One in Essence, Three in Aspect
February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
An exploration of the Emerald Tablet (using the Sigismund Bacstrom translation)
The Secret Works of CHIRAM – One in essence, but three in aspect.
It is true, no lie, certain and to be depended upon, the superior agrees with the inferior, and the inferior agrees with the superior, to effect that one truly wonderful work.
As all things owe their existence to the will of the only one, so all things owe their origin to the one only thing, the most hidden by the arrangement of the only God.
The father of that one only thing is the sun its mother is the moon, the wind carries it in its belly; but its nourse is a spirituous earth.
That one only thing is the father of all things in the Universe.
Its power is perfect,after it has been united with a spirituous earth.
Separate that spirituous earth from the dense or crude by means of a gentle heat, with much attention.
In great measure it ascends from the earth up to heaven, and descends again, newborn, on the earth, and the superior and the inferior are increased in power.
By this wilt thou partake of the honours of the whole world. And Darkness will fly from thee.
This is the strength of all powers. With this thou wilt be able to overcome all things and transmute all what is fine and what is coarse.
In this manner the world was created; the arrangements to follow this road are hidden.
For this reason I am called Chiram Telat Mechasot, one in essence, but three in aspect. In this trinity is hidden the wisdom of the whole world.
It is ended now, what I have said concerning the effects of the sun. Finish of the Tabula Smaragdina.
[See Manly P. Hall – Secret Teachings of All Ages, 1977: CLVIII,]
Music: David B. Metcalfe Tin Whistle & Banjo