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As an aside, I think it is OK to have different beliefs as long as they are consistent with established fact :)

I should read "The Art of Dying". I got into this blog because I had written Michael about my friend Cyndi's death from cancer in January, and he was kind enough to answer me personally. Young mother of two. Lung cancer from radon exposure in her home in WI. Anyway, I asked her husband about her last day, hoping that she would have had some sort of death bed vision, but no luck.

Hi Janine
I am sorry to hear about your friend Cyndi. What conclusion have you drawn about the absence of a 'death bed vision' may I ask?

She may have been too drugged up. They do that to alleviate pain but it also makes a person so out of it that they can't really communicate what they are thinking, feeling, and seeing.

"As an aside, I think it is OK to have different beliefs as long as they are consistent with established fact :)" - Paul
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Who gets to be the final arbitrator of what is and isn't fact? I think it is possible to hold two opposing viewpoints and for both of them to have some validity. Another words, things don't have to be "all right or all wrong." Some of it can be true and some of it can be highly embellished, culturally influenced, out of sequence untruths.

It's like our so called physical material universe. It is both real and unreal at the same time. Yes, what we perceive appears to be solid and material and "real" but there is a much deeper underlying reality that is made up sub-atomic particles that are little more than swirling eddys and empty space and electromagnetic fields that cause us to perceive as being solid chunks of matter but in reality aren't quite what we assume them to be.

So I live my life as if this reality is "real" but deeper down I know that it is really some kind of strange holographic projection created by some spiritual being to teach the soul some simple lessons. So tonight I will go to my wife's parents house and eat dinner with the family and enjoy their company and socialize but a little part of me will still be thinking about heaven.

Because I am fairly certain that this life is not all there is and I am starting to get a little old (57) a little bit of me is all ready starting to prepare for the day when my soul will shed this body and cross back over into the Spiritual Universe.

Art: a little bit of me is all ready starting to prepare for the day when my soul will shed this body and cross back over into the Spiritual Universe.

Spirit communicators emphasise that we are already living in a spiritual universe so there is nowhere to cross back to - we are already there!

By shedding the physical body it's only our perception that changes as we, through our spiritual senses, become aware of a greater reality.

That is why they say "All Worlds Are One".

Well Art there are some things that most people would regard as established facts. Anything else would be moot. I don't think there is an exhaustive list of "established facts". For example if I have a belief that I can consume a a significant quantity of cyanide and physically survive, I will soon be faced with the "fact" that I can't.

Of course it is possible to hold two different viewpoints - I don't think anyone suggested otherwise. The question for me is WHY a person holds them.

Regarding the CO2 level in the blood: I just came across I web comment that read in part:


... read up on the work of (Russian Breathing researcher) Dr Konstantin Buteyko’s (1923-2003) Breath Retraining methodology. He once worked on the Russian Space program and argued that much of human illness is supported by our trained over-breathing (over-emphasis on O2 intake), which lowers our internal C02. Dr. Buteyko’s decades long research and treatment of asthma and hypertension worked off that radical idea ....

See also the “Bohr Effect” (1904 – named after Niels Bohr’s father, Christian Bohr) — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohr_effect –which states that breathing more actually reduces our ability to utilized O2 ....

Buteyko today is endorsed as a non-medicinal asthma treatment in Britain and in Russia and is relatively well known in Australia.
... See also http://members.westnet.com.au/pkolb/but_bov.htm


I then discovered the following large site, which is a strong endorser of the Buteyko method and contains links to Buteyko practitioners and other sites’ articles, as well as a video explaining the method (plus a long article itself).
http://www.trisoma.com/breathing.html

Where has Kris gone ?
This blog is good but it's better with Kris.

Who is Kris?

Who is kris ?
Where have you been for the past two years ?

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