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Awani
12-13-2009, 01:42 AM
Whilst reading up on the history and origin of the Rosicrucian Order I came across a little text on the Emerald Tablet. It said that the tablet was written by Hermes Trismegistus, a person who (according to the tradition of the Rosicrucian Order) died in 1257 B.C.E. in a monastery in Tel El Amarna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarna), Egypt. I had never heard that there was a date set... must have missed that...

But the date ties in with the old Mystery schools of Ancient Egypt, and how they are the spawn of the esoteric traditions through Pythagoras, through Hermeticism and onwards up till today. Alchemy of course a golden thread throughout it all.

Akhenaten was the King of Egypt during the 18th Dynasty (about 1375 to 1358 B.C.E.).


See this thread: Akhenaten (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=443)

This makes it about 101 years from the death of Akhenaten to the death of Hermes Trismegistus (if we asume he is a real person and not allegory). This must mean that the two never met (unless Hermes was over 100 years old).

The Rosicrucian Order also states that the Emerald Tablet is a symbol for the path of Spiritual Alchemy... but I don't think one should be so narrow-minded.

As these forums show one does not exclude the other.

Anyways some historical notes I had to post...

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