The Table of Emerald (also known as Smaragdine Table, Tabula Smaragdina, or The Secret of Hermesis) an esoteric text, appeared in the middle age, attributed by the tradition to Hermes Trismegistus (Three Times Great) the great priest that brought the science initiatic in ancient Egypt.
Extraordinary pages on the life of Hermes Trismegistus are been written by E.Shurè in the famous work " The Great Initiates."According to the traditional thought (Marsilio Ficino for instance) Trismegistus was said man, that is three times great because it was big philosopher, big priest and big re; was him/it indeed in an epoch in which the roles could coincide.
He was "Hermes Triplex", king, philosopher and prophet.
Marsilio Ficino wrote of Hermes "He is said the first one of the authors of theology; happens him Orpheus, according to among the theologians of the antiquity: Aglaofemo who have been initiated to the sacred teaching of Orpheus, had as successor in theology Pytagoras, of which it was disciple Filolao, the teacher of our divine Plato. There is therefore a prisca theologia... what it has his/her origin in Mercury and it culminates in the divine Plato ".
In the works of O.M.Aïvanhov he/she is also read that the appellative was connected to reaches her/it spiritual authority of Hermes in the three floors (of here "three times great").
Diodorus Siculus in his Historical Library (book The, 15-16) he writes: "Among all Osirides it held in the tallest degree of consideration Hermes, because furnished of natural sagacity in to introduce innovations able to improve the in partnership life. According to the tradition, in fact I am work of Hermes the articulation of the common language, the denomination of many objects until then deprived of name, the discovery of the alphabet and the organization of the rituals pertinent to the honors and to the divine sacrifices. He was the first one to observe the ordinate disposition of the stars and the harmony of the musical sounds according to their nature; it was the inventor of the gym and it turned his/her cares to the rhythmic development of the human body. It also invented the lira with three ropes made of nerves imitating the seasons of the year,: he/she adopted in fact three tones, acute, serious, middle, in tuning respectively with summer, winter, spring. Also the Greek were from him polite in the art of the exposure and the interpretation, or rather the art of the ermeneutic, and for this reason you/they have given him note the name of Hermes. In general had in him his/her scribe and priest: to him it communicated every matter and it resorted to his/her suggestion in the large majority of the cases. Instead of Atena, as they believe the Greek, he would have been Hermes to discover the plant of the olive. "
To Hermes other denominated heterogeneous texts are attributed 'also written hermetic' extremely appreciated not in the Renaissance as soon as you/they were translated by Marsilio Ficino to which had been delivered by the monk Leonardo of Fruit salad (to the court of Cosimo de' Medici. Among these works it is signaled the famous Poimandres that is the first book of the Corpus Ermeticum. The influence of the hermetic writings on the philosophical thought and the search alchemistry has been great ( Bruno, Lactantius ....)
The hermetic writings had been compiled in Hellenistic age by the Alexandrines, probably drawing from the body of the ancient sacred texts Egyptians. You also sustains that the same Moses drew a part of his to know from the writings of Hermes Trismegistus.
The Emerald Table of Hermes
The Table of Emerald has been translated by the Arab in Latin in 1250. The Precepts were found, before the Christian age, in an Egyptian grave, affiliates on a table of emerald.
Wrote Eliphas Levi that it contains " the unity of the being and the unity of the harmonies both ascendancies how descending, progressive and proportional staircase of the Verb; the unchangeable law of the equilibrium and the proportional progress of the universal analogies"
That which is above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above, for performing the miracles of the One Thing, and as all things are from one, by the mediation of one, so all things arose from this one thing by adaptation;
the father of it is the Sun, the mother of it is the Moon, the Wind carried it in its belly, the name thereof is the Earth.
This is the father of all perfection, the consummation of the whole world.
The power of it is integral, if it is turned into earth;
Thou shalt separate the earth from the fine, the subtle from the gross, gently, with much sagacity; it ascends from earth to heaven, and again descends to earth, and revives the strength of the superiors and of the inferiors.
So thou hast the glory of the whole world; therefore let all obscurity flee before thee.
This is the strong fortitude of all fortitudes, overcoming every subtle, and penetrating every solid, thing.
So the world was created. Hence were all wonderful adaptations of which this is the manner.
Therefore am I called Thrice Great Hermes, having the three parts of the Philosophy of the whole world. That which I have written is consummated concerning the Operations of the Sun.
