The poster formerly known as captaincanuck65
- Feb 23, 2008
- Toronto, ON (Canada)
Did you know that there was actually a man named Nicholas Flamel who lived in Paris in the 1300-1400s?
The modern assertion that many references to him or his writings appear in alchemical texts of the 16th century, however, has not been linked to any particular source. The essence of his reputation is that he succeeded at the two magical goals of alchemy -- that he made the Philosopher's Stone, which turns lead into gold, and that he and his wife Perenelle achieved immortality through the "Elixir of Life".