In advanced theoretical physics it has been held that energy is matter and matter is energy. We've all seen Albert Einstein's famous formula E = m c2.
Or are both expressions of something even more fundamental that underlies our physical reality? A lot of very intelligent people have been speculating in this direction.
All older civilisations had the concept of an ether, fluidum, quantum fluctuation, pranic field.
The old experiential science of alchemy was dealing with transmutations of base metals into gold but also with the refinement of human consciousness.
Were the alchemists just delusional or did they know something we have just plainly forgotten?
In the 1960s the 2 scientists Pons and Fleischman discovered the phenomenon of "cold fusion" to grand furore. I was a school kid then, but can actually remember the hubub in the press. t was hailed as the end of all our energy worries and then quickly buried like so many breakthrough findings and inventions.
One of the usual scientific tragedies.
For an overview of some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the last 200 years that were supressed, I can highly recommend the book "Lost Science" by Gerry Vassilatos.
But people kept replicating the experiments and enlarging on them, so now there is a growing body of knowledge on "LENR" or Low Energy Nuclear Reactions. The European Union even included LENR in their 2012 White Book on future energy sources.
What happens in LENR is atomic reactions at room temperature in a water glass. (with a few extra elements such as deuterium to trigger it)
Isn't that alchemy? The TRANSMUTATION of one element to another.
Living organisms do transmutation of elements all the time. Two Russian scientists have recently patented bacteria that can digest copper and crap out gold.
Wilhelm Reich has demonstrated how living organisms are formed out of pulsating life energy bubbles that he called bions. All this happened under sterile conditions.
According to the very attractive "expanding earth theory" the earth grows 2 cm a year in diameter by taking in densified cosmic energy.
The theory matches with Wilhelm Reich's theory of the forming of galaxies, solar systems and planets as materialisation of densifying orgone energy which moves in spiral vortices.