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The Emerald Tablet of Hermes

The exact origin of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes lies shrouded in mystery. Opinions vary widely, from the scholarly theory that it originated in the early period of Arabic alchemy, to the speculation of its Atlantean origin.

The original document has not survived and all we are left with are translations of it.

The Emerald Tablet is the foundation of western Alchemical thought and practice as we know it today. Alchemy is, essentially, the practical application of the Hermetic Philosophy, contrary to the common perception which posits Alchemy as a mere lust for gold.

There are quite a few different translations of the Emerald Tablet available.


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