apollo_greek_god_art_02Since my last blog posting, I have received several private questions about Immortality; the biggest question of all was, “does Immortality really exist?” Most of my responses were simply, “Yes, of course.” But now I will take the time to write at length on this topic.

When I first discovered that Albert Pike and Elphas Levi were discussing the topic of Immortality, I was of course baffled with this same question, so I did some lengthy research. My first effort led me to the Holy Bible, which is full of Immortal stories, like those of Elijah, Enoch and Moses:

The Bible says that “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven” (2 Kings 2:11), “Enoch was translated that he should not see death” (Hebrews 11:5), and “God took him” (Genesis 5:24), and Moses appeared in the transfiguration with Jesus (Matthew 17:3).

As my researched continued, I discovered other biblical figures, which led me to even bigger questions, like, how long did they live before they died? Here is an interesting list of biblical Immortals and their ages:

1 Adam 930 Genesis 5:4
2 Seth 912 Genesis 5:8
3 Enosh 905 Genesis 5:11
4 Cainan 910 Genesis 5:14
5 Mahalalel 895 Genesis 5:17
6 Jared 962 Genesis 5:20
7 Enoch 365 (translated) Genesis 5:23
8 Methuselah 969 Genesis 5:27
9 Lamech 777 Genesis 5:31
10 Noah 950 Genesis 9:29

Moreover, Abraham lived 175 years, “And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years” (Genesis 25:7); and in the Mormon faith, it is believed that John the Baptist, Peter, James and Moroni are still alive,In the current dispensation, resurrected beings, including John the Baptist, Peter, James, and Moroni.” And Adam and Eve were originally Immortals, “Christian theology holds that Adam and Eve lost physical immortality for themselves and all their descendants in the Fall of Man…”


You see, throughout history, mankind has maintained legendary stories of Immortals, like the Sumerian king Ziusudra who earned Immortality after the great flood; similar to the story of Noah, who also lived 950 years – see above biblical list. As well, Markandeya was an ancient sage and a celebrated devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu, who became an immortal at the age of sixteen. Or how about the Greek legend Tithonus, or Aurora, who was granted eternal life, but not eternal youth. Any discussion of Immortality would not be complete without a discussion of the Wandering Jew, who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. Then there is the story of the  Three Nephites who were given power over death in order to fulfill their desires to minister among men until the return of Jesus. And of course, the Arthurian Knight Sir Galahad, whose quest for the Holy Grail led to his Immortality; which can be aligned with Merlin the Magician, also an Immortal, who coexisted about the same time period. And least not is the story of St. Germain, an Immortal Freemason who has appeared and disappeared for the last three hundred years. In fact, I personally know a Masonic Brother who met with him on several occasions.

Now keep in mind, in my mind and in the minds of many other people, an Immortal is anyone who lived more than 100 years. Although, others have differing opinions on the topic. In fact, today we often use the terms Centenarians (over 100) or Super-Centenarians (over 110). The way I have come to understand one’s longevity is that of choice. If a person can live to 100, why does he or she have t0 die at all. In other words, one can live as long as he or she wants to, or believes is possible. It is a state of mind as well as body. Case in point, here is the story of Mbah Gotho, a 145 year old man, who is now prepared to die:

An Indonesian man who has emerged from obscurity to claim he is the world’s oldest at an incredible 145 years has revealed he is ready to die now. According to documentation recognised by Indonesian officials, Mbah Gotho is 145 and was born on 31st December 1870. He has not surprisingly outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of whom died in 1988. All of his children have also died, and now he is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. If correct, that makes him significantly older than the verified oldest person in the world ever, a title that belongs to French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122. The super senior citizen from Sragen, Central Java, was interviewed by Liputan 6 television news. He said he has been through it all and would not mind passing on. ‘What I want is to die. My grandchildren are all independent,’ he told Liputan 6 on Tuesday. Suryanto, Mbah Gotho’s grandson, said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come.

