What is the Philosophers Stone? Introduction to Alchemy (Esoterica)

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The Philosophers' Stone of Alchemy is truly the stuff of legend. It is said to have the power to transmute lead to gold, heal sickness, prolong life - even allow one to speak with angels. But what is the origin and nature of this marvelous alchemical stone? How was it produced? In this episode, I explore the origins, history and the process by which the stone of the philosophers is said to be produced.

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Recommended Readings

Linden, Stanton J. (ed.) The Alchemy Reader: From Hermes Trismegistus to Isaac Newton. 978-0521796620. Nicely edited collection of alchemical primary texts.
Moran, Bruce. Distilling Knowledge: Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution. 978-0674022492. Great text on the transition from alchemy to chemistry.
Principe, Lawrence. The Secrets of Alchemy. 978-0226103792. An up-to-date history of alchemy.
Newman, William. Newton the Alchemist: Science, Enigma, and the Quest for Nature's "Secret Fire" 978-0691174877. Cutting edge research on alchemy in the 17th century.
Roob, Alexander(ed.) Alchemy & Mysticism. 978-3836549363. A collection of alchemical imagery and symbolism, also a nice coffee table book!

Anything by Principe and Newman generally

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Occultism
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