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free to read Mr.
Boucher's essay on The Philosopher's Stone,
if you wish, but know this: he knows a lot more
than he's saying! Although he wisely equates
The Philosopher Stone with The Holy Grail, he
purports that the Great Secret was the fact
that Jesus had children. If you believe this,
you are naive my friend. Those of us 'in the
know' had this information a long time ago and,
to be quite frank, it's not that big of a secret
anymore. No, that is not the secret coveted
by the ancient sorcerer's. Mr. Boucher knows
what it is. This is quite clear from his assorted
works of alchemy presented inside this site;
but he is either unwilling - or not allowed
- to tell you the true secret.
see, The Philosopher Stone is a metaphor. It
represents the greater possibilities of the
self. As everyone knows, certain people have
special gifts that allow them to perform extraordinary
feats such as clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis,
polymorphism, etc. The Great Secret is this:
Everyone has these abilities! A sorcerer is
simply one who performs the necessary 'rituals'
to hone these abilities. I place the word rituals
in quotes here to emphasize the fact that there
is in fact no true 'Sorcerer's Rituals'. All
mystical rituals - be they Christian, Hindu,
Druid, Native American, whatever - will help
a Sorcerer get there. For they all preach the
very same thing: the attainment of an altered
sense of perception and visualization. The sorcerer
understands that magic is simply proper visualization
in the correct frame of perception.
an altered sense of perception can be achieved
in a number of ways. Psychedelic drugs, meditation,
lucid dreaming, fasting, even stress can all
lead to an altered state of being. Finding which
one works best for you as a sorcerer, may take
time. Learning proper visualization will
take time. Although the natural abilities of
every sorcerer are different, even those very
good at visualization, must still spend many
hours training his mind. A good way to do this
is to spend some time on a project. Although
the alchemists were in fact making something
quite incredible and currently only accepted
as valid on the outskirts of science (m-state
matter, most easily achieved with the element
mercury), what they realized after the hundreds
of hours of planning and execution was that
they had also done a magnificent job at increasing
their ability to visualize. The truth is, delving
into any great project will do the trick.
since you now know how to do magic, that makes
you an Initiate - and you didn't even have to
have your fanny whacked with a paddle! To become
an Adept requires something much more difficult
(and trust me, practicing proper visualization
requires you to believe in yourself.
I say 'you' I don't mean the 'you' that you
project to co-workers, friends, family and loved
ones. I mean the deep down 'I don't want to
show anybody' you. There's no faking it; inner
doubts count. The best way to achieve this great
inner belief in oneself is commonly known as
the Way of the Warrior.
warrior is impeccable. He strives to do his
best at every single thing he does, whether
it's as grand as performing a violin concerto
at the Met, or cleaning a toilet. No matter
what, he does the best job he possibly can.
What's more, he does not gripe about it if it
happens to be unpleasant - warriors don't whine.
A warrior tries to make every day to be as Phil
Connors last day in the movie Groundhog Day.
Now I should also state that a warrior is not
perfect. Perfection is an impossible state of
being, which is only to be be strived for, never
attained. No my friend, warriors make mistakes
just like everyone else. The thing that they
do different is that they learn from them.
way magic works is through the will and intuition.
Using the power of the inner will, developed
through The Warrior's Way, one visualizes what
one desires, using techniques honed through
the completion of The Great Project, in an altered
state of perception, attained by whatever means
appeals to you personally. Then you simply go
about your daily life. Your intuition will do
the rest. Through a process which modern science
has only recently re-discovered and known as
Chaos, your intuition will cause certain chains
of events to take place, which will eventually
lead to whatever is was you desired, to come
to pass. The ancients, as I, prefer to view
this more from the perspective of music (but
then again, you say tomato...). All spells,
no matter how great the power of the sorcerer,
stand a chance of failure. This is the nature
of the game. Greater power over altering your
perception, better visualization skills and
a truer belief in yourself, all increase the
likelihood of success.
close, I must also give you one warning: all
magic involves something known as retribution.
Think of this as a sort of universal balance
payment, although this metaphor hardly does
it justice. To put it simply: Whatever ye sow,
so shall you reap. Use magic to bring evil and
strife upon others, and you will be paid in
The Myth and The Reality
September 21, 2001
you arrived at this site by any means other
than a direct referral from myself, you almost
certainly were looking to learn something about
the mythological Philosopher's Stone. Although
I do not claim to be an expert on the subject,
I have formed an educated opinion on the matter,
which I will present here. For an in-depth investigation
of the subject, please refer to the books and
links located in
I started this site I can honestly say I had
no idea, at least on a conscious level, of what
'The Philosopher's Stone' really was or, in
fact, that it even was a 'real' thing to begin
with. I honestly just thought the name sounded
cool for a site dedicated to a fun exploration
of alternate theories of reality. That was the
original conception for this site. It is, however,
a living, maturing, evolving entity;
and the direction it seems to be growing in
makes the moniker I incidentally choose, ever
more appropriate. As such, I feel it almost
my duty to share with you what I've learned
on the subject.