Mbah Gotho clearly illustrates my point that only now, at the age of 145, is he ready to die, which will more than likely end in his death. However, prior to this point, he must have wanted to live, even past what he originally thought at age 122. I have also read of several accounts of people who have gained an Immortal status, but could not die; like the Greek legend  Chiron, the founder of the Medical Arts, “One day when Hercules, one of his pupils, was visiting Chiron, they were examining one of his arrows. One of them fell on Chiron’s thigh, inflicting an agonizing wound. The wound was so painful that Chiron wanted to die, but, being immortal, he couldn’t.” I know, I know, some might say that this story is based on Greek Mythology, i.e. a myth. Really, the one thing I have learned from my studies of Albert Pike and Elphas Levi is to listen to these allegorical stories, like the bible itself, which are nothing but mythological accounts, and within these stories are lessons for everyone to learn from; like that of Immortality.  Mbah Gotho may in fact have gained an Immortal status by accident, and only because of his remote location in Indonesia is he free to live an unobstructed life that led him to an Immortal status; and now only after the world found out about his Immortality does he want to die. This again is a lesson of Immortality, which is maintaining a concealed or incognito state; that is why Immortals so often fake their death.

I know most people have been conditioned to think that if they live to 70, 75 or even 80 years old that they have been lucky; not really. In fact, the human body is programmed to continually rejuvenate and heal itself. Case in point, when a healthy man or woman cut themselves, their bodies will normally heal the wound within a week or two. When someone breaks a bone, again the body heals itself. However, humanity has been conditioned to believe that they can only live a certain amount of years; again, this is nothing but conditioning, or Pavlovian or respondent conditioning.

Along this line of thinking, most people think living to a hundred years old or even a hundred and ten years old is unthinkable. Honestly though, it is more common than most people think. One hundred year old men and women are becoming common place today; and, like I mentioned earlier, if one can live to a hundred, why not two hundred years old, or 500 hundred years old! Take a look at this list of over 200 Living Centenarians:

The following is a list of living centenarians (living people who have attained the age of at least 100 years) known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists of centenarians, see lists of centenarians. For living people known for their longevity and not necessarily for other reasons, see List of oldest living people.

