Quest for immortality

New Scientist talks to Aubrey de Grey, Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg about how we could become immortal. More: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/o…

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2010 Predictions from … Beyond.

A sneak-preview of life’s coming attractions for the “mighty” year of 2010. Courtesy of our friends from the Unknown.

All quotes are from the December 2009 edition of “The Sedona Journal”.

The track is called, “Amazing” and the band is “One Eskimo”.

Did Edgar Cayce speak about 2012?

What, if anything, did the Edgar Cayce readings have to say about 2012, and the arrival of a New Age? Executive director and CEO of Edgar Cayces A.R.E., Kevin Todeschi, answers your question in this short video.

A New World Order in this context is not about the supremacy of certain nations over other nations; instead, it is about a new focus for the world as a whole. That focus is about truly understanding that each and every one of us is Our Brothers/Sisters Keeper. In other words, we as individuals and as nations are responsible for every single individual who is less fortunate than ourselves.

The Edgar Cayce readings describe that responsibility in this way: make of thine OWN heart an understanding that thou must answer for thine own brother, for thine own neighbor! and who is thine neighbor? He that lives next door, or he that lives on the other side of the world? He, rather, that is in NEED of understanding! He who has faltered; he who has fallen even by the way. HE is thine neighbor, and thou must answer for him! (Edgar Cayce reading #3976-8) From Cayces perspective, the next Age will eventually embody an understanding of this focus.

Alan Watts – On Nothingness

Ex nihilo nihil fit?

If space is essential to solid it’s perfectly obvious then that nothing is essential to something. If you can’t have something without nothing it means nothing is pretty powerful stuff, because something comes out of it, blpppp, like that. It’s a dogma of Western thought expressed in the Latin phrase “ex nihilo nihil fit,” “out of nothing comes nothing.” But that’s not so! Out of nothing comes something!! Now you would say, “Well if something comes out of nothing there must be some kind of mystery inside nothing, it must have a secret structure of some kind. I mean, there must be sort of electrical goings-on.”

That’s the trouble they have about cosmology. How could this world generate, could it just be out of free-floating hydrogen? No, it’s a much simpler idea than that: it comes out of real, solid nothing. It’s so simple! Look, if you listen, and you live in a world where there’s only sound for a moment, you’ll hear every sound coming out of silence. Where do these sounds come from? They come out of silence. Suddenly…BOING! And you can accustom yourself to seeing light doing the same thing. You can open your eyes and see all this world emerging out of nothing, BOING!…like that, and fading off into the past. And that’s why the future is unknown because the future is zero.

Alan Watts – Biography of a Bohemian

Born in England in 1915, Alan Watts attended King’s College School Canterbury, served on the Council of the World Congress of Faiths (1936-38), and came to the United States in 1938. He held a Master’s Degree in Theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and an Honarary DD from the University of of Vermont in recognition of his work in the field of comparative religions.

Alan Watts become widely recognized for his Zen writings and for The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. He died in 1973 at his home in California, and is survived by his second wife and seven children.

For more than forty years, Alan Watts earned a reputation as a foremost interpreter of Eastern philosophies for the West. Beginning at age sixteen, when he wrote essaye for the journal of the Buddhist Lodge in London, he developed an audience of millions who were enriched through his books, tape recordings, radio, television, and public lectures. In all Watts wrote more than twenty-five books and recorded hundreds of lecture and seminars, all building toward a personal philosophy that he shared in complete candor and joy with his readers and listeners throughout the world. His overall works have presented a model of individuality and self-expression that can be matched by few philosophers.

His life and work reflect an astonishing adventure: he was an editor, Anglican priets, graduate dean, broadcaster, author, lecturer, and entertainer. He has fascinations for archery, calligraphy, cooking, chanting, and dancing, and still was completely comfortable hiking alone in the wilderness.

He held fellowships from Harvard University and the Bollingen Foundation, and was Episcopal Chaplain at Northwestern University during the Second World War. He became professor and dean of the American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco, made the television series “Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life” for National Educational Television, and served as a visiting consultant for psychiatric institutions and hospitals, and for the United States Air Force. In the mid-sixties he traveled widely with his students in Japan, and visisted Burma, Ceylon, and India.

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