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THE ONE of the Emerald Tablet

Illuminating Ancient Cryptic Truths

January 2017
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  • Published
    2nd January 2017
  • ISBN 9781621481645
  • Language English
  • Pages 152 pp.
  • Size 11" x 8.5"
  • Images 120

“This book when read and understood is a process of initiation—in the becoming. It encourages the reader to become aware—‘you are more than who you think you are.’ The most important thing to bring is your sense of humor, light, and curiosity, for that is the stimulus of imagination.”
Dr. Anna Lups

“We are far more than we think we are”—a profound statement that slowly sinks in as a reality during the study of the drawings and the texts, which become the material for the stories of all the members of humankind.

Introduced through the autobiography of a female physician practicing in the Columbia County region of rural upstate New York, this is a book in which the reader is invited to accompany the journey each human being will undertake into the earthly life and the wisdoms learned in the process of “becoming.”

Filled with gratitude for this testimony of hope in the miracle that is human and the attention it draws to past scholars whose knowing was profound but often ignored, this book serves as a reference for future students who find themselves ready for the combined study of natural and spiritual science.

Cover painting by Liane Collot d’Herbois (1907–1999)

“It is hard to try to indicate the depth, breadth and richness of this extraordinary book, full of wisdom, anecdotes and illustrations from Dr. Anna’s life and studies.”

Jeanne Simon-MacDonald, Eurythmy Association Newslatter

“In the tradition of Paracelsus, Goethe, Novalis, Hahnemann, and Steiner, Dr. Lups weaves alchemy out of the art of an anonymous, brilliant six-year-old ‘child artist’ into a tapestry of symbolism, healing, and wisdom—including many surprises. A magical text!”

Peter Lamborn Wilson, coauthor of Green Hermeticism: Alchemy and Ecology

“Anna Lups’s marvelous memoir traces a pathway of cure, from health of the outer person to the inner esoterics of the soul, from allopathy to anthroposophic medicine. A lengthy sojourn through archetypal research to spiritual alchemy, she is guided by the questions ‘Who am I?’ ‘Where are my beginning and my end? and provide inspiration in the art of living to readers of all pursuits. A Work of immense creativity.”

David Appelbaum, professor, Department of Philosophy, SUNY New Paltz, and former editor of Parabola

C O N T E N T S:


Process of Consolidation
DROP formation
Gesture of Dispersion
Gesture of Consolidation
The Initiation of Kings
The Tabula Smaragdina

One—the Sophia
Sixfold: Contribution of Speech
Sevenfold: Life on Earth

Alchemy as the First Science
Processes in Nature
Threefold Function in the Human Form
Three Kings
Alchemical Equipment
The Path of Initiation for the Alchemist

History of the Gnostic Myth
Soul Genesis
Evolution of the Soul–Psyche
Physical Incarnation—Soma
Embryogenesis: Incarnation of the One
The Birthing of the Child

Seven-year Phases in Child Maturation
Story of the Unbeliever
Story of the Believer

The Experience in O for a Person on Earth
Sex, Love, and the Future of Humanity
Being a Woman
Being a Mother
The Act of Marriage
As Lover
The Credo
Being a Doctor

The Physical Organization, Myth, and the Vertical Plane
Etheric Organization and Fairytails
The Liver
The Lung
The Kidney
The Heart
The Astral Organization: The Parable
The “I” Organization: The Legend


Anna Lups

Dr. Anna Lups lives in Columbia County, New York, where she has practiced private medicine continuously since 1967. Her background as a cardiologist and family practitioner has allowed her to experience a wide breadth of clinical care motifs. In 1979 she began the anthroposophic extension of medicine and continues to grow her understanding of patient care and alternative holistic medicine.