True, without falsehood, certain and most true, that which is above is that which is below, and that which is below is that which is above, for the performance of the miracles of the One Thing. And as all things are from One, by the meditation of One, so all things have their birth from this One Thing by adaptation. The Sun is its father, the Moon its mother, the Wind carries it in its belly, its nurse is the Earth. This is the Father of all perfection, or consummation of the whole world. Its power is integrating, if it be turned into earth.
Thou shalt separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, suavely, and with great ingenuity. It ascends from earth to heaven and decends again to earth, and recieves the powers of the superiors and of the inferiors. So thou hast the glory of the whole world; therefore let all obscurity flee before thee. This is the strong force of all forces, overcoming every subtle and penetrating every solid thing. So the world was created. Hence were all wonderful adaptations, of which this is the manner.
Therefore I am called Hermes Trismegistus, having the three parts of philosophy of the whole world. What I have to tell thee is completed, concerning the Operation of the Sun.