The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

The foundation of the Great Work is the Emerald Tablet and thus reveals the art and science of Alchemy. There are many translations of it from well known people such as Issac Newton and Madame Blavasky. Newton’s being the most renowned(the pic shown above is not Newton’s translation.) Many esoteric thinkers have their interpretations of it and the upcoming one in particular is credited to Dennis William Hauck.

“The first rubric simply sets the tone of the documents and asks us to come into higher awareness and become open into deeper truths. The second rubric presents the Doctrine of Correspondences, which describes a vertical relationship between the realm of Spirit Above and the realm of Matter Below. This is the so called Vertical Axis of reality, which the alchemists felt they could enter in their meditations. The Horizontal Axis is our normal material world. A wonderful example of experiencing the Vertical Axis is a work in the Corpus Hermeticum called "The Divine Pymander” (or “Divine Mind”). It is allegedly written by Hermes Trismegistus and describes his meeting with the Divine Mind and what it taught him about the nature of reality.
The third rubric elaborates on the nature of the One Thing, which is the subject on the tablet. The alchemists have usually interpreted the One Thing to mean the First Matter or Universal Life Force, and this rubric describes its characteristics. The first two sentences of this rubric presents the Four Elements in order of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Associated with each of these elements are the first four operations of alchemy: Calcination, Dissolution, Separation, and Conjunction.
The fourth rubric is the most mystical part of the Emerald Tablet and seems to be telling us how to enter the spiritual realm Above. It also describes the result of previous conditions which is the purified Quintessence. The sixth rubric suggests that the previous rubrics have described a previous a specific universal pattern that leads to transformation on all levels of reality. It is not only the formula that the alchemist follows in his work, but also the overall pattern of nature in perfecting matter.“

“The Buddha radiates not only the light of wisdom, but also the light of compassion, for the liberation of all beings.” -Buddah

“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” -Jesus

“..Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things” -Allah

In all holy books there is reference to the Light of God shining on all of us and within us. We only need to tap into this and spread the light of love to all.

anonymous asked:

Can you explain what "as above so below" means? Thanks :)

This is the first line of the “Emerald Tablet” Hermetic document. The document purports to be the philosophy of a Great Teacher from ancient times. The words “as above, so below” is a simple statement of the recursive, fractal nature of the universe. This is something that the ancient alchemists discovered that is, the macro mimics the micro. The galaxy in the tea cup. Repeated patterns, within patterns, within patterns. As above, so below.

anonymous asked:

can you please recommend some books for people who want to become more positive and feel more lively about life please and thank you 😀

The power of now - always a good place to start 😇
The monk who sold his Ferrari - a very humbling book.
The lost teachings of Atlantis - a life changing book, as in you will have a whole new purpose in the world, you will realise the truth (which is both exhilarating and Herculean)
The Kybalion - if you like science and the laws of the universe
The Emerald Tablet of Thoth - if you like secret ancient text
The guide to being a ENFP - If you’re an ENFP
Rumi Poetry - I love that guy
Meister Eckhart
She - to understand what it means to be a woman; feminine energy; introverted self.
He - to understand what it means to be a man; masculine energy; extroverted self.
The Four Agreements - to understand how toxic negative energy is.
Don’t let anything dull your sparkle - to understand past trauma, to heal yourself, to remodel your brain chemical structure.
You Can Heal Your Life - read this book first to start you off on your positive journey.
The Shack - to be closer to God
The Interior Castle - you’ll understand once you read She.

Tabula Smaragdina

It is true!
It is certain!
It is the whole truth!

That which is below is equal to that which is above, and that which is above is equal to that which is below,
in order that the wonders of the One shall be accomplished.

As all things are accomplished out of the One, through one mediatorship,
so they are all born out of the One by transmission.

His father is the sun;
his mother is the moon,
the air has carried it in its womb,
the earth was its feeder.

The father of all talismans in the whole world is omnipresent.

His power remains intact, when it is used in the earth.

Divide lovingly and with great insight and wisdom the earth from the fire, the subtle from what is gross, dense, and congealed.

