Every now and then you just have to marvel at the synchronicity of things, in this case, how the synchronicity of a discovery occurs amid growing global economic "downturn" and calls by some for a return to the gold standard. In this case, I found this story and then was deluged by emails from all corners as everyone else found this story too, indicating that people seemed to be interested in the subject of alchemy. Now, before I commence my high octane speculations, consider this story in its various versions:

Gold-loving bacteria show superman strength

Cupriavidus metallidurans

Gold-pooping bacteria could be modern day equivalent of the Philosopher’s stone

Now for several reasons this article both delighted me and intrigued me. Delighted me because, well, the little gold-pooping bug has been around for a while, gleefully pooping gold that doesn't have to be mined, but giving new meaning to the idea of waste treatment. And, no doubt, this bit of whimsy also struck Professors Kahemi and Brown at Michigan when they titled their equipment the "Great Work of the Metal Lover", an obvious bow to alchemy, which calls the confection of the Philosophers' Stone, able to transmute base metals into gold, the "Great Work." That its excrement should literally be be gold does have a touch of irony that appeals to me, because so many gold bugs believe gold to be an intrinsic store of value, when, as little cupriavidus metallidurans reminds us, it's just so much poop.

There is another humorous - or perhaps not so humorous - connection here, for as Dr deHart and I discovered in researching Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, there is an obscure alchemical tract, attributed to Paracelsus but of disputed authorship, that speaks of the necessity of incubating the Philosophers' Stone (and for that matter, the alchemical homunculus) in "putrefying dung." The reference is suggestive, and may possibly indicate that the alchemists were encountering the work of little cupriavidus metallidurans.

But now let's stop and think here: this little gold bug represents a technology, a real, genuine, alchemical technology. And as I noted long ago in The SS Brotherhood of the Bell and The Philosophers' Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Quest for Exotic Matter, there were in the period between the First and Second World Wars, a number of curious discoveries - oddly enough, both in Germany and Japan - of transmutations of base metals(especially mercury, fancy that!) into gold. As I noted there, even the famous firm of Siemens and other German firms took out patents on transmutative, that is to say, alchemical processes.

Broadly speaking then, "alchemical" processes have been around for a long time, and though granted the amounts reported by scientists at that time were miniscule, let's allow our imagination to run free for a moment. Suppose that these discoveries came to the attention of major corporations and financial institutions (and we already know they did since Siemens took out patents on this phenomenon). We know, too, from letters of SS General Oswald Pohl, that Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler had the SS set up alchemical laboratories all over Germany(see my The Philosophers' Stone, part three). In other words, "with enough money and manpower", and seventy-plus years of technological development, who knows what might have been achieved? But perhaps all those obfuscated figures for the amounts of gold actually in existence are a clue... and perhaps there may be a heck of a lot more of it than the Powers that Be are admitting to.

Why would they keep such a thing secret? Well, for one thing, it would collapse the price of gold if, say, one could stimulated the little bug to poop out vast amounts of gold, or enhance the other processes being investigated in the interwar period. But for another thing, it would allow the creation of hidden reserves which, at artificially inflated prices, would allow the banksters to issue vast amounts of hidden currencies...(which, if you're a particularly fraudulent and greedy bankster - no such thing, right? - would allow you to leverage even more money by re-hypothecating the same amount of gold over and over again).  No wonder, maybe, the central banksters are so inimical to audits, for a real open audit might expose a possible hidden technology. (Please note all the subjunctives and qualifiers, after all, we're indulging in High Octane Speculation.) I said folks, High Octane Speculation, but something perhaps to bear in mind.

See you on the flip side.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. paul de gagne on October 23, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I remember in some of my anthropological browsings some Polonesian (South Seas Somewhere?) “Battle Axe” was filled (?) with Magical – MANIA?

    Could it be with the lost of the Middle Ages “Gold is now the Mania (my spelling is atroacious) Object?”

    So us dumb Westerners’ see two identical ‘battle axes’ but miss the difference of the one that killed a man and the one that hasn’t been used?

    • Robert Barricklow on October 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Like that last line/question.

  2. amunaor on October 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

    In the hands of degenerate science, such ‘gold pooping’ bacteria, will certainly not produce anything near a ‘Philosophers Stone’! Because degenerate science, in and of itself, is a bacterium most malicious in its self-aggrandizement; for these shade tree mechanics lack all sense of any philosophical insight.

  3. Miguel on October 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Dr Farrell,

    I do agree with you that the ultimate step will be the selective mass production of Gold as a means to gain control over vast amounts of assets and resources. That was effectively Goldfinger’s agenda.

    However, I do not think the Banksters will be the ones ultimately implementing it. As an interim step the Banksters will be wiped out, as Gold hoarding by individuals translate into deposit flight from their bank deposit bases. In fact, the banksters are having the rug pulled from underneath as we speak!!!

    Lord Rothbart’s account of what’s in store went viral right! If anyone has been leaking that…it was most likely the Banksters or the LME itself….in a way to raise awareness towards possibility that Gold could be harvested and therefore, be bale to buy some more time for themselves and their defunct fiat currency regimes.

