The Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina)
It is true without untruth, certain and most true:
That which is below is like that which is on high, and that which is on high is like that which is below; by these things are made the miracles of one thing.
And as all things are, and come from One, by the mediation of One, So all things are born from this unique thing by adaption.
The Sun is the father and the Moon the mother.
The wind carries it in its stomach. The earth is its nourisher and its receptacle.
The Father of all the Theleme of the universal world is here.
Its force, or power, remains entire, if it is converted into earth.
You separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently with great industry.
It climbs from the earth and descends from the sky, and receives the force of things superior and things inferior.
You will have by this way, the glory of the world and all obscurity will flee from you.
It is the power strong with all power, for it will defeat every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing
In this way the world was created.
From it are born wonderful adaptations, of which the way here is given.
That is why I have been called Hermes Tristmegistus, having the three parts of the universal philosophy.
This, that I have called the solar Work, is complete.