The Elixir of Life is in Alchemy, the frequently used names for the Philosopher’s Stone.
The Elixir of Life has healing properties, healing the deficiencies and imperfections of base metals so that they can be transmuted into the perfect metals of Gold and Silver.
The Elixir also heals the imperfections in humans, creating longevity and potentially immortality.
Paracelsus developed hundreds of elixirs for treating various medical conditions, disorders, and illnesses; his most famous was aurum potabile, or “potable gold.”
Elixirs for immortality are more common in Eastern alchemy than in Western alchemy.
Mercury and cinnabar are frequently named ingredients.
Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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