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The Path to the New Hermopolis: The History, Philosophy, and Future of the City of Hermes

Dr. Mervat Nasser, Founder of New Hermopolis

04 October 2019

01:00 PM

BA, Main Building, Third Floor Floating Room

 The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Antiquities Museum, affiliated with the Cultural Outreach Sector, organizes a lecture entitled "The Path to the New Hermopolis: The History, Philosophy, and Future of the City of Hermes" on Monday, 14 October 2019, 1:00 pm, at the BA, Main Building, Third Floor Floating Room (F3).

Dr. Mervat Nasser, Founder of New Hermopolis, will deliver the lecture. She will tackle her journey towards creating a New Hermopolis with the same spirit of its predecessor. She will discuss the history of this unique territory in Middle Egypt, as well as the values that emanated from this cosmic city to shape our thinking throughout the ages. In particular, the Hermetic concepts of humanism, idealism, utopianism, and fraternity. The lecturer will elaborate how these ideals inspire our dreams for a better world. 

Presented as a philosophy of hope, the influence of Hermeticism runs like a river through Egyptian, Hellenic, Sufi, Renaissance, and Romantic territories, before branching into the delta of twentieth century philosophical and psychological thought. Drawing on her experience as a practicing psychiatrist, she also shows how the existential pioneers of the last century not only acknowledged their debt to their Hermetic past, but also spoke to the emergence of a new Self capable of negotiating the challenges and the difficulties we face today.

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