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Phoenix
01-06-2009, 05:31 PM
---> YouTube Alchemy Forums (http://www.youtube.com/user/AlchemyForums)
This is a Phoenix-thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=7) from the old site (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/forum.htm) created by taceyoto.

Anyone know where one might some some interesting alchemical videos or movies?
Heh, there might be a rare few out there, but most of the alchemical knowledge you seek will only be found in alchemical texts.
I moved this here from practical since it is more general... (a video doesn't have to be practical). Also I re-titled the thread so it will be easier to locate if searched for... we need one of these anyway.

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There are 7 more parts... just search for them!
Neat, I was unaware of these videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfNKdI6iPJE

C. G. Jung and the Alchemical Renewal (http://www.webcom.com/gnosis/jung_alchemy.htm) by Stephan A. Hoeller


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyp34v6Lmcc

Kind of alchemical I guess... lyrically anyway!


Here's a video lecture with alchemy information I just stumbled on, especially about "Monatomic Gold":

Lost Secrets of the Ark; The Real Power of GOLD (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2129165010048711403&hl=en)
Here's a short related video I found

How to Make Your Own Philosopher's Stone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68jtnuMAa00&feature=related)

It's about ORMEs (Orbital Re-arranged Monatomic Elements), not sure of the veracity of the technique, someone more knowledgeable about Practical Alchemy would need to comment on that.. and I'm not sure that you can actually levitate with it
Here's a documentary that covers a small part of the history of Alchemy:

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A video lecture by a Wiccan on Spiritual Alchemy:

Interactive Grimoire - Alchemy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO00xxGGpsg)
Newton and Alchemy:

Newton, the dark heretic (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-435454530312308084&q=chemistry&ei=lKtVSMr8B4qcrwK_5OnxDg)
A documentary tribute to the spagyrical book sharing the same title

The Secret Life of Plants (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4753736638977368381&q)

A documentary tribute to the spagyrical book sharing the same title...

Wow, this is cool. I havent seen this video yet, though I did download it. I had a nagging memory of this title and went to my bookshelves and I found a copy. I had picked this up several months ago from a used book store, as a gift for my girlfriend and also fore me.
Here is a talk by Manly Palmer Hall:

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While not exclusive to alchemy, the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Jodorowsky), and Matthew Barney (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Barney) have always been interesting if not extraordinary. Often surreal, ridiculous, or even disturbing they use much in the way of esoterica throughout their films.

Alejandro_Jodorowsky's the Holy Mountain

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El Topo
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Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTwt31GXOOw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASvhgut8fAg
Luxor Media (http://www.luxormedia.org) is coming out with a documentary film "Alchemy - Sacred Secrets Revealed" Oct. 1st.

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQNHO7WL41k
http://www.youtube.com/user/AlchemyForums

Just threw this together... could be good to have and build on...


A YouTube channel will definitely be beneficial to the forum.
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to send a friendly announcement that the film, Alchemy - Sacred Secrets Revealed was released yesterday on the Solstice.

It is my hope that everyone enjoys the film, and that it helps our cause in The Great Work. We tried to portray as much of the reality of Alchemy's spiritual nature as possible, and withhold from continuing the notion of the Alchemist as benighted proto-chemist.

Please understand it is not my intention to be seen as advertising, but simply to let everyone know in case they wanted to see the film.

Regards,

Trismegistus / Luxor

sleeveless
02-12-2009, 10:37 AM
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/lifestyle/watch/v17473975GjerfYdm#watch%3Dv17379447b5pgsRMj

Dizardos
02-14-2009, 12:29 AM
There are many movies in existence that have an alchemical foundation even though its makers might not even be aware of it. It is thus highly unlikely that it will provide the key that will open all the doors to the alchemical mystery, but that does not mean that it is of no use. Similarities can be found as different as the stories might appear to be and those provide the basis for the unalterable truth. I am sure that together we are able to come up with an incredible amount of alchemical movies and in time we might possibly also be able to rate the quality of its alchemical symbolism.

As a side note I mention here that I have not seen all of the movies below, but I know that some have alchemical material in it and I do suspect that others likely have an alchemical foundation. I therefore list them anyway and if anyone knows that a certain movie has no alchemical basis, tell me and I will remove it from the list. The list is a work in progress so I will update it every now and then.

