The Stone is said to have no beginning and no end; it will exist in eternity. A final word regarding spiritual alchemy: The goal of alchemists through many centuries was the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, a magical object or substance with the power of transmutation. It was said to be capable of changing lead into gold, and to transform a mortal human being into an immortal one. The Powers of the Stone will here explain a few of the many possible uses of the Philosophers’ Stone. The possibilities for its use are vast and beyond the imagination of a regular person.
A final word regarding spiritual alchemy: The goal of alchemists through many centuries was the fabled Philosopher’s Stone, a magical object or substance with the power of transmutation. It was said to be capable of changing lead into gold, and to transform a mortal human being into an immortal one. It was also believed to be capable of healing any illness. The Philosopher’s Stone was envisioned as forming in three different manifestations, of three different colors—red, white and black. The usual progression of evolution was from black (dark, polluted, unevolved energy) to white (noble, spiritual, purified energy) and finally to red (powerful, vital energy, the Spirit in the flesh).
Little Work of alchemy, the end of the first part. The close of the Great Work of alchemy raised silver to gold, and then produced the Red Stone, indicating full perfection. The red colour thus far has been very faintly introduced. Goethe alludes to full perfection by means of a powerful new symbol, resulting from the transmutation of the Giant and his Shadow, conjoined, into the Red Stone, the philosophers’ stone.
The alchemists agree that the Stone develops and operates from the combination of female (yin) and male (yang) principles. Everything contains these two forces in different proportions, and the most stable proportions are not 50/50, but with either one of the two dominating. This is why the Philosophers’ Stone comes in two forms. the Red Stone (male) and the White Stone (female). This is also the relationship between gold (male) and silver (female), and why the Red Stone transmutes metals into gold, whereas the White Stone transmutes them into silver. Of course, when we say that gold is male and silver is female, this does not mean that gold is all yang and silver is all yin, everything contains both, but with one of them dominating for the time being.
Furthermore, we can clearly see the relationships between male and female principles in Nature. The two depend upon each other. Obviously we have the fact that animals come in male and female genders, who are attracted to one another. Also the relationship between animals (male) and plants (female) is of the same type, we also depend upon each other for survival.
The male force is the active force (growth and multiplication), whereas the female force is the passive force (stability and dissolution/decomposition). Too much male force will end up multiplying and overpowering its surroundings, leading to destruction. Too much female force will reverse development, reducing everything to its components. Together the male and female forces combine with the male force expanding and developing and the female force keeping it under control and everything orderly and harmonious. The male force attempts to impose itself upon everything, it wants to multiply itself. The female force on the other hand tries to bring everything back to its original element. It is the female force that allows for rebirth by encouraging reduction and decomposition back into the original element, supporting and nourishing this for the task of the male, which is to encourage growth, development and multiplication.
The Powers of the Stone will here explain a few of the many possible uses of the Philosophers’ Stone. The possibilities for its use are vast and beyond the imagination of a regular person. However, I will outline the traditional uses.
There are two forms of the Philosophers Stone: the White Stone, and the Red Stone. The White Stone transmutes any metal into silver. The Red Stone is the more powerful and more well-known, and transmutes any metal into gold.
Furthermore, know that the making of gold and silver were considered the least desirable effects of the Stone. The effects on body and mind have always considered to be worth so much more than the money. 11 is because the Stone makes gold and silver that these were used as currency throughout history, not that the Stone makes gold and silver because they have value.
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If you do not yet understand how and why the Stone works, what the active principle is, then this will all sound unbelievable. But once you understand that the Stone is simply a concentrated and NO-11y developed form of energy, which is the true nourishment of all things that grow (animals, plants, minerals, etc.), then you will not only understand how the Stone can perform such a wide range of miracles, but also he able to think up further uses.
A universal medicine for the body
- The Red Stone is much more powerful than the White Stone. A single dose can have a large effect, depending on the strength of the Stone and whether it be White or Red. However, for a lasting effect the Stone should be ingested (eaten) daily, else your body and mind will begin deteriorating again.
- If ingested it will cure all disease, and in higher concentrations will make an old person healthy and fitter than they were even in their youth.
- If taken suddenly in high concentration, the body will purge itself of everything unnecessary, which may result in going through a shocking transformation over a couple of weeks, with one’s skin peeling off, hair and teeth falling out, then growing back in prime condition.
- Taken regularly in high concentration, it will be unnecessary to eat, drink or even breathe. Although these may be done anyway. The body will never grow old.
- You will heal from wounds extremely quickly and be unaffected by heat and cold.
A universal medicine for the mind.
- The Stone will bring one to their very best and sharpest state of mind.
Unlimited energy/ could make sci-fi technologies possible
- Traditionally, lamps can be made with the Stone which burn forever, or at least for thousands of years. Therefore it can also be used to generate an almost unlimited amount of electricity and be used as a power source. The Stone certainly has some interesting properties, which could make sci-fi technologies possible.
A universal medicine for the spirit.
- The Stone is a fast-track to spiritual enlightenment, and considered by the ancient Indians, Tibetans to be the only method to achieve enlightenment without meditation.
- With accelerated spiritual growth, and unlimited life-energy and chi, the possibilities eventually become limitless and one will be capable of anything.
A universal medicine for metals
- The Stone allows any metal to be transmuted into silver (with the White Stone) or gold (with the Red Stone). It is also possible to transmute gold back into the lesser metals.
Finally, we have a further list of usages of the Philosophers’ Stone from Francis Bacon’s Magnalia Naturae, Praecipue Ouoad Usus Humanos (translation: “The Glorious Works of Nature, Especially in Regards to Human Usages”) appended to Bacon’s The New Atlantis.
The prolongation of lift
The restitution of youth in some degree.
The retardation of age.
The curing of diseases counted incurable.
The mitigation of pain. More easy and less loathsome purgings.
The increasing of strength and activity.
The increasing of ability to suffer torture or pain.
The altering of complexions, and fatness and leanness.
The altering of statures. The altering of features.
The increasing and exalting of the intellectual parts Versions of bodies into other bodies.
Making of new species.
Transplanting of one species into another.
Instruments of destruction, as of war and poison.
Exhilaration of the spirits, and putting them in good disposition.
Force of the imagination, either upon another body, or upon the body itself:
Acceleration of time in maturations.
Acceleration of time in clarifications.
Acceleration of putrefaction.
Acceleration of decoction.
Acceleration of germination.
Making rich composts for the earth.
Impressions of the air, and raising of tempests.
Great alteration; as in induration, emollition, &c.
Turning crude and watery substances into oily and unctuous substances.
Drawing of new foods out of substances not now in use.
Making new threads for apparel; and new stuffs; such as paper, glass, &c.
Deceptions of the senses. Greater pleasures of the senses.
Artificial minerals and cements.
To summarize: if Nature can give life, we can give life; if Nature can make gold, we can make gold. Nature does it everyday, so who are you to say it is impossible when it is before your very eyes?
The revealing of the Stone is the catalyst which will collapse the corrupt civilization and usher in the Golden Age. But civilization must reach a truly corrupt state before it can be collapsed and reborn from the ashes. Corruption is necessary for the development of civilization as a whole; it’s not a bad thing if you look at the big picture, but a necessary stage of development. The same holds true in the development our Stone.