The Emerald Beginning and End of The Word . . .
It was said to have been engraved upon a great emerald that fell from Lucifer’s forehead on the day when the Rebel Angel was cast out of Heaven, and so it was known as the Emerald Tablet.
This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth . . .
As Below, so Above; and as Above so Below. With this knowledge alone you may work miracles.
And since all things exist in and emanate from the One who is the ultimate cause, so all things are born after their kind from this One.
The Sun is its father, the Moon is its mother. The Wind carried it in her womb, the Earth nourished it.
It is the principle of perfection throughout the world. Its power is infinite when it is changed into earth.
It ascends from Earth to Heaven and from Heaven descends to Earth, and gathers the unity of the power of higher things, and lower things. Thus you will achieve glory throughout the world and you will ward off all shadows.
It will separate Earth from Fire, the subtle from the dense, gently, with great skill.
It is the power stronger than any other power, because it can overcome every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing.
By it the world was created. Marvellous are the operations that have been accomplished in this manner. And here ends what I must say about the work of the Sun.