The secret of the alchemists: The "philosopher's stone"

We have now entered into the fascinating world of alchemists. If you've read or seen Harry Potter, you have necessarily heard of the "philosopher's stone." But what lies in the laboratories of these strange characters?

Philosopher Stone:

The ultimate goal of alchemists is to develop the formula that will enable them to obtain the Philosopher's Stone. This compound can transform ordinary metals into precious metals (the Great Society) but can also be diluted in water, it has the power to give immortality to the one who drinks the mixture (solution).

The philosopher's stone is the fifth element in addition to four others (fire, air, water, earth). It is called Alkahest and represents love. To succeed, you must mix a raw material to a series of other natural ingredients. The hardest part is to identify this "raw material".

In addition, there are two other goals by some alchemists:

- Ars Magna, which would allow the alchemist to turn into on-man with almost unlimited powers;

- The Homoncule, which involves the creation of an artificial small humans.


The most famous alchemist who would, according to legend, managed to discover the philosopher's stone is a french alchemist named Nicolas Flamel, he would suddenly become rich.

One can also quote Jabir ibn Hayyan Geber who lived in the eighth century in Iraq. This alchemist wrote many books such as the Corpus Jabirianum. We owe him an outline of the classification of the elements and the discovery of the acids citric, sulphuric, nitric and tartaric.

De la Roche Tiphaigne known for writing science-fiction fan and alchemy have discovered photography by manipulating silver salts in 1760, 80 years before Daguerre. It was a description of the television and the transmission of radio waves in a book dating from the same period.

Finally, the most recent name is that of a certain Fulcanelli, whose true name was never known who had knowledge of the atomic pile and the possibilities of using the atom before the modern knowledge on the nuclear.

Philosophers were also interested in alchemy, such as Aristotle. According to his theory, each of the four elements are characterized by two complementary qualities: "The earth, water, air and fire that we know are only approximations of these impure states idealized."

Absolute fantasy or science, I leave it to your imagination..!!

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