Name Born Age Notability
Leoncio Afonso September 12, 1916 100 years, 135 days Spanish geographer[182]
Edward Allcard October 31, 1914 102 years, 86 days British naval architect, marine surveyor, yachtsman and author[91]
Lukas Ammann September 29, 1912 104 years, 118 days Swiss actor[28]
Svend Asmussen February 28, 1916 100 years, 332 days Danish jazz violinist[155]
Ronald Atkins June 13, 1916 100 years, 226 days British politician[164]
Duffy Ayers September 19, 1915 101 years, 128 days English portrait painter[131]
Yuan Baohua January 13, 1916 101 years, 12 days Chinese educator and academic[145]
Joseph Barnes November 14, 1914 102 years, 72 days Irish physician and co-founder of ICROSS[93]
René Bauler (de) September 17, 1914 102 years, 130 days Luxembourg footballer[81]
Eric Bentley September 14, 1916 100 years, 133 days British-born American critic, playwright, singer, editor and translator[184]
Gretel Bergmann April 12, 1914 102 years, 288 days German high jumper[63]
Victor Garaygordóbil Berrizbeitia October 17, 1915 101 years, 100 days Spanish Roman Catholic bishop[136]
Bob Berry June 11, 1916 100 years, 228 days New Zealand dendrologist[163]
Pappukutty Bhagavathar March 29, 1913 103 years, 302 days Indian singer and actor[37]
S. Prestley Blake November 26, 1914 102 years, 60 days American businessman, co-founder of the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation[94]
Harry Blamires November 6, 1916 100 years, 80 days English Anglican theologian, literary critic, and novelist[189]
Cecilia Caballero Blanco September 30, 1913 103 years, 117 days Widow of President of Colombia, Alfonso López Michelsen; First Lady of Colombia [51]
Damián Iguacén Borau February 12, 1916 100 years, 348 days Spanish Roman Catholic bishop[151]
Salvador Borrego April 24, 1915 101 years, 276 days Mexican journalist, historical revisionist and writer[110]
José Bragato October 12, 1915 101 years, 105 days Italian-born Argentine cellist, composer, conductor, arranger and musical archivist[135]
Eric Bransby October 25, 1916 100 years, 92 days American artist and muralist[188]
George Braziller February 12, 1916 100 years, 348 days American book publisher[152]
Edgar Britt October 30, 1913 103 years, 87 days Australian jockey[54]
Mortimer Caplin July 11, 1916 100 years, 198 days American lawyer, educator, and founding member of Caplin & Drysdale[172]
Matilde Capuis January 1, 1913 104 years, 24 days Italian composer[33]
Mary Carlisle February 3, 1914 102 years, 357 days American actress and singer[58]
Gisèle Casadesus June 14, 1914 102 years, 225 days French actress[69]
Neus Català October 6, 1915 101 years, 111 days Spanish political activist[134]
Guy Charmot (fr) October 9, 1914 102 years, 108 days French resistance fighter[88]
Saul Cherniack January 10, 1917 100 years, 15 days Canadian lawyer and politician[199]
Gabriel Chiramel December 11, 1914 102 years, 45 days Indian educator, scholar, author and social reformer[96]
Saloua Raouda Choucair June 24, 1916 100 years, 215 days Lebanese painter and sculptor[167]
Georges-Emmanuel Clancier May 3, 1914 102 years, 267 days French poet[66]
Beverly Cleary April 12, 1916 100 years, 288 days American writer[158]
Ruth Johnson Colvin December 16, 1916 100 years, 40 days American reading skill advocate, founder of ProLiteracy[196]
Mac Conner November 12, 1913 103 years, 74 days American commercial illustrator[55]
William Coors August 11, 1916 100 years, 167 days American brewer[175]
Irwin Corey July 29, 1914 102 years, 180 days American comic and actor[75]
Marvin Creamer January 24, 1916 101 years, 1 day American sailor[147]
Louis Crump May 21, 1916 100 years, 249 days American politician[160]
Neagu Djuvara August 31, 1916 100 years, 147 days Romanian historian, essayist, journalist, novelist and diplomat[179]
Dobri Dobrev July 20, 1914 102 years, 189 days Bulgarian ascetic and philanthropist[74]
Fred J. Doocy May 5, 1913 103 years, 265 days American politician[41]
Gillo Dorfles April 12, 1910 106 years, 288 days Italian art critic, painter and philosopher[4]
Kirk Douglas December 9, 1916 100 years, 47 days American actor, producer, director, and author[195]
David Douglas Duncan January 23, 1916 101 years, 2 days American photojournalist[146]
William J. Ely December 29, 1911 105 years, 27 days American lieutenant general[16]
Jean Erdman February 20, 1916 100 years, 340 days American dancer and choreographer[154]
Eduard von Falz-Fein September 14, 1912 104 years, 133 days Russian-born art patron[27]
Magda Fedor January 14, 1914 103 years, 11 days Hungarian sports shooter[57]
Marko Feingold May 28, 1913 103 years, 242 days Austrian president of the Jewish community in Salzburg[43]
Ken Feltscheer June 9, 1915 101 years, 230 days Australian rules footballer[116]
D. J. Finney January 3, 1917 100 years, 22 days British statistician[198]
James C. Floyd October 20, 1914 102 years, 97 days Canadian aerospace engineer[90]
Fred Fox July 14, 1914 102 years, 195 days American French horn player and brass instrument teacher[73]
Vincent Foy August 14, 1915 101 years, 164 days Canadian Roman Catholic cleric and theologian[128]
William Frankland March 19, 1912 104 years, 312 days British immunologist[21]
Frankie Muse Freeman November 24, 1916 100 years, 62 days American civil rights attorney[191]
Jacque Fresco March 13, 1916 100 years, 318 days American futurist[156]
Jean Fritz November 16, 1915 101 years, 70 days American children’s writer[139]
Katherine Fryer August 26, 1910 106 years, 152 days British artist[6]
Marian Fuks September 28, 1914 102 years, 119 days Polish historian[84]
Hal Geer September 13, 1916 100 years, 134 days American producer and filmmaker[183]
Julie Gibson September 6, 1913 103 years, 141 days American actress and singer[49]
Harry E. Goldsworthy April 3, 1914 102 years, 297 days American Air Force lieutenant general[61]
David W. Goodall April 4, 1914 102 years, 296 days Australian botanist and ecologist [62]
Maxine Grimm May 18, 1914 102 years, 252 days American philanthropist[67]
Daphne Lorraine Gum January 24, 1916 101 years, 1 day Australian educator[148]
