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Ganivet: Amicus Medicorum (Extract)

An extract from Amicus Medicorum by Johannes Ganivetus {Friend of Physicians by Jean Ganivet} completed in 1431, first published 1496. It is also referred to by the author as The Dictionary of Astrology Made Medical. This translation is from the 2nd edition published in 1508 at Lyon by Johannes Cleyn {Clein Schwab}. Described by Thorndike as "probably the most influential
treatise composed in Europe during the fifteenth century" in the field of astrological medicine. Translation by Robert Zoller.
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Hermes Trismegistus: Corpus Hermeticum
(John Everard translation 1650)

The Divine Pymander in XVII books. London 1650, translated by John Everard from the Ficino Latin translation. A collection of 18 Greek texts & fragments from the 3rd or 4th centuries AD + the Latin Asclepius, containing religio-philosophic teachings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus purporting to be of Ancient Egyptian origin.
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William Lilly: Catalogue of Astrological Works

This is the catalogue written by Lilly of all the works on astrology that were available to him. He published this catalogue as an appendix to his Christian Astrology in 1647. 
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Plato: Epinomis

anciently attributed to Plato. Some modern scholars now attribute this work to one of Plato's students. It teaches the importance of mathematics and astronomy in the education of the wiseman. Important with regards to astrotheology.
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Plato: The Republic Book 7.

Plato's Republic discusses Justice in the State and in the individual man. 
Book 7 opens with the parable of the Cave which as Plato explains, is an allegory of the soul's ascent from "the prison-house", ie the sensible world, to the intellectual realm of spiritual causes and the Good. As such it is also an appropriate metaphor for the experience of meditation. The remainder of Book 7 deals with the education of the guardian class which will supply the leaders of the ideal State
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Katha Upanishad

one of the principal texts in the Vedantin Tradition comprising the Esoteric teachings in Hinduism. (Müller translation 1884)
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