Monday, January 31, 2005

Elixir

In alchemy, substance thought to be capable of changing base metals into gold. The same term, more fully elixir vitae, �elixir of life,� was given to the substance that would indefinitely prolong life - a liquid that was believed to be allied with the philosopher's stone. Chinese Taoists not only sought the �pill of immortality� but developed techniques (meditation, breathing

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