AMORC is definitely interested in Alchemy, literally initiating its more public outreach with an alchemical demonstration in 1916. Later on, it would offer some classes in alchemy.
But as to using the philosopher’s stone for the purpose of prolonging life- this does not appear to be a major interest, although there seems to be some interest in the creation of medicinal elixirs.
AS to ascension, AMORC clearly says-
From a Rosicrucian point of view, Jesus did not die at the time of his crucifixion. Therefore, he could not have been raised from the dead three days after this ordeal. As… Continue reading
In the March/April 1988 edition of the Rosicrucian Digest, there is a very interesting article called “Chinese Alchemy: A Search for Immortality,” which speaks about the wei tan- or external method for attaining immortality- and the nei tan- or internal search. Wei tan- involved external methods- like diet, breathing techniques and medicinal elixirs to prolong life. Nei tan involved complex meditative processes- of which the martial art, Tai Chi Tuan- is like a mirror of internal processes.
Immortality has always fascinated me and, in one respect, Eastern and Western alchemy- in regards of the external discipline- both have attempted to… Continue reading