Articles containing "Philosophers Stone"

Reverse Manifestation


To start with, is anyone already familiar with alchemy? What metaphysics is to physics, alchemy is to chemistry, and as much as they might deny it, there are metaphysical assumptions running just as rampant now as there always have been.… Seek More

First Matter


There is a lot of religious symbolism that came to be admixed with alchemical lore as was perhaps inevitable. Much of Christian Gnosticism is heavy with alchemical symbolism, and with that connection, we move on to the philosopher’s stone itself.… Seek More

All is One


Alchemy was dual sided. On the flip side of alchemy with all its concern over material structure and physical evolution and behaviour, you have the concern for a mystery element, one that actually came to the fore more in eastern… Seek More

Gold Standard


Shall we talk about the significance of gold in alchemy? Sidebar first: In Egypt, where alchemy as we know it had its origin, gold was valued less than glass. It’s pretty significant in modern science too. Indeed, it is. The… Seek More

Naturalistic vs Heuristic


Could you explain what you mean by naturalistic and heuristic? A heuristic is a cognitive bias. It’s simply the rule set our brains form without even trying. Each of these “rules” was intuited to be an elemental component of the… Seek More

Intuitive Perceptions of Alchemists

Alchemical Life

The process of attaining the philosophers stone was always described as being very dangerous as the different elements required to refine it were poisonous in their individual forms not unlike salt is in modern thinking… Actually, the concept of salt… Seek More