Be careful with them Taro, the problem with Hermetic texts is that they were written in Egypt, but all we have left now are mostly Greek translations that tend to be very inaccurate. Greeks were primitives compared to Egyptians during these times, and also the languages work very differently, so a lot was lost in the translation either because it was misunderstood, or because the translator deemed it an unnecessary detail and left it out. Then add a translation from Greek into Latin and then into English on top of that.
There is a lot of truth in Hermetic texts, but also a lot of distortions. If you are really interested in them, get yourself different translations and compare them. Feel what is true and what is distortion.
Either way, you can get all your answers here, in the documents available here, or from the beings that participate on this project.
I read through them a few times about 20 years ago. My thoughts are that they could be a good teacher, or knowledge trigger, for someone operating on the level where such knowledge is useful. Personally, I have no use for them now, mainly because I think the deep psyche and archetypal motivations of the Earth human is the most fascinating teaching tool in existence.
Thank you Michelle! and wow! Great to hear that you have been able to connect with him in such a way!
I was quite obsessed with the tablets two years ago aswell, I translated them all to Finnish (my native language) and kept reading them over and over again. It took some time to really absorb the information.
I understand aswell what he is saying but have never really done any of the incantations he teaches.
Do you go by his instructions to "summon" him or he comes to you?
Maybe I should read them once more now that I have started with the alchemies :)
So, I initially connected with the Emerald Tablets something like 5 years ago, and immediately began working with Thoth/Hermès in meditation. I “understood” the information, but it took some time to integrate all of the instructions & teachings. I remember that I couldn’t get enough of the Emerald Tablets - read them, listened to them at work multiple times...and just, really ruminated over the information. Thoth is an incredibly powerful being, and I love working with him. I was actually super excited to see this at the top of the discussion board after not having “time” to log in for what seems like ages...because...actually last week, I connected with a photo of the Emerald Tablets while looking at crystal information online as I was taking my morning walk, and when I stopped to meditate in the park, Thoth came through - in a very visceral & powerful way. He had actually been showing up quite a bit during the days before that. I astral traveled with him to/through the Halls of Amenti twice that day, and was even able to bring another friend there with me, who also had a cool experience. A dear friend sent me the THOTH tarot deck the same week...