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The Emerald Tablets ~ Tablet # 6.The Key of Magic.



Hark ye, O man, to the wisdom of magic.

Hark the knowledge of powers forgotten.

Long ago in the days of the first man,

warfare began between darkness and light.

Men then as now,

were filled with both darkness and light;

and while in some darkness held sway,

in other light filled the soul.


Aye, age old in this warfare,

the eternal struggle between darkness and light.

Fiercely is it fought all through the ages,

using strange powers hidden to man.


Adepts has there been filled with the blackness,

struggling always against the light;

but others there are who, filled with brightness,

have ever conquered the darkness of night.

Where e'er ye may be in all ages and plane,

surely, ye shall know of the battle with night.

Long ages ago,

The SUNS of the Morning descending, found the world filled with night,

there in that past, began the struggle,

the age old Battle Darkness & Light.


Many in the time were so filled with darkness that only feebly flamed the light from the night.


Some they were, masters of darkness, who sought to fill all with their darkness:

Sought to draw others into their night.

Fiercely withstood they, the masters of brightness:

fiercely fought they from the darkness of night Sought ever to tighten the fetters,

the chains that bind men to the darkness of night.

Used they always the dark magic,

brought into men by the power of darkness.

magic that enshrouded man's soul with darkness.


Banded together as in order,

BROTHERS OF DARKNESS,

they through the ages,

antagonist they to the children of men.

Walked they always secret and hidden,

found, yet not found by the children of men.


Forever, they walked and worked in darkness,

hiding from the light in the darkness of night.

Silently, secretly use they their power,

enslaving and binding the soul of men.


Unseen they come, and unseen they go.

Man, in his ignorance calls THEM from below.


Dark is the way of the DARK BROTHERS travel,

dark of the darkness not of the night,

traveling o'er Earth they walk through man's dreams.

Power they have gained from the darkness around them

to call other dwellers from out of their plane,

in ways that are dark and unseen by man.

Into man's mind-space reach the DARK BROTHERS.


Around it, they close the veil of their night.

There through it's lifetime that soul dwells in bondage,

bound by the fetters of the VEIL of the night.

Mighty are they in the forbidden knowledge forbidden because it is one with the night.


Hark ye O old man and list to my warning:

be ye free from the bondage of night.

Surrender not your soul to the BROTHERS OF DARKNESS.

Keep thy face ever turned towards the Light.

Know ye not, O man, that your sorrow,

only has come through the Veil of the night.

Aye man, heed ye my warning:

strive ever upward,

turn your soul toward the LIGHT.

The BROTHERS OF DARKNESS seek for their brothers those who traveled the pathway of LIGHT.

For well know they that those who have traveled far towards the Sun in their pathway of LIGHT have great and yet greater power to bind with darkness the children of LIGHT.


List ye, O man, to he who comes to you.

But weigh in the balance if his words be of LIGHT.

For many there are who walk in DARK BRIGHTNESS and yet are not the children of LIGHT.


Easy it is to follow their pathway,

easy to follow the path that they lead.

But yet O man, heed ye my warning:

Light comes only to him who strives.

Hard is the pathway that leads to the WISDOM,

hard is the pathway that leads to the LIGHT.

Many shall ye find, the stones in your pathway:

many the mountains to climb toward the LIGHT.


Yet know ye, O man, to him that o'ercometh,

free will he be of the pathway of Light.

For ye know, O man,

in the END light must conquer and darkness and night be banished from Light.


Listen, O man, and heed ye this wisdom;

even as darkness, so is the LIGHT.


When darkness is banished and all Veils are rended,

out there shall flash from the darkness, the LIGHT.


Even as exist among men the DARK BROTHERS,

so there exists the BROTHERS OF LIGHT.

Antagonists they of the BROTHERS OF DARKNESS,

seeking to free men from the night.

Powers have they, mighty and potent.

Knowing the LAW, the planets obey.

Work they ever in harmony and order,

freeing the man-soul from its bondage of night.


Secret and hidden, walk they also.

Known not are they to the children of men.

Ever have THEY fought the DARK BROTHERS,

conquered and conquering time without end.</