- Emerald Tablet Poster
Travis Bowmans Interpretation of
The Emerald Tablet
This wonderful parchment poster is an interpretation of the fabled Emerald Tablet put to pen by the spiritual wordsmith Travis Bowman and illustrated by Eliot Alexander. Said to be the work of Hermes Trismegistus, a Greek figure viewed both as Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth, the work has been translated in Arabic, Latin, and English and is believed to reveal the secret of the primordial substance and its transformations. This contemporary interpretation is presented below:
True, without a doubt, certain and most true,
As it is below, so it is above, and as it is above, so it
is below to perform the miracles of the One
And as all things were from the one, by means of
the meditation of the One, thus were all things
born from the One.
Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon, the
wind carried it in its belly, its nurse is the Earth.
The father of all the world is here.
its power is whole if it has been transformed into earth.
You will separate the earth from the fire, the subtle
from the dense, sweetly, and with great skill.
It rises from earth into heaven nd again it descends
to the earth, and takes in the power of things
both high and low.
Thus you will have the glory of the whole world.
Thus will all obscurity flee from you.
Of all strength, this is true strength, as it will conquer,
all that is subtle and penetrate all that is solid.
Thus was the world created.
From this grew wonderful adaptations, of which
this is the way. Therefore am I named Hermes
Trismegistus, having the three parts of the
philosophy of the whole world.
It is finished, what I have said about the workings of the Sun.
Printed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch Parchment-like Paper, these words can be framed or be stored away and brought forth when you need to read them.