Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tea time/time travel of the soul

In perhaps an unhealthy move, I occasionally think about what it would be like to return to a past part of my life and live it out once again. 
For example, I have very fond memories of my undergraduate days.  What if there were a device that could send me back in time to that period?  There would be such a lightening of responsibility and financial burden.  I could relax and seize opportunities that I never did before.
But then I think that I would be an adult male amidst a small campus of college kids.  I'd look a bit creepy to say the say nothing of all the conundrums and paradoxes that hardcore time travel theorists routinely ruminate upon.
As this meme mutated and festered within my cranium, I realized that I was wanting nothing short of my entire consciousness going backward in time and inhabiting my 19 year-old body, carting along my current level of wisdom and understanding (such as it is.)  So the question becomes, is it even probable that a soul could do that?  Just how malleable is consciousness?  There are indeed physicists in certain circles who are coming to suspect that time travel could be physically doable one day, but what of time travel of the soul?  Additionally, if my soul could indeed accomplish this feat, what would happen to my 19 year-old state of consciousness?  Get bumped out?  Become erased from existence?  Become another, ethereal entity altogether?  Could something like this help explain sightings of ghosts?
Patricia Cori is an international speaker and researcher that I came across on Coast to Coast AM.  She believes that humans are multidimensional beings.  As an example, she cites dreaming, wherein humans actually enter a different plane of reality. "My perception is the life that we're in now, this physical reality, is like a tube," she said on the program, "and we come in as light beings, like full spirits...we go through this tube of 3D illusion."  If we start off from this hypothesis, it may, in my humble opinion, be likely that a soul could pass back and forth between moments of time as time is after all another dimension.  I have sent Ms. Cori an email asking her opinion on this matter.  I will inform you of what I get back.

To be sure, this is not an actual enterprise that I intend to embark upon.  Mere curiosity.  While I do think fondly upon certain past times, I also realize that I do so with rose-colored glasses.  There were bad times back then as well.  Even carrying an adult level of understanding back with me is no guarantee of avoiding those pitfalls.  In fact, I might even make things worse.  So my consciousness is staying right where it is.

For now.

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  1. I've often fantasized about the same thing -- And came to the same conclusion. I still indulge in the fantasy. More so as I've gotten older. I kinda suck at being old. I've never been old before, and it's not like it came with an instruction manual. And to be honest, it kinda snuck up on me. I mean, one day I'm a 26 year-old chick magnet (that right, I said it), and the next, I'm a 50 year-old guy with a paunch. What the hell? The only upside is that now most women find me witty and charming (that's right, I said that, too). It may be one of nature's perverse checks and balances that prevent us from having all three at once, thereby lessening the damage we do in our youth. I realize that the line between "distinguished older gentleman" and "creepy old guy" is a thin one, and mostly a function of time. So, at some point, I'm gonna have to start acting my age.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Louis.

    Boy, you got that right. I'm a couple years shy of where you're at right now...but only a couple. There is a phrase that says "youth is wasted on the young." Now that we know exactly what we should have done...and not have done...the idea of soul time travel is appealing.

  3. Patricia Cori got back to me very quickly. Here is what she had to say:

    "Outside the tunnel of illusion which is the physical reality, there is no
    time. And nothing is dead or gone - it is all part of the eternal beingness,
    no different than what appears to be the future.
    Consider that a seer can look into the past and the future. That alone is
    proof that nothing is lost, dead or gone. All exists, beyond this veil of
    illusion, simultaneously."

  4. On Facebook, Ghost Dogg said: "I've thought the same thing, and reached the same conclusions. Nothing less than my current sum of xp and knowledge. As for my 19-year old consciousness, screw it. I'm quite confident I could thrash it now."


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