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Corpus Hermeticum, 1,15. 41. Nag Hammadi Library, p. 105. 42. Ross, Gospel of Thomas, 3. 43. Corpus Hermeticum, 5, 11. 44. Asclepius, 16. 45. Valentinus, Letter quoted in Joseph P. Macchio, Orthodox Suppression of Original Christianity, p. 164. com/Church/ Conspiracy/ 49 Asclepius 46. St Augustine, Confessions, 6,4. 47. St Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, II, 6,7-8. 48. St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologia, 1,9-10. html. 49. Asclepius, 32 50. For this information I am indebted to Dr Joseph Milne.
4). Almost as great a tribute to his sacred authority are the series of pictures which Pinturicchio was commissioned to paint of Hermes and which now decorate the inner papal apartments in the Vatican. One of these features the goddess Isis apparently instructing Moses on one side of her and Hermes on the other (Fig. 5). 41 Asclepius In the second half of the sixteenth century scholars began to doubt the antiquity of the Hermetic texts and finally Isaac Casaubon, in 1614, convinced most scholars that the texts and content of the Corpus and Asclepius dated from the Christian era.
God is above all opposites and unites in himself statements that are incompatible in the finite world. This Hermetic principle became the central theme of Cusa’s thought. All affirmation about God, such as being and non-being, encompassing all beings, and being contained in all beings is merely partial. It has to be completed by the contrary affirmation, because God unites in Himself that which is incompatible in the finite. 63 Hermes and Dionysius will be recognised at once in the formulation of this paradox.