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Dear Future Centenarian,

I was attending a cryonics longevity seminar years ago when I started playing with words.

The first was…

Life Stone instead of tombstone

That really makes sense for the cryonics community, since we expect to transcend death under ideal conditions.

But what should these stones be made of? A few come to mind, but you can start collecting and wearing them now as constant reminders of your extreme youthful longevity.

As traditions go, the agate stone endows the wearer with calmness, courage, eloquence, health, longevity, virtue, and wealth.

The amethyst stone symbolizes deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity, and wealth. It is believed that the aquamarine stone ensures continual happiness and constancy in love; symbolizes health, hope, and youth.

Moonstone is a crystal that helps you to re-structure your life at all levels.

Cornelian (or carnelian), Wish Stone, is highly favorable to health, long life, and good fortune.

Purple Jade is cherished as a protective talisman, assuring long life.

Diamonds are the only gemstones comprised of one pure element, carbon—the molecules of which bond in perfect symmetry and make the hardest naturally occurring substance on the planet. Due to these physical properties, they’ve long symbolized power, strength, innocence, incorruptibility, longevity, constancy, and good fortune.

There is a Buddhist teaching, one of the most important Mahayana sutras, called the Diamond sutra. The sapphire is known as a “stone of prosperity”, sustaining the gifts of life, eliminating frustration, and fulfilling the dreams and the desires of the consciousness. Blue Sapphire assists in healing all parts of the body.

Aquamarine has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. Aquamarine increases one’s access to courage. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded.

Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes. For centuries, this timeless gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity.

Since this gemstone is the color of water and the sky, it is said to embody eternal life. It was long thought that Aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.

Jade stone healing power: "Very Lucky Stone", peace, serenity, memory, increases vitality, encourages harmony, inspires wisdom, prolongs life.

Ancient Chinese used it for courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification and the nervous system.

It is a very popular gemstone projecting universal love, health, wealth and long life.

Since Cryonics stores patients at ultra-cold temperatures in a state of suspended animation after being pronounced legally dead while waiting for technology to catch up that would revive them, I thought a few plays on words would be appropriate. For example:

Pauseoleum instead of mausoleum

Dreamatory instead of crematory 

Renewlogy instead of eulogy

There are several paths that could lead to age reversal, cryonics being the one keeping you in a holding pattern should the others not be available to you on time.

Think of it as your Plan B. It’s mine, and both of my parents are currently suspended.

My choice of cryonics organizations is Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

More Life,
David Kekich


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