Transmutation is the act and consequence of transmute (transform one thing into something different). It is important to be clear that the term in question has its origin in Latin, specifically, derives from the verb "transmutare", which can be translated as "transform" or "move" and is composed of two very distinct parts:
-The prefix "trans-", which means "from one place to another".
-The verb "mutare", which is equivalent to "change."
The term is usually used with reference to the transformation of a chemical element , which happens to become another. The phenomenon can develop naturally in cases where a chemical element has a nucleus It lacks stability. These elements generate fission or nuclear fusion and emit radiation while losing or gaining atomic weight until the nucleus reaches stability.
Transmutation can also be done from human action: that is, artificially . Already in the first decades of twentieth century , scientists managed to transmute chemical elements through bombardments with alpha particles towards a atom from nitrogen .
The idea of transmutation was very present in the alchemists of the Antiquity , which laid the foundation for the development of modern chemistry. The alchemists argued that it was possible to achieve the transmutation of different metals in gold , based on the fact that the density of gold and the density of lead were similar. In the context of alchemy, in this way, it was claimed that a substance known as Philosopher Stone It had the property of transmuting base metals in gold or silver.
Precisely in the literary saga, and also cinematographic, created by the British writer J.K. Rowling about the young wizard Harry Potter we have to expose that these elements mentioned play a fundamental role. Thus, the first installment is called "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and both in this and in the rest of the novels we are presented with a character named Nicolas Flamel who tries to find the mentioned stone.
That last alchemist is a real character from the Middle Ages who, according to numerous legends, was able to reach the aforementioned objective. Specifically, there are many theories and opinions that state that yes, he managed to discover with his wife the stone that was capable of transforming any metal into gold and that was also considered the elixir of Long Life.
At spiritual plane The notion of transmutation may also appear. Certain religions and beliefs speak of transmutation to refer to the internal change a person experiences when he moves away from harmful elements (from actions to thoughts) and approaches God .
In the same way, we cannot forget that there is also what is known as sexual transmutation, that it becomes a set of procedures that individuals can carry out and that are considered to achieve spiritual energy from their own sexual energy