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source site Many great alchemists and Hermetic philosophers occupy an honoured niche in the Hall of Fame, while their many critics remain obscure.

see url To list all these sincere speakers after Nature’s great Arcanum is impossible, but a few will suffice to “demonstrate” the type of intellect who interested themselves in this abstruse subject. Among the more prominent names … Basil Valentine (discovered antimony), ROGER BACON, Albertus Magnus, Gerber (the Arabian who brought the knowledge of alchemy to Europe through his writings), que preguntas hacer para conocer a un chico PARCELSUS, Nicholas Flamel, Picus de Mirandola, John DEE (wrote the forward in the English translation of conocer chicas en new jersey EUCLID, from greek into English*), Michael Maier, Thomas Vaughan, John Heydon, the Comte de Cagliostro, and the COMTE de ST-GERMAIN.

There are legends to the effect that King Solomon and PYTHAGORAS were alchemists and that the former manufactured by alchemical means the gold used in his temple.

Albert Pike (the freemason) takes sides with the alchemical philosophers by declaring that gold of the Hermeticists was a reality. He says:

“The Hermetic science, like all the real sciences, is mathematically demonstrable. It’s results, even material, are as rigorous as that of a correct equation. The Hermetic gold is not only a true dogma, a light without Shadow, a Truth without alloy of falsehood, it is also a material gold, real, pure, the most precious that can be found in the mines of the earth.”

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