Alchemical movies:

Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008) - Purely alchemical. Made with a low budget, so yes, there are better movies out there if great special effects and acting is the requirement, but alchemically I find it a great story.

Merlin (Series of nine 45 minute parts) - Excellent in every way. It does not suffer from a limited budget as most mythological movies do. It has everything a good movie should have and should be very interesting to both practical as well as spiritual alchemists. Keep in mind that Merlin (Mer = Mare = Sea = Water) is Mercury, the spiritual part and thus has heavenly powers (represented by magic), while Arthur is Sulphur (Ar = Ra = Sun, Ur likely means Light). If you have the time to watch it, I highly recommend it (even though I have seen only a small part of it).

Excalibur (1981)

Clash of the Titans (1981)

Jason and the Argonauts (2000) / (1963)

King Arthur (2004)

The Odyssey (1997)

Oedipus Rex (1967/Italian)

Young Hercules (1998)

Troy (2004)

Mists of Avalon (2001)

Arabian Nights (2000)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)

Jack and the Beanstalk - The Real Story (2001)

Beowulf and Grendel (2005)

The Hercules and Xena series probably also capture some alchemical truths, but they might have started to lead too much a life of their own outside of the alchemical context.

Alchemical texts are as already said of far greater use to expand one's knowledge, but I do not think that it should be seen in that context. I simply prefer to keep even my entertainment of an alchemical nature if I do have the choice.

Awani
02-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Then there are these two (in my opinion):

2001 (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=360)

The Fountain (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=446)

:cool:

Awani
03-15-2009, 01:18 AM
The Alchemical Dream (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1594923458222660515&ei=Qle8SdvOFpzg2wKf9pyeBg&q) with Terence McKenna

Enjoy!

:D

Awani
03-15-2009, 01:36 AM
Will Smith on Alchemy (http://www.afrovideo.org/play.php?vid=2973)

:rolleyes:

Tesposinus
04-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Hi everybody!

Although this thread has been somewhat dormant for a while, I thought I would throw this in as it is never too late to add more videos, right?! :)

I was doing some searching here the other day on Youtube, trying to find something on various alchemists, and I came across a very short clip featuring Jean Dubuis, whom I have the utmost respect for. Unfortunately I have no idea what documentary this short piece was from, but there are some indications that it could be a documentary on Nicolas Flamel (or maybe Harry Potter and the part Flamel played in the first book and movie). It might even be a History Channel documentary entitled Decoding the Past - The Real Sorcerer's Stone, a documentary that I have unfortunately never seen myself as I have not been able to find it anywhere so far.

If anybody in here is familiar with the documentary this clip with Mr. Dubuis is from, please let me know what the title is so I can try and find the whole video.

I hope you will enjoy this short video.

Jean Dubuis Explains Alchemy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS35BbXhKKg)

Yours in the Great Work,

Tesposinus

Tesposinus
04-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Right after I posted my previous link to the Jean Dubuis clip I found something very interesting on Youtube - a documentary (that must be pretty new there as I haven't come across it until today) on the Philosopher's Stone. I am just getting ready to watch it myself so I will not say whether it is good or not. I just thought I would give you the links as soon as I found it so you be the judges yourself as to the quality of the contents.

Here you go...

The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story (Part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duNH324aiww&feature=PlayList&p=0110B708E0FD7632&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4)

The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story (Part 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OM5Lr0rDg8&feature=related)

The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story (Part 3) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OU3KH8RAx8&feature=related)

The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story (Part 4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtPjpGugPzg&feature=related)

The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story (Part 5) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvBif2xnEkg&feature=related)

I hope you will enjoy it! :)

Aleilius
04-24-2009, 01:21 AM
It might even be a History Channel documentary entitled Decoding the Past - The Real Sorcerer's Stone, a documentary that I have unfortunately never seen myself as I have not been able to find it anywhere so far.
I had a chance to watch this documentary years ago. I found it to be amusing to say the least, but highly inaccurate. This doesn't surprise me in the least bit. Non-initiates will only be able to pierce so far into the mysteries of alchemy before they hit a veil. This veil protects the secrets of our art from the vulgar unenlightened individuals.

