The Concept of Aliveness

So, it’s been a while. Its feeling like it’s time to share again. My thoughts keep coming back to the concept of aliveness that was written in Steven School book Truth Illuminated, Alchemy Survival Guide. I wrote a bit about that here: Back to School with The Great Work. For a specific reference, I’ve brought the quote forward:

The true magnetic principle of this salt is often misunderstood, it is not magnetic to metals, it acts as a magnet by the fact that it attracts the universal life force unto itself, the hidden astral spirit which animates all things on earth and thus provides the universal life force to the animated body. The salt acts as a covering for this invisible life force which is the spirit of god. In the case of a tree for example, the wood represents the body, if it contains the invisible spirit or life force, then it is animated and is considered to be alive, however if the universal spirit leaves the tree, then it is no longer vivified, and it is now considered to be dead.

This statement is really pretty cut and dry. It states as fact what is inherently obvious. Let’s apply some western thinking to this and carve up the parts. Maybe we can see how they fit back together.

  • The true magnetic principle – When something is alive, the universal life force is attached. There is a connection that makes life ‘sticky’. If life force where to come and go as it pleases, growth would probably be defined differently.
  • Universal life force – There is an energy that animates material (bodies) in a purposeful way. This energy is universal (singular) and, when present, it is what we notice (or observe) the signs of life in something.
  • Hidden astral spirit – Like ultra violet light, it exists but generally goes unnoticed. Like the air, we don’t see it, but we can still experience it.
  • Life and Death – It’s one or the other, not both. You can die, but as you do it’s all just another state of living. There are many different ways to die, but death is the point of transition.
  • Body – The part that remains after death. It’s the collection of substances gathered during the living process.

From my point of view, I interpret the author’s words to mean that The Philosopher’s Stone is partly made of a substance that is alive. I would probably go as far as to say that the substance is consciousness and it is animated in some way.

My thoughts drift back to some words from Bruce H. Lipton in The Biology of Belief (page 158):

On that early morning in the Caribbean, I realized that even the “winners” in our Darwinian world are losers because we are one with a bigger Universe/God. The cell engages in behavior when its brain, the membrane, responds to environmental signals. In fact, every functional protein in our body is made as a complementary “image” of an environmental signal. If a protein did not have a complimentary signal to couple with, it would not function. This means, as I concluded in that “aha!” moment, that every protein in our bodies is a physical/electromagnetic complement to something in the environment. Because we are machines made out of protein, by definition we are made in the image of the environment, that environment being the Universe, or to many, God.

If you can recall, I’ve brought up the good Dr. Lipton in previous articles. Just search or “Lipton” in the search control (upper right) and you’ll find a number of references.

The key idea from his work is that cells respond to stimuli. They are alive as long as you can provide the stimuli and the associated function is carried out.

What I would add to this is that the Universal Life Force is a stimulus. It is most likely the key stimulus that drives the cell to function.

Let’s take this smaller. Another example that I like to use is the retina in the eye. It is sensitive enough to measure a single photon of light. When you see it from Dr. Lipton’s point of view, the stimuli is the photon of light. The function is the molecule twisting to signal the nerve so that the brain gets the signal that there is the, say, color red present.

One thing that bugs me about Dr. Lipton’s work is that he seems to believe that within the cell, there are random collisions where molecules or atoms come together in order to build the proteins that he talks about. Basically, it’s the idea that there is enough stuff in the primordial soup that exists within the cell that the balance between stimuli and function is maintained. It’s kind of a leap of faith. You can think of it as: “things just find each other”.

That just doesn’t cut it for me.

If you can imagine the distances on an atomic level within a cell, they are enormous! If we had to wait for a collision to occur, we would have to deal with probability theory on a grand scale. Likewise, the inefficiency of all the stimuli floating around within the cell would take the cells from one extreme to another. There would always be a state of ‘panic’ within the cell. Yet, the observation is that there really is no panic on the inside of the cell (unless something goes wrong).

This leads me to believe that there is conscious behavior that brings the stimuli and function together. There is something that guides two molecules to come together. There is something purposeful at work that greatly increases the efficiency of the system.