    If anyone already has the power to harvest Gold…that would be the Fascist International that you so rightly call.

    Yes! There will be a time to sell gold…but perhaps not just yet!

  4. Yaj on October 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    All right this bacteria eats gold chloride and then excretes near pure gold. That’s not alchemy–unless the number of gold atoms increases in the process–that’s chemically refining a toxic, to humans, compound of gold and chlorine into pure gold, while something else is done with the chlorine.

    Try someone like Kervan for biological transmutation.

  5. wulirider on October 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Excellent article, speculating on some things.
    Couple points. Diamonds are a controlled commodity, using force and networking world-wide. Gold may well be such a commodity, especially with its unique properties, its role in history and even Deep finance; throw in Yamashita’s Gold, Nazi hoards and the like and the global wanna-be elites have a real lock on this one. So does one hold gold? More yes than no, as in most scenarios, even the SDR via IMF, word is it will be gold backed priced at $3000.
    In any case, silver is the metal of renown. Not only does it have as Dr. Fakate likes to say, an low marginal utility over the longest period of history, like gold, but it is a commodity that people have turned to in dark times for hoarding and using as money and-d-d-d, because of its industrial value, is constantly in deficit in supply and demand based on above ground inventories.

    So, hold paper, gold or silver? Go electronic? The former and the latter are statist delights and can be manipulated; gold, maybe, but history and the theory of money as exchange says not likely, except for the pooping scenario and the above mentioned assumptions on quantity. Silver? Now that is the way to go…

    • Yaj on October 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      But wulirider:

      You haven’t really given a reason either gold or silver would be valuable. I guess silver is good for food service. But until recently there weren’t really industrial uses for either. Decorative, yes.

      • wulirider on October 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        Wasn’t trying to defend silver.

        That role was defined over time, thousands of years and favored by the Orient as real money until 1930’s and pressure from the West. One of the reasons silver joins gold as a preferred hoarding materials is the continued attempts by governments to use fiat paper under color of law for exchanging your produce/service for my product/service. Gold and silver both have a unique property, the lowest marginal utilities compared to all other things used for money and they both hold value over time and distance.

        That said, silver is the most undervalued in terms of historic value and by most wealth models, Mike Maloney’s an excellent one.

        Anyway, writing a treatise on this or trying to write something pithy or insightful at this time is not going to work.

        I will be recommending economic papers, videos and the like on this topic on my youtube if interested. Given that most people if they studied economics in high school or even college, they took statist oriented, government oriented work usually of the Keynesian school that only presents ways for government to try and manage an economy, allow it to spend and go into debt and literally rob the people via taxation, regulation and under duress. There are alternatives and for long term investing and survival, using sound money theory and practice, gold and silver can be part of that.

        Most of what I write about gold and silver fits most of Joseph’s closed versus open systems he discussed in his Bankster book. I, however, much more of an Austrian economics follower than he, and my background in economics and money history has lead me to slightly different view than his; however, he has offered me much to think about and hope to integrate it into my full understanding.

        As to pooping gold, we will see, no? No one is pooping silver yet!!!

        I hope this addresses your query to me and you find something of value in what I tried to write.

        • Yaj on October 15, 2012 at 8:05 am


          No, that doesn’t answer anything about why silver or gold would be worth anything. And both metals can certainly be valued so as to control and limit development, just like paper, or electronic chits; that last is in some ways potentially more valuable that “precious metals”, because those electronic records are at their heart: Information. (Usually now just dumb information.)

          Separately, a bug that refines gold still isn’t alchemy. Though yes many have reported the production of gold, silver, platinum, rhodium, etc out of other elements–not limited to lead and/or mercury.

  6. Robert Barricklow on October 13, 2012 at 7:52 am

    The Control Freaks likw gold because they control it & the markets. Now they have complete control of the “up” & “downs” of the so-called “market.
    They probably have “hidden” gold or “near” access in various scenarios.
    Afterall, the German Nazis had synthetic oil. The powers that be know, as do most knowledgeable scientist, that oil is abiotic. In fact, a new book is out on it, AND leaves NO doubt about it: oil is a made via a geological process without biology.
    The Great Oil Conspiracy: How the U.S. Government Hid the Nazi Discovery of Abiotic Oil from the American People
    by Jerome R. Corsi.

  7. LSM on October 13, 2012 at 5:39 am

    everyone is being encouraged to buy precious metals, especially gold, “just in case”- the price of gold is going through the roof- and what goes up must come down-

    I’m no Cassandra, but I wouldn’t be surprised if, in the near future, the same scenario unfolds that unfolded during the 1930’s Roosevelt Administration: people will be BY LAW (coming soon to a selected neighborhood theater near us?) forced to turn in their now price-crashed gold for whatever reason(s) and receive payment in either flopsy paper money or, more likely, numerals with decimal points on a computer monitor-

    whether it’s the percieved global elite or a breakaway society that is in charge, who really knows?- but whatever faction in control always seems to be able to kill at least two birds with one stone-

    yeah, Dr. Farrell, I think your speculations are anything but crazy: the Philosopher’s Stone may actually play a pivotal point in this-

    hope all are well-


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