It ascends from the earth to heaven and again descends to the earth, and takes unto itself the power of that which is above and that which is below.

So you will possess the glory of the entire world and for that reason all darkness will flee from you.

This one is the mighty Strength of all Strengths, because he will overcome everything subtle and penetrate everything solid.

So the world was created.
Out of it, in the same way, wonderful creations will arise.

I have been called the thrice-great Hermes, because I possess the three aspects of the doctrine of wisdom of the entire world.

Completed is that which I have said concerning the preparation of Gold, the activity of the spiritual Sun.

The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us.
—  The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the  essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of “the Three Initiates”

The Emerald Tablet by Thoth Hermes Trismegistus

A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete.

As above, so below; the greater and lesser; macrocosm and microcosm: they are the same. Following this principle, all things were made from the One.

And as all things arose from a thought by the One; thus all things were formed as an adaptation of the One. This is the fundamental principle.

Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon, it is carried by the wind, it is nursed by the earth.

Its power is complete if it can be turned into earth.

Separate the earth from the fire; the subtle from the dense, the light from the heavy; with care and wisdom.

It repeatedly ascends from earth to heaven, and then descends from heaven to earth, thus receiving power from both the high and the low.

Then you will have the glory of the whole world. All ignorance will flee from you.

It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things.

This is how the world was made.

Each level is a reflection of the one above; the microcosm is in accordance with the macrocosm. Now you know how all things are made through adaptation from the One.

This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

I have said all that is needed concerning the operation of the Sun.

Some of you may have seen this image before..
So let’s dig deeper, and find out the symbolism behind the Azoth, shall we?

Let it sink in… after this I will go over the 7 stages of Alchemical transformation:

The alchemists believed that the universal formula contained in the Emerald Tablet was the basis for a spiritual technology first introduced on the planet in ancient Egypt more than 10,000 years ago.This formula consists of seven consecutive operations performed on the “matter” - whether it be of a physical, psychological, or spiritual nature.

To guide us through this process, we are going to make use of a tool actually used by the alchemists - a meditative mandala first published in 1759 as an illustration for the book “Azoth of the Philosophers” by the legendary German alchemist Basil Valentine.

The word “Azoth” in the title is one of the more arcane names for the One thing described in the tablet. The “A” and “Z” in the word related to the Greek alpha and omega, the beginning and end of all things.the word is meant to embrace the full meaning of the One Thing, which is both the chaotic First Matter at the beginning of the Work and the perfected Stone at its conclusion.

At the center of this remarkable drawing is the face of a bearded alchemist at the beginning of the Work. Like looking into a mirror, this is where the initiate fixes his or her attention to meditate on the mandala.

Within the downward-pointing triangle superimposed over the face of the alchemist is the goal of the Work, the divine man in which the forces from Above and the Below have come together.

The alchemist’s schematized body is the offspring of the marriage between the archetypal Sun King, seated on a lion on a hill to his right, and the archetypal Moon Queen, seated on a great fish to his left.“Its father is the Sun”, says the tablet, “its mother the Moon”.

The laughing, extroverted Sun King holds a scepter and a shield indicating his authority and strength over the rational, visible world, but the fiery dragon of his rejected unconscious waits in a cave beneath him ready to attack should he grow too arrogant.

The melancholy, introverted Moon Queen holds the reins to a great fish, symbolizing her control of those same hidden forces that threaten the King, and behind her is a chaff of wheat, which stands for her connection to fertility and growth.The bow and arrow she cradles in her left arm symbolize the wounds of the heart and body she accepts as part of her existence.

In simplest terms, the King and Queen represents the raw materials of our experience - our thoughts and feelings - with which the alchemist works.The King symbolizes the power of thought, ultimately the One Mind of the highest spirit.The Queen stands for the influence of uncontrollable feelings and emotions, which are ultimately the chaotic One Thing of the greater soul.

