La (De)construcción de un relato de legitimación

El caso de la Carta de Isis

  • Miriam Blanco Cesteros Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Palabras clave: alquimia, Egipto grecorromano, Hermetismo, literatura demótica, literatura griega, magia greco-egipcia, Retórica

Resumen

La así denominada Carta de Isis a Horus es una breve (y preciosa) pieza de la alquimia greco-egipcia. Más allá del interés técnico de los procesos alquímicos que describe, su importancia radica en el prólogo que introduce la parte técnica de este pequeño tratado, que sorprende por la intrincada mezcla de elementos griegos, hebreos y egipcios. Este prefacio es, por tanto, una pieza clave para el estudio de los argumentos y mecanismos discursivos empleados por la temprana tradición alquímica para dotar de autoridad a sus escritos y tratar de justificar su denominación de “Arte Sagrado”. Este artículo analiza dichos mecanismos y argumentos siguiendo los patrones narrativos en torno a los cuales se articuló este relato.

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Blanco Cesteros, M. (2022). La (De)construcción de un relato de legitimación: El caso de la Carta de Isis. ARYS. Antigüedad: Religiones Y Sociedades, (20), 227-270. https://doi.org/10.20318/arys.2022.6794
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