The Lost Secret of Immortality uncovers the real magic of the Philosopher’s Stone, and guides readers to the mysterious Kundalini – the original center of enlightened energy in the body. The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone , the magnetic influence of which in certain ways resembles that of radium
Alchemy and apocalypse share a common gendered language. They envision the unity of the world, and all its matter, as a coming together of the female and male powers that animate the world. When male and female were sacredly conjoined, according to alchemical lore, then you would have the miraculously all-powerful stone. The book of Revelation also forecasts a sacred marriage.
Figuier, speaking of this element, says that none of the alchemists have ever discovered it. The spirit of fire, transmuting all things, the salt of tartar, the spirit of wine driven to the centre by cold, and the essential salt of vipers, remain mysteries in the Hermetic dialects.
The Alchemists, on the contrary, say that it is only intended to be concealed from the profane; and that if any man by long study do attain to its knowledge, then to him it is revealed by the divine favour , and this mixture of religion and Alchemy will be found pervading every treatise on the subject.
The three great objects of the philosopher’s search, namely, the transmuting agent, the universal solvent, and the universal remedy,—in other words, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Alkahest, and the Elixir of Life,—were essentially the same body, causing by its purifying power the base and imperfect substance to cast aside its impurities, and exhibit itself in the most simple and perfect state, bringing back health and youth to the shattered constitution, and when pure, dissolving and decomposing all the bodies in order to exhibit them in a renovated and more complete form.* The phenomena of life, death, and resurrection were illustrated by the language of Alchemy,
The best’ and shortest summary that could be given of the contents of the Aurea Catena Ilomeri may be attained by quot-ing the following passage from an old Hermetic treatise, called The Secret of Secrets;
We have taught how a, body is to be changed into a spirit, and again how the spirit is to be turned into a body, namely, how the fixed is made volatile, and the volatile fixed again : how the earth is turned into water and air, and the air into fire, and the fire into earth again : then the earth into fire, and the fire into air, and the air into water, and the water again into earth. Now the earth, which was of the nature of fire, is brought to the nature of a quintessence. Thus we have taught the ways of transmuting performed through heat and moisture ; making out of a dry a moist thing, and out of a moist a dry one : otherwise natures which are of several properties or families could not bQbrought to one uniform thing, if (unless ?) the one should be turned into the other’s nature. And this is the perfection according to the advice of the philosopher. Ascend from the earth into heaven, and descend from heaven to the earth ; to the intent to make the body which is earth into a spirit which is subtil, and then to reduce that spirit into a body again, which is gross : changing one element into another, as earth into water, water into air, air into fire ; and that into a more subtil nature and quintessence. Thus have you accomplished the treasures of the whole world.
Here, then, we have the Mystic Fire of the Eastern Sages, the Astral Spirit in Han of Paracelsus, the Anima .Mundi, the Golden Chain of Homer, the Heroin of the Philosophers, the Gold of the Alchemists, the Magical Quintessence, for according to the old maxim, “All is in Mercury which the Wise men seek.” The remainder of the paper relates to the doctrine popularly known as ” The Chain of Being.”
In Christianity kundalini is referred to as the Holy Spirit. It is the primal life force that animates all living entities, the evolutionary force behind all living matter. In Tantric Yoga kundalini is an aspect of Shakti, the divine female energy. The objective of Kundalini Yoga is to raise the kundalini energy to the crown chakra, where it unites with Shiva, or the male polarity, and inspires awakening. Intriguingly, the kundalini life force energy, referred to by various names, appears to be a universal phenomenon in esoteric teachings for at least the past three thousand years. Kundalini has been interpreted from the Bible as Christ consciousness, the recognition that we are all children of God, animated by the Holy Spirit or kundalini: “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4 KJV) This life force energy is also referenced in alchemical tracts using the symbol of the philosopher’s stone.
Jungian psychology equates Kundalini arousal with the seven stages of transmutation of metals [=activating/transmuting the seven chakras] in the attainment of the coveted Philosopher’s Stone, described in ancient alchemical texts. Halligan showed how the raising of Kundalini to the crown chakra at the top of the head essentially equates with alchemical “conjunctio”, the mystical marriage of opposites in any spiritual journey which makes union with the Divine a subjective reality, where the Self is fully formed. “A conjunctio metaphorically creates the Philosopher’s Stone, the Self, unity with the Divine. Therefore, for many Jungians the experience of Kundalini awakening is the Eastern version of individuation [coming into Self-hood].”
The day has come when we should seek to unlock the treasure of this ancient volume with a key fashioned from the Philosopher’s Stone . ” ( The discovery of the philosophers ‘ stone and the awakening of Kundalini are treated as one and the One.
The Lost Secret of Immortality uncovers the real magic of the Philosopher’s Stone, and guides readers to the mysterious Kundalini – the original center of enlightened energy in the body.
The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone , the magnetic influence of which in certain ways resembles that of radium
All the obscure jargon used by the alchemists and their talks about the transmutation of metals and the Philosophers ‘ Stone hid under its murky symbology a search for the divine .