I was wrong about time travel, it is not
possible… but before this is explored further, certain definitions
need to be established just for clarity. Time is tricky stuff after
all, and the in-built ambiguity of language also contributes to
easily missing the many facets of the time conundrums.
So let us first define what is meant by ‘time travel’. In this instance, what is meant is the ability of a human in the sense of body, mind and consciousness, leaving a point in time, hereafter labeled the Point of Temporal Origin (PTO), and then ‘arriving’ within a different temporal destination. In this definition, any movement in space is not considered as a key component of time travel, though it may certain occur as a side effect.
An example would be if our human subject, let’s call him "George," whose Point of Temporal Origin (PTO) is the first month of the year 2010, was able to temporally relocate himself to a Temporal Destination (TD) of May, 1885.
In this example, the totality of George,
as body, mind, consciousness, et al, is relocated to the new
temporal destination in 1885 and is also removed from his PTO of
2010. He would leave the year 2010 in a single instant, and the next
period of experienced time would begin at some point in May of 1885.
In order for it to be 'real' time travel according to this
definition, all of George, including his consciousness connection to
his physical form would be now existent in 1885, and no longer in
This, under our definition, is NOT time travel.
This example is traveling in space in a manner which merely reduces the impact of the passage of time on consciousness. In this instance, our test subject George, actually still lives through the 80/eighty intervening years, but simply due to the speed of his journey though space, only a fraction of the ‘time’ is able to catch up with him, and therefore the body/mind/consciousness that is George experiences only a fraction of the time. In this case, this is not ‘time travel’.
George still experiences time, albeit at a slower level, and has to travel in space to achieve the effect, and he cannot ‘return’ to his point of origin, nor to move outside of the time flow in any manner.
All that relativity accomplishes is to
reduce the level of the time experience on the body/mind that is
Yet another concept that needs to be defined as it has/is a corollary to time travel, is the idea of traveling in space, but outside of time.
In this instance, the idea is that no time is involved, even though there may be very large movements in space for our hapless temporal test pilot George. This example would have George get into his space ship, and then to more or less instantly leave point of spatial origin, and then to more or less instantly arrive at the new spatial destination. In this example the travel is achieved without a large passage of time.
Here George is able to benefit from relativity in that there is no (or extremely small) experienced passage of time, yet vast distances may be traversed.
While not directly related to time
travel, this space-travel-outside-of-time is a necessary concept for
the discussion as it is the ‘opposite’ of time travel, and is a
useful comparison in our thought experiments.
This pulse does not merely provide a
synchronizing ‘beat’ for universe. Such an understanding is severely
lacking. Rather this pulse IS universe in the very real sense of the
pulse triggering creation.
Further, as our senses themselves, along
with our bodies and minds, are participating in the continuous
creation, it is nearly impossible to ‘see’ continuous creation as it
In ‘reality’, there is only the Indivisible Unit which has (according to the yogic and taoist traditions) some 66/sixty-six thousand (66,000) aspects.
So where the academicians see a ‘solid’
particle that they call a ‘quark’ or 'gluon' or 'meson'....et al,
the mind informed about continuous creation observes that the
scientists are actually seeing a small sub set of the 66/sixty-six
thousand aspects and mistaking it for a ‘separate’ thing. So much
Large Hadron Collider and any
expected ‘real’ results.
It is worth noting here that the sensory
supplied human (and other earth life form) minds are perceiving at
the rate of about 30 to 60 frames (pulse/pause rate) per second, so
it is little wonder that such minds are convinced that reality is
Note: In the continuous creation model of reality, the pulse creates universe 22/twenty-two trillion times a second, while the pause allows for the complete destruction of all that has just been created. Movement in the rational mind cannot occur in material world without the duality of both continuous creation, and continuous destruction.
In other words, for perceived
movement of any and all kinds to occur in material universe, it is
necessary that the 'matter' of material universe not be all that
solid, and that gaps for destruction of all atoms and everything
exist in 'time'.
So even our sensory organs down at the
atomic and lower levels are destroying themselves 22/twenty-two
trillion times a second, but because we life forms operate at so
much slower a mental rate, we are not aware of our own continuous
destruction, or continuous creation. Nor for that matter, the rest
of material universe that we ‘think’ surrounds our corporal forms.
Again we note that a ‘moment’ IS longer
that 22/twenty-two trillionth of a second, but again, this is a
perceptive issue relative to our processing speed.
This cannot be happening as there is a known, demonstrable continuity over ‘time’ or through the pulse/pause series. That we have consciousness persisting beyond a single burst pulse/pause event demonstrates that consciousness is outside of, and is not affected by, material reality. Further this establishes that consciousness is ‘immortal’ as it is not destroyed. It can also be noted that consciousness is also not affected by time. That is to say, while mental perceptions within life change and ‘age’, consciousness does not change.
