DNA and gene research in news recently –
Published with archive of Ramtha’s excerpts on DNA

“DNA double helix in an undated artist’s illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters on May 15, 2012.”

– “Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes”
“With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.”

“The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology [Nov. 15, 2013],” quoting Tuned Body, December 10, 2013.
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– “Scientists Claim to Solve Riddle of Life’s Chemical Origins”
“John Sutherland and his team at the University of Cambridge show in a paper published this week in Nature Chemistry that all the elements and energy to create the three systems would have been present in the primordial soup of early Earth. The research shows how the common compounds hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide, in a bath of UV light and water, could morph into dozens of nucleic acids and lipids. With all the building blocks formed simultaneously, the rest of the process was free to take place.

Perhaps the one prominent theory discounted by Sutherland’s work is exogenesis, the idea that life may have been brought to Earth by a meteor or other celestial object. But even that gets a nod: Meteoric bombardment would have helped supply hydrogen cyanide, iron and other essential elements,” quoting NBC News.
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– “DNA can’t explain all inherited biological traits, research shows”
“Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on,” quoting the University of Edinburgh study published in Science Daily.
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– “The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage”
“*Science is now looking to nature to find the best way to store data in a way that will make it last for millennia

*Just one gram of DNA is theoretically capable of containing all the data of internet giants such as Google and Facebook

*Researchers in Zurich wanted to find ways to combine the storage capacity of DNA with the stability of the DNA found in fossils

*The Zurich team say their process could make the data encoded in DNA readable in 10,000 years’ time or even longer”
By Peter Shadbolt, for CNN.
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– “Mystery of our 145 ‘alien’ genes:
Scientists discover some DNA is NOT from our ancestors – and say it could change how we think about evolution”

“* Study challenges views that evolution relies solely on genes passed down

*Instead says we acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from microorganisms”
By Mark Prigg, for UK’s Daily Mail.
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– “Anunnaki Secret History On Earth”
“The following is rare, vintage footage of archaeologist Michael Cremo sharing his beliefs on human origin and its possible connection to the Anunnaki.
Cremo discusses:
Cover up of ancient Human fossil evidence.
Why does science hide the truth?
IS man really only 100 thousand years old?
Did man evolve from monkeys or ape man on earth?
What about Zecharia Sitchin and the Anunnaki of the Planet X Nibiru?”
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– “Haplotypic Background of a Private Allele at High Frequency in the Americas”
“The results support the hypothesis that all modern Native Americans and Western Beringians trace a large portion of their ancestry to a single founding population that may have been isolated from other Asian populations prior to expanding into the Americas.”
From Oxford University Press, January 6, 2009.
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– “Genghis Khan’s Genetic Legacy Has Competition”
“The Mongolian leader left a strong footprint in the Y chromosomes of his modern descendants, but he was not the only one”
By Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine, Scientific American.
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– “Half of European men share King Tut’s”
By Alice Baghdjian, Reuters, August 1, 2011
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– “Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain”
“Growing up poor isn’t merely hard on kids. It might also be bad for their brains. A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and middle-class students found strong links between childhood poverty, physiological stress and adult memory.”
• Brain structures change with stress
• the effects of stress produce changes in our genes
• thEse genes are then passed from parent to child
• Poverty’s effects can thus be HEREDITARY.
• mind practices have the power to COunter such stress EFFECTS, changing our genetic and molecular expression.
“‘Chronically elevated physiological stress is a plausible model for how poverty could get into the brain and eventually interfere with achievement,’ wrote Cornell University child-development researchers Gary Evans and Michelle Schamberg in a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

‘Brain structures change with stress and are affected by early-life stress in animal models,’ said Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist Bruce McEwen. ‘Now there are beginnings of work on our own species. The Evans paper is an important step in that direction.’
McEwen also noted that, at least in animals, the effects of stress produce changes in genes that are then passed from parent to child. Poverty’s effects could be hereditary,” by Brandon Keim., March 30, 2009.
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– “Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation”
“With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.