This is where we come back to the Universal Life Force energy. In order for it to work, there must be some form of consciousness behind that energy. It must know what is going on and what is needed. Just like our bodies breath, digest and circulate fluids for us, this same force must also perform similar operations on a pure cellular level or the atomic level.

It seems to be that because this functionality is so vital to us, we simply overlook it. Dr. Lipton has a great diagram on page 137 that looks like this:


In the relative vastness of space, there is very little that we are conscious of. In fact, if our very lives depended on being conscious of life, we would surely never would have come into existence.

This brings us back to the Concept of Aliveness. From my current point of view:

  • Life is a function of the subconscious mind.
  • There is intention in the activities that demonstrate Aliveness.
  • There is wisdom in the actions.

What is also interesting is that the aspects of mind are the same between everything that is animated by this mind. The consciousness that moves the elements within a cell in our body would be logically the same consciousness that moves the elements within anything else that’s living that has a similar function. In other words, the consciousness that exists within the tree to keep it alive would also be the consciousness that lives and functions within us.

That same consciousness must have a very good understanding of its environment so that it knows when to be present and when to vacate.

Coming back to death. When we die, it’s an instantaneous activity. It’s as if this Life Force Energy (subconscious mind, living mind) knows exactly when to leave and every cell of the body transitions at the exact same moment. It is an activity of the mind. It’s like turning off an electromagnetic magnet.

A follow up question to Aliveness might be, where is life found?

By current standards, western science pretty much says that if it’s biological, it’s a living system. Well, they’ve completely discounted the concept of consciousness. Without consciousness, there is nothing to direct the function of the matter. Without consciousness, all the matter would be primordial soup!

When you consider consciousness as being the key attribute to life, you then have to wonder about the mineral kingdom. There are clear rules that minerals follow, minerals can get ordered – crystallized. Might there be some subtle consciousness involved here? Even though the minerals do not follow the biological standard of ‘activity and reproduction’, are the minerals not active when the crystals are growing?

It feels like it would be correct to say that minerals can ‘grow’ into crystals and that this process might be fostered by consciousness.

Still, makes me wonder.

To sum this up, I believe that the Concept of Aliveness is backed by consciousness and because consciousness can be just about anywhere, it would lead me to believe that there is more life present around us than what is currently believed.

Now, one has to wonder if it is possible to setup an interesting enough environment that consciousness would want to get involved. Is that possible? Is that what The Great Work is all about?

I think I’ll over saturate some water with salt and watch the crystals grow as the water evaporates.

Good day.

A Conversation with Bengt Robbert

I’ve watched this video a couple times now and I can’t help but feel the need to share it. I normally shy away from 65 minute videos, but for some reason I clicked play and paid attention.

This, apparently, is Bengt Robbert interviewed by Adam Abraham. My understanding is that Bengt is involved with the ORMUS community in some way and has links to “the spice”, but I don’t know what company it is that produces that product. I’m this was an interview rather than in infomercial!

This interview shows a level of understanding with regards to alchemical processes that remove the mystery from studying nature and exploring our relationship in nature. It makes Bengt’s friend’s discoveries personable. You can actually believe that he’s experienced what he states. This is good.

If you’ve followed the ORMUS community and feel less than excited about how they share their information, this might change your point of view.

I believe what sold me on the video and kept me involved was the early conversation about How to Think. I love the application of mathematical concepts with the process of living. Science should enhance life. This guy makes you feel like YOU could actually have a chance at enhancing your own life through some really simple process – through intention.

Pay close attention to the four levels that he talks about in the first few minutes.

  • Data – realm of what questions. Things that can be worked with.
  • Knowledge – operates on data. It is an operator that is applied to data.
  • Wisdom – realm of which questions. How your apply knowledge. Choosing which knowledge to apply.
  • Enlightenment – State of being. Intention determines how wisdom is used. Why questions are answered here.

This section shows the deep commitment Bengt has made towards understanding how to be. I particularly like this phrase: “The intention to be causative yields enlightenment.”

If you’ve got an hour or two, meet Bengt Robbert.

Good day!

