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Aselzion
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posted May 21, 2003 02:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings Knowflakes...

Hereafter follows a translation of the Emerald Tablet often attributed to Hermes Trismegistus... it is an alchemical work handed down through the centuries. It contains within a key to the workings of the universe and the transmutation of the base into the fine.

The Emerald Tablet

"It is true, certain, and without falsehood, that whatever is below is like that which is above; and that which is above is like that which is below: to accomplish the one wonderful work. As all things are derived from the One Only Thing, by the will and by the word of the One Only One who created it in His Mind, so all things owe their existence to this Unity by the order of Nature, and can be improved by the Adaptation to that Mind.Its Father is the Sun; its Mother is the Moon; the Wind carries it in its womb; and its nurse is the Earth. This Thing is the Father of all perfect things in the world. Its power is most perfect when it has again been changed into Earth.

Separate the Earth from the Fire, the subtle from the gross, but carefully and with great judgment and skill. It ascends from earth to heaven, and descends again, new born, to the earth, taking unto itself thereby the power of the Above and the Below. Thus the splendor of the whole world will be thine, and all darkness shall flee from thee.
This is the strongest of all powers, the Force of all forces, for it overcometh all subtle things and can penetrate all that is solid. For thus was the world created, and rare combinations, and wonders of many kinds are wrought. Hence I am called HERMES TRISMEGISTUS, having mastered the three parts of the wisdom of the whole world. What I have to say about the masterpiece of the alchemical art, the Solar work, is now ended."


Any thoughts?

Blessed Be...
A

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hrj777
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posted May 21, 2003 05:59 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a tough one Aselzion. I was trying to think of correlations between this and the Tree of Life, but it doesn't seem to work for me.

The only thing that comes to mind is Mercury and the power of creation based on what one thinks and the spoken Word.

I am probably way off here. I would like to hear your thoughts on it.

Heidi

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Annie Kuzma
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posted May 21, 2003 10:21 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.hiddenmysteries.com/freebook/thoth/thotht1.html

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Aselzion
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posted May 21, 2003 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

Thanks for the link Annie... I actually have a hard copy of that book that I got while I was looking into the Drunvalo Melchizedek material.

Heidi...

I'm not sure what all I think of the Emerald Tablet... I'm sure that in part it is coded instruction, as are most of the alchemical and Hermetic writings. I'm still working on cracking the code for myself, but I thought that maybe others, who are not so steeped in Qabalistic doctrine as I am of late, might see something that I'm missing.

As always, I never think that I am above learning from others, and I certainly don't think that I have all the answers... so let's begin a dialogue and see where we go.

Blessings in the Light...
A

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posted May 22, 2003 07:05 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
but why would you want to crack the code, Azelsion?
you want to approach it intellectually?

tis a 'code' only for those who want to 'crack' it.

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A Learning Angel
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posted May 22, 2003 08:30 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I saw HERMES TRISMEGISTUS, the following jumped out at me...

USE ME.

I M TRUTH
I M GUEST HERE IN
UR TIME
TRUST ME

MISTER SIR HIRES
ME (to) STEER U
(to) THE RITE MUSE

U MUST SEE/HEAR THIS
(to) SEE HIM - THE
TRUE SEER SAGE

TRUST ME THEN USE
ME (to) HEAR HIM


ALA

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Randall
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posted May 22, 2003 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted May 22, 2003 01:43 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings, Aselzion!

I am not sure what you are searching for here but I wanted to share my impression on reading this.
BIG caveat, I have not made a study of alchemy or the Qabala so I may be way off base here.

It seems to me that the substance in question here is...WATER.
It is indeed Fathered (disciplined) by the Sun, Mothered (directed) by the Moon, carried (gestated) in the womb of the Wind and nursed (cradled) by the Earth.
Water ascends and descends from Earth to the heavens and back again in a constant cycle.
The power of good old H2O is certainly strongest when it has been returned to Earth to be used by ALL living things.
Does water meet the requirement of "it overcometh all subtle things and can penetrate all that is solid"? Indeed! It is considered the universal solvent. Its penetrating powers are well reflected in the world around us.
"For thus was the world created..."? Again, scientific theory and religious cosmology both give us life created from the water.

"Separate the Earth from the Fire, the subtle from the gross, but carefully and with great judgement and skill....Thus the splendor of the whole world will be thine, and all darkness shall flee from thee."
These lines, I think, refer to the positive and negative energy of the hydrogen and oxygen atoms. While they could, theoretically, be speaking of splitting the molecule into its parts, they could also be telling us that by changing the polarity of the water we can change the life-giving and life-supporting properties thereof. This last point has certainly been a time honored theory and many people have done work in this area.

As an aside, it is interesting to note that the hydrogen bond which holds water together is identical to the bond found in DNA, RNA and indeed, most, if not all of the cellular structures of our bodies.

Not sure if this helps or hinders, just my two cents!

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posted May 22, 2003 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings fellow knowflakes..

Indeed you spiral well.

Taj...to crack a code is of paramount importance to a Mercurial mind! I suppose meditation and reflection will bear good fruit as well, but I also would like to see people get more involved in this forum, so it's always good to throw out a call for help and a little metaphysical challenge every now and again, no?

ALA.. great Lexigramming. Had I thought to try that as of yet... ummm, no! Silly Aselzion!

