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There are certain ideas which have persisted for many centuries as myths and legends although these subjects remain obscure, misunderstood, and maybe even feared by the vast majority of people today.For example there's the idea that throughout history spiritually advanced people were initiated into great mysteries and then sent out to serve and enlighten mankind. Often they were misunderstood and persecuted. Nobody exemplifies this idea better than Jesus Christ who I believe was initiated into the Egyptian mysteries.According to the legends alchemy was one of these great secrets.There's also the legend that people in ancient Egypt and on Atlantis could prolong their physical lives indefinitely and live forever.I bring all of this up because Fulcanelli appears to have been one of these mysterious people. Fulcanelli left the material for this book with a student and then disappeared. But the student claims he saw Fulcanelli 30 years later and he looked younger than when he disappeared.That's all part of the legend about the Philosopher's Stone:"It is an absolute metallic synthesis and assures for the fortunate owner of this treasure the triple endowment of knowledge, fortune, and health."As this book points out the term 'alchemy' is today usually associated with the idea of transforming lead or other metals into gold. But this is only one aspect of alchemy which also involves a spiritual transformation.Gold is a mysterious substance in any case and is the only metal which never rusts.This book demonstrates Fulcanelli's knowledge about many subjects such as history, the sciences, philosophy, and architecture, not to mention other more mysterious and arcane areas.He felt alchemy is a purer form of science than what we associate with science today. The book is very eloquently written as Fulcanelli explains how the spooky carved images in the Gothic cathedrals reveal the secrets of alchemy for those who can interpret them. He said between the 13th and 17th centuries there were thousands of real alchemists who knew the secret. Maybe there still are who knows. Fulcanelli believed in and understood the deep and mystical relationships between mythology, Christianity, and the bible. Not only did he believe that the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Virgin Mary are the same person, he also says this goddess is the mother of Zeus and the other mythological gods.He talks about the 'language of the birds' which is I believe a sort of radiation that the plants and animals can understand. Human beings understood this language at one time but lost this ability as is indicated by the Tower Of Babel event in the bible.It could just be my imagination but as I sat in a quiet place reviewing what I had highlighted in this book I started to feel that the book was giving off some sort of energy, almost as if the book itself is alive in some way.For Fulcanelli all matter is alive. He felt God is an alchemist who created matter from energy. Then I guess the sun converts matter back into energy, a nuclear reaction being an alchemical process. There's an interesting unraveling of a strange word puzzle written on a chapel. A series of letters appears three times together with the trident which symbolizes the sea god Neptune who is always associated with the number 3. Jeff MarzanoInitiationThe Secret Teachings of All Ages (Reader's Edition)The Giza Death Star Destroyed: The Ancient War For Future Science (Giza Death Star Trilogy)The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls: Unlocking the Secrets of the Past, Present, and FutureForbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of CivilizationThe Giza Power Plant : Technologies of Ancient EgyptInitiation in the Great Pyramid (Astara's Library of Mystical Classics)Edgar Cayce's Atlantis and Lemuria: The Lost Civilizations in the Light of Modern Discoveries
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Fulcanelli (fl. 1920s) was the name used by a French alchemist and esoteric author, whose identity is still debated.
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