The Great Work of Alchemy
(The First Day of the Month of Thoth)
Much as been written in these pages about Alchemy and related variations on a theme (the ORME, ORMUS, Star Fire, White Powder of Gold, Philosopher's Stone, Food of the Gods, Biological and other Transmutations, and so it goes). All of these substances purport to lead the true believers to the promised land, to embark on a path, which in Alchemy is called, “The Great Work”. On the one hand, according to one source, Ancient Writings: “The goal of the Great Work of alchemy, called also the Art, is the “Philosopher’s Stone”. While others -- with less faith in such physical chemistry manifestations -- insist that the only Great Work is to “harness the spirit within matter into the service of humanity.” (The latter tends toward being a little holier than thou, but it's also not entirely amiss.)
In fact, the two versions might actually be considered complementary. [Now, there's a perk!] Anyone who does the physical transmutation of matter through chemistry is also very likely going to be simultaneously engaged in the more spiritual aspect. There’s just nothing quite like having all the gold you can possibly imagine, to reach a point where it’s more fun to give it away than to hoarde it, haul it about, and/or constantly bury it (and dig it back up) just in order to hide it from thieves and IRS agents... particularly the latter. Also, as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, notes: “I never imagined that doing public charity would provide such a rush.”  There’s a lot to be said for Glinda’s view.
In any case, this particular web page will devote itself instead somewhat exclusively to the physical transmutation of matter (with the transmutation of such things as base metals into gold being one of our lesser goals, and thus with comparatively less emphasis). For the fact remains that when one considers the other end results of this physical, chemical transmutation, and following that, the ingestion of said results (to be described a bit later), one quickly recognizes that such things as perfect health, longevity, and so forth and so on, will almost certainly have beneficial effects on the health of the mind and spirit as well. In other words, The Great Work is both physical and spiritual!
This particular web page (the one you're now reading... and/or glowering at) has been designed as a linkage to some truly astounding possibilities.
But before that, it might be important that we first take particular note of the distinction and connection between Alchemy and some of the other disciplines mentioned above; some of the latter which claim apparently related physical elements and processes... not to mention end results.
It should be noted, for example, the possible connection between the Philosopher’s Stone of Alchemy (and/or the Elixir of Life... also of Alchemy), and the ORME (aka Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Elements), as well as, in some cases, the ORMUS.
As it turns out, the original thesis of the ORME, as brought down from the heavens by David Hudson, was based to a large degree on the possible relationship of the ORME to the ancient, traditional White Powder of Gold. According to King David (private joke) -- and now, others -- gold, silver, and the other six precious metals (Ruthenium, Rhodium, Palladium, Osmium, Iridium, and Platinum) -- when brought down to the monatomic state -- appear as white powders. Furthermore, these white powders allegedly have some remarkable powers, most of which describe the same effects claimed by Alchemy for the Philosopher’s Stone and/or the Elixir of Life. It is the latter two which are claimed to be the culmination of The Great Work of Alchemy.
Other considerations seem to further link Alchemy and the ORME -- such as the alchemist’s advice of “divide, divide, divide”. In the ORME metals, the process is one of physical division of, e.g., gold molecules, to the point where the individual gold atoms are actually separate (i.e., monatomic, or in technical terms... all by their lonely). This is despite the fact that the atoms of gold have a strong affinity toward one another in formulating their yellow gold state (the one we all love so much)... and which accordingly, makes the monatomic state an apparent rarity. Such things as Microclusters of elements of the same kind have been shown to exhibit some unexpected and astounding new properties, such that the theory of ORME would therefore seem to have substantial physical evidence to support the idea that extending the microcluster state down to the monatomic stage, would almost certainly result in some very unusual properties of the ORME’s white powder.
In Alchemy, the “divide, divide, divide” advice might be more akin to "dilute, dilute, dilute" [no relation to the Egyptian Gal from Duluth]. The repetition of diluting a substance over and over should perhaps remind us of homeopathy, where successive, careful dilutions can arrive at a solution where the probability of having a single molecule of the original “active ingredient” is very near zero... and yet, the massively diluted solution not only has the power to heal as effectively as the original solution, but now does so without all those pesky little side effects -- such things as swelling, bloating, flatulence, drowsiness, and, oh, did I mention: death? This aspect of Alchemy which suggests similar methodologies as homeopathy then appear to provide some physical evidence to support Alchemy as a credible science as well.