A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.
The study was published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology,” from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Related scientific paper:
“Rapid changes in histone deacetylases and inflammatory gene expression in expert meditators”
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– UPDATE: February 20, 2015
“DNA Can Be Influenced And Reprogrammed By Words And Frequencies”
From In5D.
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And May 31, 2015
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– UPDATE: March 30, 2015
“Poverty may affect the growth of children’s brains”
“The brain’s cerebral cortex is often larger in children from richer families and from families whose parents have more education,” by Michael Balter,
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– UPDATE: April 27, 2015
“Scientists now believe; Aliens created our species and manipulated our DNA”
“Researchers who worked for 13 years in the Human Genome Project indicate that they came across an amazing scientific discovery: They believe that the so-called 97% of non-coding sequences in the human DNA is nothing less than the genetic code of extraterrestrial life forms. Originally referred to as “Junk DNA” its functioned remained a mystery for researchers. Now researchers believe that our DNA is extraterrestrial in origin,” quoting EWAO.
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– UPDATE: April 29, 2015
“Depression can physically change your DNA, study suggests”
“More evidence that the disease is much more than a mood disorder.”

“Researchers from the UK have found evidence that depression doesn’t just change our brains, it can also alter our DNA and the way our cells generate energy.

A team from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics investigated the genomes of more than 11,500 women, with the hopes of finding genes that might contribute to the risk of depression. But instead, they stumbled across a signature of metabolic changes in their cells that appears to have been triggered by the disease,” quoting Fiona MacDonald, Science Alert.
Click here for the Press Release.

– UPDATE: May 11, 2015
“Poor people’s DNA is declining in quality, say scientists: Study reveals how stressful upbringings damage genes
* Study looked at length of telomeres – DNA sequences that shrink with age
* Low-income residents of Detroit have shorter telomeres than the average
* Telomere length predicts life expectancy and can be shortened by stress”
By Ellie Zolfagharifard, UK’s
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– UPDATE: May 19, 2015
“Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers”
“Geneticists from the University of Leicester have discovered that most European men descend from just a handful of Bronze Age forefathers, due to a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.

The project, which was funded by the Wellcome Trust, was led by Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics and the study is published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications,” quoting
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– UPDATE: May 28, 2015
“Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Line”
“It’s the Holy Grail for medicine: how to stop or even reverse aging. With teams of scientists the world over frantically trying to figure out what may cause it, studying everything from nematode worms to naked mole-rats, it seems that a team from Japan might have taken a step forward,” by Josh L Davis, IFL Science.
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Click here for the report in the journal Nature.

“Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life”
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– UPDATE: June 6, 2015
“Poor lifestyle choices can be passed onto future generations through DNA”
“New research has shown for the first time that traces of our poor lifestyles, environmental stressors and trauma can be passed down to future generations through our DNA, potentially making our children more prone to conditions such as mental illness and obesity,”

“The research has been published in the journal Cell, and suggests that having ‘good genes’ may not be enough to ensure healthy children – we might need to keep our DNA healthy, too.quoting Fiona MacDonald, Science Alert.
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Click here for the leader of the research by Azim Surani from the Wellcome Trust and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

– UPDATE: June 10, 2015
“Ancient DNA Reveals How the Bronze Age Changed Europe”
“Genes from 5,000 years ago show that the Europeans of that crucial historical era were predominantly light-skinned — and mostly lactose-intolerant.

The findings, based on a rough analysis of genetic material extracted from the teeth of 101 ancient humans,
provide snapshots of how mass migrations changed Europe’s peoples during the Bronze Age, which lasted from around the year 3000 B.C. to 1000 B.C.

That era marked the transition from a predominantly hunter-gatherer way of life to a predominantly agricultural lifestyle,
and the rise of urban civilizations ranging from Babylon to pharaonic Egypt to classical Greece and Rome.
The scientists behind the genetic survey, described in this week’s issue of the journal Nature,
wanted to find out how large a role migrations played in the cultural ferment. The results suggest they played a huge role,” by Alan Boyle, NBC News.
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– UPDATE: June 12, 2015
“The Math that shows humans could live ten times longer”
“In nature, there are numerous species that die immediately after reproducing, like the female octopus. Others, like the alligator, may not age at all. So what do they have in common? They’re evidence that aging may not be an inherent trait, but a product of how species evolve in given environments—and that evolution may actually be programming species, including humans, to die.