My knowledge of the nature of the philosopher's
stone began with the following quote
I found on the net:
stone, also referred to as the "tincture,"
or the "powder" (Greek xerion,
which passed through Latin into Arabic
as elixir), was allied to an elixir
of life, believed by alchemists to be
a liquid derived from it. Inasmuch as
alchemy was concerned not only with the
search for a method of upgrading less
valuable metals but also of perfecting
the human soul, the philosopher's stone
was thought to cure illnesses, prolong
life, and bring about spiritual revitalization.
The philosopher's stone, described variously,
was sometimes said to be a common substance,
found everywhere but unrecognized and
(Encyc. Brit., 15th ed., 1976)
many of you, this is probably the definition
you were looking for. Given what I've learned
through other sources, it seems a bit shortsighted
or, at least, very vague.
alchemists of old sought the philosopher's stone
for it's rumored ability to transmute crude,
raw metals such as mercury and lead to the finer
metals such as silver and gold.
saw in that fixation of mercury and all
others we have done, mercury never made
any kind of noise or explosion... We must
note that the fixation made in my presence,
of mercury into silver, was done in a
quarter of hour and that the powder used
by alchemists, was white; but for the
fixation of mercury into gold, two hours
and a strong fire were necessary at the
contrary of the fixation of mercury into
Crosset de la Haumerie (1670)
discovered that at the time in history when
these rumors abounded, there actually were men
who were said to have discovered the philosopher's
stone who did come into enormous wealth.
Remember too that at this time in the evolution
of our civilization, virtually all information
was passed orally. Anyone who has played the
party game where a secret is passed around the
room understands how oral transmissions of information
can become distorted quite quickly.
a scientist and chemist, I should probably take
some time here to state the impossibility of
such a 'stone' transmuting one element to another.
But I won't. I will, however, say a few things
about what it can't be. First of all, it could
not be made of 'normal' matter. By that, I mean
the elements that we all know (
Honestly, I'm not a chem geek). I say this because,
although transmutation of elements is both possible
and known to everyone in the form of the sun,
it also requires tremendous 'starting' energies
to get the ball rolling. This is due to the
electrons, which orbit every nucleus. They form
a barrier, which forbids all nucleonic interactions
except at extremely high temperatures. As there
is no mention of hot-as-the-sun temperatures
in any accounts of the stone, I think we can
safely assume that this was not the case. Therefore,
the stone could not be made of normal matter,
as all normal matter is subject to this
it can't be doing is creating matter from 'nothing'
or, conversely, banishing matter to nothingness.
To transmute lead to gold requires the removal
of (exactly) three protons and four or five
more neutrons. These must go somewhere. It is
the basic law of the universe that there exists
an 'ultimate sum' of reality. Now this could
mean that a lithium atom is formed (which has
a molecular weight of 7) as a by-product, or,
much less likely, that an earth-destroying quantity
of energy is released. Even if you accept a
quantity lithium on the side, there is still
a megaton size nuclear bomb's worth of energy
from the fission process that has to be accounted
for in some way. We must now stretch beyond
science and suggest that the 'void' somehow
absorbs the energy. The yang becomes the yin.
Or perhaps the mass of the 'stone' itself is
increased. Perhaps the stone has to be 'defueled'
by changing some hydrogen into helium after
preparing precious metals.
I would like to suggest that you shouldn't be
too put off by the fact that I've said the stone
cannot be made of matter. Don't forget that
at least 2/3 (%66.6
) of the universe is
not made of normal matter. I of course speak
of the infamous 'dark matter' which holds our
galaxies in tow. There does, however, remain
the question as to how one would control
the dark matter stone
reading a wonderful book entitled Foucault's
Pendulum by Umberto Eco, I also discovered that
the Philosopher's Stone was simply an alias
of The Holy Grail. (My choice in site titles
now seemed quite serious) The references to
the abilities to of the stone to cure illnesses,
prolonging life, and revitalizing spirits, now
seemed less out of place, since these abilities
have long been attributed to The Grail.
legends of the grail are difficult to separate
from reality. From King Arthur's court to Godfroi
de Boullion and the crusades, the tales are
far too many to recount in this essay. Once
again I will refer you to Further Reading if
you desire to find an in-depth historical description
of The Grail. However, to re-cap, the Grail
is purported to be the same one used by Christ
in the Last Supper. It is said to have magical
properties, most importantly those of healing
and the prolonging of life. The connection between
origins of the stone and the grail, and their
interconnections, may lie in the fact that Jesus
Himself was referred to as The Rock.
