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When Three British Boys Traveled to Medieval England (Or Did They?)
Looking back, the really strange thing was the silence. The way the church bells stopped ringing as the little group of naval cadets neared the village. The way even the ducks stood quiet and motionless by the shallow stream that ran across the road where the main street began.
And, when the boys thought about it afterward, they recalled that even the autumn birdsong faded as they neared the first houses. The wind had dropped to nothing, too.
Not a leaf stirred on the trees they passed. And the trees appeared to cast no shadows.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Kandinsky
There is always electrical over land lines or fog, so it might be like with the god helmet, just a fried brain?
I found the men with "sparks all round their faces" a fascinating detail. Very visual. For me it added to the overall feel that this was a legitimate experience for the letter writer.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
It seems like they were all seeing the same thing so their minds were firing fairly normally. The three presumably had something stimulating their optical cortex, tickling the retinas and firing the synapses. It's hard to accept all of that and not regard it as a 'reality' they were all three sharing.
originally posted by: KilgoreTrout
Podmore himself, with Frederick Myers, was the subject of a hoax with his experiments in Brighton with telepathic communication, despite the magicians involved coming clean, Podmore and Myers refused to believe them.
Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear.
Yet, on the other hand we consistently skepticize what is possible. We willfully limit our own perceptions, and therefore potential experiences.
These four worlds are spiritual, Heavenly realms in a descending chain, although the lowest world of Assiah has both a spiritual and a physical aspect. The physical level of Assiah is our physical finite realm, including the cosmological Universe studied by Science. Consequently, as Kabbalah is a metaphysical study, its reference to Ohr ("light") is a metaphor for Divine emanation, and the terms "higher" and "lower" are metaphors for closer and further from Divine consciousness and revelation.
The lower levels are perhaps not as selective as the upper and occasionally will manifest spontaneously in terms of disturbed paranoia and confusion of time and space, a realm of ghosts.
Man, that's a great video link and fresh because I haven't seen the show at all. The concepts it expressed were pretty cool and thoughtful. Sci-fi has been on the up in recent years because they've got new vocabulary and concepts to work with.
I agree with your points as well as sharing in your feeling of wonder for the unknown. It's not for everyone, is it?
Last week I had a dream about someone I worked with 12 years ago and haven't had any contact in 8 years. I dreamt he was in my workplace and I was introducing him to others. Next morning there's an email saying he's visiting on the 15th November and guess who'll be introducing him to others?
Coincidence is the first explanation and the sheer unlikelihood of the dream and email occurring at the same time makes it stand out and seem special. When such things happen, it makes the mind go up a few revs and try to make sense. In this case, it's quite a banal thing with presumably little or no effect on anyone else but me. I suspect these occur frequently and people tell a friend or loved one and forget about them.