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The Emerald Tablets.Tablet ~ #12.The Law of Cause and Effect.The Key of Prophecy.






List ye, O man, to the words of my wisdom,

list to the voice of Thoth, the Atlantean.

Conquered have I the Law of time-space.

Knowledge have I gained of the future of time.

Know I that man in his movement through space-time shall ever be One with the All


Know ye, O man,

that all of the future is an open book to him who can read.

All effect shall bring forth its causes as all effects grew from the first cause.

Know ye the future is not fixed or stable but varies as cause brings forth an effect.

Look in the cause thou shalt bring into being,

and surely thou shalt see that all is effect.


So, O man, be sure the effects that ye bring forth are ever causes of more perfect effects.

Know ye the future is never in fixation but follows man's free will as it moves through the movements of time-space toward the goal where a new time begins.


Man can only read the future through the causes that bring the effects.

Seek ye within the causation and surely ye shall find the effects.


List ye, O man, while I speak of the future,

speak of the effect that follows the cause.

Know ye that man in his journey light-ward is ever seeking escape from the night that surrounds him,

like the shadows that surround the stars in the sky and like the stars in the sky-space, he, too,

shall shine from the shadows of night.


Ever his destiny shall lead him onward until he is One with the Light.

Aye, though his way lies midst the shadows,

ever before him glows the Great Light.

Dark though the way be yet shall he conquer the shadows that flow around him like night.


Far in the future, I see man as Light-born,

free from the darkness that fetters the Soul,

living in Light without the bounds of the darkness to cover the Light that is Light of their Soul.


Know ye, O man, before ye attain this that many the dark shadows shall fall on your Light striving to quench with the shadows of darkness the Light of the Soul that strives to be free.


Great is the struggle between Light and darkness,

age old and yet ever new. Yet, know in a time, far in the future,

Light shall be All and darkness shall fall.


List ye, O man, to my words of wisdom.

Prepare and ye shall not bind your Light.

Man has risen and man has fallen as ever new waves of consciousness flow from the great abyss below us toward the Sun of their goal.


Ye, my children, have risen from a state that was little above the beast,

until now of all men ye are greatest.

Yet before thee were others greater than thee.

Yet tell I thee as before thee others have fallen,

so also shall ye come to an end.


And upon the land where ye dwell now,

barbarians shall dwell and in turn rise to Light.

Forgotten shall be the ancient-wisdom,

yet ever shall live though hidden from men.


Aye, in the land thou callest Khem,

races shall rise and races shall fall.

Forgotten shalt thou be of the children of men.

Yet thou shalt have moved to a star-space beyond this leaving behind this place where thou has dwelt.


The Soul of man moves ever onward,

bound not by any one star.

But ever moving to the great goal before him where he is dissolved in the Light of the All.

Know ye that ye shall ever go onward,

moved by the Law of cause and effect until in the end both become One


Aye, man, after ye have gone,

others shall move in the places ye lived.

Knowledge and wisdom shall all be forgotten,

and only a memory of Gods shall survive.

As I to thee am a God by my knowledge,

so ye, too shall be Gods of the future because of your knowledge far above theirs.

Yet know ye that all through the ages,

man shall have access to Law when he will.


Ages to come shall see revival of wisdom to those who shall inherit thy place on this star.

They shall, in turn, come into wisdom and learn to banish the darkness by Light.

Yet greatly must they strive through the ages to bring unto themselves the freedom of Light.


Then shall there come unto man the great warfare that shall make the Earth tremble and shake in its course.

Aye, then shall the Dark Brothers open the warfare between Light and the night.


When man again shall conquer the ocean and fly in the air on wings like the birds;

when he has learned to harness the lightning,

then shall the time of warfare begin.

Great shall the battle be twixt the forces,

great the warfare of darkness and Light.


Nation shall rise against nation using the dark forces to shatter the Earth.

Weapons of force shall wipe out the Earth-man until half of the races of men shall be gone.

Then shall come forth the Sons of the Morning and give their edict to the children of men, saying:

O men, cease from thy striving against thy brother.

Only thus can ye come to the Light.

Cease from thy unbelief, O my brother,

and follow the path and know ye are right.


Then shall men cease from their striving,

brother against brother and father against son.

Then shall the ancient home of my people rise from its place beneath the dark ocean waves.

Then shall the Age of Light be unfolded with all men seeking the Light of the goal.

Then shall the Brothers of Light rule the people.

Banished shall be the darkness of night.