The Philosophers Stone

Calcination, the voluntary burning away of old limitations.

Calcination, the voluntary burning away of old limitations.

When Truth extends its hand to you, it asks nothing but for you to give up your mortality in exchange for immortality.

When The Devil extends his hand to you, he offers you all the kinds of things that imply you having to agree to mortality to receive them in the first place. Yet as with most contracts, we love to skip the fine print and never realized that his exchange was one that gave you mortality in exchange for your immortality.

This is why most people live life with an attitude of "I want all the things life can offer, yet without having to die."

And they struggle to find ways not to die so they can keep forever the things life had offered them.

The immortal has nothing he needs, nor does he fear death. But has embraced it so acutely that he allows all things to die that life brings to his door when the time comes.

The immortal is grounded in the foundation of the ever-changing.

When the going gets tough, the tough throw themselves willingly into the fire to burn all weakness away. Facing and Asking the Tough-Situation whether it could turn up the heat, that burn is merely scratching at the surface of my fears.

”Is that all you got?”
— Kyngraven
The fire in the vessel is also lit within. Burning our cage of limitation over and over again anew.

The fire in the vessel is also lit within. Burning our cage of limitation over and over again anew.

The Mortal is paralyzed in his desire to prevent all change fueled by his fear of it. His desire fueled by a misunderstanding of his own true nature transcendent to all of it.

The Immortal is unaffected by eternal transmutation and transformation. Unaffected by the dark and light appearances of life. Recognizing this entire circus of expressions is nothing but gods playing in a playground of unlimited creativity and exploration using everything and anything that life can offer, to grow and evolve that which to human minds would seem already to be beyond any possibility of further perfecting.

But even absolute perfection is not a limitation to the gods. Life will strive to transcend any degree of perfection it attains, out of the sheer creative will that can be defined as one that is only fulfilled in making the impossible possible to ever finer degrees into infinity. It is the immortal essence of life that is even willing to enter mortality out of sheer recklessness to further transmute itself

-RK