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The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter Paperback – April 1, 2009
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Its been a couple years since I read this book and will not go into all the details and citations he cites---rather give you a rather synoptic view point.
First of all, although one may not have a PhD behind their name they may still be able to decipher his theories and reach an understanding of his assertions by careful reading -including the numerous footnotes along the way as well as the methodology he employs to illustrate his assertions. Farrell 's knowledge and/or research in the sciences and prehistory is somewhat an alternative blend of fact and speculation all tied in with a conspiracy prospective----but that is what makes it interesting and highly desirable read. He cast aside all the dogmas of conventional thought and takes the reader thru a journey in Alice In Wonderland scenario of events from ancient alchemist to modern day physics and ties it all together in manner that allows the reader to do some very critical thinking about a multitude of our facts about our history and educational dogmas. He literal defies "academia" and reaches out to probe the impossible concepts of very ancient history and sciences that he has researched. The results lead to highly probable climax that leaves the reader wanting more information and documentation in order to learn more of these fascinating subjects. The reader is left thinking--"WHAT IF" this is how it actually occurred with all the five W's of journalism clearly spelled out-----Who, What, When, Where and Why--sometimes WHY?
No stone has been left unturned to present and/or convince the reader that his concepts and assertions are anything but factual speculations in the scheme of things.
All in all, fascinating reading material if one is inclined to do some critical thinking and reason out his theories as found thru out the book-----and come to some elucidating and enlightening conclusions! Some would classify this as science fiction or pseudoscience but there are too many highly documented accounts of the events, people and places to express those terms. He removes the hidden concepts of history and perhaps science that have been hidden from humans for many centuries--perhaps thousands or more years as stated by that tome of a book--"Forbidden Archeology--The Hidden History of the Human Race" by Thompson and Cremo.Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race Another upcoming writer along similar lines of though is Mr. Gerald Clark. He offers somewhat different take on this similar theme from a professional electrical engineers point of view as well as the Sumerian text.
The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind's Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Saviors, and Hidden Architects of the New World Order
Dr. Farrell is a through researcher and writer who makes past events, ancient text, and sciences of the past appear to come alive by intertwining the three vital aspects of mankind that make us human- mind, body and spirit with ancient and modern history.
The paragraph below covers what is outlined in this highly speculative and controversial book.
"Farrell's previous books investigated the scientific and astronomical implications of ancient monuments and the secret space operations of the Nazis who were brought into NASA to continue their highly classified research as a result of "Operation Paperclip." The author is now working with best-selling authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara on a book about secret American space programs."
Chapters within The Philosopher's Stone include:(1)The alchemical view of the physical medium. (2)Transmutations and time. (3)David Hudson's Monatomic Gold.(4)The Platinum Group Metals and High Spin State Atoms.(5)An Alchemical Examination of the Soviet Red Mercury Legend.(6)The Physics of Rotation: Dr. Nikolai Kozyrev.(7)H-Bombs and Torsion Physics.(8)The Greater German Alchemical Reich.(9)Nazis, Lasers, and Isotope Enrichment.(10)The Bell and Serum 525.
Dr. Farrell makes the case that ancient alchemy masks a sophisticated science which closely resembles the hyper-dimensional physics of Nikolai Kozyrey.The introduction of some new actors to his hyper-dimensional roster of scientist are particularly interesting such as ---Nikolai Kozyrev (Russian-Torsion Physics) and Burkhardt Heim (German).
Kozyrev and his work on the [hyper-dimensional] physics of time is introduced in one of the most titillating sections of this book. Kozyrev re-introduces the concept of non-scalar time into modern physics with a series of revolutionary experiments which demonstrates that time has structure and that structure is an active participant in the universe-- it has both direction and energy. One must read the book to truly appreciate the depth and scope he goes to connect the dots within this very advanced and complex physics theories and the results that can be quantified by engineering/testing.
It appears Farrell is hell bent on his belief that mankind's basis nature is war. This is a theme that runs rampant through most all his books and makes very compelling augments on these issues. After all one of his first books was based on a past speculative INTERGALACTIC WAR between the "gods" in "The Giza Death Star"----makes one wonder where Steve Lucas got his ideas about doing the epic movie--"STAR WARS" back in 1977-----a theme followed up by Dr. Farrell in his "COSMIC WAR"----but with highly documented alternative science theories extracted from ancient text of the Sumerians as well as the Hindu text----that may allow any logical critical thinker to have an epiphany after reading his works----like an eureka moment!!!!
