the philosopher's stone

 

Nature creates metals and stones within the earth's crust through various and diverse actions such as dissolution in the rainy seasons of winter as water soaks into the ground dissolving the minerals therein and through coagulation in the heat of summer. An example of another method can be seen in the creation of stalactites as well as stalagmites in underground caverns. Fire can also play a role since it tends to remove impurities, hence the term cleansed by fire and it can also alter the makeup of things. Sometimes precious metals or gemstones are found in or near lava flows which is another example of nature at work utilizing fire. Fire and water, the ancient secret formula of the alchemist.

Earth, air, wind and fire were the tools of the ancient alchemists since they strived to follow the simple ways of nature. Earth represents the matrix or the womb wherein the farmer plants seed according to the desired harvest as it says in genesis all things multiply in like kind. Water is the vehicle bringing the vital life force energy and causing the dissolution as well as the intermingling of things. The wind hath carried it in its belly. Fire cleanses so that regeneration can occur. Alchemy is the study of nature and her innermost workings in the natural creation of things including plants, animals, minerals, metals, stones, gemstones, and even man. The ancient hermetic science was believed thousands of years ago to be God's gift to mankind. Many alchemical researchers believe that the legends of the philosopher's stone have been around for centuries which presents the question, why would so much interest have been generated into the philosopher's stone if there were no actual discoveries made? my opinion is there must be some spark of truth in order to plant the seeds which sprout into legend, otherwise there would have been nothing to talk about to generate the interest in the first place. If alchemy were false what would have driven so many people from all over the world to create alchemy symbols as well as art work for so many centuries? in my opinion, nothing. Much speculation has been generated about the philosopher's stone, such as does it turn lead into gold?, does it transmute the base metals?, does it create alchemical gem stones?, does it grant eternal life?, does the philosopher's stone restore youth?, does alchemical medicine cure all sicknesses or diseases?, what was the golden soma?, what is the universal medicine?, what is the secret medicine of alchemy?    

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The philosopher's stone surrounded by the twin serpents upon the head of isis the Egyptian goddess of beauty. The twin serpents of alchemy depict the ingredients needed to make the philosopher's stone. The colors symbolize the phase transformation of matter during the creation of the philosopher's stone. The ancient Egyptian beliefs of alchemy were depicted by the gold which symbolizes the final outcome of the ancient science. The colors of the great work, alchemy.

 

 

 

Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Second Edition 2nd Edition.

 

 

 

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The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences) (Latin Edition) (Latin) Reprint Edition by Roger Bacon (Author), John Henry Bridges (Editor)

Roger Bacon, the medieval natural philosopher who broke new ground in promoting scientific method, produced the encyclopedic Opus Majus or 'Greater Work' in the mid-thirteenth century. This 1897 publication in two volumes was the first complete edition of the work to appear in print. Written at the request of Pope Clement IV, the Opus Majus is the most significant and most influential of Bacon's works, containing his observations of the natural world and theories on knowledge acquisition. Bacon's text appears in the original Latin, and Bridges includes a substantial introduction and brief analysis of each chapter in English, as well as extensive footnotes and an analytical table to aid the reader. Volume 1 contains the first four parts of Bacon's treatise with sections on 'Wisdom and Truth', 'The connection of Philosophy with Theology', 'The Study of Language', and 'Mathematical Science'.