ways out of waiting
A Commentary on the Rosarium philosophorum - Adam McLean
"The Emerald Tablet of Hermes (Tabula Smaragdina Hermetis)This is the alchemists' most sacred text, inscribed, according to legend, on an emerald and containing the whole secret of their elaborate art. The original was supposedly found in the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus ("Thrice-Great") either by Alexander the Great or by Sarah the wife of Abraham.
( Truly, without deception, certain and most true.This document is written in a state of sophisticated innocence, experientially, from the gut. What is below is like that which is above, and what is above is like that which is below... After this primal fusion and exchange of energies within the soul archetypes, an inner darkness, a nigredo or putrefaction occurs. This takes the form of a descent of the complex of interconnected male and female energies into the dark unconscious sphere of the soul."