Jedi Council Member
I have now read Riviere's "Fulcanelli", and while it is good to read that the old man seems to be having fun in his new dwelling, I am a bit puzzled with Rivieres "take" on what alchemy is. From some of his comments I get the feeling that he is what we usually call "puffer", meaning, someone who understands alchemy in the literal rather than allegorical sense. Since it seems strange that a student of Canseliet would get this fundamental so wrong, am I missing something here? I know that hiding things in plain sight is a key concept for alchemists, so maybe it is just that, and all is well. Did anyone else get the same impression, or am I missing something? Thanks!