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Rumen Kolev Has Found Arabic Manuscripts by Hermes in Egypt!
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waybread



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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful post, Theresa.

Maybe I'll buy this book now.
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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The X-th Century Muslim author and bibliographer Ibn al-Nadim mentions in his catalogue of Arabic books known as Kitab al-Fihrist a book of Hermes under the name Kitab Tasyir al-Kawakib or in English translation The Book on the Primary Directions of the Planets. Unfortunately this book is considered lost - I mean the opinion of Fuat Sezgin in Geschichte des Arabischen Schrifttums, Leiden, 1979, band VII, p.58.

But a chapter (fasl) of this book devoted on the celestial cycles (dur), primary directions (tasyir) and profections (intiha) is preserved ONLY in the National Library of Egypt (Dar al-Kutub).

I suppose that Rumen will find and will obtain a copy of this book of Hermes.

Important remark: Mercury is now in Gemini with Moon and makes an application trine with Jupiter and the most important thing is that Mercury (Hermes) makes a phase today - Evening First .
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