May 9, 2023 at 10:48 PM

The Corpus Hermeticum and the
12 main Tormentors of the body:

1. Ignorance
2. Grief
3. Incontinence
4. Lust
5. Injustice
6. Greed
7. Deceit
8. Envy
9. Treachery
10. Anger
11. Recklessness
12. Malice

Together, they “compel the inner man who dwells in the prison of his body to suffer through his senses”.

“these tormentors depart one by one from the man who receives God’s mercy”, which manifests itself as ten “powers of God” (δυνάμεις θεοῦ, dunámeis theoû) that cleanse the body and soul of the twelve (and more) irrational tormentors:

1. Knowledge of God
2. Experience of joy
3. Continence
4. Steadfastness
5. Justice
6. Generosity
7. Truth
8. Supreme Good
9. Life
10. Light


"O ye people, earth-born folk, ye who have given yourselves to drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, be sober now, cease from your surfeit, cease to be glamored by irrational sleep!"
~Corpus Hermeticum

"This is what you must know: that in you which sees and hears is the word of the lord, but your mind is god the father; they are not divided from one another for their union is life."
~Corpus Hermeticum