Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Emerald Tablet

Here's the data on the Emerald Tablet, as featured in the intro to "The Secret" DVD.

Here's the text from that Wikipedia article:

"True, without error, certain and most true: That which is above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above, to perform the miracles of the one thing. And as all things were from [the] one, by [means of] the meditation of [the] one, thus all things of the daughter from [the] one, by [means of] adaptation. Its father is the sun, its mother[,]the moon, the wind carried it in its belly, its nurse is the earth. The father of all the looms of the whole world is here. Its power is integrating if it be turned into earth. Separate the earth from the fire, the fine from the dense, delicately, by [means of/to] the great [together] with capacity. It ascends by [means of] earth into heaven and again it descends into the earth, and retakes the power of the superior[s] and of the inferior[s]. Thus[,] you have the glory of the whole world. Therefore[,] may it drive-out by [means of] you of all the obscurity. This is the whole of the strength of the strong force, because it overcomes all fine things, and penetrates all the complete. Thus the world has been created. Hence they were wonderful adaptations, of which this is the manner. Therefore I am Hermes the Thrice Great, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. What I have said concerning the operation of the Sun has been completed."

You can tell me if this decribes the Law of Attraction, or any other such things. This text also describes quantum physics and all of humankind's religious views. And describes all self-help texts, at their most basic level.

update: sacred-texts.com has what looks like a very complete set of translations and commentaries on this one.