Posted by: physicalimmortalitythemasspossibility | August 24, 2010

Why I feel Healthy Life Extension / Physical Immortality is possible – Dr Janni Lloyd

For this understanding, I draw from spirituality, medical science, quantum physics and alternative / complimentary medicine.
I will begin from the viewpoint of medical science. Medical science is largely based on Newtonian Physics and sees the body as solid matter. We have seen major advances in medical science particularly over the last 100 plus years. In Australia, the average age of death in the late 1800′s was 40 – the average age of death now is around 80. We have seen a doubling of life expectancy over that time. A doubling of life expectancy was achieved even though the populace believed “physical death was inevitable”! A major factor for the increased life expectancy was the decrease in childhood death rate considered to be due largely to better nutrition, sanitation and advances in medical science. Large amounts of time, energy and resources are now being channeled into geriatric medicine which will probably achieve even more profound results. A very conservative estimate of average life span 100 years from now, based on what we’ve seen in the last 100 years, is a further doubling to 160.

There have been two wonderful books written in the last few years which chronicle the advances in medical research which are leading to, not just increased longevity, but Physical Immortality – they are: “The Last Mortal Generation” by Damien Broderick and “Immortality” by Ben Bova.

Damien Broderick commences his book by saying, “Some time during the 21st Century, ordinary humans like you and me – or our children or grandchildren – will be offered new medical treatments that will lead, eventually, to physical immortality. Science and technology, to be more precise, will provide the option of indefinitely extended youthfulness. That will be the start of an epoch when old age is unknown and nobody ever again will need to die …”.

Ben Bova begins his book with equally powerful comments – “The first immortal human beings are probably living among us today. You might be one of them. There are men and woman alive today who may well be able to live for centuries, perhaps


even extend their life spans indefinitely. For them, death will not be inevitable. As the American Immunologist William R Clark put it, “Death is not inextricably intertwined with the definition of life”. Just because human beings have always died does not mean that they always will die”.

The areas of medical research discussed in Broderick and Bova’s books include Gene Therapy, Regeneration/Cloning and Nanotechnology.

Damien Broderick reports on a biological discovery instantly dubbed a “cellular fountain of youth”. In 1998 researchers Woodring Wright and Jerry Shay of the University of Texas, South Western Medical Centre at Dallas, and their colleagues at Geron Corporation – “Had found a way to extend the mortal life span of typical human cells cultured in the lab, using an enzyme, telomerase, usually restricted to only a few of the bodies tissues (to be more exact, the cells were given an artificial gene construct coding for a part of the telomerase enzyme)”.

“A full six months after that epoch making announcement, Wright told me that the treated cells continue to divide long after they normally would have perished from old age. The untreated control cells had reached senescence (in effect standard fatal old age for such cells) at about 65 divisions. By July 1998, the treated cells, by contrast, had reached 180 – 200 divisions and were still alive. “Thus” Wright added, “one could say they have now doubled – tripled their lifespan”. These, remember, are normal, healthy human cells. What’s more, they show no signs of malignant transformation into tumerous cancers, usually the price paid by body cells that keep dividing beyond the usual shut down point. In January 1999, cells were still healthy, at some 300 divisions!”

Ben Bova tells us of successful research in the area of tissue regeneration – “at the 1997 meeting of the American Heart Association, two research teams revealed that they had used gene therapy to coax the body to grow fresh arteries as natural bypasses for clogged blood vessels. Scientists from St Elizabeth


Medical Centre in Boston reported that they had injected 20 patients with a laboratory produced version of the human gene that makes a protein, vascular endothelial growth factor, which spurs the growth of blood vessels in human fetuses. 16 of the 20 patients, who suffered from severely clogged arteries in their legs, grew new arteries that carry blood around the clogged vessels. The constant pain that had afflicted them has been relieved and they have been spared the need for leg amputations. Several of the patients have even started to grow toe nails again. The second team, from Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston, is using similar gene therapy to make coronary by-pass surgery work better … a pair of Harvard researchers announced that they had grown replacement organs – including hearts, kidneys and bladders – for lab rats, rabbits and sheep. They used the animals own cells as the starting material, grew the new organs in the laboratory, and then implanted them surgically into the animals … and it won’t stop there. If new organs can be grown in the laboratory, why can’t you grow new organs or limbs in your own body? …”

