Man is a microcosm holding the keys to all three kingdoms within himself as the “Thrice Great Hermes.” The athanor of the human body contains within it all that is needed to produce the great circulation. The fire, the First and Last Matter, and the vessel are “One.” Nothing needs to be added to the Stone, except the removal of the impurities that surround and drown it. Raise the fire, evaporate the superfluities and burn off the dross which inhibits its energy to liberate the Light in its fullest expression. This is the secret of Eternal Life. Light is the root of life in death.