Posted by : RioZee Thursday, April 5, 2012
|emerald table Image courtesy google|
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".