Bova also reports on Nanotechnology – “Nano is the scientific/technical prefix for a billionth. It comes from the Latin word for dwarf. Nanotechnology deals with machines that are measured in nanometres, billionths of a metre (a nanometre is not quite a quarter/millionth of an inch) Drexler’s envisioned nanomachines are about the size of viruses. The basic idea behind nanotechnology is that if you could build machines the size of viruses, they would be able to work with individual atoms and molecules … we would enter an era molecular engineering in Drexler’s phrase, nanomachines are molecular manipulators … now picture nanomachines at work inside your body, breaking down plaque on your artery walls, tearing apart invading microbes … rebuilding worn or diseased tissues wherever they are found, molecule by molecule, atom by atom. … but Drexler’s vision is more than a dream. Research on nanotechnology is underway at Universities and laboratories in Britain, Japan and elsewhere, as well as MIT, Stanford, Cornell, The University of Michigan, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, SRI International and other research institutions in the United States”.


Fascinating new treatments and research – both books contain page after page of exciting possibilities. Also, remember that the time between a creative theory and a physical reality is reducing. Technology is advancing rapidly. Yesterday’s magic becomes today’s science and tomorrow’s reality.

As I stated before, western medicine is based mainly on Newtonian physics with the body being seen as solid matter. I spent 20 years studying and practising western medicine. From that purely solid matter perspective, I know that your body is a miracle. The orchestration of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry required just to move your little finger is awe inspiring. You are a miracle becoming more miraculous the more we learn about the body. If you don’t feel this way about your body get hold of a basic physiology and biochemistry book or do a course. Learn about the miracle that is you. When you realise how miraculous your body already is, Physical Immortality will seem logical. For a body that creates miracles with every breath, nothing is impossible. Give thanks for your body on a daily basis – your life will be enhanced immeasurably.

Now let’s start shifting your viewpoint from Newtonian – solid matter – physics towards  quantum, energy – physics. Deepak Chopra in his book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” gives us a view of our body at the atomic level – still solid matter but close to the border between matter and energy. ” … your body must live on the wings of change. At this moment, you are exhaling atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and nitrogen, that just an instant before were locked up in solid matter; your stomach, liver, heart, lungs and brain are vanishing into thin air, being replaced as quickly and endlessly as they are being broken down. The skin replaces itself once a month, the stomach lining every five days, the liver every six weeks and the skeleton every three months. To the naked eye, these organs look the same from moment to moment, but they are always in flux. By the end of this year, 98% of the atoms in your body will have been exchanged for new ones”.


And you thought the body you woke up with this morning was the same one as yesterday morning ! ‘The only constant in life is change” – true at all levels of reality, just more obvious as we edge towards the quantum reality.

Just before we leave the solid matter reality , here is some more to ponder about your miraculous  physical body –

STEM CELLS – These multi – potential cells have been found in most tissues of the adult body. They have the ability to specialize into every cell of the body and replace any that are mal – functioning. Neuronal stem cells have been found, so even neurons ( brain cells ) can be replaced.

GENES – Dr Bruce Lipton, cell biologist,  reports in  ‘What if?  the documentary movie (by James A Sinclair) that in the area of Epigenetic research, they have found that epigenetic techiniques – ie perceptional shift techniques – create 30,000 variations on each gene blueprint. He says that we are not victims of our genes – WE ARE THE PROGRAMMERS of our genes.

 BRAIN CAPACITY –  The following stats were reported in the book ‘The Brain that Changes itself ‘ by Dr Norman Doidge. The human cortex alone has 30 billion neurons and is capable of making 1 million billion synaptic connections. Possible neural circuits 10 followed by at least a million zeros  ………..for comparison, there are an estimated 10 followed by 79 zeros particles in the known universe……………. 

The second viewpoint from which I will explore the possibility of Physical Immortality is quantum physics. The level at which matter becomes energy.

