What is your opinion on the Philosopher's Stone?

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In a spiritual sense, attaining The Philosopher’s Stone is a metaphor for ones’ personal evolution toward perfection of the soul. It is the prize for achieving spiritual enlightenment. It’s the ‘coming forth as gold’; the ’pearl of great price’; being one with Cosmic Consciousness; having undeniable personal experience of God.

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Jimmy W

I didn’t realize you could interpret a mythological artifact into a spiritual sense. Even if you choose to look at it that way, you shouldn’t call it “an undeniable personal experience of God”. In theory, god is all-knowing, all-powerful, omnipotent elderly Greek wizard. Having the Philosopher stone doesn’t give you “the experience” of creating life, or watching life for millenia. What I’m getting at is “Just because you have the stone, you’re not a god.”
On a more humorous note, I liked the book.

jeff

Has someone just finished reading The Alchemist or something? It my personal opinion it’s more then just a philosophical term, but a real element rarer than any other only to be found by the one’s willing to sacrifice for it.

bud85348

For other uses, see Philosopher’s stone (disambiguation).
The philosopher’s stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum; Greek: chrysopoeia) is a legendary substance, supposedly capable of turning inexpensive metals into gold; it was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. In the view of spiritual alchemy, making the philosopher’s stone would bring enlightenment upon the maker and conclude the Great Work.[1

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I think it’s a byproduct of lies. A stone is mute and it doesn’t matter how you spin a tale or a philosophical debate the bottom line is … it’s all a lie.

Vernon C

It never existed. It is a treasure sought after and was supposed to give the essence of immortality, and turn metals into gold. Nice rock if you can get it.

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