Hermetics recently became a popular topic of discussion among theologians. Hermetic writings consist of The Divine Pymander, Virgin of the World, and the other sources listed in the Corpus Hermeticum. However, texts such as the Kyballion for instance, are not actual Hermetic writings like the others listed above. It is a MODERN unsourced collection of Hermetically influenced beliefs. Sources such as these receive little to no consideration from true theologians due to its modern age and lack of ancient source.
The Emerald Tablets of Who?
The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean by Dr Doreal is another prime example of a modern day text posing as sourced by an ancient influence. The link below explains how the author is a fraud, and that he never achieved the things he claimed. He lied about his accomplishments and findings and the proof is undeniable. Because this knowledge became public only recently, many have built entire theories based off of this book. Unfortunately it has polluted the community for up and coming theologians and is counterproductive to our goal of finding truth. Doreal admitted HP Lovecraft influenced his writings. There is also record that Doreal admitted in writing, that he was heavily influenced by the sci fi “Amazing Stories” magazine. The REAL Emerald Tablet’s translation is available in this link.
Other Modern Works
The Urantia Book is subject to the same scrutiny as the others. A newborn in the eyes of ancient text, and with no proper source to refer to, it receives little to no consideration. Published in 1955, and without a doubt influenced from the Emerald Tablets of Thoth, it falls into the same category as unverifiable and faux ancient texts.
The Lost Book of Enki by Z. Sitchin.
While this book does refer to actual texts, many consider it an actual word for word translation of 14 tablets. In fact, the book is a fictitious autobiographical account created by Sitchin to mesh his books together into one last masterpiece. If you want proof of that, buy the hard cover version of the book and read the dust flap. He admits this right on the front of the book!
Some of these are apologetic, faux ancient text, or just miscategorized. Can you tell which?