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The Alchemist's Body

Series: Wim Hof Love

Series: Wim Hof Love 1.1

Aloha friends,

          Welcome to the newest and most exciting series on Vocal. I want you to know just how much I appreciate you, so if you go to my website you can claim your free gift. The link is at the bottom of this article. This free gift is the key to vitality, the key to the best health you will ever be in. It is an adventure, and a miracle, all in one—and I want to share it with you.

          Let me ask you this: who wants to be superhuman? Who wants to feel pleasure all day long, even in cold temperatures or stressful situations? Who wants to decide whether they enjoy frigid temperatures just as much as warm and sunny beaches? Who wants to heal their bodies and beyond? Who wants to be so healthy that they can actually control their immune system?

          From talking to a lot of people about my superhuman experiences, I found the answer. Only people who believe that these ideas are possible; only those who believe that being superhuman is possible will dare to attempt such a transformation. 

          I am one of these believers. I first heard of Wim Hof about 5 years ago. I was in a double major program in University, studying to get a Bachelor of Science with majors in biology and psychology. I took courses in as many fields as possible, going beyond just Bio-Psych and into chemistry and statistics and more. In my free time I rigorously researched the trinity of yoga, ayurveda, and meditation. These practices alone improved my quality of life beyond what I had imagined possible at the time.

          During this research I came across all sorts of fascinating case studies, in biology and psychology and all over the internet. There was one person that stood out as being truly superhuman—beyond just living past 100 years old, beyond being as fit as an Olympic athlete, beyond magic tricks.

          This superhuman's name is Wim Hof. With 21 Guinness World Records, and recognition for many incredible feats, Wim Hof is taking the internet by storm. He is changing lives across the entire world. He showed me how to change my life.

          Below is a short excerpt from Wim Hof's website, listing some of his major achievements.

          "The Guinness World Record Ice Endurance feat, set at 1 hour and 52 minutes, is not Wim’s only World record. He set 21 Guinness World Records with the most exceptional and unique performances.

Through his exercises and workouts, Wim has achieved the following:

  • Running a marathon on sandals above the Arctic circle wearing only shorts
  • Running 1/2 a marathon barefoot above the Arctic circle wearing only shorts
  • Officially swam under ice for 66 meters, unofficially swam under ice for 120 meters with one breath
  • Free climbing
  • Hanging on one finger at an altitude of 2000 meters
  • Climbing the highest mountains on earth in only shorts
  • Heat tests with a constant body temperature
  • Full marathon in the Namib desert without water consumption

All of this may seem superhuman, but Wim remains to persevere: “What I am capable of, everybody can learn." (End quote.)

          In addition, Wim Hof has become famous for his immune system and the immune system of all those that he has trained. When Wim showed his superhuman abilities to doctors, they took initiative to test Wim's abilities. The doctors thought that he was superhuman, but Wim told them the same thing that he said in the above quote—anyone can do what he does. I still consider him superhuman—even if anyone can have the same superhuman abilities. 

         The doctors injected Wim Hof with a endotoxin virus. This virus makes people sick for 3 to 6 hours, guaranteed, but except for having intense flu-like symptoms it is otherwise harmless and will not cause long term harm. The doctors did this to test if Wim's immune system could fight off the endotoxin any faster than other people. Sure enough, within half of an hour, Wim was feeling healthy again. The doctors were so surprised that they claimed he was superhuman, and this is when Wim decided to prove to them that anyone can do what he does.

          So Wim took 12 people with him to a mountain, where he trained these 12 people for 4 days total. After this 4 days of training, Wim and his group of participants went back to the hospital for their injections. All 12 participants felt healthy within the half an hour mark. This was so impressive to the doctors, and everyone who heard about this incredible immune system repair method, that Wim Hof began training people all over the world. 

          I am just one of his many students, and I am passionately spreading this message to the world:

You can control your immune system and never get sick again.

You can sit in ice water (or stand in the frigid cold weather) without feeling any discomfort at all—it can actually be just as pleasurable as being in warm temperatures. You can trek across an entire desert without water. You can climb mountains in your underpants. Why would anyone want to do such odd and seemingly nutty activities?

          One word: Freedom. These believers, like myself, are those who are reclaiming pleasure. This entire series is about my Wim Hof adventures and experiences, but The Alchemist's Body spans across every topic that helps bring more pleasure and fun into everyone's lives. We have been seeking pleasure since the beginning of human life, we are hard wired to love pleasure, and it can appear in our lives in the most magical ways. 

         Such as a semi-nude mountain climbing yogi with superhuman abilities.

         Stay tuned—the next article in this series will contain a list of resources for Wim Hof training, as well as a simple and safe exercise you can try at home, or almost anywhere. I will also go into detail about the link between psychedelic DMT experiences and the Wim Hof method. There will be a larger feature on Wim's immune system and the experiments in the hospital.

Infinite Love & Miracles,

 

Bethany G. Blicq

Author, Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Wim Hof Method instructor

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[email protected]

Bethany Blicq
Bethany Blicq

I am a character and co-author of the greatest story ever Not written. 

I am a member of the Church of Love - our temple is in every heart.

I am here to share my love with the world, to guide and inspire others to find lasting happiness.

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