Rohan wrote:I disagree on that "the book of aquarius will not work thing"
It follows natures laws, it is basically translations book of what early alchemist said, and the calcination part I got the white salts following it.
The Boa method will yield you the stone.
though it will take time, which Solarseeker's way wont.
The one rule that stopped people from using unqualified opinions and unfounded claims in the old BOA forum to justify their 'method' was brilliant. Unfortunately they are not being followed or applied by quite a few people in this forum - No
claims unless you can back them up with quotes from the original pre-18th century alchemy texts, or lab results
('lab', being your spare room, shed, kitchen, etc).
You have made claims that have absolutely nothing to back them up other than you saying so. You are also saying your way will work (with nothing to support you) and that Solar Seeker's way will not with, again, nothing to support you.
The BOA method does NOT follow 'natural laws' at all, and is not 'basically a translation' of the old texts. It is a misunderstanding of the old texts. You also need to remember that the old alchemists wrote in code so a direct translation is not possible, only a proper interpretation of the symbols and codes.
Even the Author stated right towards the end "it is all metaphor". In other words, the old texts are NOT to be interpreted literally but to be decoded. I too stated clearly that I was not comfortable with all this hands on high heat stuff.
Like I keep saying, the BOA method is too much the 'work of Man' and not the 'work of Nature' and thus can't work. A number of us (including people in this forum) have proven this to a greater or lesser degree. Even just reading through the texts will tell you that. The Alchemical Omnibus has HEAPS of good clear quotes but hardly ever do I see anyone in here posting/quoting them, preferring to offer unqualified opinions and unfounded claims with nothing to back them up. This is very poor form.
I would strongly recommend (several) people in here start taking a more 'scientific' approach to this by backing up claims with quotes or results.
I read a post recently in this forum that wise stated until people properly understand the theory and philosophy of alchemy, they will not succeed.
I quite agree.
A couple of times I have made comment to a couple of people when I saw proper results but they did not pick up on it or follow through, preferring to go with their 'opinion' and faulty BOA methodology.
"The teacher will arrive when the student is ready", is true but if the 'student' does not want to pick up on what he teachers around them are saying then the teacher can't force understanding.