A Warning for 'Would be' Alchemists...

Prima Materia.

"No one should start thoughtlessly down the path of the arcane sciences, for once one starts one must persevere to the goal. Otherwise, one will be lost. Once on the path, a single doubt will produce madness, a single stop will cause a fall, a single attempt to shrink back will plunge the luckless soul into a bottomless abyss..."

"You who are now beginning to read this will be either a king or a madman once you have finished. You can do what you want with it; you will never hate or forget it. If your heart is PURE, it will be a shining  torch; if your heart is strong, it will be a weapon in your hand. If your heart is wise, it will become wiser. But if your heart is base...

This information will be hellfire to you; it will brand your soul and weigh your conscience with eternal sorrow and restlessness...

Eliphas Levi