Back to School with The Great Work

Every once in a while this blog brings something fun my way. This time, it was an author spreading news about his passion – his quest for The Philosopher’s Stone. It came in the way of a video and a couple comments on previous articles that I’d written (Is the philosopher’s stone real? And The Book of Aquarius – The Great Work).

As you all know by now, I’m of the mind that people really haven’t discovered all there is to discover. Even with things that we think we understand, there still is a lot to learn about it. When you look at the fringe things, even though some things seem weird, or rightfully belong in fairy tales, sometimes the weird is real and fairy tales have substance.

I like to use the example, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. Can you see radio ways? Can you see salt in a water solution? Can you see the air that you breathe? Well, even though each of these examples are easy to measure (by current standards – you can taste the salt, just not see it), if you can’t measure it, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Another example would be that we know when something is alive and when it’s dead, but we can’t measure how alive it is.  Who is to say that one tree is more alive than another? Do we understand the concept of life enough to really be able to say that the rock is dead?

Ok, back on track. This video came to me with all the overtones that you would see with a typical struggling author book promotion. Well, ha, that’s what it is, but fortunately it goes a bit deeper. Here is the video (Google or YouTube search “alchemy,aquarius,alembic,aludel,distillation”).

It’s really a bummer that it’s just a collection of pictures put to music, but those pictures really do look interesting.  Would you agree?

So, I went shopping.


I like to support people that have similar interests. That’s really why I put this blog together – so I could share my interests and connect with others that find me. Basically, connect with people that have similar interests.

So, what do I think?

Well, I believe the author could actually tell you how to start and you still wouldn’t do the work. Or, I’d bet that only one in a million would give it a go. And…

These are concise (less than 20 page) pamphlets that simply lay 99% of it all right on the line. If you’ve studied at all, you’ll recognize just about everything that is written.

My favorite part can be found on page 4 of Truth Illuminated, Alchemy Survival Guide:

The true magnetic principle of this salt is often misunderstood, it is not magnetic to metals, it acts as a magnet by the fact that it attracts the universal life force unto itself, the hidden astral spirit which animates all things on earth and thus provides the universal life force to the animated body. The salt acts as a covering for this invisible life force which is the spirit of god. In the case of a tree for example, the wood represents the body, if it contains the invisible spirit or life force, then it is animated and is considered to be alive, however if the universal spirit leaves the tree, then it is no longer vivified, and it is now considered to be dead.

This resonates positively with me and has gotten me thinking about the process once again. Yet, I have a feeling that I’ll have to meditate on this for a bit longer. Truth always withstands the test of time. These books are new, so they have yet to prove themselves.

I’ve got to include words of caution, for I’ve got an inner critic in me. Every time I see someone claim that they’ve found The Philosopher’s Stone and see that they are selling the information, I tend to believe that they really haven’t. With The Stone, there are better, easier ways of making money without drawing attention to yourself.

Even after saying that, these books are interesting. If you pick up these books, reconnect with me and let me know what you think.

Light is Life.

Good day.

David Hudson Speaks 2011

Wow. Finally! I’ve got something ORMUS related to blog about. I’ve been waiting over six months for the spirit of generosity to overflow onto the web and allow me to see the humanitarian implications of ORMUS.

And, well, today is the day. But it might not be all that ‘rosy’ of a review for the feelings that I pick up about this are less than Open and Truthful. I’ll see if I can share that feeling in a way that doesn’t come across as cynical.

As you probably already know, there is a pretty big ORMUS (monatomic gold (or other precious metals)) community that follows closely the work of David Hudson. If you search for that name, you’ll find hundreds (if not thousands) of articles written about his work along with a few old fuzzy videos. If you read carefully, you’ll get the idea that what they’ve discovered is a modern day Philosopher’s Stone. You’ll also find the patents that explain the process (not very clearly) and a barrage of data that can only be verified using expensive (custom built) equipment – way outside the ability of even an advanced scientist.

And more importantly, you’ll probably discover that David Hudson died, for he seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth. And the people that had amazing experiences will not be found.

