Flower of life

My Guide said:

“You have perceived the boundless primal idea,

which is before the beginning,

By Atum;’s will,

the elements of nature were born

as reflections of this primal thought

in the waters of potentiality.

These are the primary things;

the prior things;

the first principles of all in the universe.

Atum’s Word is the creative idea-

the supreme limitless power

which nurtures and provides

for all the things

that through it are created.

I have shown you everything-

why do you wait?

Write the wisdom you have understood

in hieroglyphic characters,

carved on stone in the holy sanctuary.

Make yourself a spiritual guide

to those worthy of the gift of Knowledge,

so that , through you,

Atum may save humankind.”

Hermes Trismegistus, or Thoth

from The Hermetica

Translated by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Photo by Woodland Gnome