Emerald Tablet

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The secrecy, also called Hermeticism, a philosophical and religious tradition based primarily on Pseudepigrapha texts attributed to Hermes Trismegistus (Thrice Greatest). These writings have greatly influenced the Western Esoteric Tradition and were considered of great importance both during the Renaissance and Reformation. Tradition claims to be a descendant of a Prisca theologia a doctrine that a simple and true theology exists, which is present in all religions was given by God to man in antiquity.

Many Christian writers, including Lactantius, Aquinas, Augustine, Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, Campanella and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola considered Hermes Trismegistus wise pagan prophet who foresaw the coming of Christianity. A report of how Hermes Trismegistus received the name of “Thrice Great” derived from The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, which states that he knew the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe: The three parts of wisdom are alchemy, astrology and theurgy. The Poimandres, which Marsilio Ficino formed his opinion, states that “they called him Trismegistus because he was the greatest philosopher, the greatest priest and the greatest king”. The Suda (X century) states that “He was called Trismegistus on account of his praise to the Trinity, saying there is a divine nature in the trinity.”

The Emerald Tablet is a short text, cryptic nature, whose purpose is to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. Until the twentieth century, the oldest known sources were medieval manuscripts, but subsequent investigations have found Arabic predecessors Sirr al-Kitab wa Khaliqa Sanat al-Tabia (c. 650 AD), Kitab Sirr al-Asar (c. 800 AD) Ustuqus Kitab al-Uss al-Thani (XII century) and Secretum Secretorum (c. 1140).

The Emerald Tablet reflected its essence in the ontological foundation last philosophy, the purpose of being. Misses humans lack thereof and vital limitations, it provides a perpetual approach to the possibility of the transcendent, the eternal . Eternity in the search for the absolute, the one answer that satisfies the constraint and embrace the universe. Fullness of earthly dissatisfaction through the encounter with the essence of the One, the All, to enter into it, to be part of it. In short, get to be the totality already is.

The Emerald Tablet is a direct way for that purpose. He who understands it has direct access to all, the One, the Universe, the Ouroboros.

Both science and philosophy originate glimpsing on the horizon the answer to the question of the One. The philosophy of science is intended to answer this fundamental question. The Emerald Tablet carries a necessary trend holĂ­sticaya forgotten in the course of history, in contrast to a marked dissociation in contemporary methodology of knowledge, based on more than a nihilistic unidirectional integration of all opposites of existence.

Legend has it that Hermes Trismegistus, the author of this mysterious text, would have enrolled on the fall emerald against Lucifer, the day after the defeat of the rebel angel says. That would be the reason that the name of the Emerald Table is given to the document.

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Verum sine mendacio, certum et verissimum: True, without falsehood, certain and most true:

Quod est sicut quod est inferius is superius, et quod is superius sicut quod est is inferius ad perpetranda miracula rei unius; What is below is like what is above and what is above is like that which is below, to perform the miracle of the One Thing.

Et sicut omnes res unius mediatione fuerint ab one, sic omnes res natae fuerunt ab hac re, adaptatione:Y well as all things came from One, by the mediation of One, so all things were born from this One Thing by adaptation.

Pater eius est sun, moon mater eius; portavir illud ventus in ventre suo; untrix eius est terra: His father is the Sun, its mother the moon, the wind carried it in its belly, the earth was his nurse.

Pater Omnis mundi totius telesmi est hic. Vis integrates eius est, if versa fuerit in terram: The father of all perfection in the whole world is here. His strength will remain full even if poured on the earth.

Separabis terram ab igne, subtile to Spisso, suaviter, cum magno wit: You will separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently with great wit.

Ascendit terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram, et recipit superiorum vim et inferiorum: It ascends from earth to heaven, and again descends to Earth and receives the force of things superior and inferior.

Si habebis gloriam totius mundi. Ideo te omnia obscuritas fugit: This will give the glory of the whole world. Then all obscurity flee from you.

His est totius fortitudo fortitudinis fortis. Quia vincet omnem rem subtilem omnem solidam penetrabit;. Here is the strong strength of all strength, for it will overcome everything subtle and penetrates everything solid.

Sic creatus mundus est. Hinc erunt mirabiles adaptationes, Quarum modum est hic: So the world was created. They have here admirable adaptations, whose way is has been said.

Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens mundi totius philosophiae three parts: For this was called Hermes Thrice Most Great, possessor of the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

Completum est quod dixi of operatione solis: it is thus completed what he had to say about the work of Sol.


Much of the importance of secrecy arises from the connection with the development of science from 1300-1600 DC The prominence given to the idea of being able to control or influence nature led many scientists to look at magic as his ally art (…, alchemy, astrology), which, it was thought, could test nature through experiments. Were consequently the practical aspects of the Hermetic writings which attracted scientists.

Isaac Newton put great faith in the concept of a pure, old doctrine, which unchanged studied vigorously to help your conception of the physical world. Several manuscripts of Newton – many of which are still published – detailed background study of the Corpus Hermeticum, written for those who are said to have been handed down from ancient times, where the secrets of the forces of nature are revealed and techniques to influence the stars.

The term comes from the medieval Latin airtight hermeticus, word derived from the name of the Greek god Hermes. It was first used by Dr. Everard, in his English translation of The Pimander of Hermes (1650) .13

Mary Anne Atwood mentioned the use of the word airtight Dufresnoy in 1386.14 15

The synonym of the word hermetic is also attested in the seventeenth century. Sir Thomas Browne in his Religio Medici, 1643 wrote: “Now with these particular and divided Spirits, there may be a common universal spirit for everyone. It was the opinion of Plato, and is the opinion of the hermetic philosophers. ”

Philosophical Hermeticism is built on the basis of a set of writings supposedly appeared in Egypt under Roman rule period (between the first and fourth centuries AD.), And placed under the patronage of Hermes Trismegistus. Probably the secrecy is the “Greek attempt” philosophically systematic part of religious and mystical of late-Egyptian culture doctrines (although there is nothing to rule out other influences “Oriental” as Israel, for example). It is also very likely that this philosophical or “cultured” systematization will be held on the basis of previous occult writings (called technical or popular Hermeticism). This definition is linked to these late antique writings, which serve as the basis for all subsequent vast tight production.





This article was written by Psalm Triginta