Many say they possess the secrets of our art, but very few are actually correct. This forum actually has a couple of these individuals with true knowledge of the deepest secrets. This is very rare to say the least! :)

Tesposinus
04-24-2009, 01:45 AM
I agree. The same was the case with The Philosopher's Stone - The True Story. It was most definitely an entertaining documentary on the Stone and on alchemy in general, but it contained several inaccuracies, even pertaining to something as "mundane" as the meaning of certain common symbolism we use in our texts. But then again... how often does one watch such documentaries to expect more than simple entertainment within the areas of one's passions?! :) If we want to learn something, we pick up a text by an actual alchemist, we study, study, study... and then we get to work in the laboratory! ;)

Oh, and by the way... I found out what documentary the video clip with Jean Dubuis was from. It was from a section on the Philosopher's Stone and Nicolas Flamel in Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter.

Darin Hamel
04-30-2009, 01:20 PM
This is my website with my videos about alchemy. Sorry about the self promotion but I am not selling anything. I am just promoting Taoist alchemy.
http://www.darinhamel.com/main/
Here's my Youtube channel and I am adding more videos on Taoist alchemy on a pretty regular basis depending on questions people are asking me.
http://www.youtube.com/DarinHamel

Solve et Coagula
05-08-2009, 11:00 PM
Zeitgeist II Addendum (Full Movie) Everybody here should see!!! Please share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gKX9TWRyfs

Steven
08-03-2012, 01:20 AM
Jean Dubuis - Commentary on the Flamel Path - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOUZFwk4ztc) - Length: 4:42:01

Jean Dubuis - Commentary on the Flamel Path - Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IweoOvfvAdk) - Length: 1:41:01

Awani
08-31-2012, 10:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YNdBpYh1eA&feature=related

:cool:

Ilos
10-20-2012, 05:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=711GUvU06eY
found it on youtube probably everyone saw it allredy :P

Ghislain
10-21-2012, 09:15 AM
Ilos


found it on youtube probably everyone saw it allredy :P

Actually no, I have not seen it before...that was the most simple and accurate explanation I have ever seen...

I have so much to say and yet nothing at all.

Thank you.

Ghislain

Ilos
10-21-2012, 10:48 PM
This one seems interesting to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAm-kbzT7xw&feature=related

Andro
10-21-2012, 11:32 PM
In the video above, from a strictly practical alchemical perspective, it is IMO worth paying extra attention to the ten seconds between 06:50 and 07:00 :cool:

Ghislain
10-22-2012, 06:13 AM
Ilos

I have seen that one before...If you liked that then go to the Spiritual Science (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?2235-Spirit-Science) thread.

I cannot account for the accuracy of the information, but it is mind moving.

Androgynus...I agree with what you said to a point, but I would have to add that it would have to be a place that can sustain the lives that try to fill it;
unless they are parasitic and can gain thier sustanance from others elsewhere. The car/space analogy for instance only happens in densely over populated
places where each is trying to grab what they can irrespective of whether it is right to do so or not. For an example compare the Inuit people of the Arctic
regions of Greenland to the North American people of, lets say, Union City, New Jersey.

Ghislain

Andro
10-22-2012, 08:32 AM
it would have to be a place that can sustain the lives that try to fill it

Do you think Nature would/could fill a void in a way that can not be sustained?


unless they are parasitic and can gain their sustenance from others elsewhere

Is breathing/eating/drinking/prana inhaling parasitical?


The car/space analogy for instance only happens in densely over populated places where each is trying to grab what they can

The car analogy is probably not the best choice, but I wouldn't take it too literally, neither in the context of the film nor in the context of alchemy.


irrespective of whether it is right to do so or not.

Who decides what is right and what is not?


For an example compare the Inuit people of the Arctic regions of Greenland to the North American people of, lets say, Union City, New Jersey.

Apparently, more 'attractive' voids are filled first. Same for Alchemy. Populations (for example) are attracted more to certain regions than to others.

Bel Matina
10-22-2012, 09:02 AM
Traffic actually models the movement of subatomic particles quite well. One might almost suspect that they go where they want to.

Space is required for most desired outcomes. There is also a dynamic of outflux from overcrowded regions.

In fact it's not exactly the physical dimensions that are relevant, but the attraction. A desired outcome attracts an appropriate agent as it manifests with minimal loss of energy (after all, things also wish to be).

The topography of the universe, then, is a topography of attraction, including the attraction of absence.

Ghislain
10-23-2012, 05:07 AM
Do you think Nature would/could fill a void in a way that can not be sustained?