The much anticipated marriage of the King and Queen produces a state of consciousness best described as a feeling intellect, which can be raised and purified to produce a state of perfect intuition, a direct gnosis of reality.“All Obscurity will be clear to you”, says the tablet of this state of mind.

This goal of alchemy is to make this golden moment permanent in a state of consciousness called the Philosopher’s Stone, and it all starts with the marriage of the opposites within.

In our drawing, the body of the alchemist is connected to the four elements.His feet protrude from behind the central emblem; one is on Earth and the other in Water.In his right hand is a torch of Fire and in his left a feather, symbolizing Air.Between his legs hangs the Cubic Stone labeled with the word Corpus, meaning body.T he five starts surrounding it indicate that it also contains the hidden fifth element, the invisible quintessence whose “inherent strength is perfected if it is turned into Earth.”

Where the head of the alchemist should be, there is a strange winged caricature that is variously interpreted as a heart, a helmet, or even the pineal gland at the center of the brain.The symbol evolved from the Winged Disk of Akhenaten and became the top of the caduceus, the magical wand of Hermes where opposing energies merge to produce miracles.This knob represents the Ascended Essence, the essence of our souls raised to the highest level in the body - to the brain - where it becomes a mobile center of consciousness able to leave the body and travel to other dimensions of reality.

Touching the wings of the caduceus are a salamander engulfed in flames on the left side of the drawing and a standing bird on the right.Below the salamander is the insciption Anima (Soul); below the bird is the inscription Spiritus (Spirit).The salamander, as a symbol of soul, is attracted to and exposed in the blazing fire of the Sun.Likewise, the bird of spirit is attracted to the coolness of the Moon and is reflected in it.This is a subtle statement of the fundamental bipolar energies that drive the alchemy of transformation.

Spiritus, Anima, and Corpus form a large inverted triangle that stands behind the central emblem.Together they symbolize the three archetypal celestial forces that the alchemists termed Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt.Again, these are not chemicals at all, but our feelings, thoughts, and body.

The Emerald Tablet

Again, I was showing students a lot of advanced vector-graphics techniques for doing graphical layout — of text, of solo symbols, of shapes.  This was my advanced sample to show them.  I didn’t zoom in too closely, for them to read the Emerald Tablet Text, but it’s a good example of what kinds of things are possible when you are willing to play around a little bit, and be patient. 

Creating this was about three hours’ work.  I’m sure that there are genuine graphic designers who can do it faster, but I am not them.  It’s also a great example of alchemy’s motto — Solve et Coagula — “Dissolve and Recombine”.  Everything in this image is distilled and repositioned elements of someone else’s work and effort, from what the Wi-fi symbol looks like to the shape of the glyphs of the planets, to the translation of the Emerald Tablet text, to the way this program handles star-shapes as vector graphics. All I did was disconnect these elements a little from their origins, and reconnect them.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes - Translations

  1. Tis true without lying, certain & most true. That wch is below is like that wch is above & that wch is above is like yt wch is below to do ye miracles of one only thing.

  2. And as all things have been & arose from one by ye mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.

  3. The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nourse.

  4. The father of all perfection in ye whole world is here.

  5. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth. Seperate thou ye earth from ye fire, ye subtile from the gross sweetly wth great indoustry.

  6. It ascends from ye earth to ye heaven & again it desends to ye earth and receives ye force of things superior & inferior.

  7. By this means you shall have ye glory of ye whole world & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.

  8. Its force is above all force. for it vanquishes every subtile thing & penetrates every solid thing. So was ye world created.

  9. From this are & do come admirable adaptaions whereof ye means (Or process) is here in this.

  10. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of ye philosophy of ye whole world.

  11. That wch I have said of ye operation of ye Sun is accomplished & ended.

Translation of Issac Newton c. 1680

I moved my alchemical lab in the garage.  Now I’m closer to the electrical outlet and have better lighting and space.  I have to get a copy of the Emerald Tablet up on the wall, but I’m going to put up a proper bulletin board first.  And probably a few images and quotes that relate to what I’m working on, which happens to be Oil of Egg at the moment.

And all my glassware needs a good wash…