On today’s blogg short story , I’m searching out the facts and fictions around the most sought after magical stone of all – the Philosopher’s Stone!. Learn the history and real science behind this legendary gemstone. We’ll also check out its most exciting uses in the world of Haryy Potters. And discover how famous alchemists shaped our understanding of the world around us. Let’s get started! Ready, Sat, Go!
The Harry Potter’s World Philosopher’s Stone
By J.K. RowlingOriginally published on on Aug 10th 2015
J.K. Rowling’s thoughts
I did not invent the concept of the Philosopher’s Stone, which is a legendary substance that was once believed to be real, and the true goal of alchemy.
The properties of ‘my’ Philosopher’s Stone conform to most of the attributes the ancients ascribed to it. The Stone was believed to turn base metals into gold, and also to produce the Elixir of Life, which could make you immortal. ‘Genuine’ alchemists – the forerunners of chemists and physicists – such as Sir Isaac Newton and (the real) Nicolas Flamel, sought, sometimes over lifetimes, to discover the secret of its creation.
The Stone is variously described as red and white in the many old texts in which it appears. These colours are important in most accounts of alchemy, and are often interpreted as having symbolic meaning.
I am letting you draw your own conclusion from the short stories you heard and i think what ever you believe in it is going to be our reality.
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