The Emerald Tablet (Tabula smaragdina/al-Lawh al-zumurrudh)

Hermes Trismegistos

The whole contents of the Emerald Tablet are like an explanation of the Seal of Solomon, whose two triangles respectively represent essence and substance, forma and materia, spirit and soul, Sulphur and Quicksilver, the volatile and the stable, or spiritual power and bodily existence.

Click here to read a Latin and English version.

Click here for Titus Burckhardt’s translation and interpretation.

And click here for other English versions and one Arabic text.

Burkhardt’s pages are excerpted from the author’s Alchemy: Science of The Cosmos – Science of the Soul, published by Fons Vitae of Kentucky. Reproduced here with warm thanks.