Author of Mysteries of the Cathedrals, and other works, Fulcanelli is an Immortal 20th century alchemist. Born around 1877, he becomes difficult to find during the 1930's. The famous book, The Morning of the Magicians, by Pauwels and Bergier, brought this Immortal to the attention of many. Bergier claimed to have met Fulcanelli in 1937. Eugene Canseliet was Fulcanelli's main alchemical disciple. The Surrealists, including Andre Breton, admired Fulcanelli's works. Armand Barbault and Rene Alleau, writers on alchemy, were both inspired by him.
Fulcanelli is an expert on the magickal symbolisms of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. He is part of an Immortal Alchemical tradition that has been in existence for many centuries. To find the Philosopher's Stone, or to change lead into gold, is to attain Physical Immortality. A number of alchemists have accomplished this. The Fulcanelli Phenomenon, by Kenneth Raynor Johnson, is the most extensive biography available.
Visit the great cathedrals of Europe, and walk through the old Gothic quarters of the major cities. If you see a man of indeterminate age, with eyes beholding the infinite sublime, and a subtle smile on his face, it may be Fulcanelli.
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