posted on May, 19 2016 @ 09:03 AM
a reply to: onequestion
Many a medieval alchemist would disagree. They did in fact labour to create the stone, whether anyone ever succeeded is another question entirely.
Personally I think it could be possible.
Have you looked into it? A lot of people will say it's just a metaphor, I think these are often the type of people that don't really believe in
"blatant" magic. In my experience magic can be very physical, downright fantastic. Others think it's very limited; the kind of magic where you'll cast
a spell and it might influence things in a vague way; the type of magic where you can always plausibly explain it by mundane means.
To be able to consciously do these type of things though, gosh.. unless you're the type of person that is born awake like Jesus or Padmasambhava you
would have to do a lot spiritual work. Siddhis might spontaneously manifest in certain ways for a lot of people, but to be able to control them would
require some incredibly impressive credentials.
This site discusses the theory behind the philosopher's stone in modern terms. Very interesting stuff.