Let us return to The Emerald Tablet of Hermes. Evidently when working on this ancient hermetical text translators encounter major problems as they were ignorant of the ancient knowledge. Thus in their attempt to interpret unknown ideas and abstract concepts — energy, for example — they used the no less abstract concept "Thing". Reading the text, we should realise that concealed behind the word "thing" is something connected with energy, and then the text of the Tablet
will cast a little light on its secret for us, telling about the factor or synchronization as adaptation.
The text speaks of different states of energy (the thing): energy as a general, abstract concept and energy as essence, its special form, some special state into which it is transformed in the process of its evolution that involves planetary factors and the human being as a life-form capable of turning energy into psychic energy and even more complex states and forms of energy. The text contains a pointer to such a division. Here it is: «You separate earth from fire, the subtle from the crude carefully and with great skill».
In the light of the ideas expounded here in the section on "The mechanism by which the Wands of Horus with coal and ferromagnetic filling operate", that fire, earth, subtle and crude are used in the texts as symbols of various energies possessing particular properties and structural characteristics that need to be separated from one another with great skill.
The theory of "the water of life" that Thales of Miletus brought from Egypt and Aristotles' corresponding pronouncement about "the basic principle of all things" also clearly demonstrates that the word "thing" has a dual meaning, covering both energy and its materialized state.
Now we shall look at what the Emerald Tablet
has to say about synchronization: «...And in the same way as all things proceeded from the One through the agency of the One, so all things were born of this single essence through adaptation. The Sun is its father, the Moon its mother¹. The wind carried it in its womb. The Earth is its wet-nurse. «This 'thing' is the father of all manner of perfection in the whole Universe. Its strength remains whole when it turns into earth. You separate earth from fire, the subtle from the crude carefully and with great skill. This 'thing' rises from the Earth to the heaven and descends again to the Earth, apprehending the power of both the highest and the lowest regions of the world. Thus you shall obtain the glory of the whole world. Because all darkness shall recede from you². This 'thing' is the force of all forces, because it overcomes any, even the most refined thing and pierces any solid thing. Thus was the world made. Hence wonderful devices shall appear, the method of which is such."
Lets make the text accord better with the ancient knowledge and translate it into language that is more understandable to us: « And in the same way as all things proceeded from the One through the agency of the One, so all things were born of this single essence through synchronization.
"KA is the father of this essence, BA its mother. The energy vortex carried it in its womb.
The Earth is the source of that energy.
"This 'Energy' is the father of all manner of perfection in the whole Universe. Its strength remains whole when it turns into earth. You separate earth from fire, the subtle from the crude carefully and with great skill.
"This 'energy' rises from the Earth to the heaven and descends again to the Earth, acquiring the properties of both the highest and the lowest energy planes (bodies). Using this mechanism you shall obtain the properties belonging to the energy bodies of the Universe. As a result you will free yourself of disbalances (all evil).
"This 'energy' is the force of all forces, because it is capable of transforming any, even the most refined thing and pierces any solid thing. Thus was the World made. Hence wonderful forms (energy states) are made, the mechanism of which is such".