Thursday, January 18, 2007

As Within, So Without

It's not that you have to keep your thoughts positive. However, any negative thoughts are self-destructive to that same degree as you think - so be warned that the Law of Attraction is a double-edged sword.

Law of Attraction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Law of Attraction is an idea that is widespread in New Age and New Thought philosophy. It posits to never dwell on the negative, as the metaphysical principle of life is embodied in a 'law of attraction': 'you get what you think about, your thoughts determine your destiny.' "

Still looking for a good translation of the Emerald tablet. So far, it's just this:

Original edition of the Latin text. ([[Chrysogonus Polydorus, Nuremberg 1541):

Verum, sine mendacio, certum et verissimum: Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius, ad perpetranda miracula rei unius. Et sicut res omnes fuerunt ab uno, meditatione unius, sic omnes res natae ab hac una re, adaptatione. Pater eius est Sol. Mater eius est Luna. Portavit illud Ventus in ventre suo. Nutrix eius terra est. Pater omnis telesmi* totius mundi est hic. Virtus eius integra est si versa fuerit in terram. Separabis terram ab igne, subtile ab spisso, suaviter, magno cum ingenio. Ascendit a terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram, et recipit vim superiorum et inferiorum. Sic habebis Gloriam totius mundi. Ideo fugiet a te omnis obscuritas. Haec est totius fortitudinis fortitudo fortis, quia vincet omnem rem subtilem, omnemque solidam penetrabit. Sic mundus creatus est. Hinc erunt adaptationes mirabiles, quarum modus est hic. Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens tres partes philosophiae totius mundi. Completum est quod dixi de operatione Solis.

I'm not certain the Latin was itself correctly translated - because where did this "as within, so without" come from? It's a stretch that it came from that paragraph above. It would be interesting to see this translated into Huna and then back out - but you would have to start with a source language-version more basic than the Latin above.