Sunday, February 25, 2024

Bentov: Objective and Subjective Time

READ Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) page 59

“From grandfather clocks to wrist watches, all these clocks are supposed to chop up for us the 24 hours of the day more or less reliably into hours, minutes, and seconds. Let’s call this kind of time ‘objective’ since everybody’s watches are supposed to cut time into slices of even thickness. However, we know from personal experience that time does not ‘feel’ as passing evenly under different circumstances. When pursuing some interesting activity, time ‘flies’; while waiting in the dentist’s office, it ‘drags.’…

Having thus ‘firmly’ established the relativity of time, let us see, then, how this subjective time can be put to some use. We know from sleep studies that during dreaming periods time dilation occurs. In other words, if, for example, a person is awakened after a very brief period of active dreaming and is asked to describe what happened in his dream, usually a long story will come out, which would have taken a much longer period of objective time to occur. We also know that under hypnosis time dilation can take place and can easily be noticed.”

What is “objective time”?

Objective time is elapsed time as it’s measured on a watch – with 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes to an hour, etc.

However, as straight forward as “objective” time seems to sound, objective time is still unique to the one experiencing it; the general theory of relativity states that the amount of gravity being experienced by one person relative to the amount of gravity existing in any other place in the universe will change the amount of elapsed time each person is experiencing because the lower the gravitational potential (the closer the clock is to the source of gravitation), the slower time passes – 1 hour to one person could actually be a much longer period of actual, objective time to someone else.  The film “Interstellar” illustrates this principle well. 

What is “subjective time” and is it real?

The subjective feeling of duration; how time is perceived by the individual.

There is no objective time without a subjective interpretation of it; we feel the passage of time and estimate its duration.

But our experience tells us that if the brain is engaged in an activity or thought process, time can be perceived to be moving much more quickly than when we are bored – during which we more intensely feel our bodily and emotional selves.

Subjective time is very real, in that we only experience objective time through the lens of subjectivity – so in one way of thinking about it, there is no objective time without a subjective interpretation of it. 

What is “time dilation” and “time perception”?

Time dilation is the difference in elapsed time between two clocks.

Objective time dilation can result from either the general theory of relativity or the special theory of relativity; time dilation resulting from the general theory occurs when the gravitational pull differs between two observers – the heavier the gravitational pull, the slower the elapsed time relative to another person in an area with less gravitation.  In the special theory of relativity, time dilation occurs if two objects are traveling at different relative speeds – the Doppler effect is an example of this.

Another type of time dilation, called time perception, is the “warping” of objective time into subjective experience; this occurs during engaging activities, under the influence of mind-altering drugs, when hypnotized or during dream states.

Time dilation illustrates the tenuous nature of an element of our physical state: time – which we usually consider as extremely stable and objectively measured.  

Why is time dilation an important topic to consider?

If time is actually subjective, it can be manipulated, enabling us to experience (and learn) more than we might otherwise.

If God exists outside of time and all things are before His face (He sees all events in time at once instead of linearly), we have an opportunity to experience time the same way if we can connect with God such that we perceive the elements of the universe in the way that He/They do; but this is a capability that must be built within us – otherwise we will not be able to articulate or even comprehend what we are seeing and experiencing; that “upskilling” involves tapping into God’s mind (the Holy Spirit) and raising or quickening our frequencies such that we can subjectively elongate our experience with time as we’re engaging with God. 

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Bentov: Objective and Subjective Time QUESTIONS

READ Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) page 59

“From grandfather clocks to wrist watches, all these clocks are supposed to chop up for us the 24 hours of the day more or less reliably into hours, minutes, and seconds. Let’s call this kind of time ‘objective’ since everybody’s watches are supposed to cut time into slices of even thickness. However, we know from personal experience that time does not ‘feel’ as passing evenly under different circumstances. When pursuing some interesting activity, time ‘flies’; while waiting in the dentist’s office, it ‘drags.’…

Having thus ‘firmly’ established the relativity of time, let us see, then, how this subjective time can be put to some use. We know from sleep studies that during dreaming periods time dilation occurs. In other words, if, for example, a person is awakened after a very brief period of active dreaming and is asked to describe what happened in his dream, usually a long story will come out, which would have taken a much longer period of objective time to occur. We also know that under hypnosis time dilation can take place and can easily be noticed.”