Godfroi 'discovered' The Grail, he also came
into great riches. It is now commonly accepted
that he found some of the great Solomon's treasure
buried beneath the Temple site. But as great
as these riches were, they paled in comparison
to the other treasure he was said to have discovered.
That discovery was a secret and, according to
the sources I've read, apparently it was the
secret; the great secret of the world from which
all secrets - and secret societies -
stem. A secret which, if it became widely realized,
would most certainly change the world as we
of course, like virtually any human, was brimming
with curiosity about what the secret could be.
Isn't it odd
even though one knows that
a certain piece of knowledge could drastically
change one's life, quite possibly for the worse
(or worst) there still exists a burning
desire to possess this knowledge.
information about the great secret I'm about
to so freely share with you was entirely gleaned
from a book entitled Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
This well written, easy to read, historical
information packed novel was written
by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry
Lincoln based on their research carried out
for the BBC. As far as I trust the BBC, I also
trust that the information presented in this
book was an honest representation of what they
had discovered, without exaggeration or embellishment.
(I should also note that, as far as they
believe their conclusions, which they present
more as speculation than fact, I too believe
their conclusions. I should also note that if
the nature of the secret offends you, and it
might, you should understand that I still believe
that in fact every theory, including
yours, is right)
mystery begins with an error in oral or written
transmission of information, just like in the
party game; when the term 'Sangrael' was separated
incorrectly into 'San Grael' - The Grail - instead
of 'Sang Rael', or Royal Blood. The Gospels
describe Jesus as a rabbi. What I hadn't realized
to this point was that, at the time of Jesus
in the Holy Land, all rabbis were married.
Now, nowhere in the Gospels does it state directly
that Jesus wasn't married. You would
think that this piece of information, given
it's clearly unusual nature, would have been
mentioned, but it wasn't. In fact Jesus said
"The sons of this age marry and are given
in marriage." (Luke 20:36). This lends
heavy credence to the fact that Jesus was in
fact married. So
Magdalene, of course.
What's more, all rabbis were to have
many children. To not procreate would be a glaring
denouncement of the code of the times. Once
again Jesus said: "Let the little children
come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such
is the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:14-15)
It is most likely that Jesus also had children.
It would seem that the Gospels of the New Testament,
the ultimate source of truth for the Christian
faith, are wrong - or at least incomplete.
as big as the secret that Jesus had children
may be, it still gets deeper. For, in fact,
his descendants exist today and they know who
and what they are - and so does the papacy in
Rome! The rightful descendant of Jesus - Rex
Mundi, King of the World, he who is king but
does not rule - has been nurtured and protected
through the ages be the likes of the Crusaders,
the Knights Templar, Freemasonry, and the Prieuré
is the one who has been born king of the Jews?"
(Mathew 2:1) asked the magi. It is quite well
known that Jesus was a descendant of the Jewish
House of David, and as such, a legitimate king.
What is less well known is that Mary Magdalene
was a descendant of the Jewish House of Benjamin.
The descendants of House of Benjamin are the
rightful heirs to Jerusalem. Therefore, as with
many dynastic marriages, the Jesus and Mary
chain of descendants would not only be rightful
Jewish sovereignty, they would be rightful heirs
to Israel! Godfroi de Boullion was in
fact one of these descendants, and in capturing
the Holy Land, he truly did regain his rightful
kingdom, as he himself said. What he discovered
was proof of his claim which has been
used to control kings and the papacy, through
blackmail, for centuries.
there it is
The Great Secret!
is understandable that this secret is, in fact,
monumental as it affects Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim faiths in a most profound way. As
I mentioned, the papacy in Rome knows about
this secret and, as a matter of fact, has been
actively trying to suppress it for millennia
now, going so far as to murder and attempt to
erase from history at least one of the heirs
(Dagobert II). It's interesting to note that
when and if the rightful heir of Jesus makes
himself known publicly, it could be considered
something of a Second Coming. If this is the
case, who best fits the description of the Beast
monumental as the Great Secret is affecting,
as it does, half the planet's people, it still
only affects half. There are billions of Hindus,
Buddhists, and Taoists, who will be affected
very little, spiritually at least, by this revelation.
yin to our yang.
I've learned through the teachings of these
faiths is that it is not the secret that is
important. It is the search for the secret
that matters: the Quest for the Philosopher's
Stone. Ask yourself this: what are you going
to do once you've acquired everything it is
you want, be it wealth, fame, knowledge, whatever?
tell you: You'll go on with your life. And you
will want something else. As was so wisely stated
in the I-Ching: change is inevitable.
meaning of life is only found in the search
for the meaning of life. 'Enlightenment', as
spoken of by the Mystics, is the realization
of this fact.
the creative force of life, the search for the
and eastern spiritual culture,
gives rise to
Yang, life itself, the actualization of the
and western spiritual culture.
Blood, Holy Grail; by Michael
Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln
Pendulum; by Umberto
and Modern Alchemy