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By Christian H. Bull, Liv Ingeborg Lied, John D. Turner

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Secret and secrecy have been significant innovations within the ritual, rhetoric, and sociological stratification of old Mediterranean religions. That the last word nature and workings of the divine have been mystery, and both couldn't or shouldn't be printed other than as a secret for the initiated, was once extensively approved between Pagans, Jews, after which Christians, either Gnostic and another way. The similarities and modifications within the language of puzzle and secrecy throughout spiritual and cultural borders are therefore the most important for realizing this crucial interval of the historical past of religions. the current anthology goals to give and research a big variety of assets elucidating this topic, reflecting the correspondingly huge scholarly pursuits of Professor Einar Thomassen in honor of his sixtieth birthday.

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8 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 183). 125 Hipp. Haer. 6–12 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 183–184). For a discussion of the Peratic serpent, see Tuomas Rasimus, “The Serpent in Gnostic and Related Texts,” in Colloque International: “L’Évangile selon Thomas et les Textes de Nag Hammadi” Québec, 29–31 mai 2003 (ed. E 8; Québec: Les Presses de L’Université Laval, 2007), 417–71 at 439–42. 123 32 april d. deconick Father when he, as Christ, receives the descending powers. 127 Kronos, the demiurge, uses what he sees of these powers that Christ is revealing from the top of the universe and gives them material form.

Paul Mirecki and Marvin Meyer; Leiden: Brill, 2002), 105–58. , The Chaldean Oracles: Text, Translation, and Commentary [SGRR 5; Leiden: Brill, 1989], 107). 48 Corp. Herm. XVI, 2 (Brian P. Copenhaver, Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation with Notes and Introduction [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992], 58). Italic mine. from the bowels of hell to draco 15 churning power of the waters of deep Tartarus that swell and feed the ocean above.

Platonis Opera, 176–77); Plutarch, De sera 566a–b. For a discussion of this geography, see Kingsley, Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic, 112–48. , Platonis Opera, 178–79). 52 Hipp. Haer. 2–6 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 182–83). 53 Hipp. Haer. 3 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 182). 54 Hipp. Haer. 5 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 179). 55 Hipp. Haer. 4 (Marcovich, Hippolytus, 181). 50 16 april d. deconick Kronos occupies one of these points, but which one? Hippolytus writes: Since the astrologers know the ascendant and the midheaven and the descendant and the anti-meridian, and they know that these stars have different motions at diffferent times through the perpetual revolution of the entire universe, but there are diffferent declensions from the cardinal point and diffferent ascensions (from the cardinal point), they allegorize the system of the astrologers presenting the cardinal point with “god” and “monad” and “lord over all generation,” and the declination is left, and the ascension is right.

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