Posted by : RioZee Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Alchemy, is known to be Egyptian art, It's soil was black, (cham) so it arose. Very little is known of Hermes,

This Emerald Table, is all that remains to us from Egypt of her Sacred Art.

The Smaragdine Table of Hermes

Inscription on the emerald table

"True, without error, certain and most true; that which is above is as that which is

below, and that which is below is as that which is above, for performing the

miracles of the One Thing; and as all things were from one, by the mediation of

one, so all things arose from this one thing by adaptation; the father of it is the

Sun, the mother of it is the Moon; the wind carries it in its belly; the nurse thereof

is the Earth. This is the father of all perfection, or consummation of the whole

world. The power of it is Integral, if it be turned into earth. Thou shalt separate the

earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently with much sagacity; it ascends

from earth to heaven, and again descends to earth: and receives the strength of the

superiors and of the inferiors --- so thou hast the glory of the whole world;

therefore let all obscurity flee before thee. This is the strong fortitude of all

fortitudes, overcoming every subtle and penetrating every solid thing. So the world

was created. Hence were all wonderful adaptations of which this is the manner.

Therefore I am I called Thrice Great Hermes, having the Three Parts of the

philosophy of the whole world. That which I have written is consummated

concerning the operation of the Sun".

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  1. Interesting post. I think along with the verbatim translation of original lines, it would have helped if you had given your interpretation as well.Look forward to more on alchemy. By the way, wasn't Hermes a Greek God? Was there another one in Egypt?

  2. @the fool, i will be giving my views in later posts.

  3. During the Renaissance it was accepted that Hermes Trismegistus was a contemporary of Moses, however after Casaubon’s dating of the Hermetic writings as no earlier than the second or third century CE, the whole of Renaissance Hermeticism collapsed.
    as per wikipedia. Hremes is considered greek god too.


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