Hermetic Philosophy - Earliest European Hermeticism - Crater Hermetis - Ludovico Lazzarelli


Hermetic Philosophy conjures to mind a range of associations from modern initiatory orders to ancient theosophical speculations. But, who was the first truly hermetic philosopher in Europe? You may be surprised that it wasn't Ficino, Pico, Bruno or Dee but the Italian poet Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500) whose work the Crater Hermetis (The Mixing Bowl of Hermes) is also the first true work of Hermetic Philosophy in Europe.

Recommended Reading:
Hanegraaff & Bouthoorn - Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447 1500): The Hermetic Writings and Related Documents - 978-0866983242
Original 1505 Latin Edition - https://archive.org/details/ita-bnc-mag-00000928-001/page/n132/mode/2up
Also check out my reading lists on my episode on the Hermetica

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