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In alchemy is found again the perpetuation of the Universal Mystery; for as surely as Jesus died upon the cross, Hiram (CHiram) at the west gate of the Temple, Orpheus on the banks of the river Hebros, Christna on the banks of the Ganges, and Osirus in the coffin prepared bt Thyphon, so in alchemy, unless the elements first die, the Great Work cannot be achieved. The stages of the alchemical processes can be traced in the lives and activities of nearly all the world saviours and teachers, and also among the mythologies of several nations.It is said in the Bible "except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God". In alchemy it is declared that without putrefaction the Great Work cannot be accomplished.

The Secret Teachings of All Ages----------Manly P Hall