reply to post by narnizzle
At this point I have little doubt (and the "little" that remains is purely theoretical) that we, each one of us, really do encompass the "past",
the "future" and the "present" all at the same time, while (normally) being able to process only one of them at a time. (The consensus seems to be
that it's the one we call the "present"...
I have had (and witnessed) premonitions - and a "precognitive" dream or two - that were impossible to be mistaken for anything else or
As to deja vu
, until a few months ago, I wasn't sure what it really was.
I was even considering the possibility that it may be a "glitch", after all.
(I say "even" because the idea of the brain - all too often mistakenly identified with the Mind - having processing "errors" for no apparent
reason seems unlikely, considering how widespread the phenomenon is.)
It did/does feel like the mind reading itself, after all.
And then I read about that recent study that found out (or so it seems) that we actually perceive things and events about half a second or a second
"before" they happen. (I know it was discussed on ATS, but I am a little short on time, so I can't search for the thread right now.)
That (= somehow skipping that "buffer" lapse of time) would explain the deja vu
(The implications, of course, are enormously revolutionary, from the standpoint of contemporary "scientific" views on time and how the mind works -
although they say nothing that any of the ancient mystics didn't know thousands of years ago ;-))
As I said, I am a little pressed for time right now, but I hope to be back soon.
Let me just remind you of Dunne's book "An Experiment With Time". If you haven't read it, do so. I think you would find it immensely interesting.
I also find Wolf's "The Yoga of Time Travel" to be quite useful.
More on my personal "how to" later on...
[edit on 21-9-2008 by Vanitas]