What makes you think nobody has? Look at what @Mulberry posted for example… It’s not like sorcerers who have figured out immortality are going to get on Fox News and explain step by step how they achieved their state of immortality.
I don’t see how it would be beneficial to keep something like this a secret either but I digress.
Nobody has because we’re still talking about it in “what if” terms where some elusive group is the exception.
It takes a lot of effort to overcome programming and hindering beliefs. Many of us have had to destroy the JCI crap to move forward. I just don’t like seeing these limiting beliefs being spread as “facts”.
I get the whole programming stuff sure, but you also don’t want to give new magicians false hopes either just because it sounds cool.
And this isn’t to just to you, but I just hate this attitude like we’re boundless and living in the wild west now because of magic. There are things bigger and greater than all of us that are still happening no matter how skilled you are or become. New magicians should know this. Humility is important.