What is “objective time”?

What is “subjective time” and is it real?

What is “time dilation” and “time perception”?

Why is time dilation an important topic to consider?

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Bentov: The Nature of Reality

Vibratory States

READ Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) pages 45-46

“You will remember from the previous chapter that our physical bodies and all matter is made up of interacting electromagnetic fields vibrating at tremendous frequencies. At room temperature an atom will vibrate at a rate of 1015 Hz. (That means 1 followed by fifteen zeros.) The nucleus of an atom will vibrate at about 1022 Hz. These are almost inconceivably fast rates. In the process of inventing live systems, Nature had to come up with sensory organs that will allow these living things to interact with their environment. It had to use available building blocks that, as we have seen, are very jittery. In order to communicate with a slow mind, Nature has largely given up the tremendous information handling capacity that is inherent in matter itself…

Well, after a lot of experimentation, Nature came up with a reasonable solution. It has bound atoms into molecules, which have much lower vibratory rates because of their much larger mass. Out of these molecules — which still vibrate at Gigahertz (109 Hz.) rates — it has made live cells, which are the building blocks of all organisms. Then came the specialized nerve cells, or neurons. A rudimentary nervous system resulted that translated sensory input into a slow Morse code fashion of action and rest. It was a process of gradually stepping down the high vibratory rates of the atoms, to the “reasonable” vibratory rates of the molecules, to the “acceptable” frequency response of the cells (which is in the 103 Hz. range) for an assembled live cell. In other words, a cell will be able to respond to stimuli at that rate.”

Why is there a need to “step down” the speed of vibrations in this creation?

The human mind and the sensory organs are too slow to process information at the speed of an atom (much less a sub-atomic element); in this physical world, we cannot respond quickly enough to frequencies that are as fast as those of the atom.

In a similar way to how electrical systems operate – high voltages can be transmitted across special networks but to be used to run a household appliance, they must be run through a transformer to reduce the voltage to a usable level. 

This begs the question of what vibratory rates are like in other dimensions that are not hamstrung by the nature of our state of being on this earth.

How does Nature “transform” or “step down” vibratory rates?

It combines atoms into larger entities (molecules and then cells and then organs, etc) – it is the size of the combined entity that helps to determine the vibratory speed of the whole.  The larger the mass of the entity, the lower the vibratory rate of the combined elements. 

This goes back to the idea of being “in phase” – the slower “beat frequencies” which result from adding up the fast frequencies of all of the component parts, where the wave “hills” and “valleys” coincide or oppose with each other – either adding amplitude or canceling each other out – which ends up in a longer, higher/deeper wave which is by definition, slower.

 

READ StWP pages 46-47

“Physiological studies show that when a sensory nerve cell is not stimulated, the output of that cell will consist of sparse and unevenly spaced electrical pulses or spikes, as they are called. However, if we apply pressure or any other stimulus to that nerve cell, its output will become very lively. With each stimulus the cell will fire off salvos of closely spaced spikes. Their rate per unit time will depend on the strength of the stimulus.  Our whole sensory system operates this way, whether it is optical input coming through the eyes, acoustical through the ears, or tactile through the skin — and the end result is a series of spikes conducted to the appropriate area in the brain. In short, our senses translate the surrounding reality to us into a Morse code language of action and rest. Action comes when the neuron fires its spike, and rest comes as the cell is regenerating and readying itself for the next firing. Out of this action-and-rest code our brain constructs for us, for example, the form of a rose, its texture, its color and smell.”

What does this “Morse code” of electrical pulses from our senses reveal to us?

It is our subjective reality.

It is how our nervous system translates what it encounters into “reality” in the brain.

What other languages or applications, beside Morse code, use an “on” or “off” system to communicate sophisticated ideas?

Computer coding languages are also binary (0 or 1) and can be used to create amazingly complex applications.

 

READ StWP pages 49 and 50

“Let us visualize an atom made up of a nucleus and electron shells. We find the electrons orbiting rapidly about the nucleus while at the same time rotating about their own axes. If we look now at an aggregate of atoms in a crystal, we find that they vibrate about their fixed position in the lattice of this crystal. Thus, the microlevel of Nature is represented by two kinds of motion: a circular spinlike motion and a reciprocating motion due to vibration, each about a relatively fixed point…

Throughout the animal kingdom, from plankton to elephant to humans, we find that reciprocating motion prevails. There is almost no spin in the living structures. We are confined to a pendulumlike or, if you wish, oscillating behavior. As we go up the hierarchy of sizes and to heavenly bodies, orbiting and spin reappear. We know that all planets rotate about their axes while at the same time they orbit around their respective stars. We know that galaxies rotate, as do galactic clusters, and so on. In short, we find that one of the unique characteristics of live creatures is their reciprocating motion.”

