For centuries, the Philosopher’s Stone, which according to legends and myths can work wonders, was sought after by ancient alchemists. Hundreds of works have been written, but it still remains unclear: What exactly is the Philosopher’s Stone?
The answer is surprisingly simple — it is our heart. In their writings, the alchemists used a multitude of allegories, metaphors, and symbols that only the initiated could correctly decode. So, for example, one of recipes says: “Take the mercury of philosophers, and burn it until it turns into a green lion. Keep burning — it will turn into a red lion.”
This refers to a fiery heart, since only the one who has the fiery heart is able to come closer to the mystery associated with the Philosopher’s Stone. The “burning fire” means spiritual life, because when a person takes a spiritual path, they begin to receive higher energies and this invisible fire “burns,” i.e., transforms, all the seven bodies of their human structure. Initially, this fire is intended to remove a dense layer of “tissue” from the path that links the lower quaternity of bodies and the higher spiritual triad. Only the liberated solar plexus can help one to “turn into a green lion,” which means the next step of inner transformation. The heart center has an image of lotus petals, which, as a rule, are in the folded position: the first row consists of green petals, the second row of pink (or red) petals, and the third row of whites ones. The green petals are first to be awakened, when a person aspires after the higher knowledge which will help them in the spiritual ascent. And then everyone takes their individual path. As we know, animals also have hearts, but the hearts of some dogs are more faithful and merciful than that of some people. And if a person’s heart does not possess noble qualities, it is not able to activate the alchemical chain of reactions. In this case, the elements are set in motion, demonstrating all their destructive force.
Thus, it is precisely in a pure heart that the Philosopher’s Stone is formed, which has alchemical properties. Using its power, people can become creators, such as Jesus Christ, the legendary Count of Saint-Germain, and the world-famous Helena Blavatsky, who could materialize objects out of thin air, or transform one thing into another.
The secret of all these abilities lies in our heart, where there is a crystal that represents the crystallized fiery energy accumulated through the ages. In Tibet, it is called Ringsel. When a high lama dies, he is cremated. And then his closest disciples begin to look for the Ringsel, which is the only thing that remains undamaged in the pile of ashes. It resembles a grain of amber, extraordinarily hard and beautiful; and the larger it is, the better, because the disciples judge the degree of spirituality of their Teacher by its size. Such sacred relics have been collected and now, with the blessing of the 14th Dalai Lama, are shown at the Maitreya Loving Kindness exhibition in India. Since cremation is not traditional in Christian countries, we cannot judge the height of many well-known saints of the Christian Church on this basis. However, it is known that, after the burning of Joan of Arc, her heart did not burn in the fire, but instead remained in the form of a crystal, which her executors threw into the Seine, not knowing what to do with it.
The crystal takes shape throughout one’s life. So, if the person commits deeds of light, and selflessly serves the good, then the Ringsel grows, becoming like a resplendent sun, which illuminates everything around on the spiritual plane. However, if the person commits evil deeds, this stone becomes like a black piece of coal, which poisons the surrounding world and, above all, its owner. The Ringsel crystal is present in the body when a person is physically embodied, but in the state of a certain “density” of substance. Thus, only after death and cremation can this energy, as a result of reaction with the fire, be fully precipitated in the form of physically visible crystals.
The energy potential of the crystal is measured by the Argo coefficient. Everyone has their own number, either positive or negative. This numerical value is expressed in energy units, being constant at the time of birth. It may remain unchanged for many lifetimes, until any act shifts it from its fixed position. For example, a deed of light for the good of humanity will add a certain portion to the already accumulated value. After death, the crystal remains on the Earth, but the individual who grew it takes it away in their chest in the form of a blazing bundle of fire. In their new incarnation, the person will endow this crystal with a physical form again that will be equal in energy value to the previous incarnation. In this way, this treasure can be depleted, multiplied, or left the same.
The Argo coefficient of an ordinary human being varies within one energy unit, with little deviation in either direction. People who have reached three units have already drawn the attention of the Forces of Light and are under their supervision. A person possessing seven energy units is extremely rare — these are the people working closely with the Forces of Light. Someone who has reached nine units, as a rule, is an embodied Saint. In Tibet, it is believed that only the Lord of Shambhala has twelve units.
Philosopher’s Stones that remain after cremation have the supreme energy and alchemical properties that are mentioned in the legends. But if another person would like to use the power of such a Stone, the power of their own Ringsel must be of the same energy level or higher. It is impossible to put these Stones to evil ends, and even if one were to attempt it, then, because of the dissonance that brings, the Stone would simply break up, crumbling into the primary elements and dissolving in the forces of Nature. And here the consequences are unpredictable: from the death of the originator of the evil to earthquakes and other natural disasters.
According to the Oriental legends, there is a sacred stone called the Chintamani which is kept in Shambhala under the protection of the Forces of Light. It was formed as a Ringsel in the constellation of Orion and fell to Earth millions of years ago. The Chintamani carries a most powerful cosmic force that is able to influence the whole world. Representatives of the dark forces attempted to take possession of it so as to establish their authority over the planet, but the Stone can only work in good hands. As the tradition says, a fragment of the Chintamani, in certain historical periods, is sent to people who must accomplish a special mission of Light. It is said that the fragment of the Stone was in the possession of King Solomon and Akbar the Great. At the same time, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, to whom the fragment was gifted, chose the wrong methods to bring about the indicated goal, and the stone left them together with their unprecedented luck and success. In the 20th century, a fragment of the Chintamani was kept by the Roerich family, who received it in Paris on 6 October 1923.
The accumulation and growth of the Philosopher’s Stone may occur mainly during our stay in physical conditions, i.e., on the Earth, over many lifetimes. Later, in the Higher Worlds, a person reaps the consequences, that is, takes the place that corresponds to the “wealth” of their heart. Therefore, for all of us it is important to make the right choices in life and not to be deluded by earthly illusions, because our wrong actions can result in the loss of our heavenly treasure.
Zinovya Dushkova, Ph.D., is an award-winning Russian author, poet, philosopher, and historian who has devoted more than thirty years to the acquisition of the secret wisdom underlying all known religions and philosophies. Her spiritual quest has taken her to remote Buddhist monasteries and sacred Abodes hidden within mountains and deserts in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, and India. In 1995, she gained admittance to the secret Book of Dzyan and revealed its new excerpt in The Book of Secret Wisdom. Dr. Dushkova’s major work is The Teaching of the Heart series. For more information, please visit her website at: www.dushkova.com/en.