In “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind”, Deepak Chopra describes this level – “Your body appears to be composed of solid matter that can be broken down into molecules and atoms, but quantum physics tells us that every atom is more than 99.9999% empty space, and the sub-atomic particles moving at lightening speed through this space are actually bundles of vibrating energy. These vibrations aren’t random and meaningless, however, they carry information … the essential  stuff of the Universe, including your body, is non-stuff, but it isn’t ordinary non-stuff, it’s thinking non-stuff”.

I prefer to call it intelligent energy. So the body has moved from a solid object to a fluid river of energy. With this understanding, to me the body has become similar to a flow of potter’s clay, to be moulded at will by the potter. Who’s the potter – your spiritual self, your mental self, your emotional self – perhaps all of the above?

And remember the energy is intelligent – is this intelligence your spiritual self waiting to be moulded by your mental, emotional selves or perhaps wishing to be allowed to be manifest into material reality without obstruction? You will have your own thoughts – however we have established our so called solid, material reality is very ephemeral (can you imagine 99.9999% empty space) and fluid.


The knowledge of physical matter, including your body, as intelligent energy – ephemeral and fluid – helps us to understand the abilities of spiritual adepts. Some of these adepts are reported to be able to walk through “solid” walls – as it’s actually 99.9999% empty space, maybe it’s not that difficult.

Martial arts adepts who can snap a slab of concrete as easily as a match stick – 99.9999% space.

Deepak Chopra tell s us “India, China, Japan and to a lesser extent the Christian west have given birth to sages who realised their essential nature as a flow of intelligence. By preserving that flow and nurturing it year after year, they overcame entropy from a deeper level of nature. In India, the flow of intelligence is called prana (usually translated as life force), which can be increased and decreased at will, moved here and there, and manipulated to keep the physical body orderly and young”.

Scientists say the quantum realm is full of quirkiness and uncertainty. One such quirk is that the vibrating energy/particle exists as a probability wave and depends on being observed to find it’s space/time position – the observer is an important part of the equation – what does this mean to our every day reality?  How much power do you have to shape your reality – a quote I once read springs to mind “The Universe rearranges itself to suit your version of reality”.

At the quantum level everything is possible!

The next viewpoint that has helped me to feel the possibility of Physical Immortality is alternative medicine. This area is growing rapidly – new ways of achieving and maintaining health are being developed all the time. Many branches of alternative medicine are based on vibrational energy similar to


quantum physics. Many eastern countries and indigenous cultures knew of this reality long before western science. The ancient Rishis in India knew of sub-atomic particles many years before the birth of Christ. The chakra system from India, the acupuncture meridian system from China, colour therapy from the Egyptians and others, flower essences used by the native American and Australian aboriginal people are all examples of vibrational energy medicine. These therapies seem to be manipulating energy at a quantum level.

Breathing techniques, such as Re-birthing, are also achieving significant healing. Leonard Orr, who created Re-birthing, is an Immortalist who came to this understanding through his own healing process during the mid 1960′s. Sondra Ray, initially a student of Leonard Orr, has written a great book on Physical Immortality called “How to be Chic, Fabulous and Live Forever” – she says of Re-birthing that “Re-birthing is one of the main tools we use to purify ourselves. It is a simple breathing process that should be done only with highly trained Re-birthers who understand how the birth trauma and the death urge are related in a person’s consciousness. Breathing in a connected, smooth, rhythmic, circular way in the presence of another Immortalist makes all the difference in the world. Your cells get happy. They become alive. Tremendous energy comes in, old death programming gets pushed out. … Re-birthing, although it appears subtle is an extremely powerful and sacred process and should be done correctly. It should always be taught along with the concept of Physical Immortality …”.

Many healer’s and self help writers are working with the spirit – mind – emotions – body connection to great effect. Louise Hay in her book “You Can Heal Your Life” suggests that belief systems which are not life affirming; blocked and distorted emotional expression and lack of connection to spiritual essence cause the majority of illnesses. Her books which include life affirming statements have improved the health and lives of countless people around the world.


The health of your body connected to thoughts, words and emotions. All within your power to effect! All within your power to create Life, Life and more Life!

