The legend surrounding the Emerald Tablet is that it is a tablet that was made/created by Hermes thousands and thousands of years ago and were said to be made of a crystalline substance that was indestructible . It is said to have existed before the great deluge and is also said to have contained the keys to the great Alchemical tradition. It was kept protected in the Pillars of Hermes or some say the Pillars of Enoch which also contained sacred items and manuscripts. These ancient teachings were stored in these pillars to protect them against disaster and were said to survive the great flood because of this. These same pillars can be found throughout the ages in various traditions. The pillars of Freemasonry (the pillars on Solomon’s Temple), the pillars on the High Priestess tarot card, and the pillars on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, to name a few. The contents of the tablet and other sacred manuscripts made their way into various esoteric and mystical writings throughout the ages and have been kept alive by various mystery traditions to this very day. In the linked article, the author delves into the contents and history of the Emerald Tablet. Hope you enjoy!
In the following article, the nature of Alchemy and Astrology are discussed. Their paths interwoven with spiritual and philosophical teachings for the seeker of Divine Wisdom. As the two schools of thought are intertwined and understood, a student will come to realize the connection they have to all of the other paths of the Western Mystery Traditions. Hope you enjoy!
A nice discussion on the various aspects of Alchemy, from the spiritual to the physical. Alchemy is much more than turning base metals into gold. It was revered by many of the greatest minds of the time until it was written off as superstition. What it has to teach is as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago…if you have eyes to see it.
Long ago, I wrote a synopsis of the 7 Hermetic principles as laid out in the Kybalion. At the time, the principles were new to me. I had a slight grasp on them, but had not studied them thoroughly. In the mean time, I have been studying them and feel it would behoove me and everyone else if I were to elaborate and correct my errors from the first time around. In the next 7 posts, I will cover each principle in detail as I now understand them. Hopefully this will shed some light on these supremely important principles that govern the natural and supernatural world. Stay tuned for my foray into the first principle. The Principle of Mentalism.
Scholar, Shaman, and Psychedelic-Mystic, Terrence McKenna explored many interesting avenues of psychology, anthropology, and ethnobotany. What many don’t know is that he also explored the esoteric. In this fascinating lecture, McKenna addresses the topic of Hermeticism among other things. He gives us his unique perspectives on this enigmatic tradition. Hope you enjoy!