that voluminous
[Hanbal Offeli Alabar] Commentary written upon it ) then it will speak more for its Author, than can be
spoken by any man, at least by me.
Thine in the love of Truth,
"don't be silent when evil is spoken as truth"
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