A story of Love, Immortality and the Philosopher's Stone. "If you liked Paulo Coelho's international bestseller, "The Alchemist," you will love "The Portal." A true masterpiece that is authentic to the alchemical tradition as it is a treasure trove of genuine alchemical knowledge both veiled and revealed in the form of a novel. "The Portal" is so captivating you will read it through in one sitting." -- Mark Stavish, author of "The Path of Alchemy" and "Kabbalah for Health and Wellness." Author, Russell House is well known among modern-day alchemists; yes, they still exist, and seek the Philosopher's Stone and produce healing medicines. From a momentary vision of "a man in ragged cloak flapping around an alchemical furnace like a crow" flowed "The Portal." Richard, an alchemist, working on the Philosophers' Stone, and wife Melissa, are members of a Brotherhood that exists to help humanity; they are teaching a young brother and sister about the hidden nature of things.