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« Reply #25 on: 13/11/2009 17:41:06 »
I was very sad to hear of this news although we never met. You could tell by his writing that he was a happy soul that had great character and warmth, not to mention his humour as well.

Farewell Dr.Beaver, you will be greatly missed. My sincerest respects to his family as well.


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« Reply #26 on: 13/11/2009 20:07:39 »
Doc B was a character. He was the inventor of the wobblecam to detect large breasts and he recently claimed that he was actually a giant geranium! He is the second person this year who I knew to be terminally ill, had started to get to know better, but then stupidly neglected because of pressures of work. There is a lesson there for all of us. Characters like Eth are few and far between and are true treasures.

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« Reply #27 on: 13/11/2009 22:47:02 »
Very sad to hear of this.

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« Reply #28 on: 14/11/2009 09:30:08 »
This is very sad. Although he said he expected the end to come quickly, I did not realise it was this close.

You have entertained and enlightened all of us, DB. You will be greatly missed.

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« Reply #29 on: 14/11/2009 10:17:02 »
Thank you, Eth, for your contributions over the years to this forum and to the radio programme, both of which you have helped to mould and shape. We'll miss you.


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« Reply #30 on: 15/11/2009 22:39:16 »
Eth was a true Gentleman who thought of others before himself. Dispite making out that he was a Grumpy old git, he was actually a funny and lovely man. Sorry if we are fussing but at least you have found out that we all felt you needed a fuss making. He has brought a lot of people together that will be friends for a long time. this alone is a fantastic legacy. One that can't be deleted with a mouse click.
So Eth, now you have popped off this mortal coil (Monty Python) you'll know how the parrot felt.
Keep rockin' and goodbye.

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« Reply #31 on: 15/11/2009 23:10:38 »
Even thought I was aware of his failing health I am stunted and deeply sad by this news. We exchanged words over internet and connected as if we were sitting together as friends do.  Never more or less then totally honest I will miss him but will never forget him. 

Rest now in the hand of the precious one
For you are among the stars that drift through time
Bask with soft sent of roses in fullness around you
Hear now the perfect sounds of your hearts desire
and in the stillness of the night I will stop and wait


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« Reply #32 on: 16/11/2009 14:16:41 »
I will not cheapen his memory by claiming to have known this clearly brilliant and inspiring man anything like as well as many did on this site, but I can only offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends.  His passing will undoubtedly leave a big hole in many lives and, of course, in the foundations of TNS forum.

Rest in Peace, Dr. Beaver.

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« Reply #33 on: 18/11/2009 00:13:15 »

By Paramahansa Yogananda
(1893 - 1952)


Vanished the veils of light and shade,
Lifted every vapor of sorrow,
Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy,
Gone the dim sensory mirage.
Love, hate, health, disease, life, death,
Perished these false shadows on the screen of duality.
Waves of laughter, scyllas of sarcasm, melancholic whirlpools,
Melting in the vast sea of bliss.
The storm of maya stilled
By magic wand of intuition deep.
The universe, forgotten dream, subconsciously lurks,
Ready to invade my newly wakened memory divine.
I live without the cosmic shadow,
But it is not, bereft of me;
As the sea exists without the waves,
But they breathe not without the sea.
Dreams, wakings, states of deep turiya sleep,
Present, past, future, no more for me,
But ever-present, all-flowing I, I, everywhere.
Planets, stars, stardust, earth,
Volcanic bursts of doomsday cataclysms,
Creation's molding furnace,
Glaciers of silent x-rays, burning electron floods,
Thoughts of all men, past, present, to come,
Every blade of grass, myself, mankind,
Each particle of universal dust,
Anger, greed, good, bad, salvation, lust,
I swallowed, transmuted all
Into a vast ocean of blood of my own one Being!
Smoldering joy, oft-puffed by meditation
Blinding my tearful eyes,
Burst into immortal flames of bliss,
Consumed my tears, my frame, my all.
Thou art I, I am Thou,
Knowing, Knower, Known, as One!
Tranquilled, unbroken thrill, eternally living, ever new peace!
Enjoyable beyond imagination of expectancy, samadhi bliss!
Not a mental chloroform
Or unconscious state without wilful return,
Samadhi but extends my conscious realm
Beyond the limits of the mortal frame
To farthest boundary of eternity
Where I, the Cosmic Sea,
Watch the little ego floating in me.
The sparrow, each grain of sand, fall not without my sight.
All space like an iceberg floats within my mental sea.
Colossal Container, I, of all things made.
By deeper, longer, thirsty, guru-given meditation
Comes this celestial samadhi
Mobile murmurs of atoms are heard,
The dark earth, mountains, vales, lo! molten liquid!
Flowing seas change into vapors of nebulae!
Aum blows upon the vapors, opening wondrously their veils,
Oceans stand revealed, shining electrons,
Till, at last sound of the cosmic drum,
Vanish the grosser lights into eternal rays
Of all-pervading bliss.
From joy I came, for joy I live, in sacred joy I melt.
Ocean of mind, I drink all creation's waves.
Four veils of solid, liquid, vapor, light,
Lift aright.
Myself, in everything, enters the Great Myself.
Gone forever, fitful, flickering shadows of mortal memory.
Spotless is my mental sky, below, ahead, and high above.
Eternity and I, one united ray.
A tiny bubble of laughter, I
Am become the Sea of Mirth Itself.


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« Reply #34 on: 23/11/2009 06:53:27 »
I'm sorry. I saw this as I was logging out so I logged on to see if there was a memorial here for him. He was a very funny guy, and knew a whole lot of stuff about well, everything. I will miss him too, he was one of those guys, like others here :) that I knew I would read and feel good about.

I don't know if he had a family, but he sure had a lot of people here that liked him, a lot. And I just want to say that I'm going to miss his jokes, ah well, he had some stuff about physics too :) Yep.

But he will live as long as we remember him.



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« Reply #35 on: 30/11/2009 03:09:23 »
Your wisdom, wit and humour will remain imprinted on my heart and in my mind in peace!

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« Reply #36 on: 02/12/2009 23:08:54 »
rest in peace........

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« Reply #37 on: 09/12/2009 17:10:38 »

      Ethelred Sebastian Kenneth Mountfitchett

       February 26, 1953 - November 10, 2009

God bless this mans soul!

We all miss you!


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« Reply #38 on: 30/11/2011 10:35:55 »
I will never forget our Eth

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