Some years back biologists discoverd stem cells in muscle tissue. These cells have the capacity to live virtually forever and and be teased to produce different kinds of tissue. With the ethical issue of using stem cells from human embryos out of the way, scientists are steaming ahead with research on culturing meat from single muscle cells taken from animals. Read about it on page eight of the July Issue of Hinduism Today.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.