Long time ago, I in my childhood, lay ‘neath the stars on long-buried Atlantis, dreaming of mysteries far above men.

Then in my heart grew there a great longing to conquer the pathway that led to the stars.

Year after year, I sought after wisdom, seeking new knowledge, following the way, until at last my Soul, in great travail, broke from its bondage and bounded away.

Free was I from the bondage of earth-men. Free from the body, I flashed through the night. Unlocked at last for me was the star-space. Free was I from the bondage of night.

Now to the end of space sought I wisdom, far beyond knowledge of finite man.

Forth then, my soul sped, throughout the Cosmos, seeing ever, new things and old; learning that man is truly space-born, a Sun of the Sun, a child of the stars.

– The Emerald Tablets
Source: Hermes Trismegistus
Channelling: Thoth
Translation: M Doreal
Origin: Hermetic Alchemy