I guess it would depend on what is considered natural and what is not.


Is breathing/eating/drinking/prana inhaling parasitical?

I was thinking more in terms of artificially overpopulated places...for example the UK has a
population of approx 63 million...its actual landmass is able to support only 17 million people.
Guess who fills the void so that excessive population can keep the lavish lifestyle they are
accustomed to?
Source: ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1579033/UK-unable-to-sustain-population-says-study.html)


Who decides what is right and what is not?

More a what than a who...Morals I guess?


Apparently, more 'attractive' voids are filled first. Same for Alchemy. Populations (for example) are attracted more to certain regions than to others.

Yes I agree, but many flock to places they falsely believe are paved with gold just to find the gold is
buried under foot by the mass of the population already there. Are we still that naive? Have we
learned nothing from all these years of evolution? Some of the greatest cities of the world are home
to some of the poorest and often homeless people.


Traffic actually models the movement of subatomic particles quite well. One might almost suspect that they go where they want to.

Yes and when too many decide to accumulate in one place you get the heavy elements like Uranium with its inherent instability and we know what that instability is capable of.

All this from 10 seconds of a video :) On that note I should point out that this thread is supposed to be Alchemical Videos :(

Sorry

Ghislain

Krisztian
10-28-2012, 08:30 PM
I'm quite removed from what one would say 'civilization' these days. Where I live I see primarily large trees, massive mountains, wildlife, etc. (Our recent entertainment has been why a beautiful red fox got 'freaked out' at the Halloween cat decoration the other night.) So when I watch this video, I'm amazed how much esoteric knowledge, whether true or not, make it into the social consciousness of our Planet these days. It's quite surreal when I watch it.

Also, I have all these precious manuscripts in physical format; I guess, it's not too far off when all things are found Online. What a world!

Thanks Ilos for the video.

Lo!
10-29-2012, 10:43 PM
This is my website with my videos about alchemy. Sorry about the self promotion but I am not selling anything. I am just promoting Taoist alchemy.
http://www.darinhamel.com/main/
Here's my Youtube channel and I am adding more videos on Taoist alchemy on a pretty regular basis depending on questions people are asking me.
http://www.youtube.com/DarinHamel


Darin, thank you so much for leading me to this series of videos, which I think everyone should check out! Great overview...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WO2rT8M8OI&feature=plcp&list=PL4391AB08CF481C55

Ilos
11-30-2012, 06:37 PM
Real ALCHEMY 1 of 9 Transformation / WAY of the WIZARD by Deepak Chopra


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCokR9WAtiY&feature=player_embedded#!
Im just posting it gonna leave it for you guys to judge it.

Ilos
12-24-2012, 07:07 PM
A spiritual movie



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUdDvrAFI1k

Awani
01-19-2013, 06:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSUVuxAZgdk

Might not seem like an alchemy video at first but watch it to the end!

:cool:

Ghislain
01-20-2013, 02:25 PM
I would love to know his life story.

Ghislain

Seth-Ra
01-21-2013, 12:04 AM
Very nice find Dev. Very nice. :)




~Seth-Ra

Ghislain
01-31-2013, 01:42 PM
Just watched a film "Wonderlust" with Paul Rudd and Jenifer Aniston...

Cheesy movie, but has some points and a few laughs...oh! and they do some Ayahuasca.


IMDB

Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

Ghislain

P.S.Why are there two threads, Alchemical Films and Alchemical videos? Are they not one
and the same?

Awani
02-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Just watched a film "Wonderlust" with Paul Rudd and Jenifer Aniston...

Cheesy movie, but has some points and a few laughs...oh! and they do some Ayahuasca.

http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?2764-Wandercrap


Why are there two threads, Alchemical Films and Alchemical videos? Are they not one
and the same?

Good question... but videos I think are anything with alchemy in it on YouTube etc... and films are feature length films that deal with alchemy... at least that is how I see it. The films thread is in pop-culture so more inspired by alchemy, whereas the videos thread is in sacred art and should be more directly discussion alchemy...

:cool:

Ghislain
02-01-2013, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the clarification Dev

That makes sense.

lol just read the post you linked...very true, but at least they are aware it exists ;)

Ghislain :confused:

Ghislain
02-28-2013, 05:46 PM
Samsara (http://www.movie2k.to/Samsara-watch-movie-2323252.html)

Goto link, close "Play Now" box and watch the movie.