But, as it turns out, David Hudson is alive! At least he was a half year ago when he spoke at the ORMUS conference at Enota! The organizers of that event also invested in recording the event so that a DVD could be made available to those that could not attend. Well, I’m still waiting on the DVD. No, I did not order one, but I have seen no evidence that a DVD has been made available.

Even though a number of speakers presented at that conference, the only lecture of any real quality to leak out just happened a few days ago. As it so happens, it’s the 2 hour lecture where David Hudson speaks to the attendees. I’ve collected that information and placed it here for your enjoyment. Hopefully, you’ll have the 2 hours to get thought it all.

But listen and watch critically…

If you’re an ORMUS enthusiast, you probably made the time for that video. If not, well, the following may discourage you for I spent the time and the key feeling that comes across to me is … deception.

Yah, I know. Deception is a really harsh word to use here. But that’s kind of how it left me feeling.

Why? Well, the key reason is that the words that he speaks and his actions don’t jive. The second reason is the secrecy behind the entire conference and the last is the lack of any physical evidence and witnesses. I guess, maybe I’m a little hardened, but it seems like the motive is money.

David Hudson speaks

David Hudson spends a lot of time presenting historical data. It supports his story, which he tells really well. You’re left believing that he really did discover a state of matter of gold (and these other metals) that has relatively undefined properties. He also makes good on the reason why he hasn’t been in the public eye for years – he’s been on the other side of the world. He mentions that while he was there, they refined lots of this material and administered it to human (as medicine). He mentions that it’s not what you would expect, but it represents Chi. This is kind of in line with what people have come to understand the Philosopher’s Stone to be (here). But now he’s back in order to build the tool(s) that can prove that what he’s refined is not a calcium aluminum silicate but rather white powder gold. He also has good reasons for why other people have not been able to legally talk about his research, so it seems that his tracks are covered pretty good.

But there are things that don’t pass the sniff test.

Ok. He’s been on the other side of the world refining and making this stuff. The logical question is, can you show us what you refined? I mean, he boasts that it’s not all that expensive to turn gold into this white powder and the benefits far outweigh the cost, but he doesn’t present his substance. I know that if I were to talk about something like he does, I would have a sample to show off AND, I would show it off in a way that leaves no doubt in the minds of the audience (students – interested public).

Another thing is that in the last ten years the technology has grown so advanced with regards to cameras and recording devices (of all types) that you’d think he’d show some real pictures of the refining process or anything else to document what’s new. I mean, here was a lecture that could have been performed 15 years ago with absolutely no changes. He presented no new data! I’m a bit floored by that fact. His charts are the original ones, his story is still about his original investigation and yet, he was refining this material for medical use somewhere else during the last ten years.

He also brings in lots of metaphysical stuff regarding how it will enhance your experience(s) in life, but, again, has no supporting evidence from the last decade where he’s been involved in this. He talks about telepathy and quantum coherence as if it’s real, but his words are crafted in such a way as to make you believe he’s still studying it and he’s going to release it as soon as possible.

At the end of the video, David Wolf asks him point blank – do you take this stuff and have you? His answer exposes what I see to be the biggest aspect of the truth – he does not. Why? Well, one has to speculate here. My take on it is that he really hasn’t discovered what he’s claiming.

Finally, with regards to what David says, he says that he’s effectively being altruistic, but his actions don’t jive. If he really was unselfish, he would clearly show his work. He would make the process available in a doable way – in some form or another. But, he’s raising money. For some reason, I wouldn’t trust giving him money. Maybe it’s the lack of research data (for he hasn’t shown anything (nothing) new and he’s raised money before and never make that data available either).

The conference

Where is the information from the conference? I’ve Google searched on and off again for months only to find a few promo videos, but no write up or review or anything about the conference. I’ve also been a silent observer on Berry Charter’s white gold email list and there hasn’t been a single posting to where you can find info about the conference. Nothing. Dozens of people got together, many with video recorders and yet not a single person has been willing to share what they experienced. At least, I have not been able to find them – and they have not used what I know to be the largest email mailing list to convey new information.

I’ll bet there were some great lectures there, but the effort put into recording it all leads me to believe that it’s really not all that important! Or, the world really doesn’t need to know – for some reason. Nothing leaked leads me to believe there is nothing given away in this conference.

