United States: A glimpse of the recipe for the mythical ‘philosopher’s stone’ has been revealed under the handwritten manuscript which is from around Four- Hundred years ago. The document from long- back of Seventeenth Century was claimed to have been written under the hands of Isaac Newton, and it is also a copy of another known alchemist’s text.
Moreover, as per the Chemistry World, the alchemist in the text have described the process for making ‘Philosophic Mercury’. And this philosophic mercury, which is in its short form as ‘sophick’ was thought to be a key substance in the creation of the philosopher’s stone, as told by the researchers.
It was also seen notable that the text, after its being in the private collection for the decades, was bought by the US- based Chemical Heritage Foundation, which found revealing the early steps in a process alchemists thought could turn lead to gold. Moreover, it was also thought that the stone could help human beings to achieve immortality.
As show by the CHF’s curator of rare books- James Voelkel, who told to the Chemistry World, that the “Philosophic mercury was (thought to be) a substance” which could be taken to shatter down metals into their constituent parts.
However, it is also made clear by James Voelkel that the researchers in this connection are not sure to the effect that Newton ever actually tried to make the substance. It is also notable that he Philosopher’s stone is such a famous myth, as it can even be seen in the movies of Harry Potter.
It is further remarkable that for his influencing to Physics and Mathematics, the Newton is seemed well- known, however, as to its documents, as similar to one experimented upon, he was also an enthusiastic alchemist.
Also, in the text, it is found mentioned about one of his own experiments, and as per experts, this is just a simple and small example of the Massive ‘alchemical output’ of scientist.
Now, it is again remarkable that the concerned text will now be taken to ‘The Chymistry of Isaac Newton’ project, which is an online database from Indiana University.