The Emerald Tablet of Hermes
True, without falsehood, 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, to allow the performance of the miracles of the One Thing. And as all things are from One, by the mediation of One, so all things have their birth from this One Thing by adaptation. The Sun is its father, the Moon its mother, and the Wind carries it in its belly, its nurse is the Earth. This is the father of all perfection, or consummation of the whole world. Its power is integrating, if it be turned into earth.
You shall separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, suavely, and with great ingenuity. It ascends from earth to heaven and descends again to earth, and receives the power of the superiors and of the inferiors. So you have the glory of the whole world, therefore, let all obscurity flee before you. This is the strong force of all forces, overcoming every subtle and penetrating every solid thing. So the world was created. Hence were all wonderful adaptations, of which this text is the manner. Therefore, am I called Hermes Trismigestus. I have the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. What I have to tell is completed, concerning the Operation of the Sun.
– Wording by Paul Foster Case
True, without delusion, certain and most true, that which is in the mind is as that which is in the external world, and that which is in the external world is as that which is in the mind, for the performance of the miracles of the miracle substance. And as all things are from the Creator, by the meditation of the Creator, so all things have their birth from the miracle substance by fractalization. Intention is its father, imagination its mother, intelligence matures it, physical results glorify it. This is the origin of all perfection or absorption of the entire universe. It integrates if it is turned towards existence.
The challenge is to separate existence from being, the subtle from the gross – educated and detail oriented. It ascends from existence to being and descends again to existence, and receives the powers of being and existence. That’s how you receive the glory of the entire world and overcome any obscurity. It is the strong force of all forces that overcomes every subtle and penetrates every solid thing. This way the world was created and all wonderful fractalizations were made – the subject of these words. For this reason am I called Hermes Trismigestus, who knows the three levels of the consciousness of the whole world. What I have to tell is complete, concerning the operation of cosmic intention.
– The Inspiration & Enlightenment Workshop