THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Ancient alchemists believed in the mystical, magical and occult powers
of the Philosopher's Stone, which they claimed was formed from the original
substance of the universe.
The search for this fabulous stone was long considered to be a dominant
objective of philosophers and alchemists. Their
dedication in attempting to discover this "quintessence" or
"fifth element" (the other four being earth, air, fire and water) was
the forerunner of modern science.
Such were the mystical powers of the Philosopher's Stone that anyone
fortunate enough to own one was said to be ensured of good health, perpetual
youth, success in love, wealth beyond his dreams and good luck in every
undertaking. One noted alchemists,
Albert Magnus (1206-1280), claimed that his magical Philosopher's Stone could
create summer or winter in his garden at his command.
This stone, discovered in the Township of the North Shore, is indeed a
Philosopher's Stone. It comes from the Precambrian Shield in Northern Ontario,
Canada. These rocks are the oldest
on earth and took all of geological time in their formation-over 1,710,000,000
years. They predate the Olympian
Gods and were already ancient when 80-ton diplodocuses roamed the earth and
pterodactyls soared over the steaming jungles.
Ice ages have come and gone, mountains were formed and disappeared,
Atlantis sank beneath the waves and new continents were born.
Volcanic activity was at an intensity that has never been rivaled and the
outpouring of lava was the greatest since the dawn of time.
Here in the Township of the North Shore, the home of the Philosopher's
Stone, where nature squandered unimaginable power, she was also storing it in
the form of millions of tons of uranium throughout the area.
This, the most terrifying source of energy known to man, is also the
power that imparts the mystical force contained in this small stone.
Hold in your hand and you hold the wisdom of the ages, the history of
the Earth and the power of the Universe. Power
that you can draw from to soothe your moods, sharpen your mind and with
concentration, enable you to communicate with mystical and occult forces that
were and are yet to be.
Despite its fantastic power, this rock is perfectly safe to handle but
must only be used to invoke good. Any attempts to subvert the magical powers of
this stone for evil purposes is dangerous and could bring disaster to its owner.