Philosopher’s Stone

Definition

The Philosopher’s Stone in Alchemy is the chemical that change base metals into silver or gold (red stone for gold and white stone for silver), often it was termed the Power of Projection.

It was first mentioned by Zosimos the Theban (c. 250-300) in the third century. Throughout the generations the Philosopher’s Stone has taken on an immense range of powers. Another name is the secret of life and health. The notion of its spiritual qualities expanded until in the thirteenth century a program evolved that led the alchemist through a strict devotional ritual and purification. After completing this ceremony he was thought worthy to perform his activities.

 

Meaning

The Philosopher’s Stone signify the force behind the evolution of life and the universal binding power which unites minds and souls in a human oneness. It represented the purity and sanctity of the highest realm of pure thought and altruistic existence. This stone has the power to cure any type of disease and therefore the immortal of that person who carried it.

 

Symbol

The symbol of this stone is a big circle with a triangle, a square and a small circle inside.

philosopher stone symbol

 

How to make a philosopher’s stone

 

Recently, a manuscript of Isaac Newton was found, in which he copied part of the supposed process of creation of the philosopher’s stone. In it are the steps of the creation of  a fundamental substance. According to the alchemists for the elaboration of said substance.

 

Does the philosopher’s stone exist

The philosopher’s stone really exists. And it is composed of lead, sulfur and gold with iron pyrite base, known as iron disulfide (FeS2). This combination according to the medium in which it is found, whether it is with heat, cold, humidity or dryness thus behaves and varies its color.

 

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