When I entered into the cave, I received the tablet zaradi, which was inscribed, from between the hands of Hermes, in which I discovered these words:
1.Ture, without falsehood, certain, most certain.
2.What is above is like what is below, and what is below is like that which is above, to make the miracle of the one thing.
3.And as all things were made from contemplation of one, so all things were born from one adaptation.
4.Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon.
5.The wind carried it in its womb, the earth breast fed it.
6.It is the father of all works of wonder in the world, and its power is complete.
7.If cast to earth, it will separate earth from fire, the subtile from the gross.
8.With great capacity it ascends from earth to heaven, again it descends to earth, and takes back the power of the above and the below.
9.Thus you will receive the glory of the distinctiveness of the world, all obscurity will flee from you.
10.This is the whole most strong strength of all strength, for it overcomes all subtle things, and penetrates all solid things.
11.Thus was the world created.
12.From this comes marvelous adaptations of which this is the procedure.
13.Therefore I am called Hermes, because I have three parts of the wisdom of the whole world, and complete is what I had to say about the work of the Sun.