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Introduction


Leaning on my elbow, I turn to my own thoughts.

The pages of my life, I have cast, on the great millwheel of fortune.


In my hunt for the golden crown, I have sought clues, in labours long 

and wide.

I am resolute in my dangerous pursuit.

Dangerous you laugh?

Yes, I say, for Wisdom is demanding.

She does not release her captives readily, but demands inconsiderate 

labor in searching her ciphers.

So as the millwheel turns, I entrust myself between the columns where 


the University of Antiquity awaits.

There I am sure the dance of the labyrinth will lead me to the emerald 

city.

And Ariadne's silken thread, woven from chains of light, will support 

my journey to the midnight sun.

The turn of the millwheel has brought me luck, I cast again.

.God goes with the brave.




The alchemical Philosophers' Stone is the main subject of this 

book. It has many names including the Elixir of Life, occult gold, manna 

and dew. For thousands of years the knowledge of this marvelous Stone 

has been the sole province of mystical brotherhoods including Egyptian 

Priests and Pharaohs, Melchizedek Priests, Arabian Schools, Rabbis, 

Kabbalahists, Indian Yogis, Rosicrucians, Freemasons and lone Jewish 

alchemists.

The subject embodies a mix of religion and politics that has 


fermented throughout history, occasionally erupting. The earliest traces 

we have of this are with first dynasty Egyptian Pharaohs. The trail tracks 

the devastating Hyksos invasion of Egypt and the Exodus of the Children 

of Israel from Egypt.

Ancient sanctuaries such as Harran and Jerusalem emerge as 

warehouses of arcane knowledge. So esoteric is the knowledge that it is 

from lone Jewish alchemists, who perhaps knew the least that we learn 

the most. Jewish scholars persistently worked at alchemy and around 


tenth century CE translated the great medical and alchemical treatises of 

the Arabic world. In looking at the Philosophers' Stone, we have cause to



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