Lack of physical evidence

Seeing that a large number of people attending the conference are also people that make money off selling stuff white powder gold related, I have to wonder if we’ll see any data that represents the creation of white gold powder. That would be proprietary information. What I would expect to see is research regarding the effects people claim that their product has on … something. As you saw in a previous posting, David Wolf (here) talks about ORMUS and plants, but even with that he never shared his process for making the stuff he’s testing.

Also, there are no witnesses! No testimonials. No story from anyone other than David Hudson. Again, I have to come back to the fact that every phone is a video camera so if you wanted to show evidence of your current work, you would simply turn the camera on and get a few testimonials. But… nothing.


I think David Hudson is onto something, but he’s also clearly holding back something – the truth maybe?

A statement in the questions and answers part of the video leads me to believe that he really hasn’t discovered what he claims. I believe the question was, what happens if you die? David Hudson replies with something like – well then, we’d have a problem wouldn’t we. Implying that if he doesn’t stay alive, we’re not going to get his secrets!

Well, I’m starting to believe that we really wouldn’t have a problem. And, eventually, he will die – just like the rest of us. And, he’s old, so I don’t expect that his passing will be all that far in the future.

The ultimate truth will come about in a short time for this very reason (old age). The key thing that he attributes to this substance is longevity. If people could live for hundreds of years and be young and healthy all the while – AND YOU MADE THE STUFF – would you turn it down?  Lol.

I believe that there are good physical reasons for getting your monatomic metals. You’re body needs angstrom size atoms in order to build functional molecules in the body. But if you were to ask me if David Hudson has found The Philosopher’s Stone, I would say that he hasn’t.

I’m hoping that more information comes out about this conference for I would love to change my point of view. For now, there are just too many things that don’t add up correctly to fully believe what David Hudson says in this video.

Good day.

What is The Philosopher’s Stone?

I would love to be able to truthfully tell you – exactly – what The Philosopher’s Stone is, but, the simple fact is that you would be hard pressed to find anyone that could tell you. At least, if I’ve run into someone that has experienced The Philosopher’s Stone, they didn’t share that fact with me. When you really think about it, you’d have to ask yourself – why would they? What would they have to gain from telling anyone? Or, probably more importantly, would they stand to lose anything? The later seems more probable. Yet, there still may be clues that we can follow that will help us understand.

As many of you know, I came across The Book of Aquarius a few months back and mentioned that I would keep you informed regarding my observations in the forum. If you haven’t read the book, I highly encourage you to give it a few hours. It’s a free download and an easy read. Also, visit the forum if you have questions and, or, if you’re like me, you’ll visit the forum in order to get a better understanding with regards to what people are thinking.

Of all the questions that people mention in the forum, the thing that surprises me the most is that there are a lot of questions that seem to indicated that the readers have not picked up a basic understanding of what The Philosopher’s Stone is. But can you blame them? The information that can be found on the net is pretty vague. The definitions describe that it can do, but do not really describe what it is.

Let’s look at what it can do and then see if we can get some hints about its true nature from its actions.

As much as people hate Wikipedia, I love the fact that it’s a data source created by multiple people. It may or may not be the absolute truth, but it should give us the general concept (if nothing else) from which we can continue our search. So, here is a bit from Wikipedia’s Philosopher’s Stone section.

The philosopher’s stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals (lead, for example) into gold (chrysopoeia) or silver. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. The philosopher’s stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher’s stone were known as the Magnum Opus.[1]

To help us come to a better understanding regarding this substance/item, I’m going to track some key points so that we can review them later. When looking at the above paragraph, I find, 1) It can turn base metals into gold (or silver), 2) it is useful for rejuvenation, 3) it may help someone achieve immortality, 4) It is believed to be an elixir of life. We’ll keep this list and add to it as we come across other definitions.

From the same Wikipedia link above, let’s read more about its properties.