Why might live creatures only display elements of reciprocating motion and not spin?

At the subatomic level, even live creatures display elements of spin.

But at the entity level, the ability to move and interact without being constrained to an orbit is critical to the use of agency – a gift from a Creator who knows that our lives in this dimension are to give us an interactive experience with real consequences as a result.

That is not to say that “live creatures” as we traditionally define them are the only elements that are “conscious” – as Christ hinted at after His Triumphal entry into Jerusalem saying: “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (see Luke 19:40) – the “stones” are not traditionally “living” as we define the word but still have the ability to choose to “cry out” in some way.

Also, it is interesting that certain Sufi active meditation practices incorporate spinning/dancing as a way to deepen the level of the meditative state. 

 

READ StWP pages 50-53, 54

Speaking about a grandfather clock: “Let us analyze the motion of the pendulum. As it approaches its point of rest, it slows down more and more; eventually, it stops and starts moving in the opposite direction. The laws of classical mechanics tell us that at the point of rest the acceleration of the body is maximum; its potential energy is maximum; its velocity is zero; and the time required for changing the velocity of the pendulum is zero. If we analyze the events taking place at the zero point from the point of view of quantum mechanics, we get a different picture. Let us view the pendulum bob as a mathematical point, that is, a point that is too small to be measured (a dimensionless point) and follow its progress as it slows down. Clearly, the point will cover a smaller and smaller distance per unit time as it approaches its turning point. But quantum mechanics tell us that when distances go below Planck’s distance, which is 10'33 cm., we enter, in effect, a new world. The causal relationship between events breaks down; movements become jerky rather than smooth. Time and space may become ‘grainy’ or ‘chunky.’ Perhaps a piece of space can be traversed by a particle of matter in any direction without necessarily being synchronized with a piece of time. In short, a pair of events would occur in either time or space, the pair not being connected causally but by a random fluctuation. Suppose, indeed, that a material point can traverse space without necessarily requiring any chunk of time for the process. Should this happen, then a chunk of space has been spanned without any time elapsing. If we divide that tiny piece of distance to zero time, we find that the event occurred at infinite velocity. In other words, when we move through space without using up time, no matter over how short a distance, that event occurs at infinite velocity! 

We have heard about Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. This principle states that in trying to measure two parameters of a particle — for instance, its momentum and its position — we find that the more accurately we can measure its momentum, the less we can know about its position, and vice versa. (Momentum simply means: mass x velocity.) If we want to measure either the momentum or the position of a particle, we can measure precisely only one of these quantities. If we know the exact momentum of a particle, then its position is completely indefinite or unknowable, and vice versa. This is an example of those strange ways in which particles of atomic size or smaller behave. We know that at rest, when the pendulum is changing direction, its velocity is zero. But the momentum, at low speeds at least, is equal to velocity multiplied by mass. However, if we multiply any quantity by a zero, we get zero. Thus, we have now established that the momentum of the pendulum at that point is zero, that is, we know its value very precisely: It’s zero. But we have said before that if we know precisely the momentum of a particle, then its position becomes diffuse and completely indefinite. That is, the pendulum can be just about any place, even at the end of the universe. Yes, but it has very little time to get there because this whole event occurs in zero time. So there we go again. The pendulum has to disappear in all directions at infinite velocity. It will have to expand very rapidly into space, like a balloon, and then collapse just as rapidly. Having done this, it comes back, picks up speed, and goes about its usual good-natured business as if nothing had happened. None of us would suspect the leisurely pendulum of doing such a wild thing when no one is looking! But then again, one cannot rely on appearances...

We have so far been using the pendulum as an example. But a pendulum represents any system that oscillates or moves back and forth, whether such an oscillator pulsates concentrically, goes around in orbits, or turns about itself. From the standpoint of one observer, there are always two points at which either of these systems appears to be at rest. But to be completely at rest — that is, being at the point at which movement in one direction is changing sign or reversing direction — that point of rest implies somehow a disappearance of matter and a movement at infinite or almost infinite velocities. Infinite speed and total rest seem some¬ how complementary.”