Various versions of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes: web site
Smaragdina hermetis tabula
Verum sine mendacio, certum et verissimum
Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius ad perpetranda miracola Rei Unius. Et sicut omnes res fuerunt Uno, meditatione Unius: sic omnes res natae fuerunt ab hac Una re adaptatione. Pater eius est Sol, mater eius Luna. Portavit illud ventus in ventre suo. Nutrix eius terra est. Pater omnis telesmi totius mundi est hic. Vis eius integra est, si versa fuerit in terram. Separabis terram ab igne, subtile a spisso, suaviter cum magno ingenio. Ascendit a terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram, et recipit vim superiorum et inferiorum. Sic habes gloriam totius mundi. Ideo fugiet a te omnis obscuritas. Hic est totius fortitudinis fortitudo fortis, quia vincet omnem rem subtilem; omnemque solidam penetrabit: SIC MUNDUS CREATUS EST. Hinc erunt adaptationes mirabiles, quarum modus hic est. Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens tres partes philosophiae totius mundi. Completum est quod dixi de operatione solis.
The law of attraction
The great secret of life is the law of attraction. The law of attraction or affinity is experiencing a particular reputation among the general public thanks to some American authors: Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks. The object of the law also increases the volume "The Secret" - The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The Law of Attraction says that Like attracts like this, when he formulated a thought, also attracts similar thoughts.Thoughts are magnetic, and with frequency. As he sends them conceive the universe, where magnetically attract all like things that are on the same frequency. All that is emitted back to the source, that is to you. You're like a human transmission tower, with your thoughts transmit a frequency. If you want to change something in your life, change the frequency by changing your thoughts. Your current thoughts create your future life. What we think more or on which you concentrate more, will appear as part of your life. Your thoughts become things (The secret by Rhonda Byrne, Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks ).
But already in antiquity (Upanishads) it was well known:
You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As you deed is, so is your destiny
(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5).
In the Gospel of Matthew says "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal:but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also".
In a spiritual vision, awareness of the law of similarity should not lead man to an even more intensive search of material goods. It was argued "With their focus on acquiring material wealth, they reinforce the dangerous idea that whether or not you're happy and at peace in your life depends upon what you have, what you do and how other people see you. Yet almost all the great spiritual teachers through time have said that whether you are happy ultimately depends on how you feel about yourself on the inside, not whether you have a nicer car or a betterpaying job than someone else. Telling people they can achieve happiness by acquiring more things just reinforces the mindset that's leading us to extract more and more out of the planet and that will ultimately drive our culture to extinction. The Secret would have had a more powerful spiritual message if it had helped people realize this" (http://www.peterrussell.com).
In effect, Aïvanhov says: 'We'll never get big changes in your mental life until you have learned the secret of the magical law of similarity. All the feelings they have a certain kind, thanks to the law of affinity, are to awaken in space other forces of the same nature which are directed towards you. if you feed bad feelings, you will attract negative influences, and if your feelings are good, you will attract blessings. So you can draw whatever you want from large reservoirs of the universe, subject to issue and projecting thoughts and feelings of the very nature of what you want. The thoughts and feelings determine how far the quality of the elements and forces which will be awakened far away, somewhere in space, and that sooner or later get to you. The law of affinity is the largest key of spiritual realization.
Aivanhov connects the sacred law of affinity or attraction in search of material success but high ideal, to inner transformation: "Meditate on this question and you will understand the importance of cultivating, within you, the highest Ideal. It should not preoccupy your thoughts that this is going to be difficult to realize. You should be thinking only about making the Ideal perfect, sublime and divine. How long it takes to make it appear, or even whether you will ever be able to make it happen should not concern you. It is unimportant. Why be always looking for what is at hand and easy to obtain? Humans are like that: anything that is distant, difficult, inaccessible, they put aside. A High Ideal is a living being powerful and real, with the means of bringing us everything we need for us to blossom out. It is because of not wanting to understand this Truth that man has always been deprived of the best, because he has chosen a tangible goal too close, too accessible, too easy to realize, thereby ruining his existence. Every ideal, whatever it is, has one magic virtue: it is linked to us and it shares with us some of its own quintessence. If it is a very High Ideal, it brings us ceaselessly all the best particles and currents. Since we formed it ourselves, since we think about it continually and love it, it is always there, ready to improve the conditions at any time ... and that is why one day we find ourselves in the midst of new conditions that this Ideal has prepared for us. But, we must love it to reach that point, we must think about it a lot, feed it and despite its heights and the distance that separates us, we must create it in our heart and soul.From now on, you must learn to surpass yourselves, to'surmount everything else in order to form this Ideal, knowing that it is already a live being in the Divine World and, since, there are link between you, it is able to snatch you away from your difficulties, your grief and woe, your despair. It comes close to you and says, "Here I am, don't forget I'm here." And as soon as you contact it, you feel comforted and inspired. But, have we enough faith, enough knowledge and will, to form such an Ideal? No. We are lazy, we don't like effort, we are affected by appearances. Why? Because we are meant to suffer some more, that's all. Those who have no High Ideal are condemned to work with crumbly materials in very uncertain conditions. Then they suffer and complain but whose fault is it? They failed to aim enough and were contented with shabby little unimportant things without realizing how ordinary ind unreliable the material was. According to the Law of Affinity, an ordinary ideal attracts dark elements with no resistance. They must go now and look higher, higher and higher, in Heaven, in the Light, in space, in the depths of their being, for the purest elements with which to form the matter of their physical and psychic being....Jesus said, "Ask for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the rest will be added unto you.” Between the beginning and the end of that sentence, there is huge space to investigate. "...and all the rest will be added, is only possible thanks to a special affinity, magical and magnetic, between one sublime idea, the one of the Kingdom of God, and all the other ideas like it come also because one idea has representatives here on earth which, when you decide to work for it, are all alerted and sent for to come and serve you. That's why, if you have a High Ideal. such as the bringing of the Kingdom of God on earth you obtain everything you wished for, you taste plenitude".