Richard K. Guy September 30, 1916 100 years, 117 days British mathematician[187]
Karl Otto Götz February 22, 1914 102 years, 338 days German artist[59]
George Haigh June 26, 1915 101 years, 213 days English professional footballer[121]
Frank Handlen September 26, 1916 100 years, 121 days American painter[185]
Reinhard Hardegen March 18, 1913 103 years, 313 days German U-boat commander[35]
John C. Harkness November 30, 1916 100 years, 56 days American architect[193]
Cosmo Haskard November 25, 1916 100 years, 61 days British colonial administrator[192]
Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 100 years, 208 days British-American actress[168]
Åke Hellman July 19, 1915 101 years, 190 days Finnish painter[123]
Fritz Hellwig August 3, 1912 104 years, 175 days German politician and European Commissioner[23]
Carmen Herrera May 31, 1915 101 years, 239 days Cuban-American painter[115]
Frances Hesselbein November 1, 1915 101 years, 85 days American President and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute[137]
Felicity Hill December 12, 1915 101 years, 44 days British Royal Air Force officer[143]
Randolph Hokanson June 22, 1915 101 years, 217 days American pianist[120]
Olivia Hooker February 12, 1915 101 years, 348 days American civil rights figure[101]
Johan van Hulst January 28, 1911 105 years, 363 days Dutch politician[10]
Jeremy Hutchinson March 28, 1915 101 years, 303 days British lawyer and peer (Baron Hutchinson of Lullington)[107]
Muazzez İlmiye Çığ June 20, 1914 102 years, 219 days Turkish archaeologist[71]
Lennart Israelsson (sv) February 6, 1916 100 years, 354 days Swedish investor, phliantropist and former train dispatcher[150]
Florence S. Jacobsen April 7, 1913 103 years, 293 days American activist; President of the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association[38]
Gertrude Jeannette November 28, 1914 102 years, 58 days American actress[95]
Charles Wycliffe Joiner February 14, 1916 100 years, 346 days American federal judge[153]
Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo August 12, 1915 101 years, 166 days Pakistani teacher, writer, scholar, and Sindhi nationalist[126]
Aarne Kainlauri May 25, 1915 101 years, 245 days Finnish athlete[113]
Ata Kandó September 17, 1913 103 years, 130 days Hungarian-born Dutch photographer[50]
Ed Keats January 30, 1915 101 years, 361 days American rear admiral[99]
Ida Keeling May 15, 1915 101 years, 255 days American track and field athlete[112]
Hans-Alwin Ketels (de) October 19, 1913 103 years, 98 days German politician[52]
Barys Kit April 6, 1910 106 years, 294 days Belarusian scientist[3]
Ferdinand Knobloch August 15, 1916 100 years, 163 days Czech psychiatrist and professor[177]
Franciszek Kornicki December 18, 1916 100 years, 38 days Polish fighter pilot[197]
Fred Kummerow October 4, 1914 102 years, 113 days American physiologist[87]
John Kundla July 3, 1916 100 years, 206 days American basketball coach[169]
Margaret Morgan Lawrence August 10, 1914 102 years, 168 days American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst[76]
Everett Lee August 31, 1916 100 years, 147 days American conductor and violinist[180]
George N. Leighton October 22, 1912 104 years, 95 days American judge[29]
Bernard Lewis May 31, 1916 100 years, 239 days British-American historian[162]
Jessie Lichauco January 10, 1912 105 years, 15 days Cuban-born Filipino-American philanthropist[18]
Leonard Litwin October 16, 1914 102 years, 101 days American real estate developer[89]
Norman Lloyd November 8, 1914 102 years, 78 days American actor[92]
Trento Longaretti September 27, 1916 100 years, 120 days Italian painter[186]
Megan Lowe November 17, 1915 101 years, 69 days English cricketer[140]
Bill Lucas January 16, 1917 100 years, 9 days British long-distance runner[201]
Alice Ludes December 20, 1912 104 years, 36 days American singer[32]
Don Lusk October 28, 1913 103 years, 89 days American animator[53]
John Lysak August 16, 1914 102 years, 162 days American canoeist[77]
Hans Maier July 11, 1916 100 years, 198 days Dutch Olympic water polo player[173]
Albert Malbois November 17, 1915 101 years, 69 days French Roman Catholic bishop[141]
Leonard Manasseh May 21, 1916 100 years, 249 days British architect[161]
John Manners September 25, 1914 102 years, 122 days British cricketer and naval officer[83]
Clara Marangoni November 13, 1915 101 years, 73 days Italian gymnast[138]
Robert Marchand November 26, 1911 105 years, 60 days French cyclist[15]
Lambert Mascarenhas September 17, 1914 102 years, 130 days Indian journalist, freedom activist and writer[82]
Kenneth Mayhew January 18, 1917 100 years, 7 days British Army veteran, knight of the Military William Order[202]
Roberta McCain February 7, 1912 104 years, 353 days American, mother of John McCain[19]
Dave McCoy August 24, 1915 101 years, 154 days American founder of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area[129]
Thelma McKenzie April 6, 1915 101 years, 294 days Australian cricketer[108]
Milton Thiago de Mello February 5, 1916 100 years, 355 days Brazilian primatologist[149]
Draja Mickaharic April 10, 1912 104 years, 290 days Bosnian-born American author and occultist[22]
Richard Millard October 2, 1914 102 years, 115 days American suffragan bishop[85]
Moi-Yo Miller April 24, 1914 102 years, 276 days Australian assistant to magician Dante[65]
Henry Morgenthau III January 11, 1917 100 years, 14 days American author and television producer[200]
Patricia Morison March 19, 1915 101 years, 312 days American actress and mezzo-soprano singer[105]
John G. Morris December 7, 1916 100 years, 49 days American picture editor and photojournalist[194]
Sterling Newberry August 10, 1915 101 years, 168 days American inventor and microscopist[125]
Eric P. Newman May 25, 1911 105 years, 245 days American numismatist[12]
Zoe Dell Nutter June 14, 1915 101 years, 225 days American dancer, model, promoter, pilot and philanthropist[118]
Teodor Oizerman May 14, 1914 102 years, 256 days Soviet and Russian philosopher, RAS academician.
