By Catherine Beyer
The Emerald Tablet has long been considered the basis of Western alchemy as well as hermetic thought. According to legend, it was originally inscribed on a tablet of emerald or green stone.
Age and Authorship:
Different sources give a wide range of sources of the original tablet. Some claim it was originally written in Syriac, Phoenician, or Chaldean. It’s been suggested that Adam and Eve’s third child, Seth, from whom all of humanity is descended, originally wrote it. It might have been contained within the Ark of the Covenant. Some modern students of the tablet have suggested Atlantis as the original source.