Ghislain

Ghislain
07-27-2013, 06:01 PM
The link to the above film has changed.

Samsara (http://www.movie2kproxy.com/Samsara-watch-movie-1904534.html)

You can click on the new link above to watch the film.

Click on "Close Ad and Watch as Free User"

on next screen click on "Start Video Now"

The site does tend to open a lot of pop-ups during this process, just close them all.


Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre
film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes,
and natural wonders.

Source: IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770802/)


Etymology and origin Saṃsāra means "he flows into himself," to perpetually wander, to pass through states of existence.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%E1%B9%83s%C4%81ra)


In Indian religions moksha (Sanskrit: मोक्ष mokṣa "liberation") or mukti (Sanskrit: मुक्ति "release") is the
liberation from samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moksha)


Ghislain

Ilos
11-08-2013, 02:48 AM
Has anyone seen this movie already?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpthXptk-kc

Kiorionis
11-08-2013, 04:20 AM
No, but I'm definitely going too! The trailer looks interesting :)

Ghislain
11-08-2013, 12:53 PM
Ilos there are many videos about ormus that are free. This one they want to sell to you. Perhaps that is how they are making their gold.

Ghislain

Ghislain
11-08-2013, 12:57 PM
lol my kindle replaced the word Ormus with penis. Is that a sign?

Ghislain

Andro
11-08-2013, 01:12 PM
lol my kindle replaced the word Ormus with penis. Is that a sign?

More than a sign... Someone just drew my attention to an older thread with a post displaying a giant penis.
The author of the post obviously didn't intend it, because the title of the post indicated an entirely different image.
Most likely - the hosting site acted in a kindle-like fashion and replaced the linked alchemical image with a penis :)

Luckily, I located the original image a few posts down the thread (same title) and deleted the original post.

Weird coincidence, as both occurrences happened almost simultaneously...

What could it mean? Alchemically or otherwise?

Ilos
11-08-2013, 01:39 PM
Ilos there are many videos about ormus that are free. This one they want to sell to you. Perhaps that is how they are making their gold.

Ghislain

Hey bro,
That's probably rights, the way they are producing gold, I have to say gold produces gold :D
Anyway the trailer got me to :D thought maybe someone already shared it :rolleyes:

stmoniker
07-11-2014, 10:20 PM
There is an amazing well of documentaries, interviews, videos, on Alchemy of French origin. France has a very potent history of Alchemy and it was to my surprise that I recently found out there are alchemists active in France today some of which have been portrayed in various documentaries. Patrick Burensteinas is one of them, he released an amazing dvd box set on the Compostello pilgrimage and the alchemical interpretation of the 'great work'.

NOW---- In this French TV documentary from the 80's, they portray a handful of current French Alchemists including Patrick Riviere who was a student of Eugene Canseliet, himself disciple of Fulcanelli. Here Patrick Riviere completes, for the cameras, the ENTIRE process of transmutation of base metal into gold. The documentary gives the disclaimer that to the best of their knowledge there was no 'trickery' or substitution applied but that obviously this didn't constitute complete and objective proof. They send the gold off to a lab who confirm that the sample contains traces up to 80% of gold (from fusion) and that the other traces are in accordance with the process shown.


I literally couldn't believe it when I watched it, I'm half French and fluent, and can say that in my opinion it's a very very good documentary. To the extent that I think i should also post it in the practical section.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xstjcg_les-alchimistes-partie-3_webcam

For the French speakers, prepare to be mystified by French TV! -for the others, sorry I have no idea how to provide a translation.

stmoniker
07-11-2014, 10:38 PM
sorry, watch from part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsth8p_les-alchimistes-partie-1_webcam

well worth the watch even if you don't speak the language.

JDP
07-12-2014, 06:16 AM
There is an amazing well of documentaries, interviews, videos, on Alchemy of French origin. France has a very potent history of Alchemy and it was to my surprise that I recently found out there are alchemists active in France today some of which have been portrayed in various documentaries. Patrick Burensteinas is one of them, he released an amazing dvd box set on the Compostello pilgrimage and the alchemical interpretation of the 'great work'.

