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The Secret Lore of Egypt
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David Lorton, an Egyptologist, is the translator of many books, including Erik Hornung's books The Secret Lore of Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, both from Cornell.

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"Hornung traces the influences of this imaginary Egypt on Western culture from the classical world, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, to the present day... Recommended for academic libraries and specialized collections."-Library Journal, September 2001 "Erik Hornung has rare and perhaps unique advantages for tackling an important and overdue task, namely that of revalorizing the spiritual heritage of Egypt while at the same time describing fairly and rigorously the image of that country in the West... This book is written with vigor and in the author's typically enthusiastic, pellucid style. And how enlivening it is to be reminded that there are colleagues whose learning is broad enough to include familiarity with the Qabalah, the Tabula Smaragdina, and the philosophy of Herder... Congratulations, then, to Professor Hornung for having produced a scholarly, original, and entertaining work, which covers a vast amount of ground with an astonishingly light touch. Those who know the subject of Egyptian survivals will be further enlightened by this volume."-Terence DuQuesne, Discussions in Egyptology "Hornung traces Western preoccupation with ancient Egypt as an epitome of the mysterious 'other,' the source of lost or esoteric wisdom, the original font of human knowledge... He concludes with provocative points about the general curricular neglect of Egyptology, yet he also muses on the potential value of a reformed 'Hermetism' in a world crying for reconciliation... Great reading for those with the necessary background. All levels and collections."-Choice, September 2002, Vol. 40, No. 1 "The book makes for delightful reading, even though (or, perhaps, because) one cannot be but utterly amazed about the degree of gullibility through the centuries as far as the secret wisdom of ancient Egypt is concerned... On the whole this is a very instructive and charming book that deserves a wide readership."-Pieter W. van der Horst, UItrecht University. Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.04.18 "I recommend this well-written volume to anyone seriously interested in what Egypt ever meant and presently means to the whole world."-Anthony Spalinger, University of Auckland, Electronic Antiquity 7:1, February 2003 "Hornung's Secret Lore is ... enjoyable, dealing with what he calls Egyptosophy, the notion that ancient Egypt is the source of all wisdom and that conventional Egyptology has misunderstood many aspects of this culture."-Antiquity 76 (2002) "Erik Hornung has rare and perhaps unique advantages for tackling an important and overdue task, namely that of revalorizing the spiritual heritage of Egypt while at the same time describing fairly and rigorously the image of that country in the West...Esoteric Egypt is written with vigour and in the author's typically enthusiastic, pellucid style. And how enlivening it is to be reminded that there are colleagues whose learning is broad enough to include familiarity with the Qabalah, the Tabula Smaragdina, and the philosophy of Herder...Congratulations, then, to Professor Hornung for having produced a scholarly, original, and entertaining work, which covers a vast amount of ground with an astonishingly light touch. Those who know the subject of Egyptian survivals will be further enlightened by this volume."-Terence DuQuesne, Discussions in Egyptology

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