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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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Comment by Joseph Meador, PhD on January 27, 2014 at 11:54am
Much gratitude, Nemo, for your good wishes. Blessings to You!
Comment by Joseph Meador, PhD on January 27, 2014 at 11:51am

We are very excited, as 11 (eleven) very interested alchemists/students, were present for class yesterday.  We honestly feel so blessed to be able to share this wisdom teaching freely.  Doors are opening here!

Comment by Nemo on January 21, 2014 at 5:25pm

Hermes Trismegistus

Was he one or many, merging
    Name and fame in one, 
Like a stream, to which, converging, 
    Many streamlets run?

 . . . . . .

Who shall call his dreams fallacious? 
    Who has searched or sought 
All the unexplored and spacious 
    Universe of thought? 

Who in his own skill confiding, 
    Shall with rule and line 
Mark the border-land dividing 
    Human and divine? 

Trismegistus! Three times greatest! 
    How thy name sublime 
Has descended to this latest 
    Progeny of time!


Longfellow 1882                                                             Painting by Johfra

Well done Ambrosia Society and Dr. Meador for what I am sure will be a wonderful evening...all the best!

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