I will now consider Physical Immortality from the viewpoint of spirituality. The philosophy of Physical Immortality is one of living from an open, loving heart; being focused in the now, creating much joy, abundance and freedom. Throughout spiritual literature advanced Immortals are reported to be able to dematerialise and rematerialise their bodies at will, teleport from place to place and manifest whatever material requirement they have from “thin air”. They have perfected Liberty and can move from dimension to dimension taking their physical body with them. The Immortalist writer Annalee Skarin said that “Death was the dingy back door entrance to the heavenly realms”.

Most of the major religions, if one delves deeply enough, contain evidence of a physically immortal impulse. The Judaic – Christian religion claims the following advanced Immortals – Enoch, Elijah, Melchizedek, Moses, Jesus, Mary and John the Disciple. Robert Coon’s excellent book “Physical Immortality: History, Theory and Techniques” gives us further insights – “Enoch is considered the oldest physically immortal being in our western tradition. His bodily translation is mentioned in Genesis and in Hebrews in the New Testament … after becoming familiar with Immortalist concepts  – study the gospel of John in the New Testament, concise statements about Physical Immortality leap forth from almost every chapter. Consider these lines from chapter 8: Know the truth and the truth will set you free! I tell to you the Truth, if a man keeps my teachings, he will never see death. I find it most peculiar that those who insist on a literal interpretation of the Bible manage to explain away all of the innumerable references to bodily Immortality as meaning something other than what is plainly there! … Elijah is the most prominent Immortal in Jewish Esoteric traditions, there are many reports of him materialising in the flesh to devout Hassidic Rabi’s in Eastern Europe. All Master’s of Cabala claim to have mastered their art from face – to – face meetings with Elijah. True Cabala is


always an oral tradition passed from Immortal to student … In contemporary Christian Esoteric thought, there is a strong tradition which says that there is an inner church descending from John which preserves the truth of Physical Immortality. When this inner church re-unites with the outer lineage descending from Peter and Paul, then Christ’s true teachings on Everlasting Life will be understood and welcomed by the world!”.

The Mormon religion speaks of the 3 Nephi Immortals. In the Book of Mormon Nephi – Chapter 28 – there is a story of Jesus asking the 12 Disciples he had in the America’s what they would like from him before he leaves. Three of them want Physical Immortality, Jesus says “Therefore, more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death”. The story goes on to say of the three Nephi that – “they were cast into the prison by them who did not belong to the church. And the prisons could not hold them, for they were rent in twain … and thrice they were cast into a furnace and received no harm. And twice they were cast into a den of wild beasts; and behold they did play with the beasts as a child with a suckling lamb, and received no harm …”. 

The Taoist Religion, founded by the Immortal Lao Tzu, claims many Immortals. According to Robert Coon the T’u shu chi ch’eng, a general encyclopaedia published in 1726, contains the biographies of over 1000 Immortals.

The Japanese Shinto prophet Munetada has these teachings about Physical Immortality – “When the heart of the Divine and the heart of man are One, this is Eternal Life, then there is no such thing as death. If you foster a spirit that regards both good and evil as blessings, then the body spontaneously becomes healthy. In Truth the Way is easy. He who spends his day in thankfulness grows neither old nor weary. He knows only Joy and Happiness. Oh the Joy of those who take the teaching of the Way of the Gods; for them there is neither youth nor age. If the heart is open, then there is no such thing as pain. Thus one will find only happiness and thankfulness in all things”.


Many other areas of spiritual wisdom are explored in Robert Coon’s book “Physical Immortality; History, Theory and Techniques”. I will conclude this section with a word from Robert – “Immortal’s make no apologies for being absolutely in love with Life! …. Immortal philosophy and experience unites the Creator and the Creation into One, Divine Whole. The body is experienced as the most sacred temple of truth which is destined never to be destroyed. All matter is sacred, alive and Divine. The Divine is absolutely attached to Life! … “

Janni Lloyd was a Medical Doctor who then moved into Alternative/ Complimentary Medicine. She has been researching and living Healthy Life Extension / Physical Immortality Philosophy since 1992.

‘The Fun Way of Physical Immortality Philosophy’ book and eBook by Janni Lloyd is available at

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  1. I have been using these techniques for years and I am 53 and most dont believe me to be more than 35…they work and u can turn the clock back…

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