Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Achieving Immortality Channel Now on Yaktivate Internet Radio

Introduction of newest podcast show on - The Achieving Immortality Channel: for those who would seek to learn the secrets of immortality from those who have already found it., a leading podcast network on the Internet announces The Achieving Immortality Podcast Channel: for those who would seek to learn the secrets of immortality from those who have already found it.

Is it possible to extend your quality of life? Are there people alive today living to be 150 years or more? If it was possible to live longer than 150 years, would people choose to do so?

Human Immortality: A Scientific Reality?
The Achieving Immortality podcast channel is a place to learn the secrets of immortality from scientists of our age, philosophers of our past, and, on occasion, from real life "immortals" who have lived past 150 years. The Achieving Immortality channel is the creation of Ben Abba, the author of the forthcoming new book: "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History". This book will reveal for the first time that real immortals are living among us today; and they have much to teach us about human longevity, about world history, and about ourselves.

In Episode 1, guest host Benjamin Grundy presents an article by Ben Abba titled "When Fact is Stranger Than Fiction"; about Ben Abba's experiences locating and making contact with a real life supercentarian living among us today.

The podcast will also include a review of articles by David Smith titled "2050 and Immortality is Within Our Grasp" and by Gary Vey's article: "Human Immortality: A Scientific Reality?".

Each extraordinary episode on will reveal another secret of extending our lives from those who are researching anti-aging and from supercentenarians who have already beaten the odds. is a podcast network that features podcast shows on channels that reflect a wide range of topics -- from golf to business strategies to twenty-somethings and beyond. is always on the lookout for new podcasting talent and businesses that are seeking an effective and cost-effective way to reach their niche marketing audience.

For more information on Ben Abba's books, please visit

Monday, July 21, 2008

Living More Than 150 Years by Those Who Have Done It.

Episode 2 of Achieving Immortality is now ready for your listening pleasure. Your host for this podcast is Benjamin Grundy of Mysterious Universe.

Episode 2 will present an article by Ben Abba titled "Living More Than 150 Years by Those Who Have Done It.".

This article describes the oldest known people of record starting with Jeanne Calment, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years, G. Stanley who survived 151 years, Thomas Parr who lived to 152 years, Zaro Aga who reached the age of 157 years, Robert Lynch who lived 160 years, Jonas Warren lived to 167 years, William Edwards and Shirali Mislimov who lived to 168 years, Henry Jenkins and Javier Pereira who are known to have reached 169 years, John Rovin who survived 172 years, Petratsh Zartan who saw 187 years, and the grandaddy of them all, Li Ching Yun, who is on record to have lived 256 years.

Next this podcast will review the recent Barbara Walters ABC Special: "Live to 150 ... Can You Do It?"

We will then wrap up Episode 2 with an update on Ben Abba's project to bring the secrets of achieving immortality to the world.

This episode of Achieving Immortality is brought to you by Ben Abba, author of forth coming book: "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History"

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pay It Forward - Free Gift Offer

As a big fan of the movie "Pay It Forward", I believe if everyone would give or do something extra to just 3 strangers before receiving anything from them, our world would totally change in a very positive way.

This past February of this year I found a very interesting blog by Serena Art and Design that was promoting "Pay It Forward" throughout the blogsphere and I agreed to participate. Well I got really busy trying to get my new book ready for the editors and time slipped by me faster than I realized. So today is the day that I will attempt to pay this gift forward.

Here is how you can get a free gift from me. I am offering a copy of my new book, "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History" in eBook format, to the first 3 people who do the following:

1. Leave a comment on this blog requesting to join in on my "Pay It Forward" exchange.

2. The 3 people chosen must then post on their own blogs promising 3 different people an act of kindness gift. Because this is a blogsphere "Pay It Forward" program, you must have your own blog to participate in this exchange.

3. I will then notify each of the 3 people that they have been chosen and they will then need to email me so that I can email back my "Pay It Forward" gift to them.

4. Right now it is looking like my eBook is still about 2 months away before the final edit will be complete, so I will send a certificate for a free copy of this eBook as soon as the 3 people who have agreed to the Pay It Forward exchange post their Pay It Forward offers onto their blogs.

In the spirit of the original blogger, I am requesting that the gifts that you offer are gifts that you have created yourself in some fashion.

Good luck and of course Pay It Forward!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Biblical Stone Story Causing a Stir on the Internet

There is a story circulating around the Internet right now:

"Biblical stone causes stir reevaluation of Jesus story"

I have not found any more information on this story other than it appears to have originated on The Drudge Report.

However there appears to be an insinuation that there is some historical stone that was found that sheds light on the historical man known today as Jesus the Christ. Regardless on whether this stone or what it facts it supposedly contains on this issue: I do have a living eyewitness to the real Jesus the Christ.

While I cannot describe in detail, at this moment, everything this living eyewitness recalls of this real man we call Jesus Christ; I fully intend to someday.

For now, what I can tell you that there is a man living today who had a 6 year friendship with the real man which is know throughout the world today as Christ. He saw real miracles, he saw real sermons, he saw many followers, and he saw a kind, caring man who was a strong leader among men; and yes there was a real crucification.

