*This article was originally published at ultraculture.org by Daniel Appel – Read the full article here: http://ultraculture.org/
Chasing down the ancient world’s alchemical obsession with obtaining the Philosopher’s Stone: the secret of immortality.
Mortality has tormented our consciousness since the first human witnessed death and realized his or her own eventual demise. The inevitability of death and speculation upon the nature of afterlife has always been an object of obsession for mystics and philosophers.
For many cultures, mortality is one of the major qualities that separates humanity from the Gods. While humans are born, subjected to the will of nature and die, the gods of the ancients and the gods of today are usually characterized as immortal; immune to the darkness that awaits every man and woman. Naturally, the earliest storytellers and holy men dreamed of ways to become immortal as well.
*Please read the full article here: ultraculture.org by Daniel Appel