Age-Old Origins

Seedling-of-a-Thought

We trace our scientific history to a little-known but seminal moment in time, the dawn of western science & 17th century Holland:


... life ... is prolonged by means of cold ... a fact which deserves particular attention."

- Jan Swammerdam, The Book of Nature (1673-80)


... which is a paradox because cold can just as readily & easily shorten, even outright extinguish life.

Great Leap of the Imagination

Swammerdam's observation was followed-up by the keen eye of a certain Monsieur Réne A.-F. de Réaumur, some 50 years later in 1736, Paris, France. Réaumur was the first to corner & catch nature in the act of tinkering, more like tampering, with life's dimmer-switch & body-clock. The aim, to give the metabolic machinery a deserved time-out for a deeper-than-skin-deep systemic cleanse, detox, defrag, recycle & maybe also a long overdue makeover. Even then he understood that some organisms could create for themselves a longer & higher-quality runway, one with the potential to play-out ever so slow, even managing to manifest real-world anti-aging capabilities & skipping over those less interesting or simply just too metabolically harsh times by leaping ahead & beyond what would otherwise be outright inaccessible futures. 

Timeless

In truth, since history existed before science, we can trace things much, much further back, to yonks & the Dreamtime, to c. 50,000 years ago. The Dreamtime is the beginning of a most special time, the rise of a formulated systematic body of esoteric knowledge on how to survive & live harmoniously in the world, & from which emanated fundamental, say, universal laws that are practically gateway to effectively reaching everywhere.