Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Born in New Orleans on June 6, 1896, George Rene Francis smoked cigars until he was 75, ate a diet heavy on milk, cheese, eggs and lard sandwiches and slept six hours a day. He died of congestive heart failure at a nursing home on Saturday.
Francis, who in his life worked as a chauffeur, an auto mechanic and a barber, became a friend of young jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong ...
The [current] oldest American [on record according to AFP] is 114-year-old Gertrude Baines, of Los Angeles.
The oldest person in the world [on record according to AFP] is Maria de Jesus of Portugal, 115. The oldest man is Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, 113.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I remember our family giving the traditional blessing of each meal out of gratitude of receiving the food and drink which was prepared for us. However, we speculated that perhaps the tradition was started not just to giving thanks of gratitude for our meals, but for protection from a food borne illness which the meal may also contain. After all, it was not too long ago that a simple meal could become a final meal if food or drink contain enough of an infection.
I took my friends advice, and blessed every meal I partook of, both out of gratitude and for protection; except for one fast food meal which I forgot to bless. Interesting enough, that was the only meal I felt sick after eating it.
After that experience, I realized it is not just meals that we can bless, but the home we live in, the vehicles we travel in, the appliances and tools we use in our daily lives, and even family and friends. In fact, I now believe that this is a short list of the possibilities.
Recently the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?, demonstrated the power of thought, prayer, and blessings upon water, and our lives.
So my Christmas gift to all of you, is to bless that which you eat, you drink, you ride in, you live in, you use to work with, you use in your hobbies, and everything else that you care about; and not only bless out of gratitude, but out of protection for you and them as well.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and of course Happy New Years to you and yours!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
What did Emperor Chin (Qin Shi Huang Di) of ancient China and Aviator Charles Lindbergh have in common. Episode 7 of Achieving Immortality Channel podcast with your host, Benjamin Grundy, will answer this question for you and a lot more.
Episode 7 will also discuss a few other people who have searched for the real fountain of youth.
This podcast will then discuss a meeting that Ben Abba’s immortal friend had with Emperor Chin.
This and a lot more can be heard in Episode 7 of Achieving Immortality podcast radio.
Episode 7 of Achieving Immortality is sponsored by Ben Abba, author of forth coming books: “Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History” and now ““Wake Up! Live the Life You Love - Wake Up Moments of Inspiration”.
Both of these books will introduce to the world the possibility that one or more real immortals walk among us and what can learn from them.
Friday, December 12, 2008
I decided on this approach of telling my story after the encouragement of others who wanted the "whole story" at once and by those who could not accept only fragments of the story as I answered questions on various forums.
So for now, here is the latest status on my attempt to bring this incredible man's life experiences to the rest of the world:
1. The first book of the "Secrets of an Immortal" series is progressing; however there is still some editing left to do. The current target dates are March 1 for the eBook and June 1 for the hardcover. Since I am anxious on “doing everything right”, there is a lot of extra work being performed on this book to make it "right".
2.The hard copy book : “Wake Up! Live the Life You Love – Wake Up Moments of Inspiration”, which I will be sending out as a free gift to all of those that pre-purchase the first "Secrets of an Immortal" book, has just completed final edits and is due to be printed very soon. The co-authors of this book include: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Matt Bacak, Sonja Bendz, Krista Bloom, Maury M Breecher, Pam Garcy, Debra A. Garrison, Ernie Hudson, Onaje O. Johnston, Zachary Levi, Scott Luper, Monica Moo, Gregory Scott Reid, David Salmon, Kathleen E. Sims, Steven Turner, Liz Vassey, and Brian Tracey.
3. The eBook of “Winds of Change” by Dr. Robert Ghost Wolf, which Ben Abba is also adding as a free gift to all who pre-order the first "Secrets of an Immort" book, is in the final edit phase. The target date for releasing this item is now February 1.
Please keep checking back at this blog the latest status information on this exciting project.