Also called the Tabula Smaragdina, The Emerald Tablet of Thoth is considered to be one of the most antique and mystic works of wisdom. It is believed to have been written by Thoth, the Egyptian God of wisdom, the divine mediator & counselor, the inventor of writing and the ruler of several Atlantean colonies. He is credited with raising the ancient Egyptian barbarous race (people of Khem) to a great civilization with his vast wisdom. It is said that before he left Egypt, he gathered the records of the mysterious Atlantis and also recorded his extensive knowledge and wisdom. He placed all the documents in the Great Pyramid of Giza that he erected on the entrance to the Halls of Amenti.
The Emerald Tablet of Thoth is a book of occult wisdom that Thoth had secreted away in the Pyramid for the purpose of enlightenment of the future generations. It talks about the philosophy of One God, the concept of soul, the reality behind all Creation, the unity and interconnectedness of everything in the universe, the relation between life on earth and the life Above, and much more information and wisdom that can open the eyes of a passionate seeker to the divine truth.
The descriptions available of The Emerald Tablet of Thoth show it as comprising of twelve tablets made from an emerald green substance that was created by way of alchemical transmutation. It offers complete resistance to all elements, acids, and corrosion and is, hence, imperishable. The material has a fixed atomic & cellular structure, no change ever takes places place in it and thus, it goes against the material law of ionization. Hoops made of a gold-colored alloy fasten the tablets together. The tablets are engraved with characters of the Phoenician language. These characters are believed to communicate with the reader through attuned mental wavelength, unveiling profound wisdom, promoting inner awakening and developing a keen perception of the laws that regulate all life and creation. The tablets discuss a multitude of concepts, ranging from nature to the cosmos, the divine and astrology. They are also supposed to contain a number of hidden magical secrets and treaties related to alchemy. In fact, the medieval alchemists regarded these enlightening texts as the very basis of their science and art.
Thoth is thought to have passed on his soul into other bodies and been reincarnated thrice. It was in his last rebirth as a Greek sage, Hermes Trismegistus (Hermes, the Thrice Greatest) that he is said to have translated the Emerald Tablet. This was to reveal the biggest divine truths to mankind and give people an insight into the connection between the material and the spiritual. The ultimate goal of everyone is to become one with the Creator, but the search for the path to universal consciousness initiates only on a material plane. The mind absorbs the material as well as the immaterial and the persons who aspire for greater knowledge and spiritual attainment must concentrate on the development of their intellectual side that awakens their deep-seated inner consciousness.
Though history does not give fool-proof information about the source or author of the Emerald Tablet of Thoth, the scripture is highly revered and considered by intellectuals to be one of the most significant and profoundly meaningful documents that modern civilization has been blessed with. Though some people may scoff at it, those who are truly eager to understand it and devote themselves to its intense study are sure to find that it opens up unbelievable avenues of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. For the ones who can understand it, the Emerald Tablet is the way to an intensely rich, meaningful, fulfilling, happy existence.
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