The Fountain of Youth
Great quote from a book about alchemy I recently checked out:
Throughout history true alchemists, disdainful of wealth and worldly honours, have actively sought the Universal Medicine, the Panacea whose ultimate sublimation becomes the Fountain of Youth, the Elixir of Life and the Key to Immortality in both a spiritual and a mysterious physical sense. The Elixir would not only cure all ills by uprooting the causes of disease, but also rejuvenate and finally transmute the human body into an incorruptible 'body of light'. The adept (adeptus, 'he who has attained' the Gift of God) would then be crowned with the triple crown of Enlightenment: Omniscience, Omnipotence and the Joy of Divine Eternal Love. Many are called but few are chosen; it is only fair to say that very few among the few have succeeded in reaching the ultimate goal. These are the Brotherhood of Light, and are Alive.