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What to do?
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Post # 1
How do you start to search for the Philosopher's Stone as an Alchemist? I'm curious...
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Re: What to do?
By: / Novice
Post # 2

You start by learning Alchemy and Western magick in general since the creation of a Philosopher's Stone is a very advanced magical operation.

And just checking - you realize that the Philosopher's Stone is a metaphorical tool of enlightenment and not a physical object which literally transmutes metals, correct?

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Re: What to do?
By: / Novice
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This thread has been moved to Other Paths from Welcome.
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Re: What to do?
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Post # 4
I don't know...I know i9ts not like a physical object...
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Re: What to do?
By: / Novice
Post # 5

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/

^ that website is the most expansive resource that I go to right now.

What got me into Alchemy at all was Catherine MacCoun's On Becoming an Alchemist which explained Hermeticism very well but took more of a psychological and emotional approach to it.

"The Mirror of Alchemy" by Roger Bacon is a short, comprehensive text, although I guess like a lot of alchemical texts, there's a super super super secret ingredient that the writer of the alchemy book only says that they can't say. And that's what makes the Philosopher's Stone, along with all the boiling and pressure-cooking. It's supposed to congeal into a red stone or something.

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/mirror.html
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Re: What to do?
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Post # 6
By my opinion was real alchemy path secret in western countries.
Hidden due merciful Christians because alchemists did not want to be burned at the stake. :-(
The best I think is The secret of the golden flowwe, Chinese Taoist spiritual alchemy texts, tranlantion by Richard Willhelm.
http://www.bahaistudies.net/asma/the_secret_of_the_golden_flower.pdf

It is similar like Hindu chakrayoga.
But there is chkra Ajna called "Heaven heart" and chakra Anahata "fleshly heart".
Interesting is compare it with an European alchemy text
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/lambtext.html
Book of Lambspring.
Figure 3 - in the body, there is soul and spirit.
http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/LM03.jpg
Spirit is in the place of chakra Ajna in Yoga and a "Heavenly heart" in The secret of the golden flower. And soul is in the place of chakra Anahata, or a "fleshly heart" in The secret of the golden flower.
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Re: What to do?
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 7
What makes you think Alchemists were burnt at the stake! Many Catholic monks were Alchemists!
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Re: What to do?
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Post # 8
I would say that the real alchemy is a spiritual path and not work with a retort. It's a little my personal spiritual journey.
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Re: What to do?
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 9
In that case, Lupino, you don't really understand Alchemy. One the greatest English Alchemists was Sir Isaac Newton; and he was a very devout Christian!
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Re: What to do?
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Post # 10
I know that many people mostly in middle age have practiced "Alchemy". Like Edward Kelley, :-) John Dee and many others.
But, I mean spiritual alchemy. A path that was practiced i eastern countries mainly.
In western countries was Spiritual ways secret.
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