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originally posted by: Bluesma
This is a question that has played in my head since I read the books by Michael Newton.
His research painted a reality in which souls see beforehand the life paths of their chosen incarnation beforehand, spending time to study certain events.
Made me think of the movie "eXistenZ" in which the characters found themselves in specific roles, that would have automatic responses to things in which they weren't much more than experiencers or observers, of what would happen.
Strange thing to contemplate.
originally posted by: thisguy27
a reply to: lostgirl
When you're talking about the memories of billions of people and the entire planet, .04% leaves a lot of room for margin
About 8 years worth to be exactly precise.
Something that John Titor did in his timeline, #ed up ours and we've been stuck in a permanent loop of debt and misery ever since. However, the cycle will be broken by the end of 2015
The Dark Prophet will appear and war will follow in his footsteps.
War against the ones who brought us here and caused all of the suffering and misery you see. It will purge the world with fire and those left behind will be ready to take their shackles off and over throw their oppressors
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: tetra50
I was being wry...
but as far as being in a (possibly) controlled environment that's not "natural" by definition, even physics is coming on board... quantum mechanics is astounding and totally counter intuitive and the newer findings about 'simulation hints' are even more so... and never mind the myriad folks thinking something's "not right" and suspecting they are the rats in an experiment (or my own favorite, in a coma and inhabiting a world their own damaged, delirious mind constructed)... it's fringe, and people ascribe it to insanity, religious mania or fantasy... but people feel it.
Anyway, I might not have the exact same weirdness happen to me that cements it (or I might be a programmed personality not destined to become aware) but I've certainly had weeeeiiiiirrrrd instances where the world acts like it's a stage and I'm both the audience AND the player, and the only one not 'in on it'.
Heck, we have portions of our own minds hidden from our waking consciousness (subconscious, anyone?) so finding a level of 'knowing'... even in one's own head, is a toughie.
In fact, whenever I write or speak of this paranoid observation, something always interrupts... like random visits, or phone calls, or dive bombing birds hitting windows, cars crashing on a residential street... it's odd (random phone call this time, btw... heh).
I just call it the 'cosmic pranking frat boy' and go on... because I haven't found a way out of the maze. I've had a couple glimpses outside, but they involve illegal chems or dry hours of naval gazing... and the result is always helpless ennui, anyway, thus the bed comment.
I think I'd like to know the reality behind this one (or series of) ... but there is that fear it's something quite horrible... or that my mind's chemicals finally mixed that certain way that will get me a "crazy" label and a white room that truly IS a prison or experiment.
Either way, it's an uncomfortable, lonely direction to go... and the fact there's no solid proof makes it worse... but I hear ya.
was I dead and in Hell (I've been an atheist for most of my life), were they doing this for insurance money? A secret study to see if they could turn everyone against me/alter my beliefs/make me commit suicide/induce psychosis/rich people getting off on my suffering? I don't know and the list doesn't stop there.