_Denver Post_ 7/12/92 page 2E. By Peter Pegnam: Three people in Scottsdale, Ariz, are used
_Denver Post_ 7/12/92 page 2E.
By Peter Pegnam:
Three people in Scottsdale, Ariz, are used to being considered bizzare.
After, all, the message they carry is that people need not die but can
live forever here on earth.
[Goes on to describe the fact that the group "CBJ" (Charles Brown, Berna
Dean, and James Strole) has 15,000-20,000 people on their mailing list
The three readily admit that there is no scientific proff that human
beings can live without death.
On the other hand, "There is no scientific proof that human beings have to
die," says Berna Deane, another member.
[I know, "10 billion people can't be all wrong," *I* didn't say it.]
"I personally feel that death does not happen naturally" says James
Russell Strole, another member.
[the next couple of paragraphs tell how doctors "who believe strongly in
the power of positive thinking say believeing in physical immortality is
unrealistic and potentially dangerous." After that it tells how "CBJ" got
their name (Charles, Berna, James), and the group's early history.]
"There is a support system for death, and most people don't realize that,"
[more of the same.]
This is how CBJ describes the alternative, physical immortality:
"Those who experience and live physical immortality do not accept the
death-oriented culture and belive that the physical, mental and emotional
`death programs' which have been geneticaly and culturally encoded within
the human body can be eliminated through an `awakening' process involving
cellular regeneration and a synergistic movement between people focused
"The reality of physical immortality is that the spirit of man and the
physical body, the spirit and body, are one.
"Through cellular awakening, the spirt is unleashed, the death program is
eliminated, and a new quality of life emerges."
Brown explained what he meant by "cellular awakening."
"A new intelligence begins to be released from within the body itself,
begins to send signals to the briand, developing a new consciousness, a
new awareness, fron that chemical action and reaction.
"It's not something where you have to go into a trance or a meditation to
"It becomes innate, it beocme bioligical. It becomes who you are
naturally, rather than you having to work at it."
Physical immortatlity takes a group effot, they say.
[ the rest is a mythological justification, a statement worth quoting.
"Strole says CBJ is no trying to create a new religion or philosophy." and
a recruitment pitch. End of article]
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