Thanks for the link Kelly.
I used to read quite a bit about alchemy and other occult areas.
Many who have written about it believed that there was no real 'Philosophers Stone' but that it was metaphor for 'self transformation' but I'll take a look at the book.
For those who need some background....
The philosopher's stone
: lapis philosophorum
) is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals
, for example) into gold
) or silver
. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life
, useful for rejuvenation
and possibly for achieving immortality
. For many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy
. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment
, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opu