The philosopher’s stone has been attributed with many mystical and magical properties. The most commonly mentioned properties are the ability to transmute base metals into gold or silver, and the ability to heal all forms of illness and prolong the life of any person who consumes a small part of the philosopher’s stone.[12] Other mentioned properties include: creation of perpetually burning lamps,[12] transmutation of common crystals into precious stones and diamonds,[12] reviving of dead plants,[12] creation of flexible or malleable glass,[13] or the creation of a clone or golem.[14]

Let’s add to our list 5) creation of perpetually burning lamps, 6) transmutation of common crystals into precious stones, 7) reviving dead plants, 8) creation of flexible glass, 9) creation of a clone.

The appearance, from what I read at the same link, is pretty specific.

Descriptions of the Philosopher’s Stone are numerous and various.[18] According to alchemical texts, the philosopher’s stone came in two varieties, prepared by an almost identical method: white (for the purpose of making silver), and red (for the purpose of making gold), the white stone being a less matured version of the red stone.[19] Some ancient and medieval alchemical texts leave clues to the supposed physical appearance of the philosopher’s stone, specifically the red stone. It is often said to be orange (saffron colored) or red when ground to powder. Or in a solid form, an intermediate between red and purple, transparent and glass-like.[20] The weight is spoken of as being heavier than gold,[21] and it is said to be soluble in any liquid, yet incombustible in fire.[22]

We can add to its attributes that it is 10) White, or 11) Red. 12) It is prepared, rather than found. 13) It is glass like and can be ground into a powder. 14) It is heavier than gold. 15) It is soluble in any liquid. 16) It is incombustible in fire.

So far, it doesn’t seem like there is anything specific that contradicts the other attributes. That physical description seems pretty believable. It’s almost as if someone’s seen The Philosopher’s Stone and actually ground it into a powder!

Let’s dig around and see what else we can find.

The Crystalinks website has an interesting page about The Philosopher’s Stone. What surprises me is that it mirrors much of the data found on Wikipedia. I couldn’t tell you which location would be the source. There is also a nice page of links to other alchemy related pages. You’ll have to be careful surfing through these links for you might be there for days!

On the little more bazaar side of things, I found a channeling of Atun-Re by Kevin Ryerson.

The philosopher’s stone that was sought so long by the alchemists of Egypt, Atlantis, Babylon, and amongst the kings in the farthermost reaches of the East and West, is your own consciousness. Yes, my children, the philosopher’s stone is your own consciousness.

I’m open minded with regards to people channeling stuff, but I’m always finding myself looking to validate this type of information. I’m going to add this attribute to the list unless we can find something that is conflicts with. For now 17) it is your own consciousness.

The next quote is a blurb from This one is a little more personal for it is the stone according to the Sufis (a Muslim ascetic and mystic) point of view. Here we find:

The stone according to the Sufis, is the dhat, the essence, which is so powerful that it can transform whatever comes into contact with it.  It is the essence of man, which partakes of what people call the divine.  It is “sunshine,” capable of uplifting humanity to the next stage….

This Philosopher’s Stone or Universal Elixir was an alchemical preparation made from the mineral kingdom. The Medieval philoso­phers claimed that when properly prepared the mineral stone could transmute base metals into gold; in minute dilutions it could end sickness and retard aging indefinitely, transmuting the human organism into an immortal being.[1][31]

In what indicates a continuity of traditions, like the Hindu and Chinese alchemists’ sacred elixir of immortality, the adepts claimed that when taken in a minute dose, this substance would cause the inbiber’s hair and teeth to fall out, later new hair and teeth grow in and the successful alchemist became immortal.

To these mystics, it is 18) ‘the essence’ that can transform whatever come into contact with it. It is also 19) the essence of man, which partakes of what people call the divine. And 20) it is “sunshine” capable of uplifting humanity.

The interesting thing about these mystics is that they put a little more thought into describing what it is rather than simply what it does, for with these additions to the list we get both a description of what it is along with its action.

Oh, and, 21) it will make your hair and teeth fall out as they will be replaced.

Stepping outside the world of words, we can also find audio clips. A few days ago, The Book of Aquarius was mentioned on the Coast to Coast show with Jay Weidner. It’s pretty clear that Jay hasn’t created The Philosopher’s Stone, but he has put time into studying its properties. If you’ve got time, the first 15 minutes are so of the show is where it’s discussed.