Randall... ok with the smiley.. any thoughts from the more Wicca-esque contingency?

Looney... WOW. H2O, I never would have gone there! This is exactly why I ask for opinions.. sometimes it's good to think outside the box, particularly with Qabalistic/Hermetic writings. There is always more to them than meets the eye!

Thank you all.. please keep the thoughts and letters coming!

Bright Blessings...

A

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posted May 23, 2003 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wicca who?

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Aselzion
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posted May 23, 2003 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Randall...

Maybe I need to polish my wicca compass... I had the vague vibe that you were perhaps a practitioner?!

Anyone have any wicca-wash?

In the Light...
A


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posted May 23, 2003 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not officially a practitioner. Just a tad bit of a dabbler.

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Aselzion
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posted May 23, 2003 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Randall...

Ok... so my compass isn't as out-of-whack as I thought.

I think we've all dabbled a wee bit, eh?

Still, any thoughts on the Emerald Tablet?

Pax et Bonum...
A

P.S. Off to my favorite OLD bookstore to browse through some stuffy old Qabalah/Alchemical texts. Not to mention doing a fair amount of damage to my savings account! We shall see!

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posted June 11, 2003 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sort of reminds me of Saint Germaine. He was (is) an alchemist, right?

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posted June 11, 2003 02:09 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I read somewhere a while ago that what's being talked about on The Emerald Tablet is the "soul". I'm not sure what I think myself though.

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posted June 12, 2003 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

Randall, yes, St.Germain was/is indeed an alchemist; you are not mistaken!

FairyStar... well, I suppose that is as possible an explanation as any. I'm still not sure what I think, have been studying Qabalah, Hermetic Science and Spiritual Alchemy for a we bit now, and still haven't found the answer that rings the Inner Bell for me. But I have faith that I will!

In the meantime, it makes for interesting conversation, eh?

Bright Blessings...
A

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I have been reading a book which references "the Records of Thoth" quite a bit. Is that the same thing as the Emerald Tablet?

The Records of Thoth are by Thoth Raismes of Aphra also known as Thoth Hermes Trismegistus. The book says he has been known throughout the ages for his accomplishments as the Master architect of the Great Pyramid of Giza, and is generally associated with ancient Egypt, although many refer to him as Thoth the Atlantean.

Am I warm?

ALA

P.S. The book is The Holy Land of Scotland by Barry Dunford

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Does anyone have any more comments about this subject they would like to share? It seems like a mighty interesting one to explore...thoughts anyone?

ALAngel

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YES,YES,YES,YES!!!

The same THOTH all around. The one that built the design and blue prints for Giza [and many other very significant structures around the world in those older times],,,same THOTH that was and is known as the keeper of ancient wisdome and magickal knowledge.

As far as the Emerald =Tablet goes this is the first time Ive heard any thing about it. Although I find it to be very interesting and it gives me alot to think upon.
VERY AWESOME.

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posted August 22, 2003 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello ALA...

Long time no see...

I have a book by Thoth the Atlantean that was referenced in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchizedek. I'm not really sure of the authenticity of this work, but it makes for interesting reading.

Thoth was said to have written about science, nature, magic, mathematics... well pretty much every subject of interest to us as seekers of the truth. To the best of my knowledge none of these works is published for the masses as yet; but the Emerald Tablet is oft quoted by many sources, particularly Alchemical and Rosicrucian.

I'd love to have a peek at the Vatican Library.. something tells me they got alot of good stuff before the Library at Alexandria was destroyed!

Blessings...
A

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Don't even get me started with talk of their library.

-StarLover

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Hi Magnus, I agree Thoth's very awesome. The more I read about Thoth, the more intrigued I get.

And Aselzion...'Long time no see?' Actually, I emailed you about 6-8 weeks ago and here I thought you were snubbing me. I guess you didn't get it, huh?

StarLover, being the HUGE reader I am, it really gets me going to think about spending a couple of weeks in there.

Back to Thoth and the Emerald Tablets... According to my recent readings, Thoth has three 'missions' on Earth. One of which was to bring us on Earth the knowledge that had been lost from our hearts and minds. He gave us this knowledge in such works as the "Emerald Tablets'. Collectivelly, all of his 'writings' were called The Thoth' and were not written in Thoth's hand but as direct transmissions into the akashic records. Many channel-scribes through the ages have tapped into the Akashic Repository of Thoth, and written from his Record. In re-orientingthis world with its true origins, Thoth's purpose is to enlighten humans in that age that they were 'angels unaware'. (Personally, I love that last part...ANGELS unaware.)

Does this strike a truth chord with anyone else?

ALAngel

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posted August 23, 2003 04:38 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True, but women are forbidden.

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StarLover - most men aren't allowed either unless you are considered EXTRA special by the Roman Catholic Church!

ALAngel

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posted August 25, 2003 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Greetings...

ALA... actually, no I didn't get your e-mail, or maybe if I did it was deleted amidst a slew of junk mail that seems to attack my mailbox on a daily basis.

I apologize if you felt snubbed, but I don't recall having received e-mail from you recently.

In terms of the Vatican Library.. in my mind, it should be de-classified and open to all Seekers. Until we get a pontiff with a hint of Spiritual Knowing, I have serious doubts that day shall come. But I do ordain it... so we shall see!

Blessings...
A

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