I can scan the article and forward it to you in pdf format unless you have concerns about breaching copyright I bought the book on Amazon.
I mentioned in a post above Andrew Collins' article: Giza’s Cave Underworld Rediscovered – It is the Entrance to the Tomb of Hermes? - Graham Hancock Official Website
There was something else that Collins said in that article that made me wonder about something the C's once said. In the session dated Session 20 June 1998 there was the following exchange:
A: And you may see the connection. Why do you suppose alchemists knew of the secrets brought "to the table" by the Maya/Egyptians? [Is this the periodic table?]
Q: They constructed a mathematical table of some sort and this fits into that table, is that it? Is that why it reveals a secret?
A: It is a start.
The fact that the C's put "to the table" in quotes is evidently significant. Collins' article and his quest at Giza involved trying to find Edgar Cayce's famed Hall of Records or the tomb of Hermes Trismegistus (the person who, according to the C's, apparently betrayed Pharaoh Rana). Here is what Collins says about the matter:
"According to medieval Arab and European sources the cave-tomb of Hermes (Idris, or Enoch, as he was called in Arabic) housed not only the earthly remains of its owner, but also the so-called Emerald Tablet (also known as the Tabula Smaragdina, the "table of green stone") on which was written the "secret of Hermes", or the secrets of creation. Is it possible that legends relating to the presence in the cave-tomb of the Emerald Tablet is a metaphor for a previously unknown structure at Giza with green stone walls and inscriptions recording the secrets of Egyptian creation? Alternatively, perhaps the Emerald Tablet really did once exist, and was discovered here at some point in the past."
I have read a lot down the years about the famous Emerald Tablet but strangely had not connected it to a table. Here is why it is significant to alchemy:
"The Emerald Tablet, also known as the Smaragdine Table, or Tabula Smaragdina, is a compact and cryptic piece of the Hermetica reputed to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation. It was highly regarded by European alchemists as the foundation of their art and its Hermetic tradition. The original source of the Emerald Tablet is unknown. Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text."
The C's mention both the Mayans and the Egyptians as knowing the secrets of alchemy. The tablet states its author as being Hermes Trismegistus ("Hermes the Thrice-Greatest"), a legendary Hellenistic combination of the Greek god Hermes and the ancient Egyptian god Toth. For the Egyptians, Hermes was Toth. See: Emerald Tablet - Wikipedia.
Thoth was an ancient Egyptian god of the moon, wisdom, writing, magic, judgment, balance and the dead. He was one of the earliest and most important Egyptian deities who was revered from the Pre-Dynastic Period till the last dynastic age of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian name of Thoth, Djehuty, is defined as “He Who is Like the Ibis”. In keeping with his role as a moon god, Thoth is also sometimes depicted with a lunar disc above his head (therefore like Hathor a moon and cow goddess). Thoth was believed to be the scribe, interpreter and messenger of the gods (like Hermes in Ancient Greece). He was one of the two deities (the other being Ma'at) who stood on either side of Ra's solar barque (which is the 'boat of a million years' - a time machine according to the C's). One of Thoth's titles was "Thrice great". He is credited with making the calculations for the establishment of the heavens, stars, Earth, and everything in them. The Egyptians credited him as the author of all works of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. The Greeks further declared him the inventor of astronomy, astrology, the science of numbers, mathematics, geometry, surveying, medicine, botany, theology, civilized government, the alphabet, reading, writing, and oratory. They further claimed he was the true author of every work of every branch of knowledge, human and divine - which is something also credited to the Greek Muses (think also of Thor's Pantheon here). So when Laura referred to a mathematical table, you can see why the C's would have said "it is a start".
However, Thoth was also very present in the myth of Osiris, being of great help to Isis. After Isis gathered the body parts of Osiris dismembered by Set, Thoth gave her the magical words to resurrect him so that she could become pregnant with Horus, the falcon god. Subsequently, When Horus was blinded by Set while fighting him, it was Thoth who made him a new magic eye. It is this new eye which allowed Horus to see even better than before the loss of his eye (the famous "Udjat eye" of Horus allowing him to see the future).
I would straight away say that these mythical stories are almost certainly hiding references to advanced technology - an eye that can see into the future anyone!. You will also see that Toth, as a Moon god, takes over Isis' role as the Moon goddess. Having read Robert Graves' The White Goddess', one realises that this was a process that was going on all over the ancient world where the Earth Goddess/Moon Goddess was being replaced by male deities and her roles assumed by them. Remember Isis was the Egyptian version of the Babylonian Ishtar or Mesopotamian Inanna - whose roles came to be subsumed by the likes of Marduk, who may be compared to the Egyptian Ra. Graves believed that all true poets derived their inspiration from the White Goddess.
My take on this is that the Emerald Tablet or Smaragdine Table was a device or artefact that contained an immense amount of data and could be used in conjunction with high technology - think of a computer today running complex systems. I think it was based at Giza, probably inside the Great Pyramid. At some stage there was a conflict, perhaps instigated by Hermes Trismegistus, and the machine was dismantled (represented by Osiris body being dismantled). Subsequently, it was reassembled to perhaps serve another purpose as the Pyramid may have served in several roles throughout its long history. I also think that there may be a link between the Emerald Tablet and the Holy Grail or Merkhaba and in turn with Isis herself - since Isis was the Egyptian version of the Mother Goddess/Moon Goddess.
Please note in the context of what I have stated above that the C's also made earlier references to a table in the two sessions dated 12 July 1997 and 19 July 1997 respectively.
Session dated 12 July 1997:
Q: What was the Eleusian mystery? Is this what we are supposed to be tracking back to? I mean, this is sort of where I have ended up?
A: One leg of the table.
'The Eleusinian Mysteries' were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Eleusis in ancient Greece. They are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece. It should be borne in mind here that Demeter and Persephone can be linked as earth or corn goddesses to Isis in Egypt and to Ishtar and Inanna in Mesopotamia. As initiations into a mystery school, they can be compared to initiation rights in modern Freemasonry and Roscirucianism, which can trace their origins back to Egypt.
Session dated 19 July 1997:
Q: The other night you said something about what I had found as being one leg of the table. How many legs does the table have?
A: Search for answer. When found in literature, profound meanings enclose compartment.
I would suggest that the literature being referred to here may include the Bible, the Grail stories/romances and alchemical and Rosicrucian literary works, including Shakespeare. Could the compartment the C's are referring to be the Ark of the Covenant , where the Grail was most likely contained (N.B. there were probably two Arks) when it was spirited out of Egypt by Abraham/Moses and Sarah/Nefertiti?
I should add that the above sessions also dealt with questions about: Rennes-le- Chateau, the Tree of Life, the Rosy Cross and Rosicrucians, TDARMS, 'Et in Arcadia ego' (the inscription on the tomb in Poussin's painting of the Shepherds of Arcadia), the Sons of Belial* and Alton Towers - where again they referred to literature when they said "As you know... fiction is often the guise for the deliverance of the deepest of truths." Thus, as you can see, so many of these themes can be linked together with the Grail.
* According to Robert Graves 'Belial 'may originally have been Belili, a Sumerian goddess also called Gesht-inanna, the sister of Dumuzi and subsequently known as Ishtar or Astarte (who are all earth mother goddesses) before becoming Bel or Baal. Again, Belili may be directly linked here with Isis.
Hence, I have good reason to think that the C's were evidently referring to the 'Smaragdine Table' or Emerald Tablet when they spoke of the table.