Giuseppe Ottaviani May 20, 1916 100 years, 250 days Italian masters athlete[159]
Lucy Ozarin August 18, 1914 102 years, 160 days American military physician and psychiatrist[78]
William Pachner April 17, 1915 101 years, 283 days Czech painter[109]
Boris Pahor August 26, 1913 103 years, 152 days Slovene writer[48]
Nicanor Parra September 5, 1914 102 years, 142 days Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist[80]
Donald Pellmann August 12, 1915 101 years, 166 days American masters athlete[127]
Edward Pinkowski August 12, 1916 100 years, 166 days American writer, journalist, and Polonia historian[176]
Bernardino Piñera September 22, 1915 101 years, 125 days Chilean Roman Catholic bishop[133]
Gertrude Poe September 21, 1915 101 years, 126 days American journalist, lawyer, real estate agent, insurance agent, and radio broadcaster[132]
Brunhilde Pomsel January 11, 1911 106 years, 14 days German personal secretary to Joseph Goebbels[9]
Jack Pope April 18, 1913 103 years, 282 days American jurist; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas[39]
Yitzhak Pundak June 13, 1913 103 years, 226 days Israeli general, diplomat and politician[44]
Milton Quon August 22, 1913 103 years, 156 days American animator, artist and actor[46]
Ingeborg Rapoport September 2, 1912 104 years, 145 days German neonatologist[25]
Karl Rawer April 19, 1913 103 years, 281 days German physicist[40]
Fazlollah Reza January 1, 1915 102 years, 24 days Iranian university professor and electrical engineer[98]
David Rockefeller June 12, 1915 101 years, 227 days American banker[117]
Manuel Rodriguez Sr. January 1, 1912 105 years, 24 days Filipino printmaker[17]
George Rosenkranz August 20, 1916 100 years, 158 days Hungarian-born Mexican biochemist[178]
Dovey Johnson Roundtree April 17, 1914 102 years, 283 days American civil rights activist, ordained minister, and attorney[64]
Jean Rouverol July 8, 1916 100 years, 201 days American author, actress and screenwriter[171]
Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy March 8, 1912 104 years, 323 days British peer (9th Baron Langford)[20]
Dorothy Rungeling May 12, 1911 105 years, 258 days Canadian aviator[11]
Marie M. Runyon March 20, 1915 101 years, 311 days American politician and activist[106]
Lívia Rév July 5, 1916 100 years, 204 days Hungarian classical pianist[170]
Zoltan Sarosy August 23, 1906 110 years, 155 days Hungarian-Canadian chess master[1]
Tsuneko Sasamoto September 1, 1914 102 years, 146 days Japanese photographer[79]
Connie Sawyer November 27, 1912 104 years, 59 days American actress[30]
Alan Sayers December 6, 1915 101 years, 50 days New Zealand journalist, photographer and athlete[142]
Marian Cannon Schlesinger September 13, 1912 104 years, 134 days American artist and author[26]
Ramananda Sengupta May 9, 1915 101 years, 261 days Indian cinematographer[111]
Robert H. Shaffer September 13, 1915 101 years, 134 days American academic[130]
Carl J. Shapiro February 15, 1913 103 years, 345 days American philanthropist and entrepreneur[34]
Toko Shinoda March 28, 1913 103 years, 303 days Japanese painter[36]
Neil D. Van Sickle July 8, 1915 101 years, 201 days American Air Force major general[122]
Renée Simonot September 10, 1911 105 years, 137 days French actress[13]
Viola Smith November 29, 1912 104 years, 57 days American drummer[31]
Lyle Smith March 17, 1916 100 years, 314 days American football and basketball player, coach, and college athletics administrator[157]
Eleanor Sokoloff June 16, 1914 102 years, 223 days American pianist[70]
Shivakumara Swami April 1, 1907 109 years, 299 days Indian religious leader and philanthropist[2]
Danuta Szaflarska February 6, 1915 101 years, 354 days Polish actress[100]
Ali Tanrıyar March 15, 1914 102 years, 316 days Turkish politician, former interior minister of Turkey[60]
Harold Temperley March 4, 1915 101 years, 327 days British mathematician[103]
Katsumi Tezuka August 31, 1912 104 years, 147 days Japanese actor[24]
Nini Theilade June 15, 1915 101 years, 224 days Danish ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher[119]
Arthur L. Thurlow May 5, 1913 103 years, 265 days Canadian politician and judge[42]
Georg von Tiesenhausen May 18, 1914 102 years, 252 days German-American rocket scientist[68]
Roman Toi June 18, 1916 100 years, 221 days Estonian composer, choir conductor, and organist[165]
Ruthie Tompson July 22, 1910 106 years, 187 days American animator and artist[5]
Ignacio Trelles July 31, 1916 100 years, 178 days Mexican football player and coach[174]
Vance Trimble July 6, 1913 103 years, 203 days American journalist[45]
Jacqueline Vaudecrane November 22, 1913 103 years, 64 days French figure skater[56]
G. Venkatasubbaiah August 23, 1913 103 years, 155 days Indian Kannada language lexicographer[47]
Anton Vratuša February 21, 1915 101 years, 339 days Slovenian politician, former Prime Minister of Slovenia.[102]
Mary Ward March 6, 1915 101 years, 325 days Australian actress[104]
Ellsworth Wareham October 3, 1914 102 years, 114 days American cardiothoracic surgeon[86]
Eileen Whelan October 30, 1911 105 years, 87 days British cricketer[14]
Neville Wigram, 2nd Baron Wigram August 2, 1915 101 years, 176 days British Army officer and peer (Baron Wigram of Clewer, Berkshire)[124]
D. B. H. Wildish December 24, 1914 102 years, 32 days British vice admiral[97]
Elder Roma Wilson December 22, 1910 106 years, 34 days American gospel harmonicist[8]
Mac Wilson July 9, 1914 102 years, 200 days Australian rules footballer[72]
Mary Wilson January 12, 1916 101 years, 13 days English poet and the widow of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.[144]
John S. Wold August 31, 1916 100 years, 147 days American business leader and politician[181]
Herman Wouk May 27, 1915 101 years, 243 days American novelist[114]
Al G. Wright June 23, 1916 100 years, 216 days American bandleader and conductor[166]
Izabella Zielińska December 10, 1910 106 years, 46 days Polish pianist[7]
Mihai Șora November 7, 1916 100 years, 79 days Romanian philosopher and essayist[190]