Other evidence for the reality and validity of The Great Work of Alchemy tends to arrive from a different type of source: That of the alchemists of old who have written numerous books on the subject. Admittedly, such books are often cloaked in mystery by being ever so slightly less than forthright in their descriptions of exactly what one should do first, and with what substance, how long, and by what strange and bewildering means. The Primary Alchemical Assumption has always been that the esoteric (“for the few”) Philosopher’s Stone is NOT something for the exoteric (“for the many”), aka the masses, the peasants, and all those equally pesky orthodox religious fanatics.
Furthermore, the accumulated literature of Alchemy requires considerable study for anyone who might wish to create the Philosopher's Stone... and thereafter accomplish all of the wonders associated with it. Said wonders are, in fact, reputed to include: 1) a universal medicine for the body, mind, and spirit, 2) an ability to turn any metal into silver or gold (a bit of the Midas touch, there), 3) an elixir for plants, even minerals (e.g., growing rubies for your slippers), 4) unlimited energy (for individuals, or in the form of electrical or other energy generating techniques), and even, 5) the creation of life.
The idea that all of the benefits of the Philosopher’s Stone and/or ORME (or ORMUS), can and should be made available to just anyone has always had a strong element of... well... hesitation... as in No way Jose! In the simplest terms, does one really want to give a Hitler such powers? Assuming the truest and best answer is "No!"... then what is there which might prevent the Stone/ORME/Elixir/Star Fire (by any name, smelling as sweet) from “falling into the wrong hands”? Like yours, for example.
In the original ORME material (ala David Hudson) -- which also links to the Ark of the Covenant -- there is the strong suggestion that anyone who is not in the proper “righteous” frame of mind will -- as had been described by many abruptly aborted attempts to approach the original Ark of the Covenant -- be done away with on the spot... essentially blasted to kingdom come [pardon the pun]. This bit has been popularized (if that be the word) by movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the evil doers (Nazis of course) were struck down by electrical discharges from the Ark, despite an attempt to approach the Ark in a righteous manner. (Obviously most “raiders”, by definition, are not typically in a “righteous frame of mind.” Nazis, on the other hand, are always the epitome of evil doers. They serve a very useful purpose in that regard.)
Meanwhile, this particular de-facto-prohibition or outright elimination (essentially, a separation of the wheat from the chaff) might be criticized on the basis of a possibly rather arbitrary interpretation of just exactly what constitutes “righteousness”. This quandary might be somewhat similar of the question of: Exactly who and/or what enforces the Prime Directive, for example... and how? Well... it just might be (as suggested by Sol ) -- in the case of the Prime Directive: once a civilization reaches a certain threshold level -- that such enforcement is simply a matter of the laws of physics... as in who and how is gravity enforced? (The general assumption is that, basically, if a civilization is meaner than we are, they don’t make it.)
The same might apply to both the ORME and Alchemy... and accordingly, this quickly becomes an article of faith in some kind of “rightness” to the universe, where the laws of physics have their own agendas... and they are "good". This might well be... but at the same time, probably a bit more is needed to convince us that it’s not simply a matter of choosing either the red or blue pill, Matrix style.
That additional “barrier” might well be that the ORME and the Philosopher’s Stone of Alchemy are both items which require a fair amount of preparation, likely over an extended period of time... and thus that it takes a fair amount of faith in the process for anyone to persevere. There is also the assumption that one is going to be doing a lot of study prior to even getting started.
In Alchemy, for example, despite numerous misleading comments in many alchemical texts about processes taking hours or days, the current consensus is that The Great Work is more like a three year process... assuming that you do it right! There is also the need to somehow gleam from all of those alchemical texts the precise methodology of The Great Work. The ORME process, meanwhile, would appear to require an equal amount of intellectual investment, time and effort, as well as a healthy amount of patience. And of course, such a time-frame presupposes that one will have an unrelenting faith in the process and the goal, before expending all that effort.
Okay... that’s the bad news.