If you’re looking for the condensed version, Jay sees it as concentrated Chi. It is the life force Prana that many different philosophies talk about.  Here is a link that might give you a better idea of what Chi is: The Buddha Garden.

Jay might be onto something, so I’m going to add that to our list: 22) It is concentrated Chi energy.

And then, of course, there is the definition in The Book of Aquarius which reads (Page 11, first addition. Start of chapter 4.)

The Philosopher’s Stone is energy, concentrated and purified to a massively high degree. This is the same energy that you are taking in when you breathe, and when you eat and drink. It is the energy that powers all forms of life, and so I will call it life-energy (since I have to call is something and “life-energy” is self-explanatory.)

This definition seems to fit what Jay’s figured out. What I find fascinating in this definition is that there are no physical characteristics described; no color, no mass, no texture. It’s just purified energy.

After poking around a bit more, I found another website that has a pretty good write up regarding The Stone. It’s on MonTalk under The Philosopher’s Stone page. Here, it’s not specifically about The Philosopher’s Stone, but rather general about Alchemy.

Alchemical achievements require successful gathering, concentrating, and multiplying of etheric energy. When this energy reaches a critical threshold, it overpowers the normal laws of physics and allows seemingly miraculous processes to take place.

Alchemy does not violate the laws of physics, nor does it always follow them, rather it bends them as needed. It operates upon the quantum foundation from which these laws arise in the first place, via etheric energy affecting the probability of quantum events.

The idea here is that The Philosopher’s Stone is a product of Alchemy which is the act of concentrating (etheric) energy. This implies that The Philosopher’s Stone is concentrated etheric energy. I’m not sure how to differentiate that from Chi, so I’m going to keep this in the same category.

You can search around the web and find a lot more examples, but they all seem to come to the same basic description and characteristics. Now is probably a good time to list what we’ve discovered.

What it can do:

  • It can turn base metals into gold (or silver)
  • It is useful for rejuvenation
  • It may help someone achieve immortality
  • Creation of perpetually burning lamps
  • Transmutation of common crystals into precious stones
  • Reviving dead plants
  • Creation of flexible glass
  • Creation of a clone
  • It will make your hair and teeth fall out as they will be replaced

What it’s described as:

  • It is believed to be an elixir of life
  • It is White
  • It is Red
  • It is prepared, rather than found
  • It is glass like and can be ground into a powder
  • It is heavier than gold
  • It is soluble in any liquid
  • It is incombustible in fire
  • It is your own consciousness
  • It is concentrated Chi energy

What is it and does together

  • It is ‘the essence’ that can transform whatever come into contact with it
  • It is the essence of man, which partakes of what people call the divine
  • It is “sunshine” capable of uplifting humanity

As I promised above, it’s now time to look to see if we can get a better picture of what it is based upon what The Philosopher’s Stone can do. But first, let’s make some assumptions based on the actual descriptions that have been recorded over time.

It is pretty clear that The Stone has physical characteristics. It has color, mass and texture. Unlike conceptual things like awareness, which can’t be seen or touched, The Stone is an actual object which can be touched. It is also described as an elixir, in its simplest terms, is a potion.

Where things get a little fuzzy is when it’s described as consciousness, Chi and life. Yeah, I might have stretched that last point just a little, but what really is an ‘elixir of life’? Forever, The Stone has been called ‘an elixir of life’. When you think about that statement, the typical response is that it’s a magic potion that gives you more life. Well, how can it give you more life if it is not life itself?

It makes me think of The Stone as a magic potion that is life. At the same time, it makes you wonder what life is also. When we look life up in the Wikipedia we see that others ponder this thought too:

It is still a challenge for scientists and philosophers to define life in unequivocal terms.[12][13][14]

And, why is it a challenging exercise? Well, as I see it, life is a concept rather than an object. Life is like awareness. Awareness is not a thing, but an action. Life seems to be in that same type of category. It is what is done. We live life. All things live life.

So, in this sense, when The Philosopher’s Stone is through of as ‘an elixir of life’, I would guess that it could be thought of as a potion that gives you more of what you do – you live your life.  

