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Polish Rosicrucianism

To: alt.magick,alt.magick.order,alt.magick.tyagi,alt.thelema
From: (Robert Scott Martin)
Subject: Re: Polish Rosicrucianism (was: Objectively Studying the GD)
Date: 16 Mar 2003 12:44:10 -0500

>> possibility of physical transmutation

In article <>, Joseph   wrote:

>	Excuse me for butting in my .05 cents worth but isn't that the crux of
>the argument?  Isn't there a debate amongst those who are devoted to the
>concept (alchemy) as to whether it is "Truly" about the "possibility of
>physical transmutation" in the manner the statement is usually
>understood?  Turning lead into gold, or "transmuting" any element into
>any other. Those subscribing to this often times suggest it (alchemy) is
>the parant of modern chemestry.  Which has acomplished the transmutation
>of elements.
>	The other argument being, the whole of the alchemical literature, lore
>and myth are about an internal process, a spiritual alchemy, that may
>involve actual but minute amounts of elements, gold, silver, copper,
>iron, water, air,  etc. etc. etc. but in the alembic and furnace that is
>mans body and envinroment.  Could there be a coded revelation of mental
>states leading to altered awarness and consciousness and ultimating in
>the self becoming the philosophers stone, the summua bonum of perfect

Thanks. You sum up the problem elegantly. 

It is perhaps my error, certainly my heresy, that I refuse to acknowledge 
the difference between internal and external alchemy. If there is a 
distinction, I trust the fire to burn it away, leaving only the 
imperishable wherever it can be found -- within or without, in the skull 
or under glass.

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