Dr. Peebles then...
Excerpt from Death Defeated or
The Psychic Secret of How to Keep Young
By J.M. Peebles, M.D. (1912)
The world is my parish, and truth my authority. —Dr. Peebles
Snoring is a disagreeable and unnecessary vice. It may be avoided by breathing through the nostrils and keeping the mouth shut. Many people would do well to keep their mouths shut more than they do.
However, some of the things that he wrote about in Death Defeated are really quite touching. The following is an excerpt about the breath, and provides an interesting glimpse into the remarkable life of Dr. Peebles.
Each individual requires 2,000 gallons of pure air per day, weighing twenty-five pounds—requires three times as much by weight as he does of food and water combined.
The purest air, richest in oxygen and ozone, is found in forests and sun-kissed fields, and among the pines by the seaside, and up the sides of the towering mountains.
During the Indian mutiny, 146 English prisoners were shut in an almost air-tight room, called afterwards "The Black Hole of Calcutta." Into this room, scarcely large enough to hold them, the air could enter only by two small windows, and at the end of eight hours only 23 of the unfortunates were alive.
After the battle at Austerlitz 300 Russian prisoners were confined in a very badly ventilated underground room, where, within a few hours, 260 of them smothered and perished.
During my voyage from Madras, India, where I had spent weeks visiting the leper hospitals, to Natal, South Africa, we were overtaken by the most terrific storm, and our stupid, half-intoxicated captain shut down the hatchways, and further fastened the cabin doors. He came near suffocating and murdering the whole of us.
Dr. Peebles now...
Excerpt from Lecture Series #24 • The Authentic You
Dr. Peebles through Summer Bacon (2008)
Seek greater and greater love in everything that you do. In every expression, increase the vibration of love, because this will set up a resonance around you that will be well returned to you in due time.
Speak these words: “I love me. I value my life. I am enjoying the journey into deeper understanding of my heart, and I trust the movement and the rhythms that come from within me, for these are special and divinely inspired. I ask for God to speak through me, through all of my words. I invite the loving energy that I am to come to the surface and be fully expressed in the world around me. I open myself up to receiving light, love, inspiration and truth. I share of myself selflessly without expectations, without a desire to manipulate, but instead now I allow myself to be free to come to the surface to see what happens when life hears me, sees me, feels me."
Fancy yourself in a state of total surrender, in total trust in God, in total trust of you. In this moment, make a decision; are you ready to be fully expressed?
What you are seeking in your life is abundance, the abundance of your being, the abundance of love that already exists. That’s what you are striving to have in your life. It is a quest for love that you have embarked upon, in everything, in every plan, in every desire. Increasing the love vibration within you, and around you, invites more love towards you than you can possibly imagine.
If you would, on a daily basis, for a half a week, a chance to sit in a chair and tell yourself you are not going to budge until you find and feel love in every pore of your being, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, in one half of a week (yes, that is three and a half days) you would find yourself standing upon the earth more clear, more aware, more filled with love, more abundant in your being, in your bank account, and every other area of your life than you have ever been before. You would catapult, accelerate your journey by seventeen years. Fathom that.
You're not a failure, not a single one of you. You are a learning, growing, expansive being.