For hundreds of years alchemists toiled in their laboratories to produce a mythical substance known as the philosopher’s stone. The supposedly dense, waxy, red material was said to enable the process that has become synonymous with alchemy—chrysopoeia, the metamorphosis, or transmutation, of base metals such as lead into gold.

Many who read this site will be familiar with the idea of Alchemy & will also likely be aware of how the example of turning “lead into gold” is a purely metaphorical representation of the intended accomplishment.

Something strange happened though, and this example of “Alchemy” can be very much compared to the exoteric explanation of turning lead into gold. At the same time this example shows how the potential true meanings run much deeper than just the acquiring of a precious metal from something that was much more base in original nature.

The San Francisco 49’ers are named for the California Gold Rush. This is an apt beginning point for what transpired 35 years into the franchises history.

In the ‘79 NFL Draft with the 82nd overall pick, the 49’ers selected JOE MONTANA from Notre Dame University.

82nd pick is a direct correspondence to LEAD on the Periodic Table.

79 Draft is a direct correspondence to GOLD on the Periodic table.

Joe Montana famously completed “THE CATCH” to teammate Dwight Clark on January 10 1982 to advance the 49’ers to the first Super Bowl in franchise history.

On January 24 ‘82 San Francisco would win SB XVI (16) with a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

This is another Lead into Gold correspondence as the 49’ers win their first Super Bowl in ‘82 thanks in very large part to a QB drafted 82nd in ‘79.

Further cementing the pertinent chemistry between Montana and Clark is the separation between their birthdates.

Joe Montana was born June 11 1956

Dwight Clark was born January 8 1957

A separation of 212 days.

Water Boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

The exact moment of a chemical change as steam is created once water boils.

Joe Montana is/was the key to this instance of real life alchemy.

The team named for GOLD drafted the QB from Notre Dame whose alumni are commonly referred to as “Golden Domers“.

They draft him in ‘79 with the 82nd pick leading to winning Super Bowl Gold in ‘82.

An Alchemical Process curiously manifesting in the world of Sports.

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