The tantalizing prospect is the subject of a new study, “Programmed death is favored by natural selection in spatial systems,” from some top flight complex systems researchers and biologists,” by Brian Merchant, Motherboard.
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– UPDATE: June 18, 2015
“Case Closed? DNA Links 8,500-Year-Old Kennewick Man to Native Americans”
“SEATTLE — DNA tests show a genetic link between 8,500-year-old human bones found in Washington state and the Native American tribes that live in the region today — and those findings could finish off a 19-year-long tug-of-war over the skeleton, known as “Kennewick Man” or “the Ancient One,” by Alan Boyle, NBC News.
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– UPDATE: June 22, 2015
“Human footprints from B.C. shoreline may be 13,000 years old”
“Fossilized human footprints believed to be of a man, woman and child and estimated to be more than 13,000 years old were discovered at Calvert Island, which is located on B.C.’s central coast.”

“Fossilized human footprints, especially footprints more than 10,000 years old are rare. McLaren said the oldest human footprints in the Americas are 14,500 years old and were found at a site at Chile’s Monte Verde,” by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press in the Toronto Star.
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– UPDATE: June 25, 2015
“Scientists Find Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System”
“A new discovery by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) “may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in neuroimmunology” (a field involved in the study of the nervous system and the immune system).1

A direct link between the brain and the immune system, via lymphatic vessels that were not previously known to exist, was found. Similar to blood vessels, which carry blood throughout your body, lymphatic vessels carry immune cells throughout your body,” by Dr. Mercola.
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– UPDATE: June 26, 2015
“It feels instantaneous, but how long does it really take to think a thought?”
“The time it takes for all thoughts to occur is ultimately shaped by the characteristics of the neurons and the networks involved. Many things influence the speed at which information flows through the system, but three key factors are:
* Distance
* Neuron Characteristics
* Complexity”

“It’s amazing to consider that a given thought can be generated and acted on in less than 150 ms,” from The Conversation.
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– UPDATE: July 5, 2015
“Breeding Out Disease”
“”Norah O’Donnell looks into a controversial procedure that could stop the spread of dangerous genes that have stalked families for generations”
Click here for the CBS News 60 MINUTES program video.

– UPDATE: July 22, 2015
“America first populated in ‘a single wave of migration from Siberia’ no more than 23,000 years ago”
“Analysis of DNA of present day indigineous people throws new light on how our ancestors crossed the Bering land and ice bridge which then connected modern-day Chukotka and Alaska.

A study led by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen, asserts that there was one one initial migration from Siberia to America.

Around 10,000 years later there was a split in these human ancestors into two groups, which anthropologists call Amerindians (American Indians) and Athabascans (a native Alaskan people),” by The Siberian Times.
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– UPDATE: July 23, 2015
“Simple flip of genetic switch determines aging or longevity in animals”

“When does aging really begin? Two Northwestern University scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the transparent roundworm C. elegans, they found that adult cells abruptly begin their downhill slide when an animal reaches reproductive maturity,” quoting Molecular Cell in
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– UPDATE: July 26, 2015
“Researchers create ‘DNA origami’ with 3D printing”
“One day, the tiny, intricate structures could be used to deliver drug therapies and other applications not yet dreamed of.”

“A new technique could make it easier to fold strands of DNA into itty-bitty nano-structures on command,” by Rachel Feltman, Washington Post.
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– UPDATE: July 30, 2015
“How Depression Affects Your Brain Structure”
“That depression can take a toll on your physical health is pretty well-recognized. Recent research has also found that it can actually cause changes in your brain.

Specifically, recurring depressive episodes reduce the size of your hippocampus — an area of your brain involved in forming emotions and memory — stressing the importance of early intervention, especially among teenagers.

Your memory isn’t only restricted to remembering dates and passwords; it also plays an important role in developing and maintaining your sense of self.