It is there until it separates from
material reality at what we have labeled the point of death.
In the Taoist model, the 66,000 aspects are divided into ‘time’, ‘figure’, and ‘movement’. Without respect to this division, both traditions also note that the ‘universal creation’ takes about half of all the aspects, and is spread evenly through all 3/three guanas. The other half of the aspects are for the ‘personal expression’ of the life within reality.
It can be noted from both traditions
that ‘time’ is a central component so key as to take up a third of
the creation/destruction of reality.
In fact, this model of reality demonstrates that time does not exist except as the impact of ‘events’ or ‘movement’ upon the mental processes of life within material reality. Noting that ‘time’ is existent only as a perception by life within material reality, by extension it can be postulated that ‘time’, being a perception and not a ‘thing’, must have nuance, and differences in its state of perception.
Stated another way, time is
not a constant, but rather is a perception and therefore
is affected by the mind doing the perceiving. Thus we have an easy
explanation for why there are various ‘flavors’ of time-feeling,
such that the human mind is aware of the differences between the
experience of various ‘types’ of time, and invents words/concepts
such as ‘karios’ to better communicate the idea.
Time is a complex perception of the
pulse/pause of continuous creation, which as noted, also brings
along with it, continuous destruction. Thus the ‘past’ does not
exist except as a construct within our experience, again, not an
independent part of reality. Therefore travel to the past is not
possible. After all, it is gone, 22/twenty-two trillion times a
second it is destroyed. The only ‘time’ that exists is the now.
As the mind functions at such a low level of vibration relative (30 to 60 ‘frames’ of reality per second), and noting that there is NOT a solid thing in universe, including the perceiving human brain, and that all in universe is actually vibration, it can be noted that as reality creates itself, it will ALWAYS be creating itself ‘ahead’ of the mental abilities of those beings within material reality.
Stated another way, since your mind is consuming time in cogitation about reality, it is doing so ‘behind’ the actual creation of the reality it contemplates. Therefore the mind doing the perceiving of reality is always operating behind the creation/destruction of reality, and so to speak, is operating as a memory, rather than a really instant expression of the now.
Thus reality is ever so slightly ‘ahead’ in creating/destroying itself, and thus the ‘mind’ of those experiencing time, is vibrating at a slower level than the passage of time. Thus the lag time in mental processing means that the ‘future’ is being created now, while we are really perceiving the ‘now’ as memories.
In this understanding then, and noting that our bodies and minds are actually standing and dynamic vibration fields, vibrating in sync with universe, it becomes understandable that as creation/destruction occurs, it will necessarily affect or impact some of the waves/fields that compose those of us experiencing time.
Therefore, ever so slightly ‘ahead’ of
our ability to process it, is knowledge of the future just created.
This is one level of knowledge about the future, but continuous
creation/destruction model allows for others.
Noting that consciousness is outside of, and is unaffected by time, we can postulate that the consciousness therefore is knowing about reality at an entirely different level than is perceived (or even perceivable?) within reality. It would therefore not be surprising if consciousness ‘knew everything’ about everything. It is extra-temporal, and is also ‘extra-reality’, in the sense that consciousness is outside of the continuous creation/destruction of reality.
Therefore it likely knows all kinds of interesting things that it is simply not able, or willing to communicate to the mental processes that are within material reality. Nor should it. Likely the point of reality is the experiencing it as we do, and therefore too much ‘fore knowledge’ would put that experience at risk. Which is probably why the ‘uncertainty factor’ for all ‘future knowledge’ exists.
This is to say that it is probably a
necessary part of our mental sanity/process that uncertainty about
the ‘future’ should exist until that ‘future’ manifests.
It is a predictable part of reality that
complexity would increase over time. Further the increase in
complexity should proceed predictably toward a crescendo point, in
so far as mind is concerned. This crescendo is probably associated
with an increase in complexity of the perception of time such that
an eschaton will be reached. Thereafter the ‘what’ of reality
is anyone’s guess.
At a very core level, such travel would occur outside of time, as it would happen at vibration levels beyond the ability for our mental processes to perceive. By the way, it can also be noted that such forms of travel would have an impact on the human body/mind that may have to be treated as a health issue.
More on this in another discussion.
Thus the validity of the martial arts saying of,
And it therefore becomes understandable
that the process of mastery, possibly of any discipline, brings the
aspirant to a higher level of vibration, and thus a higher level of
contact with continuously creating reality, and a potential for
greater understanding of both universe and themselves.
siddhis include a wide range of
abilities, including knowing about past and future, but not
There are issues here relating to the
single point of connection between consciousness and any material
body/mind in reality that would also prevent inter-universe travel
within the multiverse, but that is left for another
Many will relate to what is possible at
greater levels of vibration awareness than the usual ‘single state’
experience of life within manifesting reality.