"... have already told you that there is a law of affinity according to which each element, by its vibrations, its quintessence, is in relation with other elements of like nature, which it is thus susceptible to attracting. This is how by your thoughts, your feelings, you attract the beings, the elements, the events which correspond to them. So then: on account of your thoughts and feelings you are crushed, and on account of your thoughts and feelings you can become the King of the world. It's simple, it's clear. But humans who have no knowledge of these laws, do everything each day to destroy themselves. Of course, they don't realize it, because the deplorable consequences don't appear right away. If it were the same day that they received a lesson, maybe they would manage to become wiser. Yes, but considering that the consequences make them wait, that it is only after months, sometimes years, that the results of such and such a behavior appear, they continue to delude and demolish themselves.
I have already explained to you why Cosmic Intelligence has done things this way, only there you are, you don't read the lectures to know all these details which are of such subtlety that no one has revealed them yet. Go ahead, look for them, prepare yourselves, one day you will be the messengers of this formidable Teaching throughout the world. But you let yourselves go, you don't prepare yourselves. When will this affair be taken seriously? If you make up your mind to work only on this law of affinity, each day, by your thoughts, your feelings, your words, you will be doing nothing but attracting the most harmonious, the most beneficial, the most luminous elements and your whole life will be transformed. Even here, in the Universal White Brotherhood, rather than understanding once and for all the path to follow, the new activities to embrace, the brothers and sisters continue as before to demolish their life and their health"....
We suggest reading the book "The Cosmic Laws of Morality" (You reap what you sow).
Farmers were the first moral philosophers, says the Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov: they don't expect to reap if they have not sown, and they know very well that, if they sow cabbages they will not harvest carrots. How can someone who sows nothing but hatred and strife hope to reap a harvest of love and peace? If you want a marble palace you are not going to start building with clay bricks. If you want a healthy body you are not going to give it poisonous food.
How can anyone expect to develop a healthy, sturdy psyche, a lucid mind and a generous heart if he is seething with anarchic thoughts and feelings poisoned by his own greed and resentment? Exactly as we sift and select suitable food or building materials, we have to sift and select the thoughts and feelings that present themselves to us. The laws that govern the psychic life are the same as those which have already been seen to govern other aspects of nature or technology. It was neither man nor society as a whole that invented morality: it is intrinsic to nature, to every aspect and dimension of nature. Morality is simply the extension on the human, psychic level, of the laws of nature. .
Table of Contents
1. ‘As You Sow, So Shall You Reap’
2. The Importance of Choice - Work not Pleasure
3. Creative Activity as a Means of Evolution
5. The Law of Affinity : Peace
6. The Law of Affinity : True Religion
7. The Laws of Nature and Moral Law
9. Don't Stop Half-Way
10. Know How to Use Your Energies
11. How to Distil the Quintessence
12. The Moral Law Exemplified in a Spring
13. Why Look for Models in the World Above
14. Man Creates in the Invisible World by Means of his Thoughts and Feelings
15. We must not Sever the Link Between the World Below and the World Above
16. If You Are Light You Will Seek the Company of Light
17. Duplicates - New Recordings
18. Morality Comes into its Own in the World Above
19. Example ist the Best Teacher
20. Turn the Other Cheek
For further study in the works of Aïvanhov
The link between " What is above is like what is below, and what is below is like that which is above" and the prayer of Jesus, "Our Father", compare the book «CHERCHEZ LE ROYAUME DE DIEU ET SA JUSTICE»
The word has telesma the root of the word talisman that comes from the greek canvases that means to consecrate, compare chap. V Talismans on The book of divine magic.
On the strength Telesma, .The Splendour of Tiphareth, chap.XIV 14 - The Sun Has the Solution to the Problem of Love - Telesma
"To Work the Miracles of One Thing"- chap.VIII- "Cosmic Balance - The Secret of Polarity
"The Caduceus of Mercury", Love and Sexuality I - chap.II.
"It Rises from Earth and Descends from Heaven, chap.XXII - Love and Sexuality II.
How Thought is Materialized on the Physical Plane", cap VI - Harmony
The Powers of Thought
Hermes trismegistus and the law of attraction - O.M.Aivanhov
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