At the start of this year an email landed in my inbox from Janni Lloyd. She contacted me because she has been interested in physical immortality for some time, and she had discovered this blog.
I was pretty excited… it was great to hear from an enthusiastic supporter of physical immortality, and she turned out to be Australian, from the state of Western Australia. Since then we’ve had a phone conversation (that lasted ages) and have kept in touch by email.
Now I’d like to introduce her to you by interviewing her!
But first, some info:
Janni started out as a medical doctor (so is officially Dr Janni) and later took up alternative medicine, mainly aura soma therapy. She has two young-adult children. Now to the interview…
ROBIN Welcome Janni! To start with, can you tell us how you came across the idea of physical immortality?
JANNI I was always very interested in how the psyche and emotions were involved in physical disease, and that led me to learn meditation about 18 years ago. In October 1992, I attended a course that involved several days of meditation and personal growth information – during that time I became very aware of how deeply connected we all are.
Then shortly after that, I received some deep intuitive insights… “physical death is a choice” and also “balance the masculine and feminine, the yin/yang”. I chose physical immortality almost immediately.
I had not read anywhere about physical immortality, however within about 8 weeks I was told about Sondra Ray’s book How to Be Chic, Fabulous and Live Forever. And since then the synchronicities have flowed abundantly.
ROBIN Wow! You found it within, rather than hearing about it! That’s very interesting. How did your family and friends react to the idea – did you say anything about it to them?
JANNI A few I told immediately – they were interested and supportive. Others I waited until I felt more “solid” myself with the new understanding.
ROBIN How did the idea make you feel, in the early days?
JANNI I had mixed feelings. Some excitement, of course. It also made me uncomfortable for a while. I was still a practising medical doctor and a lot of my insights did not “fit the paradigm”. Hence my move to alternative medicine. This was 17 years ago. There are now medical scientists talking quite a lot about physical immortality.
ROBIN Can you give us a couple of examples of scientists whose work on immortality you find interesting?
JANNI Dr Bruce Lipton, cell biologist, is one of my favourites – he did much stem cell research and has written a book The Biology of Belief. He is saying that we are not the victims of our genes but the programmers of them.
Biogerontologist Dr Aubrey De Grey is very actively pursuing physical immortality from the medical science perspective. He has organised a conference in Cambridge which is starting in a few days where he has gathered together many scientists – with lecture topics such as ‘Rejuvenating the immune system’ and ‘Rejuvenating extracellular material’.
ROBIN Were there times when, as a doctor, you wanted to tell your patients about physical immortality?
JANNI Most people I encountered when I was a doctor were not ready to hear about this paradigm shift in belief system, from “physical death is inevitable” to “physical death is a choice”. I also probably didn’t understand it enough myself then to verbalise it to them either. I can certainly look back though and see how the physical death paradigm limited their healing and general level of well being. The classic comment “you gotta die of something” was a wonderful excuse to not love and care for their bodies.
Also assuming “age” was responsible for so much – one person made that comment when their “number” was only 26! Always remember that a number does not define you. Especially as every molecule in our body is changed within around 18 months – no physical part of us is ever “older” than 18 months!
ROBIN What is aura soma therapy?
JANNI Aura Soma is a colour therapy that uses colour and the energies from essential oils, herbs and crystals to enable release of any challenges we may have psychologically and emotionally that may be preventing us from expressing our gifts.
ROBIN I know you travel around Australia and the world talking with groups and individuals about physical immortality – what have you been doing lately?
JANNI Yes I’ve been very involved in raising awareness of physical immortality and healthy radical life extension for around 10 years now. I will be presenting a talk on this at the Conscious Living Expo in Perth on September 6th. I also love to raise awareness on the internet and I’m enjoying my Do you choose life? thread in the Oprah online community. I feel networking is very important in this paradigm shift.
We also have Sondra Ray coming to Perth in November this year, 2009.
I presented a seminar in Orange County, Los Angeles this time last year and assisted Lynn Petersen establish a physical immortality interest group there. I also gave an internet interview for Elfreda Pretorius for her show ‘Game Changer’ while I was there.
My paper Physical Immortality – the mass possibility is freely available for all to read on my blog. In this, I discuss this possibility from the medical science, quantum physics, alternative medical and spiritual perspectives.
I have about 3/4’s written a book entitled The Fun Way of Physical Immortality Philosophy – this is taking it’s time to unfold and I’m very pleased that I have eternity to complete it lol
ROBIN I’m certainly looking forward to your book, as I think you have some great stuff on your blog. Are you thinking of including suggestions for how to become physically immortal?
JANNI Yes, there will be suggestions about what I feel has enhanced my life force during the last 17 years.
ROBIN Do you have any other projects in mind?
JANNI I would really like to be involved in creating movies and documentaries on this subject – don’t know how that is all going to unfold – I’ll just put it out to the universe and see who turns up lol
ROBIN What brings people to your seminars?
JANNI The people who attend my seminars are just the ones who are ready to hear about this possibility – they come from “all walks of life”.
ROBIN How have they received the ideas?
JANNI In the early years of my presentations there would occasionally be someone who was a little resistant to the possibility, that doesn’t seem to happen now.
ROBIN I’m wondering if you would like to recommend any books about physical immortality to my readers – I know you are much more widely read on the topic than I am (I haven’t got time – I’m a blogger – heh)
JANNI I love Robert Coon’s books, now available online through lulu.com, also Sondra Ray’s How to Be Chic, Fabulous and Live Forever, Leonard Orr’s Breaking the Death Habit, Herb Bowie’s Why Die?, Deepak Chopra’s Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and Ben Bova’s Immortality: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span–and Changing The World.
A wonderful fiction read is Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume.
All of these books look at physical immortality from the author’s own perspective. It’s important to keep that in mind… it is an individual journey! Even though the mass consciousness also seems to be shifting in that direction, we still bring our own UNIQUE FLAVOUR to it.
ROBIN We do indeed. Any other recommendations?
JANNI Well there are movies…
Reality/docos – What the Bleep do We Know? and What if? The Movie.
“Fiction” movies – The Man from Earth and Star Trek Insurrection.
Most important – trust your own intuitive prompts!
ROBIN Thanks for these! Janni, would you mind if we finish up with a poem of yours, that I found on your blog?
JANNI Of course not – which one?
ROBIN This one…
That vital glow of cells vibrating
to a symphony born before creation
Each organ has its tune to play
in this melody of life
The conductor of this lively show
yet we didn’t know
Well… it has been great chatting with you Janni, and I am very glad we have met. Thank you for joining us here on Let’s Live Forever, and farewell!
JANNI Thanks for the wonderful work you do Robin in raising awareness on this subject – I love your blog! Thanks for allowing me to share with you all.
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I hope you have enjoyed meeting Janni Lloyd. She will be around this week to reply to any comments you leave for her (hopefully for quite a few more weeks).
We would love to hear from you! Cheers for now – Robin