The Emerald Tablets of Thoth (also titled The Emerald Tablets of Thoth-The-Atlantean (ISBN 0966531205) [1]) are a series of 15 emerald tablets that were created by the Ascended Master Thoth to chronicle his journeys from the times of Atlantis until the times of Khem (Egypt), and to reveal to the reader various hidden magickal treatises and secrets. They have been found at the request of the Great White Lodge in 1925, and translated into English by Dr. Doreal, who had a connection with the Great White Brotherhood, the priesthood that still operated then at the Great Pyramid. The soul of Thoth is said to have passed into the bodies of men in the manner described in The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, a book of record and occult wisdom which he wrote and left in the Pyramid for those of a future Age of Light.[2]

The Actual Tablets

Of the actual physical tablets, of which there are twelve (and only of which 10 were translated into 13 sections, at first, with the last two supplemental sections being translated and added much later), Dr. Doreal describes them as thus:

The writings of Thoth consist of twelve Tablets of Emerald Green formed from a substance created through alchemical transmutation. They are imperishable, resistant to all elements, corrosion and acids. In effect, the atomic and cellular structure is fixed, and no change can take place, thus violating the material law of ionization.

Upon them are engraved characters in the Ancient Atlantean language; characters which respond to the attuned thought waves of the reader and which release much more wisdom and information than the characters do when merely deciphered. The Tablets are fastened together with hoops of a golden colored alloy suspended from a rod of the same material."[3]

History of the Tablets

The text of the preface of Doreal's translation of the Tablets says the following:

The writer (who has a connection with the Great White Lodge which also works through the pyramid priesthood) was instructed to recover and return to the Great Pyramid the ancient tablets.

This, after adventures which need not be detailed here, was accomplished. Before returning them, he was given permission to translate and retain a copy of the wisdom engraved on the tablets.

This was done in 1925 and only now has permission been given for part to be published. It is expected that many will scoff. Yet the true student will read between the lines and gain wisdom.

The "Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean" were originally published in mimeographed form in the 1930s by the mysterious "Dr. Doreal," to the effect that these writings quickly became an underground sensation among metaphysicians of the time. Tablets 1-13 are part of the original work (comprising of 10 tablets) while tablets 14 and 15 are supplemental (being the last two tablets). No one has ever seen the original tablets mentioned here (perhaps they were returned to their place in the Pyramid?), and it is very likely that these writings would be considered channeled material today. However, the Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean are still part of the modern Corpus Hermeticum, for they elaborate and deepen the meaning of the historical Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus and supplement the many varied magickal writings of Thoth.

The 15 Tablets

The History of Thoth, The Atlantean

This particular tablet deals with the history of Thoth, wherein it is explained that his "passing" into the Halls of Amenti is not the same thing as dying, but returning to a place where he could return his body to bask in the rays of the Flower of Life, where its rays could preserve it. From the Halls, though, he could enter and become anyone he wished. And so he begins to tell his story.