Now that we know 100 year old men and women are more common than commonly believed, why then is it such a stretch to think Immortality is a possibility. Why is it that most people won’t even consider the possibility? In short, we have been conditioned to think otherwise. By reading Albert Pike and Elphas Levi, I have come to understand that Immortality is not only a possibility, but a reality; a topic I will be discussing in upcoming blog postings. I have learned that Immortals live among us, but they hid their identity and even fake their deaths for fear of persecution. Nevertheless, we are evolving as a culture to a point in time, when they will no longer have to fear for their safety. When everyone realizes the truth of Immortal existence, and when everyone realizes it is a choice, these Immortals will come out of their hiding and reveal their secrets to mankind.

Immortality is not just a lost art; in fact, there are men and women among us now that continue to instruct mankind. Yet, they are constantly mocked by the unbelievers, those who believe in mortality, which ends in death. One such man was Ben Abba (probably a pseudonym), who appeared a few years back to tell his story about meeting a 2,800 year old man, but who has since disappeared from the Internet. He did a series of Internet radio shows, whereby he told a compelling story about a man who met Jesus, was a Knights Templar and escaped to Scotland before the purge; and most of all, he gave lessons in attaining an Immortal state.

Or how about Robert Coon, who wrote several compelling books about attaining Immortality; the most compelling of all was his book, the Path of the Phoenix (2009). I read several of his books while I was reading Pike and Levi, which helped me interpret these readings. In fact, I remember commenting to an Immortal Masonic brother who has been aiding my studies that Coon had become a code to the cipher. For those individuals who desire to fully understand the lessons of Pike and Levi, I highly recommend Robert Coon’s books. Here is an excerpt from his blog:

