The Real Sorcerers Stone

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History Documentary hosted by Ted Allen and published by History Channel broadcasted as part of HC Decoding The Past series in 2006 - English narration

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This programme explores the legend behind the ‘holy grail’ of western alchemy: the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone.’ Sometimes known as the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’, this much sought after substance can supposedly transform inexpensive metals into pure gold. It has also been suggested that this incredible item can make humans younger, and bring enlightenment to those who possess it.

The stone has consistently fascinated writers and philosophers. It is the subject of a bestselling ‘Harry Potter’ book, and is even mentioned in ‘The DaVinci Code’ by Dan Brown. Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez, Paulo Coelho and Umberto Eco, C.H. Wilson have all paid homage to it.

In this fascinating documentary, we reveal that the story of the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ has its basis in real history. Alchemists have frantically hunted the stone since the eighth century B.C., hoping to discover the elixir of eternal life. The search peaked in Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

We examine the groundbreaking work of Robert Boyle, the seventeenth century natural philosopher, physicist and inventor. This Irishman is most famed for his experimentation with metals, acids and iron sulphites. Boyle’s research and personal philosophy had strong roots in the alchemical tradition, but he is widely regarded as the first modern chemist. His astounding tome, ‘The Sceptical Chemist’ is now a cornerstone of modern chemistry.

Finally, we look at the surreptitious activities of the sneaky con artists who imitated Boyle’s experiments, becoming illicitly rich in the process.

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Video Codec: h264 ,AVC-1
Video Bitrate: 4000 kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720 (height x width)
Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio BitRate: 384 kbps
Audio Streams: 2.0
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 43 min
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.39 GB
Subtitles: none
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