It can be said that for most of human history, we have remained asleep; at least in the sense we are only recently starting to fully understand Divine Potential. We have become distracted by either the necessities of life, or the over indulgence of wealth, gluttony and sexual desires. This has led to an uneasiness of sorts. Nevertheless, humanity is starting to wake itself up; that being, the human body is perhaps one of the most incredible structures ever created.

It is well understood that our blood is the foundation of the human body; that is that it is continually rebuilding and repairing the body. It is the life force and thought of man’s existence. Some scholars believe the Holy writings of the Bible are symbolic for the building the human body. The word alchemy actually means flesh, as does the word Egypt (anatomy-flesh). Nevertheless, many ancient Alchemist did very little in terms of manipulation of the elements and compounds. They simply searched nature’s processes in order to understand its incredible operations.

The human body is comprised of minerals, molecules and atoms; these are the basic principles that comprise the building of flesh and bone. The mechanism we call the human body is in all actuality a miracle of Divine creation. People endlessly search deep into the earth, the waters of the seas and even the outer limits of space in search of new discoveries, when in fact, we still do not fully understand how the human body is created and operates. We do, however, have suppositions, many of which continue to change and evolve as our knowledge grows. In short, we do however have the elixir of life within the confines of the human body; of which others have laid a pathway for us to follow.

Adult bodies have about 165 bones; many of which cannot be fully imitated by science. Along this line of thinking, there are over 500 muscles, which, when laid out, stretch some 32’ in length. 1/5th of the average human body, or about 30 pounds, is blood. This being pumped by the heart that is about 6” in length and 4” in diameter, which pumps about 4200 times per hour or 36,720 times per year. Each heart beat pump 2.5 ounces of blood, or 8 tons per day; and all of the blood in the body passes through the heart about every three minutes.

The lungs contain about a gallon of air with each inflation of the chest; this accounts for an average of 1200 breaths an hour or 24,000 gallons per day.  The average brain weighs about 3-pounds, 8 ounces; and all the nerves of the body are connected directly to the brain or spinal marrow. Nevertheless, the nerves receive their nourishment from the blood.

Moreover, the average human body consumes about five pounds of food and drink daily, which accounts to over a ton yearly. As for its mechanics, man has tried in vain to duplicate the knee, elbow, fingers and toes; yes in part, but not in whole. Even more amazing, under normal conditions, the body self regulates itself at 98 degrees. In short, the human body is the embodiment of Gods incredible creation.

Finally, modern science has now caught up to the ancient ideas surrounding regeneration of the human body. The latest research has proven that the human heart regenerates about every 20 years; while the human skeleton regenerates every 10 years. Hair regenerates about every 3-6 years. It is generally believed that the brain does not regenerate; however, the latest research has proven that the olfactory bulb that governs smell and the hippocampus, which controls learning, does in fact regenerate. Moreover, your nails are 6 to 10 months old, red blood cells are about 4 months old, lungs are 2 to 3 weeks old, skin 2 to 4 weeks old, taste buds are 10 days old, and the intestinal lining is 2 to 3 days old.

Truly, the human body is an amazing regenerating entity. Once it is understood that the body does in fact regenerate itself and wants to live on, the only thing left to do is to change one’s attitude about the prospect of human longevity; something most people simply dismiss. Very sad. The reality is, the ancient mysteries knew and taught that man could live much longer than thought, if he only desired and studied it.

So Mote It Be!

Hank Kraychir