1. Why seek Physical Immortality?

The short answer is that Physical Immortality is about total liberty. To have Total Liberty means that you have overcome all limitations, including death. Esoterically, it’s the freedom to “come and go as the wind.” In mundane terms, you’ll help contribute to the death of the funeral industry.

2. What do you mean by “Physical Immortality”?

Physical Immortality means having a physically immortal body.

My latest discovery is Annalee Skarin, an excommunicated Mormon who wrote the book Ye Are Gods (1952). Some people believe she had attained an Immortal state, while others have made the claim that her grave site proves she is not an Immortal. The problem with this theory is that most prominent Immortal teachers must fake their deaths in order to remain safe. Regardless, the one thing we do know is her grave site claimed she lived to 99 years old; really, how obvious could she had been. By leaving a headstone of her birth date and death date that claimed she was only one year less of the 100 year goal of Immortalism. She taught us a lesson, even while faking her death. Well done.

With all this material laid out in front of you, now let us reexamine the question, does Immortality really exist. I have come to the conclusion that Immortality does in fact exist, but it is not an easy thing to attain. In order to attain an Immortal state, one must become a serious student of this wonderful mystery. Yes, God left mankind this incredible gift, but he only left it for the worthy, a topic I will be writing about in future blog postings. In advance of these writings, feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I give daily lessons on attaining an Immortal state.

So Mote It Be!

Hank Kraychir