nicholas Flamel. Alchemist, truth seeker, devout Roman Catholic –. Nicholas
Flamel became famous for discovering the power of the Philosopher's Stone.
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Spain, he met with a converse (a Jewish person who had changed their faith to Christianity) who showed him wonderful things and taught him alchemical skills. One of the things that he gave him was a 24-page text called The Book of Abraham the Mage in which was said to be instructions for creating the Philosopher’s Stone — a magical stone which could turn base metal into gold and grant immortal life. It was believed that Flamel found the
Alchemist, truth seeker, devout Roman Catholic –
Nicholas Flamel became famous for discovering the power of the Philosopher’s Stone.
nyone who has either read the book or seen the film Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone will be familiar with the name of Nicholas Flamel. He is not, however, a fictional character, but
seems to have been a real person (although references to him are scarce,) living in France between 1330 and possibly 1418. Whilst on the road to the holy shrine at Santiago de Compostela in
stone and used it to make himself wealthy. He also wrote a number of books on magic and alchemy, one of which appeared in London in 1624 entitled Exposition of the Hierographical Figures and reputedly contained instructions for the creation of the Stone. Although the date of Flamel’s death is usually given as 1418, nobody is really sure when he died. Legend says that a grave robber broke into his tomb in order to steal gold which had been reputedly buried with him, and found it empty. Since then there have been many sightings claimed. He was alleged to have been seen at a theater in Paris around 1776 and in London during World War I. Some believe he is still living today. Perhaps the Philosopher’s Stone has made him immortal. Who knows?
Far Left and Left Nicholas Flamel in his laboratory working with alchemical secrets.