- Achieving Immortality with Magic Truffles
- Are Magic Truffles the Philosopher’s Stone?
- Choosing Magic Mushrooms or DMT
The philosopher’s stone, also known by its Latin name lapis philosophorum is a legendary substance which is said to possess the power to transmute base metals into gold or silver. The legend of the philosopher’s stone also earned it the name “the elixir of life” which makes it a key ingredient in achieving immortality.
For many centuries, alchemists have treated the philosopher’s stone as the holy grail of their profession. There’s plenty of evidence that this substance isn’t at all mythological. It isn’t a stone either. It is in fact, a truffle… a magic truffle to be more accurate.
This might seem outrageous for you but there are plenty of claims which can substantiate this. For starters, while alchemy did lead to the discovery of certain chemical principles, at its core, it’s still a philosophical science which relies on the spiritual connections between different types of minerals and organic compounds. The end game of alchemy is to gain immortality and wisdom through the use of compounds that combine the “sun” and the “moon.”
In alchemy, there is a saying that the philosopher’s stone is not of stone, not of bone, not of metal. This is the most literal way of saying the stones doesn’t come from minerals, animals, or metal. By eliminating those options, alchemists were left with only one source: plants.
Achieving Immortality with Magic Truffles
The next criteria which they need to settle is their ability to give immortality to the user. Can magic truffles help you achieve immortality?
This is where it gets a little confusing.
Perhaps one of the reasons why the philosopher’s stone is treated as a myth is because of the literal interpretation of this criteria. Most people thought this means to live forever. However, this is far from the goals of alchemy.
Joseph Campbell, a renowned mythologist, explains that the search for physical immortality extends from a misunderstanding of the traditional teaching. He suggests that the philosopher’s stone will help people see their immortal soul, achieve wisdom, and get in touch with their true selves without the burdens of ego and personality.
This is another reason why the philosopher’s stone was also aptly named the stone of projection. It allows the inner-self to be free and to explore the universe.
Sounds familiar? The fact that this sounds like a psychedelic trip on psilocybin is no coincidence.
Are Magic Truffles the Philosopher’s Stone?
People who used magic mushrooms and magic truffles are familiar with their ability to destroy the ego, remove people from themselves, and see the broader picture, find wisdom, and gain insight within people’s souls.
According to the Secret Doctrine, a person who uses the philosopher’s stone becomes linked to his external body, and also to his spiritual form. For the time being, he is able to reach higher planes of existence and becoming one of the gods. Ancient alchemists also claim the stone gave the user the power to leave his identity behind as he takes his place with higher beings.
From that doctrine, the interpretation of the immortality imparted by the philosopher’s stone seems more philosophical than literal. Moreover, it’s very similar to entheogenic experiences similar to taking psilocybin mushrooms and truffles.
The experiences described in this doctrine are highly identical to a full-blown psilocybin trip wherein a person is able to achieve a feeling of unity with the universe and the gods.
Going by the criteria stated earlier, psilocybin fits the bill to be classified as the mythological philosopher’s stone. It belongs to the plant kingdom, it can be extracted, and it can be used to achieve immortality – in the philosophical sense.
This begs the question whether other plant-based hallucinogens such as DMT can also be classified as the philosopher’s stone. Why not?
After all, the philosopher’s stone was never described as coming from one source only. It was also never described as being just one substance alone. Taking into account the technological disadvantage and lesser available knowledge at that time, other potent plant-sourced hallucinogens like DMT may also fit the bill.
Choosing Magic Mushrooms or DMT
Even with the knowledge that there are more potent psychedelics out there, magic truffles are still the better candidate for being philosopher’s stones instead of DMT. Why? It all comes back to the spiritual value associated with the material and its connection with the earth, sun, and moon. Other hallucinogens lack this connection.
In a study called “Remarks Upon Alchemy,” a passage reads:
The Secret of our Stone… shall shew itself forth as though it bloomed sweetly upon the dunghill. And if you shall ask me what it resembles, I shall say to you that it lives and is to be found in the likeness and form of many things in nature. For it can be as the moon as has been said – if they say the moon is blue, we must believe that it is true. But this, only if molested, for the color of the moon is white in its naturalistic state.
Magic mushrooms which produce psilocybin grow on dung and on rotting wood. They also resemble the moon, one of the most standout shapes in nature. When “molested” or handled, they turn a distinctive shape of blue. This change in color isn’t just applicable to magic mushrooms but also to the magic truffles which grow underground.
No matter how you look at it, the descriptions of the philosopher’s stone bear a striking, hard-to-ignore resemblance with magic mushrooms and truffles. There are more riddles and references which support how the psychedelic fungi may well be the philosopher’s stone.
So what are you waiting for? Achieve what many alchemists and other people before you have failed to achieve. Transcend and achieve immortality – philosophically.