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    AvatarJatin Kaura
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      I was curious to know about the references to Alchemy in the first book, when JK Rowling describes Nicholas Flamel and his exploits, leading to the plot of the namesake Philosopher/Sorcerer’s Stone. How accurate is it to the ancient texts of Alchemy?

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      AvatarLove
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        Yes there is a philosopher’s stone which has been talked about in alchemy texts, it is not really a perceivable thing or object. It is said that it can transform lead into gold & activate immortality in humans. I believe that it’s the human consciousness that is being refined and the end product is the philosopher’s stone, which is the amalgamation of the male and female aspects of ourselves within our hearts.

        May the force be with you

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        AvatarJatin Kaura
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          So is it actually metaphysical in nature but referred to only metaphorically in all literature till now? Is that the case?

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          AvatarAioa
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            To my understanding, Alchemy was practiced as a science only as far as the public eye. Secretly it was a form a spiritual doctrine in a time when anything other than Christianity was persecuted. Turning lead to gold was an analogy for perfecting the Self and finding enlightenment through self discipline and transformation.
            However alchemists were also REAL scientists. Although the majority of the science community treats them as a joke, many of the techniques we use now stemmed from their detailed records and techniques.
            Side fact: most of the early scientists were actually priests. They were some of the only people with the education and resources to conduct scientific experiments, and they believed that studying God’s creation was a form of devotion.

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            AvatarLove
            Keymaster

              I agree, alchemy is said to be the mother of chemistry. However I believe that the master alchemists were working with the spiritual realms as well as the physical realms. Have you heard about the double slit experiment? It states that photons act differently while in a space with and a space without consciousness. I believe consciousness, once refined, can transform matter.

              May the force be with you

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              AvatarJatin Kaura
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                Thanks for shedding light on this! Yes, I saw a video on the psychedelus youtube channel a while back from where I learnt about the analogy connecting the spiritual and physical realms. It was an eye opener! Been reading up on it ever since 🙂

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                AvatarAioa
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                  I know of the double slit experiment but only as it is a model to show that light has both wave and particle properties. I would be very interested in hearing/reading more about how this relates to consciousness!!

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                  Avatarkitty
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                    This sounds really interesting n i want to know more! 😀

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                    AvatarLove
                    Keymaster

                      I haven’t really read it anywhere but this came as an intuition when I was watching a video about alchemy and it’s implications on the spiritual & physical world. The light/matter acts differently with and without consciousness, which implies that consciousness shapes the way matter behaves and manifests. When the soul & consciousness evolves through spiritual alchemy from within, I believe that it is possible for lead to act as and transform into gold, simply because of the alchemized consciousness being there. What do you think?

                      May the force be with you

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                      AvatarJatin Kaura
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                        I believe that our imagination runs free while sometimes we as a collective society need assurances to hold our own. A few centuries ago, no one would have believed that charcoal can turn to diamond. So nobody did until the day it was finally achieved. But our imagination never stops crossing frontiers and barriers of conventional wisdom and logic.

                        So who knows if one day science progresses to that level that it’s possible to discover a process which turns lead to gold? The potential is always present, it just needs to be harnessed.

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                        Avatarrainbowman
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                          Woowwwwww if these things are really possible then thers so much hidden potential that we all have, need to get reading on alchemy now!

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