1. Standard memberThequ1ck
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    24 May '07 09:19
    For a while now I've been tossing when making decisions
    and then one day it hit me, right between the eyes.

    What if Hermes was a tosser too?
    I quickly re-read the Emerald Tablets and realised that
    their wisdom, as with Hermes staff could easily apply to
    tossing.

    What if the tablets are referring to the act of
    throwing a coin to make decisions?
    i.e. Intoning, as quantum physics does, that
    chance and probability are at the heart of our reality.

    The sun is the father and the moon the mother,
    could refer to the images on either side
    of ancient coins.

    Hermes was known to carry a bag of coins in one
    hand and the caduceus staff in the other.
    What if the staff represents the act of throwing a
    coin, with the coils of the snake representing
    the coins passage through the air and the wings
    representing the freedom of chance given to it.

    Try re-reading the message with tossing in mind.
  2. Standard memberThequ1ck
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    24 May '07 09:19
    Here's the quote.

    1. It is true without untruth, certain and most true

    2. That which is below is like that which is on high,
    and that which is on high is like that which is below;
    by these things are made the miracles of one thing.

    3. And as all things are, and come from One, by the
    mediation of One, So all things are born from this
    unique thing by adaptation.

    4. The Sun is the father and the Moon the mother.

    5. The wind carries it in its stomach. The Earth is
    its nourisher and its receptacle.

    6. The Father of all the Theleme of the universal
    world is here.

    6. Its force, or power, remains entire

    7. If it is converted into Earth

    7a. You separate the Earth from the fire, the subtle
    from the gross, gently with great industry.

    8. It climbs from the Earth and descends from the sky,
    and receives the force of things superior and things
    inferior.

    9) You will have by this way, the glory of the world
    and all obscurity will flee from you.

    10. It is the power strong with all power, for it
    will defeat every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing

    11. In this way the world was created.

    12. From it are born wonderful adaptations, of
    which the way here is given.

    13. That is why I have been called Hermes Trismegistus,
    having the three parts of the universal philosophy.

    14. This, that I have called the solar Work, is complete.