Last night I had another one of those David Lynch dreams. He (Raziel?) was explaining to me the concept of time travel specifically the relationship between time and anti-time (consciousness). I was confused by the idea that anti-time runs against the flow of time (remembering past lives, predicting, analysing or otherwise side-stepping, prophesising the future, etc) as any point of contact between the two wouldn't form a realisable perception because the two perceptual faces couldn't be resolved into a single experience as you would be facing both ways. He explained to me that although anti-time runs against the flow of time it does so as if it were a car reversing so the face of time and anti-time always face the same way.
Imagine two (infinite?) queues of clones - a realisable perception of the moment would only occur at a point of contact between two clones in the parallel lines since both time and anti-time are necessary for that to happen. The line of anti-time clones are walking backwards, the line of time clones forwards so the clones don't move in pairs but are always changing partners. ''You'' are not a time-clone on a journey through - the sense of ''you'' emerges as a contact between the opposing parallel clones - a time spark (Yechidah/Chiah?). Since they are clones however the memories of past and future are shared, so by accelerating one line you can bring a different contact between a time clone and an anti-time clone at some point in the future or past.
This dream was caused by a thought experiment about a spell I call ''The Blessing of Yesterdays'' a time spell whereby at the end of each day you bless the day before. After getting into the habit of this your future self will theoretically bless today from tomorrow. This dream message seemed to be explaining some of the mechanism for how that works - a theory of assymetric trans-temporal magic challenging the inherent presentism of mainstream occulture.
This has not however stopped their earnings from pushing back the boundaries of hyper-mathematics, and their chief research accountant has recently been appointed professor of neo-mathematics at the University of Maximegalon, in recognition of both his special and general theories of Disaster Area tax returns, in which he proves that the whole fabric of the space-time continuum is not merely curved, it is, in fact, totally bent.
Disaster Area, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
I read your analysis of Ready Player One yesterday and in the race where he drives backwards yet ends up going the same direction as the others only facing the other way comes to mind when reading this post.ReplyDelete
This is an astute observationReplyDelete
I am going to try out your time spell,'The Blessing of Yesterdays' thankyou for sharing. Also I saw on a Secret Sun thread you mentioned something about stoic eternalist fatalism, now i'm caught in a mind loop, was it pre-determined that i would always begin to bless my todays from my tomorrows, starting from this moment? Agggh your incredible posts make my head hurt :) PS - Love that Douglas Adams quoteReplyDelete
It really depends on what you mean by ''you''.Delete