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Originally posted by HiroProtagonist
I skipped to the part on how to make the stone and stopped reading as soon as I seen the main ingrediant is urine! Good luck with your stones guys...
Originally posted by sign00
Has anyone else read the whole thing yet?
Another method is to produce it from the morning dew
Originally posted by Frater210
One of the reasons that I think the text has gravitas is the time periods offered for completion of the Work. Anywhere from 18 months to 8 years. This seems very reasonable to me as even basic simple work in Spagyrics can take up to 3 years or more as you wait for stuff to 'digest'. Keep in mind, this is probably not something you can do once and see if it works. This sort of thing involves trial and error like any recipe. You have to get good at trying to do it first before you start to make any real progress. That is why Alchemists are usually represented in Art as being old and wizened. This is also why they develop supernatural powers of concentration. The author of the text sounds like he has a gift for this sort of thing. I am just an average guy. I think that if I tackled this project I would probably get it right on the 3rd or 4th attempt. Lets say I get really good at making sure all the variables are precise so 7 years the first time, 4-6 the second and maybe 2-4 the following 1 or 2 attempts. No matter how I slice it I am looking at around 15 years or more of work. My wife would slay me. Consider that this is probably why Nick Flamel's wife was so notoriously (notably) hospitable and even encouraging of his Alchemical work. She was famous just for that. Who has time for this these days?
However, an average amount of time for the whole process is 3 years. You could possibly get this down to 18 months if you take more effort in the First Part and have all the factors under strict control. Also, it could easily take 5 or even 8 years if the conditions are not so good.
Originally posted by wavemaker
Unfortunately, this tincture takes a lot of time to make. By the time we make one now, it is almost Dec 21, 2012 and the Philosophers' Stone is already useless by that time.
"However, an average amount of time for the whole process is 3 years. You could possibly get this down
to 18 months if you take more effort in the First Part and have all the factors under strict control. Also, it
could easily take 5 or even 8 years if the conditions are not so good."