The Emerald Tablet of Thoth-Hermes
"Man is in the process of changing to forms of light that are not of this world."
I. True it is, without falsehood, certain and most true.
II. That which is below is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that which is below to accomplish the miracles of One Thing.
III. And all things have proceeded from One, by the meditation of One, so all things are born from this One thing, by adaptation.
IV. The son is the Father thereof. The moon is the Mother.
V. The wind carried in its belly. The earth is its Nurse.
VI. The father of all the Telesme (works of wonder, hidden treasure) of the whole world is here. Its strength and power is complete if it be converted into earth.
VII. Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently and with unremitting care.
VIII. It ascends from the earth to the heaven, and again descends to the earth.
IX. And thereby gathers to itself the strength of things above, and of things below.
X. By this means, all the glory of the world shall be yours, and all obscurity shall flee from you. It is the strong strength of all strength, for it shall overcome every subtle thing, and penetrate every solid thing.
XI. Thus the world was created. Hence shall wonderful adaptations be achieved, of which the means is here.
XII. Therefore I am called Hermes Trismegistus. For I hold three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.
XIII. That which I had to say concerning the operation of the Sun is completed.