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The Emerald Tablet Introduced

An Illustrated Lecture by Paul Cowlan

"As above, so below." This phrase expresses core concept in alchemy, in hermeticism and in magic. It is from a remarkable text called The Emerald Tablet, which dates from the first centuries AD, in Egypt. Supposedly written by Hermes Trismegistus himself, patron of spiritual transformative magic, it is full of mysterious references and allusions which point to the way the work of magic connects to the world and to the spirit. For a full text in contemporary translation, see Wikepedia, "Emerald Tablet."

The Emerald Tablet's principles were essential in modern magic: Golden Dawn, Crowley, Gardnerian Wicca, Alex Sanders, Dion Fortune -- all these cite and base their magical principles on the doctrine 'as above, so below'. In this illustrated talk Paul Cowlan will outline the text's history and guide you through the Emerald Tablet itself.

Paul Cowlan has been studying and working non-operative alchemy for over 20 years. By profession he is musician, poet and songwriter. He lives in Germany and visits the UK once or twice a year, during which times he usually gives a sold-out lecture at Treadwell's. He returns this year for another popular talk date. www.paulcowlan.co.uk


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Date and Time:

24 September 2008 at 7:15 pm


2 hours



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33 Store Street
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