This small book is available free for Kindle Prime customers, and I recommend it as a good introduction to "alternative viewpoints" regarding time. Our culture views "time" as an absolute, a non-negotiable past, present, and future--in that order. Physicists (and careful students of alternative realities) know that "time"--if not exactly an illusion--is not the absolute that we perceive it to be. (Students of the Seth material are instructed that both time and space are illusions, not absolute laws of reality.)
Along this line: a recent article on retrocausality and the possibility that the future can influence the past. While science is pondering this possibility on a quantum scale, students of consciousness suspect that it happens on the macro level as well.
Our experience of time is not absolute... Just as there are glitches in the Matrix, time can stand still, flow backwards, repeat, skip centuries, and bleed through the decades--as Richard Bullivant demonstrates through a number of intriguing accounts.
It was my personal observation of time anomalies as a teen that drove my quest into the whole alternative field, and it still fascinates me. I believe that there is a part of our consciousness that exists outside of chronological time. We aren't really aware of it--we remain stuck on the flypaper of time--but, if there *is* a part of our consciousness outside of time, it would leave traces, signs, in the form of precognition and synchronicities.
On a more dramatic level: One of the most remarkable aspects of remote viewing (beyond the fact that it even exists at all) is that chronological time is completely irrelevant to the remote viewer. The remote viewer can accurately view a target "before" it is even selected (through double-blind tests where the target is randomly selected many hours after the RV session); the remote viewer can accurately describe an event at a target that will happen well into the future (though the viewer experiences it as happening "now"); the remote viewer can immediately view a target that, in physical terms, is lightyears away. Time, and space, simply do not exist to the skilled remote viewer.
And, finally, a personal reminiscence--Anyone who grew up in the late '60s and early '70s surely remembers one aspect of the Kennedy assassination that's practically forgotten today: an explosion of popular articles listing a number of striking similarities between the Kennedy assassination of 1963 and the Lincoln assassination of 1865. I don't remember most of them anymore (they seemed very compelling at the time, though). The popular consciousness seemed to draw a link between the two events, separated by one hundred years. There might be something to it all, though. Looking holistically at the two events, how both occurred at the nexus of great social and civil change, it can be argued that the two assassinations were not two separate occurrences but rather two parts of the same "event"--separated by "time" and performed by different actors. If evolution can unfold over millions of years, why can't a seminal and liminal event unfold over a hundred?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Something that may be overlooked in the study of Remote Viewing--but which becomes very obvious in Joe McMoneagle's account of his early RV experiences--is that the biggest hurdle that the remote viewer faces (aside from self-doubt) is learning, again, how to "see." The beginning remote viewer is confronted with a jumble of disconnected images that only slowly form recognizeable gestalts. The RVer is "seeing" something but is unable to comprehend the images perceived. What follows is a period of training and conditioning where the beginning RVer learns, slowly, to assemble the raw images into a self-contained whole, and then, later, learn to associate what is seen with known objects in the physical world.
We face an identical predicament as newborns and infants--the world appears as a jumble of images--and over the next several years of development, with (hopefully) positive input from adults, the newborn builds the necessary neurological infrastructure to make sense of what is seen. That is also why it's difficult to build a robot that "sees." The robot can process images, but it does not automatically see the world that we see--like the infant and the beginning remote viewer, it must be trained.
I know that there's a fundamental truth in all this, and I may not be smart enough to articulate it. But what I think is that there may be some truth in the notion that the world that we see as physical, absolute, and "real," is in fact a constructed reality. Our brains and physical sense organs may not only perceive reality, but also construct it. There may be some merit to the argument that our physical world is actually layered with multiple realities and timelines.
Paradoxically, I can't explain why most near-death experiencers seem to be able to immediately perceive their immediate physical environment when out-of-body and recognize it as being identical to the physical. Why don't NDErs have to "learn" all over again how to see the physical world?
Both the NDEr and the remote viewer are using what Seth labeled the "inner senses." It may be that the remote viewer has to filter what is perceived through the physical brain. The NDEr has no such obstacle. Seth argues that we have to learn how to use our inner senses, because we've forgotten how. "Learning" is largely a function of the physical world. Perception out-of-body is direct and (as Seth would say) "undistorted." The moment we pull extra-sensory data into the physical brain, we distort it. The process of untangling this distorted data into something that makes sense is the "learning" part of remote viewing.
Overall, I think that within the phenomenon of remote viewing lies a profound truth about the nature of our reality, and it is the fear of this truth that causes the material scientists to reject it, and all extra-sensory perception.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
But good luck finding it--it's not linked to the paper edition of the book. And if you search for "Joe McMoneagle" on Amazon, only the paper books show up in the results. Why? Obviously, it's a conspiracy. Someone doesn't want this information to get out.
I found the Kindle edition through my own back-channels and sources, which I won't (for now) disclose. However, at $5.99, it's a bargain. In "Mind Trek" McMoneagle discusses his NDE, as well as remote viewing of Mars. There is (or was) a Flash animation transcript of the RV session online which is quite intriguing. I've always wanted to have know more about this session, and now I can.
Also in Kindle format (and for a good price) are a couple of Ingo Swann books, including the infamous "Penetration," long out of print and very pricey. Russell Targ has described "Penetration" as a work of fiction, and it probably is--though I suspect that there are some veridical elements in it.