THE EMERALD TABLET OF HERMES . . True, without falsehood, certain and most true, that whic
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, for 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, 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.
Thou shalt 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 thou hast the glory of the
whole world; therefore let all obscurity flee before thee. 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 is the manner.
Therefore am I called Hermes Trismegistus, having the three parts
of the philosophy of the whole world. What I have to tell is
completed, concerning the Operation of the Sun.
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