The Emerald Tablet is an ancient artifact
that reveals a profound spiritual technology, which has
survived to this day despite centuries of effort to suppress
it. Encoded within the tablet's mysterious wording is a
powerful formula that works in very specific and comprehensible
steps on all levels of reality at once -- the physical,
the mental, and the spiritual -- and shows us how to achieve
personal transformation and even accelerate the evolution
of our species.
The source of alchemy and the Hermetic sciences, the tablet's
universal approach made it forbidden knowledge, condemned
by patriarchal powers for thousands of years, from the Egyptian
priesthood, to the medieval Church, to our modern politicians
and religious leaders. To ensure the survival of such "dangerous"
principles, which guide people to higher states of consciousness,
the ancients concealed their knowledge in a succinct declaration
that has become a time capsule of wisdom for future generations.
Molded out of a single piece of green crystal, the Emerald
Tablet carries a prophetic message full of hidden meaning.
Although its true origin is lost in legends that go back
over 10,000 years, the wondrous artifact was translated
into Greek by Alexandrian scholars and actually put on display
in Egypt in 330 BC. Around the year 400 AD, it was reportedly
buried somewhere on the Giza plateau to protect it from
religious zealots who were burning libraries around the
world at that time. Many believe the tablet still lies hidden
Working only with these early translations, many seekers
of truth recognized in subsequent centuries that the Emerald
Tablet contained a secret formula for transforming reality.
Many alchemical drawings (such as the one to the left called
the Azoth of the Philosophers), are really schematic diagrams
of the steps and operations of this Emerald Formula. The
alchemists used these diagrams like Eastern mandalas and
meditated on them in their laboratories to achieve altered
states of consciousness. (To see an explanation of Azoth
of the Philosophers, click on the drawing.)
The uncredited source of many of the our mystical and religious
traditions, the tablet also 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. It was the
only guidance they needed in both their meditation and practical
work; it served as their Rosetta Stone for deciphering the
deliberately obscured terminology of their art.
As we enter the third millennium, the ancient formula is
resurfacing in what people perceive as mystical or paranormal
events. Such experiences are in fact simply the continuing
expressions of the underlying alchemy of our lives. For
many decades, knowledge of this hidden pattern has been
discussed only among an elite group of esoteric scholars,
but now, this amazing science of soul is available to everyone.
For those with the courage to see beyond the illusions handed
down to us by blind tradition, the Emerald Tablet's formula
offers a way to reinstate our rightful relationship with
English Translation of the Tablet inscription