Taylor Joseph Gardarian

Father of talisments and keeper of wonders perfect in power that reveals the lights; the father of all perfection in the whole world is here.

Its force or power is entire (soul) if it be converted into earth; its power is perfected (mind) if it is turned in to earth; its power is whole (memory) if it can be turned into earth; its power is complete (will) if it can be turned into earth.

It contains an accurate commentary that can’t be doubted.

Tis true without lying, certain most true.

This is true and remote from all cover of falsehood.

[It is] true, without error, certain and most true,

A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete.

 

And all things sprang from this essence through a single projection. How marvelous is its work! It is the principle part of the world and its custodian.

And as all things have been arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.

Also, as all things are made from one, by the consideration of one, so all things were made from this one, by conjunction.

And as all things were from the one, by means of the meditation of the one, thus all things were born from the one, by means of adaptation.

And as all things arose from a thought by the One; thus all things were formed as an adaptation of the One. This is the fundamental principle.

It is a fire that became our earth. Separate the earth from the fire and you shall adhere more to that which is subtle than that which is coarse, through care and wisdom.

Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.

Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle and thin from the crude and coarse, prudently, with modesty and wisdom.

You will separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the dense, sweetly, with great skill.

Separate the earth from the fire; the subtle from the dense, the light from the heavy; with care and wisdom.

It ascends from the earth to the heaven. It extracts the lights from the heights and descends to the earth containing the power of the above and the below for it is with the light of the lights.

It ascends from the earth to the heaven again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things superior and inferior.

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.

It ascends from earth into heaven and again it descends to the earth, and receives the power of higher and of lower things.

It repeatedly ascends from earth to heaven, and then descends from heaven to earth, thus receiving power from both the high and the low.

Therefore the darkness flees from it.

By this means ye shall have the glory of the whole world thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.

By this means you will acquire the glory of the whole world, and so you will drive away all shadows and blindness.

Thus you will have the Glory of the whole world. Therefore will all obscurity flee from you.

Then you will have the glory of the whole world. All ignorance will flee from you.

The greatest power overcomes everything that is subtle and it penetrates all that is coarse.

Its force is above all force, for it vanquishes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing.

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.

Of all strength this is true strength, because it will conquer all that is subtle, and penetrate all that is solid.

It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things.

So was the world created.

By this means the world was founded

Thus was the world created.

This is how the world was made.

The formation of the microcosm is in accordance with the formation of the macrocosm.

From this are and do come admirable adaptations whereof the means (Or process) is here in this.

And hence the marvelous cojunctions of it and admirable effects, since this is the way by which these marvels may be brought about

From this were wonderful adaptations, of which this is the means.

Each level is a reflection of the one above; the microcosm is in accordance with the macrocosm. Now you know how all things are made through adaptation from the One.

The scholars made this their path. This is why Thrice Hermes was exalted with wisdom.

Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

And because of this they have called me Hermes Tristmegistus since I have the three parts of the wisdom and Philosophy of the whole universe.

Therefore am I named Thrice-Great Hermes, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete.

As above, so below; the greater and lesser; macrocosm and microcosm: they are the same. Following this principle, all things were made from the One.

And as all things arose from a thought by the One; thus all things were formed as an adaptation of the One. This is the fundamental principle.

Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon, it is carried by the wind, it is nursed by the earth.

Its power is complete if it can be turned into earth.

Separate the earth from the fire; the subtle from the dense, the light from the heavy; with care and wisdom.

It repeatedly ascends from earth to heaven, and then descends from heaven to earth, thus receiving power from both the high and the low.

Then you will have the glory of the whole world. All ignorance will flee from you.

It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things.

This is how the world was made.

Each level is a reflection of the one above; the microcosm is in accordance with the macrocosm. Now you know how all things are made through adaptation from the One.

This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

I have said all that is needed concerning the operation of the Sun.