Sure, everybody talks about Bacon and Flamel. But really, can he even compare to the wonderful 15th century alchmist Sir George Ripley?
Sir George Ripley wrote his alchemical treatises in verse. And it is awesome.
Read him. Then create the philosopher's stone.
If anyone knows what sort of meter he is using, do tell. All I know is that reading it while right on the verge of falling asleep gives it a wonderful cadence.