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Alchemy Explained

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The legends around the Tablet and its authenticity are great and longstanding due
to the distilled Wisdom it contains. Because of Hermes (Greek) being associated
with alchemy, magic, and spiritual knowledge, this archetypal stream has in some
circles become synonymous with Thoth (Egyptian).
Over time legends have a way of expanding, and the singular “tablet” has been
expanded to “tablets” even though there was only one. Thoth’s origin, being
obviously advanced, has often been cited as Atlantean; thus many references can
be found to the Emerald Tablets of Thoth (the Atlantean), though that is a modern
naming convention with no precedent of historical usage. The tablet has always
been referred to as originating from Hermes Trismegistus regardless of the
language of translation. It has also been referred to as the Smaragdine Tablet.
Tradition holds that Alexander the Great found it in the tomb of Hermes
Trismegistus during his conquests. There are a few references that state that
Alexander put the Tablet on public display in one of his cities, probably Alexandria
in Egypt. It was made of a thick solid green, gem-like material and the lettering
on it was raised, in bas relief, so that it had to have been poured as liquid and
cast from a carved mold. No craftsmen of the day then, nor even now, could have
hand carved it.
The original language of the Emerald Tablet was said to be Phoenician, but the only
surviving translations come down to us through Arabic into Latin.

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
English Translation
In truth, without deceit, certain, and most veritable.
That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above
corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.
And just as all things have come from this One Thing, through the meditation of
One Mind, so do all created things originate from this One Thing, through
Transformation,

Its father is the Sun; its mother the Moon. The Wind carries it in its belly; its nurse is
the Earth. It is the origin of All, the consecration of the Universe; its inherent
Strength is perfected, if it is turned into Earth.
Separate the Earth from Fire, the Subtle from the Gross, gently and with great
Ingenuity. It rises from Earth to Heaven and descends again to Earth, thereby
combining within Itself the powers of both the Above and the Below.
Thus you will obtain the Glory of the Whole Universe. All Obscurity will be clear to
you. This is the greatest Force of all powers, because it overcomes every Subtle
thing and penetrates every Solid thing.
In this way was the Universe created. From this comes many wondrous
Applications, because this is the Pattern.
Therefore am I called Thrice Greatest Hermes, having all three parts of the wisdom
of the Whole Universe. Herein have I completely explained the Operation of the
Sun.
Latin Translation
Verum, sine Mendacio, certum et verissimum.
Quod est Inferius est sicut quod est Superius, et quod est Superius est sicut quod
est Inferius, ad perpetranda Miracula Rei Unius. Et sicut res omnes fuerunt ab Uno,
meditatione unius, sic Omnes Res natae ab hac una Re, adaptatione.
Pater eius est Sol. Mater eius est Luna. Portavit illud Ventus in Ventre suo. Nutrix
eius Terra est. Pater omnis Telesmi totius Mundi est hic. Virtus eius integra est si
versa fuerit in Terram.
Separabis Terram ab Igne, subtile ab spisso, suaviter, magno cum ingenio. Ascendit
a Terra in Coelum, iterumque descendit in Terram, et recipit Vim superiorum et
inferiorum.
Sic habebis Gloriam totius Mundi. Ideo fugiet a te omnis Obscuritas. Haec est totius
Fortitudinis Fortitudo fortis, quia vincet Omnem rem subtilem, Omnemque Solidam
penetrabit Sic Mundus creatus est. Hinc erunt Adaptationes Mirabiles, quarum Modus est hic.
Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens tres partes Philosophiae totius
Mundi. Completum est quod dixi de Operatione Solis

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