THE EMERALD TABLET of Hermes Trismegistus... A Free Lecture (by Joseph Meador, M.Th., Ph.D.) - SUNDAY - JANUARY 26th - 2-4pm - at The Gardens of the Ancients - Sponsored by the Ambrosia Society - Austin, Texas USA.
The famed Emerald Tablet was studied by Sir Isaac Newton, Roger Bacon, Albertus Magnus, and many others. It's influence continues today. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, the first known appearance of the Emerald Tablet is in a book written in Arabic between the sixth and eighth centuries. The text was first translated into Latin in the twelfth century. Numerous translations, interpretations and commentaries followed. Specifically, The Emerald Tablet is a short but influential work in Hermetica which is reputed to contain the secret of the Philosophers' Stone and transmutation. Regarded by early European Alchemists as the cornerstone of their practice, the Emerald Tablet became the central work of both Medieval and Renaissance Alchemy. This lecture will focus on a general Introduction, as well as the history, various translations, and commentary tradition of the Emerald Tablet.
This lecture will be presented in the Chapel at 'The Gardens of the Ancients,' 4800 Yager Lane, Manor, TX 78653. The text: "Amanita Muscaria - Herb of Immortality," by Donald E. Teeter, will be used for this class, (may be purchased before class at 'The Gardens of the Ancients' gift shop).
This lecture is tuition free. All are welcome to attend!
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