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The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus is a short work which coins the well known term in occult circles "As above, so below." The actual text of that maxim, as translated by Dennis W. Hauck is "That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing". The tablet also refers to the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe. Hermes claims his knowledge of these three parts is why he received the name Trismegistus (thrice-great, or Ao-Ao-Ao meaning "greatest"). As the story is told, this tablet was found by Alexander the Great at Hebron supposedly in the tomb of Hermes.
Originally posted by esqONE
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add an " ] " square bracket to the end, and it'll work.edit on 17-4-2011 by esqONE because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by JakiusFogg
Well.....I have read this entire thread, up to this point....raptly. Yet, still confused, at sea here....
Is there a "Cliff Notes" summary, from some one? I gather (infer) from references to the ancient mythical "gods"....yet, spoken of as if not myths. Very peculiar.
...because....in Humankind's constant quest for the "Meaning of Life" it would seem that the few of you here apparently believe you know more than average.
Keep in mind I approach with full skepticism.....AND from a standpoint of abhorring all organized "mainstream" religions...inventions of control, in my opinion...those are. (Yes, including christianity).
Originally posted by cloudwatcher
reply to post by JakiusFogg
I can't recall anyone looking like that.
But check this out, I have had 4 ravens hit the windows of my house this year.
3 in one day. Freaked me out. The other one hit my bedroom window and woke me up.
Come on guys, tell me, tell me, tell me. Plleeeeaaassseee.
In the case of an inner blockage there are 2 possible answers: The first would be a meditation on the rune based upon a bind-rune made of a triple form of the rune, 3 joined together at their bases. The second would be to combine the rune with others related to the concept it expresses. This acts to amplify the rune's intensity, but in a different manner from the triple form. This also brings up another interesting topic: divine intervention. My patron god FreyR has more than once advised my choices of runes for bind-runes, both for meditative & magickal purposes (though more often than not these magickal forms have lead to a meditation on the operant principles which themselves have also lead into insights about myself and the life I both live & seek). In this context it is also worth considering how far you seek to work in the tradition, as it may further your efforts even more.