The Emerald Tablets

The Emerald Tablets contains is the secret of the Prima-Materia and its transmutation, in layman’s terms, turning base metals into gold.

Have you ever heard of the Emerald Tablets? Unless you actively research ancient texts, alchemy, or the occult chances are that you are not familiar with their teachings. But if you are an avid New Mind Journal reader, you very well may be familiar with them., even though they are cloaked in mystery. There is no clear date to pinpoint when the tablets, which are 15 in total, were first written being that no one knows where the originals are located. We currently only have particle translations. The originals were believed to be inscribed in a dead language like Phoenician. The date of the original production of the tablets are also highly disputed, with claims ranging from 1,200 to 38,000 years ago. So what wisdom does the tablets contain and are they just one or many? The tablets contain many insights that range from the story of Thoth, prophecies, and the basis of the Law of Attraction. Yet the most cherished wisdom The Emerald Tablets contains is the secret of the prima Materia and its transmutation, in layman’s terms, turning base metals into gold. It is in this tablet that holds the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone.

The tablets inspired over 3,500 years of alchemy, a period in which some of the most creative minds in the world delved into the intertwined mysteries of matter, energy, soul, and spirit. Most medieval alchemists had copies of the tablet hanging on their laboratory wall. The tablets are believed to have first been translated by philosopher Hermes Trismegistus, and thus highly influenced all Hermeticism. Jabir ibn Hayyan was believed to make an early translation into Arabic, as well as multiple others who chose to remain anonymous. Translations were also made into Greek and Latin. Sir Isaac Newton even translated it into English in 1680.

The following is his translation:

1) Tis true without lying, certain most true.

2) That which is below is like that which is above that which is above is like which is below to do ye miracles of one only thing.
3) And as all things have been & arose from one by ye mediation of one: so, all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
4) The Sun is its father, the moon its mother,
5) the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth its nourse.
6) The father of all perfection in ye whole world is here.
7) Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
7a) Separate thou ye earth from ye fire, ye subtitle from the gross sweetly with great industry.
8) It ascends from ye earth to ye heaven & again it descends to ye earth and receives ye force of things superior & inferior.
9) By this means you shall have ye glory of ye whole world & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
10) Its force is above all force, for it vanquishes every subtile thing & penetrates every solid thing.
11a) So was ye world created.
12) From this are & do come admirable adaptations whereof ye means (Or process) is here in this.
13) Hence, I am called Hermes Trismegistus, having the three parts of ye philosophy of ye whole world.
14) That wch I have said of ye operation of ye Sun is accomplished & ended. [Dobbs 1988: 183-4.]
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