There are many stories behind the philosopher’s stone. The main tale states that it is a stone that is able to turn lead into gold or that is able to perfect any situation with just one touch. There have been tales where it is the cause for a happy ending and also tales where it is a cause for a tragedy. It was the main desire of many alchemists and it is said that a philosopher needs it to attain longevity.
It is said that there are seven steps in the philosophers stone formula and that these step are Calcinations, dissolution, separation, conjunction, fermentation, distillation and coagulation. Black work is said to be from Jupiter or Saturn, while white work is from the sun or mars and red work is from Venus, Mercury or the moon. The philosophers stone is also known as the alchemist’s stone. It was the goal for many alchemists throughout history to be able to create one of these stone or find one of them depending on what they believed it to be.
Philosophers have said throughout history to be composed of many different substances. It has been said that you are able to make it if you get metal and mineral material at their purest and melt them down correctly or that you are able to make it in other ways. It is also said that the philosophers stone was a part of the cross that Jesus died on and that when his blood hit the wood it changed it forever or that it is a part of the World Tree which was said to be the original tree before the tree of life and tree of knowledge that gave birth to them when it died to create the world.