The Emerald Tablet is an ancient text that
inspired over 3,500 years of alchemy and Hermetic philosophy. It
reveals the universal pattern of transformation that is present in
everything -- from the birth of stars to the emergence of our
The Egyptians believed the Tablet was a gift
from the gods, a succinct summary of the science of soul common to
all religions and spiritual traditions. To avoid persecution from
church and government authorities, followers of this tradition
took refuge in secret societies and fraternal orders. They
developed elaborate rituals and arcane symbols to preserve the
teachings and pass them down to future generations.
But the purest rendering of the secret
science was in the writings and coded ciphers of the alchemists.
Their practical approach created a powerful spiritual technology
that combined meditation and prayer with laboratory experiments.
Their work revealed the deep connection between mind and matter
that modern physicists are just beginning to explore.
Ostensibly concerned with changing lead into
gold, the Great Work of alchemy is really about applying the
secret teachings on all levels of body, mind, and soul. The metals
are metaphors of the archetypal energies that must be transmuted
to reach perfect expression in gold. In order to achieve this
ultimate golden state, each of us must suffer through the same
processes as the metals.
This website is devoted to the application
of the principles of the Emerald Tablet in the modern world and
reconstructing the metallic temperament of our souls. The
Great Work is our spiritual inheritance and represents the most
genuine and direct path to lasting transformation.