When your hippocampus shrinks, it’s not just your rote memory that is affected, behaviors associated with your sense of self are also altered, and a smaller hippocampus equates to a general loss of emotional and behavioral function.

The good news is the damage is likely reversible, but to do that, you have to actually do something about your situation,” quoting Dr. Mercola.
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– POSTED: July 31, 2015
“12 yr Girl Discovers ALL U.S. Presidents (except one) related to one British King”
From YouTube. October 22, 2010.
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– UPDATE: July 31, 2015
“Researchers discover immune system’s ‘Trojan Horse'”
“Oxford University researchers have found that human cells use viruses as Trojan horses, transporting a messenger that encourages the immune system to fight the very virus that carries it. The discovery could have implications for the design of new vaccines,” quoting Medical Press.
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– UPDATE: August 8, 2015

“How to Live to 100: Scientists Crack the Secrets of Centenarians”
“For the first time, a team of experts from Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, explored which biological and pathological processes may be the most important for successful ageing after 100 years of age.

They identified that to live past the age of 100 you must keep inflammation down in the body and telomeres long – which are the part of human cells that affect how our cells age,” quoting Neuroscience News.
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– UPDATE: September 10, 2015
“A Pregnancy Souvenir: Cells That Are Not Your Own”
“As reported last month in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction, the researchers found cells with Y-chromosomes in every tissue sample they examined. These male cells were certainly uncommon — at their most abundant, they only made up about 1 in every 1,000 cells. But male cells were present in every organ that the scientists studied: brains, hearts, kidneys and others. In a female mouse’s brain, a left-to-right pattern in the silencing of the X chromosome. These patterns may influence how individual brains function.

In the 1990s, scientists found the first clues that cells from both sons and daughters can escape from the uterus and spread through a mother’s body,” by Carl Zimmer, The New York Times.
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– UPDATE: January 6, 2016
“We Are Now Able To Edit DNA – But What Are the Implications?”
“The animation in the following video depicts the CRISPR-Cas9 method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic disease.

This is yet another indication that “DNA is software” – not metaphorically behaving “like” software but literally and objectively the same form of “being.”

What does this mean?”
By Tom Bunzel,
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– Ramtha’s teachings underscore how we affect our genes and DNA
Ramtha: The more you change, your DNA is going to change”
“Are you going to run out of life in this lifetime? No. The more you change, your DNA is going to change. It will occur to you one day that there is a way that you want to get to a certain age and that you want to just put that on hold while you enjoy the exploration of mind in the most unlimited fashion. Perhaps it will be working yourself up to the grand mental acceptance of dancing in parallel realities and time-shifts. The advanced students in this school are just starting to walk up, or approach, those steps. You may want to do that. And I say, in short, that the best is yet to come. Do not weep for what is gone. Celebrate what is coming.”?
— Ramtha
October 2003
Yelm, WA.
Excerpt from: Beginning Follow-Up
Click here to purchase the book with this teaching: “Fireside Series, Vol. 2, No. 5 – Who Are We really?”

– “Ramtha on the Body’s Capacity for Longevity”
“I want you to know that every cell in your body was created to live forever. The body has the ability to rejuvenate itself to its youngest, most flowering aspect and is able to hold the boundaries of that constitution into infinity. However, a person whose life is suffering — personal suffering, indeed personal anguish and sorrow — living in fear that somebody is going to guess what is wrong with you, living in fear that someone is going to know your lie, and always having to live every day as a hypocrite, ages the body.”
— Ramtha
September 1998
Excerpt from: Ramtha, The Greatest History Lesson Ever Taught.
Yelm, WA
September 14, 1998

– Ramtha on the role of DNA
“Cells divide according to the DNA structure. What directs which part of the double helix to unfold to print a fax copy to give to the cell so the cell can make amino acids and be regenerated? If the double helix is really our family tree, the history of ourself, then we use less than a tenth of the double helix in full-scale potential. And junk DNA is literally waiting for new concepts, but who turns the concepts on?
It is how the brain thinks. It is the emotions that the brain gives to the body that causes the cells to mutate. How those cells are created is based directly upon brain signals that allow the double helix of the DNA to re-create copies according to mental pictures.”
– Ramtha
June – July, 1998
Yelm, WA
Boktau III

