For more information on Hermes Trimegistus follow
WORKS ON ALCHEMY, PHILOSOPHY,
The Poemandres (the Shepherder of Men)
Commentary on the Poemandres, the Shepherd of Men from
The Corpus Hermeticum
by G. R. S. Mead (1863-1933)
Tabula Smaragdina or The Table of Emerald
Perhaps the oldest of the Alchemical works or myths.
The Emerald Tablet was supposed to have been created by the Egyptian god
Thoth himself. It is the secret of alchemy, the souce for the ability
to turn base metals to gold. Various texts have appeared which claim
to be the original transcription or translations thereof.
A briefe Commentarie of Hortulanus the Philosopher, upon the Smaragdine
Table of Hermes of Alchimy appeared in Francis Bacon's The mirror of alchimy,
Said to be found in the Sepulchre of Hermes with glosses (in italic)
by John Everard, Doctor of Divinity finished at Fulham on Sunday August
Various copies of this work, the Latin transcript, the
various translations, and commentaries can be found in the Miskatonic
University On Line Library under the heading
"Table of Emerald"