Ever since man realized that his time on this earth was limited, mankind has been fascinated by the idea of prolonging his youth in order to achieve immortality. Written by Jehuti, aka Thoth, an important Egyptian god worshipped even before the time of the pharaohs, the Emerald Tablets were the starting point for the realization of this intention.
Considered to be the foundational text of ancient Egyptian alchemy, the stanzas of the Emerald Tablets are said to contain the recipe for the philosopher’s stone, the most coveted secret of alchemy.
According to legend, this substance could transform base metals into gold, restore youth and grant immortality, which gave it another name, the Elixir of Life. Alchemists have been trying to create this stone for centuries, but it only led to the creation of chemistry.
History of Thoth
Depicted as a man with the head of an ibis, Thoth was the god of magic, wisdom and the moon. The Egyptians claim that he invented writing, hieroglyphics, science, religion, philosophy and alchemy. The Greeks call him the inventor of astronomy, mathematics, civilized government, and the alphabet. But according to legend, Thoth was neither a god nor an Egyptian. He came to Egypt thousands of years ago, bringing with him knowledge and wisdom from his country, Atlantis.
Plato described Atlantis as divided into ten kingdoms, each with its own government, its own rulers, and its own special purpose. One of these kingdoms was the island of Undal, the Atlantean center of philosophy and science. Thoth was born 36,000 years ago in Kaora, the city of Undal, filled with scholars, scientists, and priests.
From a very early age Thoth was trained by his father, Thothme. An extremely important figure in Atlantis, Thothme was one of the Children of Light, an advanced race that lived alongside humans. He was also the “Guardian of the Great Temple”; a high priest who conveyed messages from the Children of Light to the human race. These supreme beings gave the human race science, language, and eventually technology. Some call these beings aliens, anunnaki, or both. Although these beings would seem godlike to any normal person, they were mere mortal beings.
The ten kingdoms of Atlantis were created by a being named Horlet, sometimes called the Dweller. Thoth spent many years with Horleth, learning the art of wisdom. Because of his success in his studies, he received an invitation to the Halls of Amenti, where he was given the key to immortality. Thoth, like other children of the world, was given the ability to reincarnate every hundred years, but as an immortal, he was also given the responsibility of preserving the ancient knowledge he had been taught.
After Atlantis ceased to exist as a result of the great flood, Thoth, along with many other teachers, was sent to found new colonies around the world and to preserve the knowledge and culture of Atlantis. Over the centuries that followed, Thoth reincarnated in different bodies, sharing his wisdom with a select few. Although he was usually born in and around Egypt, sometimes his mission took him to other parts of the world. One such “Thoth reincarnation zone” was ancient Greece, where he recorded the secrets of the universe in tablets carved from green emerald. While some believe that the material may have been crystal, others say that the tablet was made of orichalc, a valuable ancient metal that Plato said was mined in Atlantis.
Origin of the Emerald Tablet
The Emerald Tablets are believed to have been written by Hermes Trismegistus, a reincarnation of Thoth himself. He is the author of the Hermetics, a group of texts that laid the foundation for a set of spiritual concepts and practices called Hermeticism. This philosophy influenced such secret societies as the Free Masons, the Rosicrucians, and the Order of the Black Sun.
The earliest known mention of the Emerald Tablets is in an Arabic text dating back 1200 years, but this text claims to be a translation of a much older work.
Since its discovery, the Emerald Tablets have become one of the most studied documents by Islamic and European alchemists. It also became popular among occultists, who often used its second verse as their motto. However, all of these were only translations, and the original tablets were lost at some point in time.
Although the Emerald Tablets are said to be ten, they are divided into three parts. The last two of these parts are so large and far-reaching in their significance that they are forbidden to be freely released into the world. They supposedly hold secrets that can only be accessed by those who are serious about learning and seeking wisdom.
In the hands of Apollonius.
In the first century A.D., Apollonius of Tiana, a Greek hermetic philosopher, also called the Lord of Talismans and Wonders, was studying in the city library when he came across a mysterious book. It was bound in green leather, and its pages were made of a material he had never seen before. The book was written in a language he did not know, and its pages were zapped
Dr. Doreal’s book, The Emerald Tablets of Atlantean Thoth, reveals that ancient civilizations possessed advanced technology and knowledge, details of which have been lost over time. Most of the book, however, focuses on alchemy and how it can be used to turn base metals into gold, cure disease, grant immortality, and achieve enlightenment. But unlike the original Emerald Tablets, it is all allegory and symbolism, allowing for many different interpretations.
That said, Dr. Maurice Dorel’s real name was Claude Doggins. Although he claimed to have acquired the ability to read and write shortly after his birth, he never graduated from high school. Furthermore, there is no evidence that he received a doctorate or traveled to Egypt, and his work was drawn from the works of prominent fiction writers. In addition, in front of a whole group of his students, his wife accused him of lying and cheating. Despite these facts, Dr. Doreal still has many believers, but they give no weight to the man’s non-existent authority.
Over the centuries, many scientists and philosophers, including Sir Isaac Newton, have tried to interpret the true meaning of the mysterious verses of the Emerald Tablets, but without success. The discovered text continues to amaze, translate and interpret even today. The most common interpretation of the tablets is that it is an encrypted recipe describing the seven steps of alchemical transmutation of base metal into gold in a laboratory setting.
However, looking back on the dark history of alchemy, modern occultists have advanced their own theory as to what the mysterious message of the emerald tablets really means. They claim that the tablets do not teach how to turn base metals into gold and do not contain the recipe for the legendary philosopher’s stone, but the alchemical process is an allegory of soul development and self-understanding.
Given that the material we have in our hands is merely an interpretation of the original Emerald Tablets, there is a possibility that it may be completely wrong. We will only be able to discover the original meaning of the text if we get our hands on the real artifact that preserves the lost knowledge of Thoth, which has remained on the lost pages of history for many centuries.