5.13 – THE POWER OF THREE (9.30.13)


Cambridge University, England. Here in the library of this 800-year-old institution are the research papers of Sir Isaac Newton. One of the most influential scientists of the 17th-century, Newton introduced what became the basis of all modern physics: the Three Laws of Motion.

“One of the things I think we often forget about people like Newton, he was also very much into alchemy, and he was very much a mystic himself. In mystical circles and in alchemy, three is considered a powerful number. So, it was natural for people to try and write things in threes and break it down into threes and use that principal to communicate information.”

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
(Physicist/Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine)

“Alchemy was a hope of early magicians or chemists. The idea was that maybe if they could just figure out how to combine different materials together, they could wind up with something precious. There was a long-standing interest in it, and a lot of sort of early scientific developments and even ideas of chemistry came from this practice.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

Included among Newton’s writings on philosophy, astronomy and mathematics is a cryptic translation of an ancient document that has fascinated alchemists for centuries – an Emerald Tablet. Carved on green crystal, the tablet is believed to be one of several that contained, not only information on the practice of alchemy, but the secrets of the Universe. But although it is referenced by Newton and written about in numerous other ancient texts, the existence of the so-called Emerald Tablets is largely thought to be a myth.

“The Emerald Tablet or Tablets contained, perhaps, the most fundamental ancient wisdom – the ancient wisdom of transmutation, the secrets of longevity, the secrets of the cosmos. And there are many different legends about this tablet or tablets. Some people say that they were found in the Great Pyramid thousands of years ago.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“The so-called Emerald Tablets had the secrets of alchemy. And alchemy itself wasn’t just about the transmutation of base matter into a pure state, into gold. But it was about the knowledge of the secrets of the Universe, about how we, ourselves, could transform ourself, and become at one with the Universe as a whole.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“The Emerald Tablets have a very interesting phrase – “Three is the great mystery, come from the great one.” It says that three is the great mystery that unifies the Universe. It says that power, wisdom, awareness all arises from this interplay of three.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“What we’re being confronted with in the Emerald Tablets is basically this notion that if we take two substances, we can make a third substance out of this. Three, as such, is always the power of transformation. It is the end result for the alchemist, basically saying, ‘I took certain things, and I created something new,’ and that is represented by the third element. The information was written down, which basically detailed that if anybody were to possess this knowledge, he would become a master of life, a master over death, an almost supernatural being who could do anything at will.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Were early scientists like Isaac Newton seeking extraterrestrial knowledge? And was that knowledge based, in part, on a unique power inherent in the number three? Perhaps answers can be found by taking a closer look at the man many believe to be the author of the Emerald Tablets, Hermes Trismegistus.

“Starting in the 4th-century BC, a character develops called Hermes Trismegistus. His name just means “Hermes thrice great.” So, Hermes Trismegistus is the Hellenistic Egyptian version of the Greek Hermes, and he’s associated with the Egyptian god, Thoth. And so, for that reason, primarily, he becomes associated with his magical practices of theurgy, which is doing the works of the gods, influencing the world.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“And at some point, as the Greeks moved into Egypt, and the Romans moved into Egypt, there was an endeavor to correlate the Egyptian traditions with the Greek and Roman traditions. And so, you had this connection between Thoth and Hermes. And the idea in both cases is, this is the deity that is the messenger, or the link, between our human realm, and the higher realm of the gods.”

–  Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
(Dean, Univ. of Philosophical Research)

“According to some legends, he was a reincarnation of Thoth, the ancient scribe of Egypt, the scribe of the gods. He was an individual who brought knowledge, who brought wisdom. He was considered thrice-great, three times great.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“Hermes descended from the sky in what was considered to be a flying ship. And we have the exact same story in Ancient Egypt with Thoth, also having descended from the sky. And his whole premise was to teach the people in scientific disciplines.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Was Hermes Trismegistus really the reincarnation of the Egyptian God Thoth? And, if so, did he serve as a messenger between man and the Gods, as the ancient Greeks believed? Or might he have been – as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend – an extraterrestrial being?  One who brought mankind the knowledge of the Universe in the form of Emerald Tablets?

“The Emerald Tablets are a fascinating body of knowledge. It gives rise to the idea that many different systems – whether we’re dealing with physics systems, or systems of consciousness, systems of philosophy, systems of religion – will always be underlined by this prevalence of the number three.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“So, you have to ask yourself, is the Emerald Tablet some kind of extraterrestrial knowledge that’s been handed down to us? So, maybe the key to immortality is written in the Emerald Tablet in a code of threes.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Did extraterrestrial messengers really give mankind the secrets of the Universe, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? And is one of the keys to rediscovering that knowledge related to the number three? Perhaps another clue can be found by examining a mysterious gland inside the human brain.


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