How does that align with the other descriptions? Well, Chi (Qi) is generally thought of as:

In traditional Chinese culture, (also chi or ch’i) is an active principle forming part of any living thing. Qi is frequently translated as “lifeforce” or “energy flow”, and is comparable to the Hindu yogic science of prana, meaning “life force” in Sanskrit.

And Prana is:

In Vedantic philosophy, prana is the notion of a vital, life-sustaining force of living beings and vital energy, comparable to the Chinese notion of Qi. Prana is a central concept in Ayurveda and Yoga, where it is believed to flow through a network of fine subtle channels called nadis. Its most subtle material form is the breath, but it is also to be found in the blood, and its most concentrated form is semen in men and vaginal fluid in women.[1]

So when thought of as ‘an elixir of life’, I translate this statement into something like – it is a concentrated form of the vital energy that living entities need and use at all times.

Now, how does all this relate to what The Philosopher’s Stone is known to do?

Well, this should seem obvious when we look at rejuvenation, immortality, reviving dead plants and creating clones. When you think about reviving a plant, you can’t help but think that you’ve got to give it ‘life’. If The Stone is life, then you would give it some of the stone and, well, you’d probably see the plant come back to life. Regarding rejuvenation, if someone gets to the point where the Chi doesn’t flow through them very well, in Chinese medicine, they would be considered sick. Many sicknesses have been linked to poorly flowing Chi or very low levels of vitality. If that’s what The Stone is, it would make total sense that the poorly flowing Chi would now become super amplified – or more present throughout the body – thus leading to rejuvenation (health). The immortality issue seems a little strange, but natural at the same time. If death is the lack of life and the elixir is life, one would thing that you’d never run out of life. Finally, regarding making a clone, well, that’s just weird! The only thing I have to say about that is in order to create a living thing; you’ve got to give it life. If The Stone can do this, it must be life itself.

Now what about transmuting metals and crystals? Well, this would imply that the metals and crystals are living entities – at least, at one time there were living. It might be similar to working with wood. When the wood is in the form of a tree, it is living. It’s only after processing it into standard lumber that it’s considered dead and stable. This could very well be the same for metals. When you think about crystals, they form in geodes given the proper conditions. Scientists tend to think of these conditions as heat, pressure and purity. They don’t think of one of the conditions as being – living. My guess would be that when the stone is added to these elements, they are brought back to life and they continue to grow towards their final destination. Who would have thought that metals where once alive?

What is interesting about transmuting different substances is that there is not just one substance that it works on! The Stone is said to work on humans as well as plants and now it works on different metals and crystals. This might just imply that the vital life energy can be imprinted (or seeded) with some specific type of life form. That might imply that if you want to grow emeralds, you would have to concentrate this vital life force energy and imprint it with the ‘essence’ of emeralds. The Alchemical texts talk about a fermenting process that needs to be done before The Stone will make more of itself. It would seem that this might be a simple, doable, operation.

Lastly, it is considered the ‘essence.’ If you look up a common definition of essence, you will find that it is “A property or group of properties of something without which it would not exist or be what it is.” (See Google’s Define: essence functionality.) One of the attributes that I included above mention that it is the divine essence of man. In other words, man would not be what he is if this vital life force energy was not present.

In a fairly quick overview, it seems that the mystery of The Philosopher’s Stone is not all that much of a mystery. It is both an object and a concept at the same time. It is something that can be understood and, hopefully, concentrated. I am excited that there are people that are actively participating in the quest for The Philosopher’s Stone. It seems like such a private quest, yet to those in The Book of Aquarius forum, it is public for the entire world to see!

So, if you find yourself wondering what exactly is The Philosopher’s Stone, the first thing that I would do is to think of it as concentrated life sustaining energy like Chi (or Prana). When thinking about how it might be used, you would administer it to objects that you want to give more life too. When you think about how it might affect a person in the forms of ‘an elixir of life’ you would think that it would super-saturate the human body with Chi. If sickness is related to poor Chi, sickness would no longer be an issue.

Make sense?

Now, the next step is making The Philosopher’s Stone.  …