Each new book Dr. Farrell comes out with seems to make a tantalizing transition to a new topic at the ending of his books that tends to hold the reader mesmerized and wanting more from this highly prolific and authoritarian author------a man ahead of his time much like Nikolai Tesla in many ways by espousing new theories of the sciences that he has researched. His methodology of reconstructing our SO CALLED mythological past from ancient Sanskrit and Sumerian text becomes apparent to the reader that his statements may be valid ---"that a very ancient High Civilization existed -- Paleo-Ancient (AKA older than ancient) civilization that was more technologically advanced than we are today" ---paleoancient is a word Farrell coined in this book.
Mainstream science may call his theories Pseudoscience but to me they are merely echos of a possible past that has been hidden from mankind for eons!
Dr. Farrell's' books are not directed in my humble opinion towards the average reader because of the subject matter and the vocabulary that is used----one must have somewhat of a well grounded background in the sciences to truly appreciate some of the concepts he promotes as well as unabridged dictionary at times to fully comprehend his writings.(lol)
However it is an thought provoking book to read and digest over time & I highly recommend all his works!
"Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men"----is one of the best treatise I have read to date that connects the dots between our prehistorical past and today's science as well as social structure even though he states in the foreword it is high speculation. Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary for the discussion of plot and character. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last paragraph for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)
Now, I'm going to admit right up front that there are far better schooled minds than mine capable of providing Farrell's book, THE PHILSOPHERS' STONE, with a solid review. The truth is I'm no science junkie. Granted, I've kinda/sorta tinkered off-and-on over the years with some fascination with physics and the like, so much so that I've picked up a basic understanding of the greater world-at-large. But the more I read the more I realize I don't know - and, much worse, how much more genuinely escapes mankind's collective understanding. Farrell's books (this is my third) have a way of demonstrating this repeatedly as he peels back the layers of what we've been told to (hopefully) bring us closer and closer to what may've been misplaced or forgotten from history.
A topic as innocuous as alchemy - one often dismissed as a flight of fancy - is, perhaps, the perfect example. By recounting what we know about legitimate scientific investigation into alchemy, Farrell encounters freakishly frightening similarities hidden in other realms of exploration ... so much so that it becomes statistically impossible to dismiss them as mere coincidences. (And who of us hasn't been told that there's no such thing as coincidences?) What I found increasingly surprising in the book's first section was just how much research - much of it dated - had been done into matter transformation; and I'm not talking about recently. Farrell cites references to show that kings and priests of old were fascinated with what appears to have been lost to the ages ... or maybe not so much lost as it has been misdirected.
STONE is, essentially, divided into thirds (though the author crafts it as four parts): the first part explores the distant past and some of the heavier concepts relating to alchemy's association to physics; the second part (and the most fascinating to me) detailed the experiences of a contemporary Arizona `farmer' who stumbles across modern day scientific anomalies that look an awful lot like what we all thought was `fantasy' might be authentic; and the last part ventures into some German and Soviet experiments that most likely had much more to do with securing exotic matter than anything else. (For the record, I've just started one of the works heavily referenced by Farrell - Hitler's Uranium Club - and, while that author and Farrell's interpretation of the facts might be different, they certainly both demonstrate that the Nazis were `up to something' that indeed could've changed the outcome of World War II had they gone far enough in application.)
As I said, this is my third Farrell book, and, to his detriment, I'll say that the man doesn't always relate his subject matter in terms for the lay mind (thinking of my own here). That's not a huge fault, though it is one that does present certain obstacles in my enjoying his work more personally. One of the great unrecognized talents of some writers is their innate ability to take a very complicated topic but display it in terms all of us can understand; that's an area I'd encourage Mr. Farrell to continue getting better at. I'm not asking that he `dumb anything down'; rather, I'm encouraging him to help pull the rest of us up so that we can appreciate what he brings to the table with even more earnestness.
It's a fascinating read. Yes, much of it was over my head (such is life when it comes to science), but there's a fair amount in here that I fully grasped. What I did understand certainly challenged me to think about my world a bit differently, and I wouldn't be surprised if you found it much the same.
THE PHILOSOPHERS' STONE: ALCHEMY AND THE SECRET RESEARCH FOR EXOTIC MATTER is written by Joseph P. Farrell. The book is published by Feral House. It's a relatively meaty 300+ pages complete with the author's research citations and bibliography. The book bears the cover price of $17.95, a bargain for all of the insight in contains.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. So long as the reader can wade through the science-heavy first section, the remaining two-thirds of THE PHILOSOPHERS' STONE delivers on the premise of examining some secret and some not-so-secret searches for `exotic matter' or, much simpler, the practical ability to transform one substance (say, lead) into another (say, gold). I live with no doubts regarding author Farrell's sheer genius to comprehend all of this data, though I'll be the first to admit that his delivery isn't necessarily targeted toward the commoner (a mind like my own). Still, it's a great read - at times riveting - and I'd encourage others to explore the subject.