Hermes Trismegistus is the alleged author of the Corpus Hermeticum. From the teachings of Thoth of ancient Egypt (and Hermes himself of ancient Greece), the Hermetic Principles are described as the 7 natural laws of the Universe.
‘The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the ‘principal seat of the soul.’ You’ve probably heard of this gland being called the ‘third eye,’ a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.’
‘Many researchers have found ancient texts that depict a different history of civilization than that explained in most mainstream teachings.’ As these stories are so different from mainstream teachings, they can be easy to dismiss. However, it is worth listening to the research people have done and forming your own opinion.
The masons are an organization well known for their secrecy. However, some researchers and ex-masons have given insight into their beliefs. This includes a strong belief in the afterlife, including claims from an old mason that they believed you had to pass away to get to the next degree of masonry and gain it in Sirius (the star often shown in Masonry and Ancient Egypt, where they also strongly believed in the afterlife, hence mummification).
The Emerald Tablets were written by Thoth, a leader of ancient Egypt that is often referred to as ‘a God’. These tablets contain ancient wisdom on how reality and the Universe work, with reference to the Hermetic Principles. ‘Acknowledging that they were created on an imperishable material, suggests that they held the knowledge in high regards and is less likely to be fable like some critics suggest.’