Emerald Tablet Mercury Pendant Silver (*Limited Edition*)New Limited Edition assembled on June 27th, 2022 between 10:35 - 12:10 (GMT+3)
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The Moon’s conjunction with Mercury and both were also aligned with the fixed star Rigel! Rigel is the brightest of the Orion constellation and the 7th brightest in the night sky. In the ancient world, Rigel was considered a very fortunate fixed star, denoting benevolence, honour, fame, wealth, happiness, renown, and intellectual, inventive and mechanical abilities. According to an ancient text attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, Rigel and Aldebaran are the most fortunate of all fixed stars.
Together, the very dignified Mercury in Gemini aligned with Rigel, greatly enhances mercurial abilities and their manifestation powers in the world. Their combined utility can bring great powers to the mind, and also achieve great success in their worldly affairs and activities. This Talisman is great for enhancing learning skills and communication, memory and deep understanding and inventiveness. It is great for business success and for achieving fame and wealth in general, and also through one’s knowledge, writing, teaching and communication abilities.
The Mercury Talisman election features Mercury in his own sign of Gemini, culminating at the Midheaven, while also ruling the rising sign (Virgo). Mercury is conjunct the Moon and the Fixed Star Rigel.
In its deeper manifestations, Mercury is considered to be the “revealer of mysteries”, and can help in gaining a very high understanding of the occult and abstract truths, with the ability to define and communicate them.
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
is one of the most mysterious, cryptic and enigmatic texts. The text is actually derived from the Hermetic tradition - an ancient Greek and Egyptian philosophical texts which are attributed to the mysterious figure known as Hermes Trismegistus. The texts are a combination of the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth
and the Greek god Hermes
. In these texts, Hermes discuss with his disciples, the true nature of the cosmos
, nature, the mind etc. These teachings can be found in the ancient texts of the Corpus Hermeticum. These texts are dated back to the 2nd and 3rd century AD and their origin is probably Egyptian. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, its first known appearance is in a book written in Arabic between the sixth and eighth centuries.
The Emerald Tablet is the most famous piece of Hermetica and is said to contain the secret of the Prima Materia
- the base of all matter and existence which is formless and beyond definition
(that is the reason for the endless similes in the Alchemical language). The Prima Materia or the Aether is also described by the ancient alchemists as the Anima Mundi
or the “World Soul”. It is the soul, or oneness that connects everything and IS everything.
The European alchemists believed it to be the secret recipe for the creation of what is known as The Philosopher’s Stone - a substance that is said to possess the power of transmutation of matter (such as turning lead to gold) and give immortality and rejuvenation, therefore known as The Elixir of Life.
Over the years and upon contemplating on the words of this text, one can actually discover the many layers and hidden meanings of these words of wisdom. The text speaks volumes of ancient Taoism
and different concepts of Buddhism
. It was none other than Sir Isaac Newton
, one of the greatest and most influential scientist in human history who claimed that many of his ideas came from the Corpus Hermeticum and the Emerald Tablet (which he translated).
When I came to design this text as a pendant I’ve decided to incorporate all of its Greek and Egyptian origin in my design with the ancient Alchemical similes. On the front side, the outer “frame” is composed of the four classical elements (water, air, earth and fire) and I’ve used the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for each one of them
. On the top right, it's Earth, On the bottom right, it is Water, on the bottom left, it's Air and On the top left, it's Fire.
The center of the pendant is set with an emerald stone
and the whole structure of the pendant, the circle with the point in its center is actually the ancient symbol of the Monad
. The term Monad comes from the Greek word "Menein" which means "to be stable" and from the Greek word "Monas" which means "Oneness". The ancient Greeks called the Monad – the base, the essence, the foundation and the builder.
The ancient Pythagoreans believed that nothing can exist without a center and that the existence revolves around the center. The center is the source that cannot be grasped or understood but can spread and become a circle.
On the back of the pendant at the outer circle is, of course, the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros
which in Alchemy represents also the Prima Materia, and the constant change and transmutation of matter and the universe. At the center of the back of the pendant appears the ancient symbol of alchemy.
Since I find that the ideas in this text can actually "transmute
" and expand one's consciousness (and perhaps that the genuine secret of this text) I've decided to create for myself an Emerald tablet pendant, and of course make it available to all of you...
Translation from Aurelium Occultae Philosophorum - Georgio Beato
1) This is true and remote from all cover of falsehood
2) Whatever is below is similar to that which is above. Through this the marvels of the work of one thing are procured and perfected.
3) Also, as all things are made from one, by the condsideration of one, so all things were made from this one, by conjunction.
4) The father of it is the sun, the mother the moon.
5) The wind bore it in the womb. Its nurse is the earth, the mother of all perfection.
6a)Its power is perfected.
7) If it is turned into earth,
7a) separate the earth from the fire, the subtle and thin from the crude and course, prudently, with modesty and wisdom.
8) This ascends from the earth into the sky and again descends from the sky to the earth, and receives the power and efficacy of things above and of things below.
9) By this means you will acquire the glory of the whole world, and so you will drive away all shadows and blindness.
10) For this by its fortitude snatches the palm from all other fortitude and power. For it is able to penetrate and subdue everything subtle and everything crude and hard.
11a) By this means the world was founded
12) and hence the marvelous cojunctions of it and admirable effects, since this is the way by which these marvels may be brought about.
13) And because of this they have called me Hermes Tristmegistus since I have the three parts of the wisdom and Philsosphy of the whole universe.
14) My speech is finished which I have spoken concerning the solar work