NOW---- In this French TV documentary from the 80's, they portray a handful of current French Alchemists including Patrick Riviere who was a student of Eugene Canseliet, himself disciple of Fulcanelli. Here Patrick Riviere completes, for the cameras, the ENTIRE process of transmutation of base metal into gold. The documentary gives the disclaimer that to the best of their knowledge there was no 'trickery' or substitution applied but that obviously this didn't constitute complete and objective proof. They send the gold off to a lab who confirm that the sample contains traces up to 80% of gold (from fusion) and that the other traces are in accordance with the process shown.


I literally couldn't believe it when I watched it, I'm half French and fluent, and can say that in my opinion it's a very very good documentary. To the extent that I think i should also post it in the practical section.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xstjcg_les-alchimistes-partie-3_webcam

For the French speakers, prepare to be mystified by French TV! -for the others, sorry I have no idea how to provide a translation.

The first minutes of the video he seems to just be preparing regulus of antimony and purifying it. What does he do after?

Also: when demonstrating a transmutation by projection of a transmuting powder things should be done differently if you really want to convince anyone. No opportunity for trickery should be given or it can always be used as an argument to invalidate the demonstration. The Irish poet and historian Richard Stannihurst (who had witnessed at least 15 transmutations, one of them performed by himself with a sample of a grain of a red powder given to him by a merchant from Flanders called Francis Vanguel) wrote an interesting manual for King Phillip II of Spain regarding how people who claim to be either successful alchemists or who claim to have in their power a sample of the Stone should be tested, entitled "Toque de Alquimia" (The touchstone of alchemy):

http://www.revistaazogue.com/toquealq.htm


In it he gives the following excellent advice to the King:


CHAPTER SIX

How can it be known if the one who promises to have the aforementioned medicines (i.e. the white and red Stones) already made and finished is a true philosopher or a rascal.

The four aforementioned observations will seem sufficient to discover if the philosopher who offers his service and gives hope is to be accepted and esteemed. But if something real and (already) finished is offered, the following observations must be followed very carefully:

The first one, it is to be examined and determined if he really knows how to make the medicine, because there are some rascals who make it seem like they have the already made medicine, but when the truth is found, it is discovered that they don't have it, or if they really have it, it is not theirs (he means: it was made by someone else.) To find out, the best method that can be adopted is to ask him for a sample of the already made medicine, and make the trial in his absence, or that he does not touch anything (if he was present) that is to be used for the trial, and if he refuses or makes up any excuses it can be assumed that there is falsity in his proceeding and that he does not have the medicine...

This is very sound and logical advice from a man who had a lot of experience in such matters, having himself been a witness to at least 15 transmutations. So if Riviere really had nothing to hide and just wanted to convince more people that his alleged Stone can really turn mercury into gold he should have acted differently and actually not handled any of the substances or instruments used in the demonstration (with the only exception of the Stone sample, of course, which he obviously would have had to provide.) Someone from the documentary crew, or some trained chemist hired by them, should have handled the operation and Riviere should only have given instructions on how to proceed, but never touching or coming anywhere near any of the crucibles, tongs, furnaces or mercury used in the operation. As it is, his demonstration is not convincing.

Andro
07-12-2014, 07:23 AM
If I'm not mistaken, Riviere's 'transmutation' has already been exposed as fraudulent.

This may already have been mentioned here on the forums, but I can't locate it right now.

The proportions between the various metals in the 'transmuted' matter incidentally match those of a typical gold ring alloy.

I cannot verify this, as I haven't witnessed it myself, so I am merely presenting a different look at this.

Personally, I am skeptical abut this particular exhibition, also for the (very valid) reasons that JDP mentioned above.

Ghislain
10-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Hi, I just stumbled across this series on CouchTuner...it's a conspiracy theory type of drama, which may hold some water.

I have only watched series one and there are two series listed.

Worth a look in my opinion, that's if you haven't seen it already.

Utopia (http://www.couchtuner.eu/watch-utopia-online/)

Its a bit bothersome to open each episode so here are the steps.

When the screen appears find a small cross on it near the top, click it...this will open an ad' page.
Close this page and return to the screen page, the ad' in the middle should be gone.
Click on the play button and this will open another ad' page, close this and return to the screen page where the video should now be buffering.

Edit: There is a lot of blood and violence!

Ghislain

Ghislain
12-22-2014, 07:12 PM
This is a weird film with some odd ideas about time.

http://www.divxstage.to/video/bvqkst38f29is

Bit of a B movie

Ghislain