The Good News is that in the case of The Great Work of Alchemy, we may now have a road map -- that is to say, enough of the description of the process to encourage those with the faith, patience, and credulity to actually leap into the process. This “road map”, which has only recently become available, purports to have extracted the essential elements from several dozen alchemical texts (but only the good ones, and not the yucky ones). In addition, this particular “road map” complements an impressive amount of worldly experience in related matters... things like common sense, and notably, a clear, definitive, natural theory of what’s actually happening... the Why bit. There is also sufficient information in this new revelation to make the process clear and straightforward. Then there's the credibility factor stemming from the fact that the author is not receiving money from the sale of the books (i.e., nothing in excess of printing, shipping and handling costs). Better yet, the entire tract is available on the Internet for FREE! There is even available a place for questions and answers, for those leaping to the fore, just in order to try their hand at this.
Of course, since we’re talking about alchemy, its heritage, and all of those ancient alchemists... One is inevitably tempted to ask: Why this retreat from the typical “gibberish” and outright misdirections of the ancient alchemical trade? Better yet, why free... where just anyone could get hold of it?
Ostensibly, with regards to Secrets, the author (with the curious name of Anonymous) believes that with regard to secrets: “Now is the time to release them. Forget any promises you made or vows you took.” “The Philosopher’s Stone is a natural occurrence of Nature, in fact it is the aim of Nature.” Most importantly, “The revealing of the Stone is the catalyst which will collapse the corrupt civilization and usher in the Golden Age.”
Clearly the book is more than a recipe book! And with its numerous quotes from various alchemical texts, it covers the landscape of Alchemy really rather well. It is also an entertaining, fun, and potentially mind-boggling, paradigm-shifting read.
Thus... without further ado -- save a drum roll or two... with a hundred and ten cornets close at hand... and trumpeters improvising a full octave higher than the score ...
The link to The Book of Aquarius by Anonymous is quite simply:
BTW, the author, the curiously named Mr. Anonymous, flatly states that the ORMUS (ORME or White Powder Gold) “is not made like the Stone, it doesn’t look like the Stone, it doesn’t act like the Stone... it’s not the Stone.” However, in the interests of fairness -- and the fact that Halexandria already has a LOT of web pages on the other stuff -- it should be noted that there is considerable doubt that anyone has yet achieved reducing gold, et al to the ORME state... or at least told anyone about it. Thus making comparisons and judgments as to what it might do or not do... would be difficult at best.
Furthermore, with regard to The Book of Aquarius -- and this is a biggie! -- the author also states that he (or she) has not yet finished The Great Work of Alchemy either... at least not yet. Everything is reportedly looking good, things are appearing in the process as expected... but apparently, we ain’t quite there yet.
But then again, possibly another commonality between the Alchemical and ORME research: would anyone actually reaching the end result be telling anyone else? Who really wants the world beating at your door for your new improved mousetrap... or for the Elixir of Life?"
So why would I, personally, endorse this book, go out on the narrow end of the branch... as I am accustomed to doing? Well basically... the book simply made sense to me. This sense of credibility is based on a lot of my own personal experience over the years, a degree of rational thinking, and just enough credulity to openly profess what Mark Twain said many moons ago:
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but this is because Fiction
is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.”
It is my profound belief that Truth ultimately knows no limitations, that possibilities are beyond belief, and that one can do anything by simply saying the right magical phrase [ala Harry Potter], having the right technology [Douglas Adams], the right food [The Book of Aquarius, ORME, or the well known meat candy, bacon]... or just being willing to assume that, really... anything is possible. It is the classic Suspension of Disbelief that allows the really fascinating and delightful truths to emerge... and inevitably, to strut about the stage and thoroughly relish the resulting standing ovation. I do in fact LOVE standing ovations... assuming that the audience is not just in a hurry to exit the theater.
Also, curiously, and to my mind very importantly, I really liked the author’s poetry on pages 214 and 238-239 of The Book of Aquarius. If these words of wisdom in brief form don’t inspire you, then you just may not be ready to begin your quest for The Great Work of Alchemy.
One last item: I particularly liked the unplanned coincidence of this web page being posted to the Internet on, auspiciously enough, the First Day of the Month of Thoth. Cool, huh?
 Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Gregory Maguire, William Morrow, imprint of Harper-Collins Publishers, 1995, page 341.
 Sol Aris, private communication.
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ORME, Star Fire, ORMUS, White Powder of Gold, Philosopher’s Stone,
Ark of the Covenant, Alchemy, Secrets, Transmutation,
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