– Ramtha on the hidden potential of ‘Junk DNA’
“Every cell biologist knows that the cell is immortal and that the DNA has an immortal gene in it. A whole group of DNA called junk DNA has never been used by the cell. What do you suppose is in junk DNA? All that we have never been. Our DNA has room for us to mentally change. The DNA in every cell in our body has room for us to dream and to manifest a goal as privileged, as idealistic, as noble as those moments we have garnered in our life.

Our DNA has made room for the possibility of an unlimited mind and all we have to do is to turn that mind on and that DNA will turn on, because without the free will of a state of consciousness that DNA will always be called junk DNA. That will always be latent and you will always be asking the question, ‘If I have immortality in every cell of my body, why did it not turn on?’”
– Ramtha
January 21, 2001
Yelm, WA.
Advanced Evening

“Mental concepts exist that have never been approached because they have been taboo to everything you have believed in. How many wild horses run in your mind? How much life can we get out at this biological organism if we could set aside our genetic taboos? Is the other 97 percent of the DNA — called junk DNA — the genes for the Gods? Is your DNA fused with Homo erectus? Homo erectus only saw itself as viable and clever to prevent its death in its environment, but the Gods travel space and time, and you have the same genes.
Which genes are you living by? Is it possible that your God genes have never been used but only your survival genes have been used? How much of your thinking throws away genetic DNA? How much of your thinking throws away the possibility of using your brain to an exceptionally extraordinary high level of potentiality? How many times do you look in the mirror and focus on your body instead of sitting quietly and focusing on your mind?”
– Ramtha
September 12-13, 1998
Yelm, WA
Beginning C & E® Workshop

“Do you know what turns on that junk DNA?
Truth — not a diet.”
– Ramtha
Yelm, WA
November 6, 1999
Beginning Retreat – Blue College Optional

“In junk DNA – which was given to you by the Gods, the progenitors of your neocortex – there is a lot that you have never been and have the potential of becoming.”
– Ramtha
February 3-7, 1998
Yelm, WA

– Ramtha on the subject of pre-determined genes
“Why is it so important for anyone to care if an electron has free will or not? Because as the scientist said, if an electron is predetermined, there is no free will, and if the electron is predetermined — which constitutes the human being’s physical parameters — then the human being is predetermined and has no will at all.

Now if predetermination locks one into a destiny, then we should also understand that even the scientists — who some are for the most part atheists — would have come to find in their generation no reincarnation in their genetics, simply living on through the genes that they have been given and to propagate. When scientists boldly made the statements that the universe is predetermined, that the way it functions is predetermined, they now begin to stand on a shaky limb because most great visionaries in science understand that free will should never have been robbed from any human being. The consequences are immense.

If a human being is made up of a humble electron and one says that it is predetermined, then there is no free will. And if there is no free will, we will draw the curtains to the end of this event this day and simply suggest why try.”
– Ramtha
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April 14, 2007
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– Ramtha’s Teaching: “Genetic Evolution”
Click here for the 2001 excerpt from “A Master’s Reflection on the History of Humanity, Part I”

– Ramtha’s request of his students to research the brain’s effect on DNA
“When you return to your hovels and to your World Wide Web, use this model as a standard to investigate all of the new science on the brain, stem cells that grow into neurons, and the fundamental scientific tests that prove it. Investigate how are the brain and DNA connected, the latest research on DNA, and how do these two affect the environment or the environment affect them. It is wonderful research.
I would caution you and advise you: Keep looking until you find models that look like the ones you just drew of the brain’s effect on DNA. Keep searching until you find the papers that explain the connection, that if you were to draw their explanations, they would look like your drawing. Never settle for what the first paper says and use it to discount your work. You make the science come up to your work.”

– Ramtha
Spiritual Integrity Assay
Yelm, WA
July 2, 2011

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