The first path is called Mystical Intelligence, Admirable Intelligence, and First Splendor. It is the Supreme Crown. It is the light which imparts understanding of the beginning which is without beginning. No created being can attain to its essence.
Hermes Trismigestus proclaimed in the Emerald Tablet: Therefore, am I called Hermes Trismigestus, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. What are these three parts or three principles?