Transmutation of the Body
The aim of spiritual alchemy—to restore a human being to
the fundemental condition of grace, strength, perfection, beauty,
and physical immortality. Dedicated alchemists over the
ages labored to discover the secret of the elixir of life, which
occultists believed would achieve this renewal of youth, and
grant immortality. Endless recipes for this medicine have been
given, and some alchemists honestly believed they had attained
it, but it still has not been proven.
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