I, THOTH, the Atlantean, master of mysteries, 
keeper of records, mighty king, magician,
living from generation to generation,
being about to pass into the halls of Amenti,
set down for the guidance of
those that are to come after,
these records of the mighty wisdom of Great Atlantis.
In the great city of KEOR on the island of UNDAL,
in a time far past, I began this incarnation.
Not as the little men of the present age did
the mighty ones of Atlantis live and die,
but rather from aeon to aeon did they renew
their life in the Halls of Amenti where the river of life
flows eternally onward.
A hundred times ten 
have I descended the dark way that led into light,
and as many times have I ascended from the
darkness into the light my strength and power renewed.
Now for a time I descend, 
and the men of KHEM (Khem is ancient Egypt)
shall know me no more.
But in a time yet unborn will I rise again, 
mighty and potent, requiring an accounting
of those left behind me.
Then beware, O men of KHEM, 
if ye have falsely betrayed my teaching,
for I shall cast ye down from your high estate
into the darkness of the caves from whence ye came.
  Betray not my secrets
to the men of the North
or the men of the South
lest my curse fall upon ye.
Remember and heed my words, 
for surely will I return again
and require of thee that which ye guard.
Aye, even from beyond time and
from beyond death will I return,
rewarding or punishing
as ye have requited your truest.
Great were my people in the ancient days, 
great beyond the conception of the
little people now around me;
knowing the wisdom of old,
seeking far within the heart of infinity
knowledge that belonged to Earth's youth.
Wise were we with the wisdom 
of the Children of Light who dwelt among us.
Strong were we with the power drawn
from the eternal fire.
And of all these, greatest among the 
children of men was my father, THOTME,
keeper of the great temple,
link between the Children of Light
who dwelt within the temple and the
races of men who inhabited the ten islands.
Mouthpiece, after the Three, 
of the Dweller of UNAL,
speaking to the Kings
with the voice that must be obeyed.
 Grew I there from a child into manhood, 
being taught by my father the elder mysteries,
until in time there grew within the fire of wisdom,
until it burst into a consuming flame.
Naught desired I but the attainment of wisdom. 
Until on a great day the command came from the
Dweller of the Temple that I be brought before him.
Few there were among the children of men
who had looked upon that mighty face and lived,
for not as the sons of men are the
Children of Light when they are not incarnate
in a physical body.
Chosen was I from the sons of men, 
taught by the Dweller so that his
purposes might be fulfilled,
purposes yet unborn in the womb of time.
Long ages I dwelt in the Temple, 
learning ever and yet ever more wisdom,
until I, too, approached the light emitted
from the great fire.
Taught me he, the path to Amenti, 
the underworld where the great king sits
upon his throne of might.
Deep I bowed in homage before the Lords of Life 
and the Lords of Death,
receiving as my gift the Key of Life.
Free was I of the Halls of Amenti, 
bound not be death to the circle of life.
Far to the stars I journeyed until
space and time became as naught.
Then having drunk deep of the cup of wisdom, 
I looked into the hearts of men and there found I
greater mysteries and was glad.
For only in the Search for Truth could my Soul
be stilled and the flame within be quenched.
Down through the ages I lived, 
seeing those around me taste of the cup
of death and return again in the light of life.
Gradually from the Kingdoms of Atlantis passed waves 
of consciousness that had been one with me,
only to be replaced by spawn of a lower star.
In obedience to the law, 
the word of the Master grew into flower.
Downward into the darkness turned the
thoughts of the Atlanteans,
Until at last in this wrath arose from his AGWANTI,
the Dweller, (this word has no English equivalent;
it means a state of detachment)
speaking The Word, calling the power.
Deep in Earth's heart, the sons of Amenti heard, 
and hearing, directing the changing of the flower of fire
that burns eternally, changing and shifting, using the LOGOS,
until that great fire changed its direction.
Over the world then broke the great waters, 
drowning and sinking,
changing Earth's balance
until only the Temple of Light was left
standing on the great mountain on UNDAL
still rising out of the water;
some there were who were living,
saved from the rush of the fountains.
Called to me then the Master, saying: 
Gather ye together my people.
Take them by the arts ye have learned of far across the waters,
until ye reach the land of the hairy barbarians,
dwelling in caves of the desert. Follow there the plan that yet know of.
Gathered I then my people and 
entered the great ship of the Master.
Upward we rose into the morning.
Dark beneath us lay the Temple.
Suddenly over it rose the waters.
Vanished from Earth,
until the time appointed,
was the great Temple.
Fast we fled toward the sun of the morning, 
until beneath us lay the land of the children of KHEM.
Raging, they came with cudgels and spears,
lifted in anger seeking to slay and utterly destroy the Sons of Atlantis.
Then raised I my staff and directed a ray of vibration, 
striking them still in their tracks as fragments
of stone of the mountain.
Then spoke I to them in words calm and peaceful, 
telling them of the might of Atlantis,
saying we were children of the Sun and its messengers.
Cowed I them by my display of magic-science,
until at my feet they groveled, when I released them.
Long dwelt we in the land of KHEM, 
long and yet long again.
Until obeying the commands of the Master,
who while sleeping yet lives eternally,
I sent from me the Sons of Atlantis,
sent them in many directions,
that from the womb of time wisdom
might rise again in her children.
Long time dwelt I in the land of KHEM, 
doing great works by the wisdom within me.
Upward grew into the light of knowledge
the children of KHEM,
watered by the rains of my wisdom.
Blasted I then a path to Amenti so
that I might retain my powers,
living from age to age a Sun of Atlantis,
keeping the wisdom, preserving the records.
Great few the sons of KHEM, 
conquering the people around them,
growing slowly upwards in Soul force.
Now for a time I go from among them into 
the dark halls of Amenti,
deep in the halls of the Earth,
before the Lords of the powers,
face to face once again with the Dweller.
Raised I high over the entrance, a doorway, a gateway 
leading down to Amenti.
Few there would be with courage to dare it, 
few pass the portal to dark Amenti.
Raised over the passage, I, a mighty pyramid,
using the power that overcomes Earth force (gravity).
Deep and yet deeper place I a force-house or chamber;
from it carved I a circular passage
reaching almost to the great summit.
There in the apex, set I the crystal, 
sending the ray into the "Time-Space,"
drawing the force from out of the ether,
concentrating upon the gateway to Amenti.
Other chambers I built and left vacant to all seeming, 
yet hidden within them are the keys to Amenti.
He who in courage would dare the dark realms,
let him be purified first by long fasting.
Lie in the sarcophagus of stone in my chamber. 
Then reveal I to him the great mysteries.
Soon shall he follow to where I shall meet him,
even in the darkness of Earth shall I meet him, I,
Thoth, Lord of Wisdom, meet him and hold him
and dwell with him always.
Builded I the Great Pyramid, 
patterned after the pyramid of Earth force,
burning eternally so that it, too,
might remain through the ages.
In it, I builded my knowledge of "Magic-Science"
so that I might be here when again I return from Amenti,
Aye, while I sleep in the Halls of Amenti,
my Soul roaming free will incarnate,
dwell among men in this form or another. (Hermes, thrice-born.)
Emissary on Earth am I of the Dweller, 
fulfilling his commands so many might be lifted.
Now return I to the halls of Amenti,
leaving behind me some of my wisdom.
Preserve ye and keep ye the command of the Dweller:
Lift ever upwards your eyes toward the light.
Surely in time, ye are one with the Master, 
surely by right ye are one with the Master,
surely by right yet are one with the ALL.
Now, I depart from ye. 
Know my commandments,
keep them and be them,
and I will be with you,
helping and guiding you into the Light.

Now before me opens the portal.
Go I down in the darkness of night.

The Key of Wisdom

The Space Born

The Dweller of Unal

The Key of Magic

The Seven Lords

The Key of Mysteries

The Key of Freedom of Space

The Key of Time

The Key to Above and Below

The Law of Cause and Effect and The Key of Prophecy

The Keys of Life and Death

Supplemental: Atlantis

Supplemental: Secret of Secrets

Re-release of Book

The book was recently re-released in a new format, for use by Flower of Life students. The introductory material states that the two-column study format was requested by Drunvalo Melchizedek, founder of the Flower of Life Organization, and has additional materials available from Drunvalo at the back of the book.

See Also


  1. This book has been reprinted by Source Books and Sacred Spaces,

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