For more details, keep checking back on this blog or my first book on this incredible man's eyewitness accounts of 2,800 years of history.


It appears the Drudge Report was referencing a New York Times story about a 3 foot tall stone tablet that contains 87 lines of Hebrew that speaks about a messiah who will rise from the dead after 3 days. The stone tablet was supposedly found 10 years ago, but because it was a slow news day, the New York Times decided to print this story.

Sounds like another archeological find that confirms the Book of Isiah to me.

A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Can you imagine living for more than 150 years? How about 250 years?

Why not 500 years?   If you could, would you?


These questions have plagued me much of my lifetime, and perhaps they have preyed upon you, too.


Several years ago my search began for the answers.   One serendipitous day, to my utter surprise, the people with the answers came into full view.  They not only knew how to extend their lives, but were actually living well beyond 150 years.




My preference for learning new skills by example is easy to admit, for the 'monkey-see, monkey-do' method brings involvement and instant recall. (Sitting in a classroom or doggedly reading a book presents little excitement or retention.)   So, such was the method used years ago to improve my quality of life, at which time I set about following the advice of those whom I felt were the most astute health professionals:  regular checkups, yearly vaccinations, a healthy diet and exercise as rigorous and often as would fit into my busy day.


In a sense, modeling their lifestyles in an effort to extend my years became my way of life, all the while anxiously awaiting the golden years when retirement would become a reality. 


The Goal:  Collecting my pension and relaxing comfortably by some large body of water.


And then it happened!  A friend handed me a cassette tape - Dead Doctors Don't Lie - by Dr. Joel Wallach.


From that day forward, my life was forever changed. 


A veterinarian-turned-naturopath, Dr. Wallach became well-known for attributing many of today's diseases to mineral and vitamin deficiencies.


His tape made a sound case:  many health professionals - including large numbers of doctors - live shorter lives than the average person. 


Clarity entered my consciousness:  health professionals are not necessarily good examples to follow.  It was difficult to grasp the idea that life could be extended by avoiding the daily routine my doctor was preaching. 


My decision, however, came swiftly:  I was to begin my search for the people who DID live longer, healthier lives - and to learn their secrets of longevity.


The idea of extending our lives is not new.  Several articles and books by Dr. Aubrey De Grey, a biologist, and Dr. Leonid A. Gavrilov, a prominent research scientist, suggest the lengthening of our life span past 120 years is now not only possible, but physical immortality is also within our reach.  Their theories of eating a healthy diet with plenty of exercise is good advice, but 'monkey-see, monkey-do' people like me need a solid representation after which to pattern our lifestyles.


My search then began for the longest-living person alive - today. 


Not only was I to find one of the oldest people in the world, but my goal was further to find one practicing a healthy lifestyle.


It would be necessary, of course, once the person was found, to do my best in

striking up a friendship which would evolve into a trusting relationship - trusting enough so this person would be willing to share with me how he (or she) lived, what he (or she) ate - and how he or she had survived for so many years. 


With everything in my power, I would then begin to model my life closely to that ideal.


Using some advanced research techniques, I began to find people who are alive today, living past 150 years.  Quite a few appear to have lived for more than 250 - and some even 500 - years.  All seem to have blended into society as typical senior citizens.


It took me awhile to finally locate and make contact with a gentleman - one of the living 'immortals' - to learn his secrets of longevity.  He was reluctant at first, but after much persistence, agreed to a meeting in a park near his home.   Our paths finally crossed.  Meeting him was one of the most incredible moments of my life.


They say words constitute only nine percent of our communication.  When we finally met, though he said very little, it was obvious to me this was the man I had been seeking.  His face, his gestures and his demeanor clearly suggested he had been living for more than a century.  As he quietly shared his essence and experience, I soon realized he had seen nearly 2,800 years of life through his eyes.  He told me about his incredible life and how he had survived so many generations.  The information he gave me was quite detailed, but I will summarize it the best I can.


His motto is quite simple:  Live life to its fullest everyday and don't sweat the small stuff.   To him, death is a choice, not a predetermined event.  He focuses each day on living life rather than preparing for death.  He says he notices too many people are so focused on death they forget to live their lives.


His daily rituals are equally simple.  He lives his life in moderation with almost no stress.  He walks everywhere he can and eats as little as possible (usually freshly prepared food) three times a day.   He drinks three glasses of water every day and finishes his day with a glass of fine wine.


All of these lifestyle choices are common sense and should already be part of our lives.  However, this man had another practice I feel is important.  He believes it is imperative to share at least one meal a day with another person.  It is his belief that while our bodies need food each day to sustain our life, our souls need a daily dose of another's spirit to truly survive.   He believes living a life of total solitude will lead to certain death.


While it may be impossible for me to prove scientifically that this gentleman has experienced nearly 2,800 years of life, I can most certainly share his memories.


More importantly, I can share his secrets to a long and healthy life.


To those who say you cannot live your life to the fullest, for as long as you desire, tell them this old Chinese Proverb:


A person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.


This story is copyright 2008 by Ben Abba


Author of "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History"