Introducing the Biological Transmutation of Chemical Elements Research of the Professor Dr. L.W.J. Holleman Stichting

In 1981 Professor L.W.J. Holleman privately circulated the preliminary results of experiments in which the element potassium, in a series of closed cultures of algae, was observed first to disappear, then later to reappear.

This result is one of many which over the past 200 years have indicated that living organisms may be able to transmutate one chemical element into another.

In 1798 Lavoisier presented as a fundamental principle that chemical elements could be neither created, transmuted, nor destroyed. One hundred years later though, with the discovery of radio-activity, it was observed that chemical elements could undergo nuclear transmutations. However, mainstream scientists today consider that this can only occur under exceptional circumstances, and certainly not reversibly under the control of either living organisms, or in any chemical reactions. Therefore, in biology, Lavoisier's Law is still considered to be as true today as it was when it was first proposed. The technical and scientific consequences of Lavoisier being proved wrong are today almost inconceivable.

Almost all revolutionary scientific discoveries were rarely welcomed or recognized when first published. By definition they are formed on the fringes of science. Any possible explanations for such phenomena are also likely to be found from outside the mainstream. For Holleman, his inspiration came from combining mainstream scientific methods with the philosophical world conceptions of Rudolf Steiner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the transmutation research of Albrecht Von Herzeele.

Is it possible that living organisms are capable of alchemy ? On the balance of current scientific evidence, probably not. No conclusive evidence has yet been published in the scientific literature. However, there is no conclusive experimental evidence to prove that they cannot. The Holleman Stichting was founded to attempt an understanding of what really goes on inside living organisms.