Secrets of Alchemy and the Quabala – the source of mystic power. Great Mystics throughout the ages, as well as prophets of the Old and New Testaments, tell us that the univers comes from some unknown source and is winding its way towards some unknown end, and its true nature can only be described by means of symbols. These symbols are thoughts set forth in pictorial forms which comes from the creator of the Unknowable. It mirrors both the light and the darkness without which nothing could exist. It reveals within man the physical, moral and intellectual spheres of his activities in that of justice, culture and work between man and the univer and between man and God… Between everything! This work strives to explain the secret wisdom of the cosmos which inlcudes understanding the meaning of moral and spiritual equilibrium, which demands a balancing of all that exists in our lives as well as the cosmos.
The Eternal Light
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
The Percepts of Hermes, engraved upon the Emerald Tablet
1-Speak not fictious things, but that which certain and true.
2-What below is like that which above, and what is above is like that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of one thing.
3-And as all things were produced by the one word of one being, so all things were produced from this one thing by adaptation.
4-Its father is the sun, its mother the moon, the wind carried it in its belly, its nurse is the earth.
5-It is the father of perfection throughout the world.
6-The power is vigorous if it be changed into earth.
7-Seperate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, acting prudently and with judgement.
8-Ascend with greatest sagacity from the earth to heaven, and then again, descend to the earth, and unite together th powers of things superior and things inferior. Thus will you obtain the glory of the whole world, and obscurity will fly far away from you.
9-This has more fortitude than fortitude itself, because it conquers every sublte thing and can penetrate every solid.
10-Thus the world was formed.
11-Hence proceed wonders, which are here established.
12-Therefore, I am called Hermes Trismegstus, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.
13-That which I had to say concerning the operation of the sun is complete.