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Era of the Great Floods

11,000 BCE to 6,000 BCE

New Theory
  • Virgo – Leo – Cancer
  • 11,000 – 6,000 BCE
  • End of the last Glacial maximum
  • It’s probably in combination with a meteorite.
  • All civilizations with a great flood story probably predated this period

The Emerald Tablet I

The Emerald Tablet, also known as the Smaragdine Tablet, is a piece of Hermetic literature reputed to contain the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. It is associated with the figure Hermes Trismegistus, a syncretic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. The texts are primarily known for their aphorisms and cryptic messages related to alchemical transformation.

Regarding the specific content about a great flood, the traditional Emerald Tablets do not explicitly discuss a great flood in the manner of biblical or mythological flood narratives like those found in the story of Noah from the Bible or the Epic of Gilgamesh. Instead, the Emerald Tablet is famous for phrases like “As above, so below” and concepts regarding the unity of the macrocosm and microcosm, the transmutation of metals, and the discovery of a single, universal truth.

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.

Emerald Tablet I: The History of Thoth the Atlantean

The quote appears to be from texts that are associated with the mystic and esoteric interpretations of the Emerald Tablets, particularly those that delve into Atlantis and ancient mystical histories, rather than the original Hermetic texts. This specific quote does not come from the classic Emerald Tablet but seems to be related to later works inspired by or attributed to Thoth or Hermes Trismegistus in a broader esoteric tradition, possibly from interpretations or writings by figures such as Doreal.

The quote describes a cataclysmic event, similar to a great flood, that leads to the destruction of the world, sparing only the “Temple of Light” situated on a mountain. This is reminiscent of other flood narratives from various cultures around the world, which often feature a safe haven or a surviving group of people who repopulate the earth. In this context, the “Temple of Light” could be seen as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, or spiritual sanctuary that survives the disaster.

This narrative might be found in the more mystical or theosophical interpretations of the Emerald Tablet tradition, which expands beyond the original alchemical and Hermetic philosophies to encompass broader spiritual teachings, including those concerning Atlantis and ancient advanced civilizations.

The Great Flood of Gun-Yu

The Great Flood of Gun-Yu (Chinese: 鯀禹治水), also known as the Gun-Yu myth, was a major flood in ancient China that allegedly continued for at least two generations, which resulted in great population displacements among other disasters, such as storms and famine. People left their homes to live on the high hills and mountains, or nest on the trees. According to mythological and historical sources, it is traditionally dated to the third millennium BCE, or about 2300-2200 BCE, during the reign of Emperor Yao.

Great Flood stories

Noah and the flood