The Emerald tablet of Hermes is an essential and core document in the teachings of the Law of Attraction. The tablet is a short inscription on a green stone and it details the law of attraction and the law of manifestation. The Emerald was originally thought to have been discovered by “Balinas”. He wrote down the entire text in the syriac language. This stone is so important that many have provided their own translations including the famous Sir Issac Newton.
The Emerald Tablet if Hermes and the Law of Attraction is supported by a number of other independent sources including quantum physics. The Emerald Tablet is also the basis of spiritual alchemy.
Here is a version of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes taken from 12th century Manuscript.
“True without falsehood, certain most certain
What is above is like what is below, and what is below is like that which is above. To make the miracle of the one thing.
And as all things were made from the contemplation of The One, so all things were born again from one adaptation.
It’s Father is the Sun, its Mother is the Moon.
The Wind carried it in its womb, the Earth breastfed it.
It is the Father of all works of wonder in the World.
It’s power is complete.
If cast to Earth, it will separate Earth from Fire, the subtle from the gross.
With great capacity it ascends from Earth to Heaven. Again it descends to Earth, and takes back the power of the above and below.
Thus you will receive the glory of the distinctiveness of the World. All obscurity will flee from you.
This is the whole most strong strength of all strength, for it overcomes all subtle things, and penetrates all solid things.
Thus the World was created.
From this comes marvellous adaptations of which this is the procedure.
Therefore I am called Hermes Thrice Crowned, because I have three parts of the wisdom of the whole World.
And complete is what I had to say about the work of the Sun.
The text of the Emerald Tablet starts by affirming that everything that follows is Universally true and accurate, and applies to “everything that is” without any exception.
“What is above is like what is below, and what is below is like that which is above. To make the miracle of the one thing”:
This statement affirms the entire Universe in all spheres of reality is not separate in any way whatsoever, but is rather a continuum from the very highest aspect of “The One”, “The Source”, the “First Cause”, down to the physical world of matter. This phrase also affirms the continuum of the Universe is equally effective and integral in all directions, above and below, below and above, all working in complete harmony as an inseparable aspect of the whole.
The adaption of the one thing is where creation get’s its various colors, expressions, why stars are stars and planets are planets. They are an adaption of the One. Likewise the universe is an expression of mind, and as such we were given mind to co-create with the One, as we too are an expression of the One. This co-creation happens first in the mind, and then in the physical world. “ As above so Below.”
“It’s Father is the Sun, its Mother is the Moon.”
This is analogous to the creative process whereby the sperm of the father seeks the egg of the mother, the constant cycles of the Sun and the Moon representing the rhythm of the Universe and infinite creation.
“The Wind carried it in its womb, the Earth breastfed it”:
In this statement, “wind” is analogous to the Universal Mind as opposed to the physical element of Air, which is the mediator of the Universal elements of Fire and Water. Wind or Air as a mediation of Fire and Water therefore represents the forces involved behind the process of creation, ultimately resulting in the final Universal element of Earth in the creation process; Earth representing solidification. Earth nourishes the creation thereby providing for independent form and existence as can be clearly witnessed by the presence of the physical world of matter.
“It is the Father of all works of wonder in the World”:
Father represents the Prime Creator, The One, The All, the First Cause, the Quintessence of the four elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth, the Ether, often known as “God” from Whom the aforementioned processes originated.
This process is continued by you. We are co-creators with the One or First Cause because we spring forth from the One. In this we can create our own reality, and this is largely accomplished by the Law of Attraction. It is important to note, that everything external or Macrocosmic is also Microcosmic.
With great capacity it ascends from Earth to Heaven. Again it descends to Earth, and takes back the power of the above and below.”
This statement refers largly to the process known as the law of Vibration. However, it expresses the concept of the Law of Attraction, as the above is attracted to the below and the below to the above. Sincve the universe is primarily an expression of mind, it is vital that we monitor our thoughts as this is the microcosmic represenative of the above, and therefore that which we create in the heavens will descend to the earth and become our reality. Literally every millionaire claims that first their money was made in their mind, and then it became reality in their physical existence. It is the same with health and everything else.
This statement then goes on to tell us that the powers, the Consciousness of The One then descended a second time to Earth integrating all aspects “above and below”, thus finally resulting in a fully aware force infinitely uniting the “above” with the “below” as integral aspects of the continuum of the entire Universe, from the very highest to the physical world
“Thus you will receive the glory of the distinctiveness of the World. All obscurity will flee from you”:
This confirms that as a result of the processes thus involved, with force descending into form during the original act of creation, and form then acting upon itself with Consciousness once again ascending into a formless state.
The phrase all obscurity will flee from you is about being specific. It reminds you as co-creator to be specific with your thoughts and your goals. The law of Attraction works best when you are specific.
“This is the whole most strong strength of all strength, for it overcomes all subtle things, and penetrates all solid things”:
This confirms that through the act of creation as previously described, the Consciousness of The One is “whole”, complete and of infinite strength, and with the ability to work without restriction in all directions of the continuum of the Universe from above to the below and below to the above at any level of density and vibration, and in particular the power to surpass any “upwards” travelling entity. This statement also confirms your potientlal to do the same. You have the power thorught the Law of Attraction or what others call the Magic of Light to create the Universe you want. Therefore when you read the healdlines in the Newspaper, do not get angry, rather ask why you have created this world, and begin creating a world that is more in keeping with you values. There is nothing you can overcome, for all subtle things, thoughts and the spirit of thoughts can penatrate all solid things.
“Thus the World was created”:
This confirms by this process of force descending into form thus realising self-awareness, followed by another cycle of creation, followed by a further descent into form, this eventually results in the physical “world”, or more specifically the entire physical Universe of matter in the space-time reality. The world you create through your own inner magic is first created in the world of Spirit. This is the first creation, and from it descends back and forth creating the world of matter. Thus the law of vibration and the Law of Attraction play a special role in creating the world you want.
“From this comes marvellous adaptations of which this is the procedure”:
The “marvellous adaptations” referred to here is the physical Universe of matter, the physical World known to everyone that is indeed a marvellous adaptation of The One. It should be noted that beyond the physical Universe everything consists of subtle Energy in the form of vibration, and physical matter simply does not exist. Therefore by comparison the physical Universe is indeed “marvellous adaptations”. David Bohm, eminent physicist, very aptly describes the physical Universe as “frozen light”.
Everything and everyone in the Universe, including the physical Universe, contains the Light of The One, the physical Universe thus created becoming the seed of the future ultimate self of The One, and thus the creative act.
the physical world of matter humans therefore “adapt
“Therefore I am called Hermes Thrice Crowned, because I have three parts of the wisdom of the whole World”:
This statement is not intended to be a self-proclamation of greatness on the part of Hermes but rather represents the trinity of the levels or aspects of the continuum of the Universe; physical, Astral and Mental.
“And complete is what I had to say about the work of the Sun”:
This final statement affirms the testimony of Hermes as to the creation and true nature of the Universe. Hermes Trismegistus, Hermes the Thrice Crowned, was indeed a true symbolic “messenger of the Gods. The work of the sun expresses the Divine creative process that we all go through in the creation of the universe and in the creation of our own lives.
This is a basic overview of the Tablet of Hermes. You can use this formula to create a world of harmony and love or a world of hate and anger. We share the choice. We are co-creators with the Divine Source, the One, the All. The Source expresses itself through us.
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