Since all of the universe, including our bodies, is created of subatomic particles that demonstrate this oscillating behavior, what is implied about the physical nature of this world?

This world is not nearly as stable and concrete as we think it is.

All subatomic particles of which we and the entire universe are created continue to “flash” out of the place in the physical world where they are supposed to be and disappear, only to return again in a fraction of a second.

Because time and space become “grainy” when particles get to the “resting” part of their oscillating journey, and particles can “jump” across space without using any time, it opens up the possibility of particles moving way beyond the speed of light – at infinite velocity. 

How might infinite speed and total rest occur at the same moment?

Given Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty, the “rest” or lack/end of movement stage in a reciprocal journey enables the particle to travel or “be” anywhere else in the universe – which we can think about as requiring infinite speed to accomplish.

It is possible that entering the “rest of the Lord” includes seeing creation as He does – being omnipresent – which might be seen to require “infinite speed” to enable.  Another way of thinking about this is suggest that God is outside of time altogether – and that total rest enables us to also “flash” out of time. 

 

Objective and Subjective Reality

READ StWP pages 54-56

“In Chapter 2 we looked through a super microscope and discovered that our objective reality is made up of void, vacuum which is filled by pulsating, oscillating electromagnetic fields that in turn move between two points of rest. Each of the points of rest is reached through a period of motion. In the beginning of this chapter we tried to analyze the nature of our subjective reality. We know that it consists of the sum total of impressions conveyed to us by our senses. Then we found that our nervous systems translate the objective reality for us in a Morse code of action or motion and rest, which are oscillating electrical states of the nervous system. We can thus extract a common denominator of our objective and subjective realities. We shall find that both realities become ‘real’ only due to the change or motion occurring between the two states of rest. In other words, if there is no change, we have a state of perpetual rest, and a state of perpetual rest means no perceptible reality. It may be useful for us to ponder the possibility that “tangible reality” exists for us only as long as there is movement; and when the movement stops, matter and solid reality become diffuse and disappear.

At this point, I can no longer resist the temptation to quote from a book by Alexandra David-Neel and Luma Yongden entitled The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects: ‘The tangible world is movement, say the Masters, not a collection of moving objects, but movement itself. There are no objects in movements, it is the movement which constitutes the objects which appear to us: they are nothing but movement. This movement is a continued and infinitely rapid succession of flashes of energy (in Tibetan “tsal” or “shoug”). All objects perceptible to our senses, all phenomena of whatever kind and whatever aspect they may assume, are constituted by a rapid succession of instantaneous events. There are two theories and both consider the world as movement. One states that the course of this movement (which creates phenomena) is continuous, as the flow of a quiet river seems to us. The other declares that the movement is intermittent and advances by separate flashes of energy which follow each other at such small intervals that these intervals are almost non-existent.’”

What does it mean that in a state of perpetual rest there is no perceptible reality?

In a state of rest, a subatomic particle demonstrates “spooky” behavior as it seems to devolve back into a “wave” state and loses its physical place in time and space.

If all subatomic elements resided in a state of perpetual rest, none of them would exist as physical particles that we can interact with in this dimension, so to us, there would be no perceptible reality – just wave probabilities. 

But when things remain in oscillating motion (a state of movement), they demonstrate the behavior of a physical particle and can be perceived as “real” to us – thus the truth of the statement: “it is the movement which constitutes the objects which appear to us”.

Does “no perceptible reality” mean to actual reality or existence?

Perceptible reality is contextual.

To the physical being that is made up of a large collection of oscillating subatomic particles, perceptible reality requires a universe made up of similarly vibrating particles to interact with. 

But if an entity was made up of something other than oscillating subatomic particles (and thus existed outside of time as we understand it) OR the world they existed within operated at a speed of oscillation so high that it seemed to be at rest (the waves being so fast that the difference between the peaks and valleys was so minute as to seem to be a straight line), then their reality would still be perceptible to them (but not to us) and thus still be an actual reality.

What are the implications from the two theories offered in The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects?

Continuous: The flow of movement is always on – it never stops because if it did, it would cease to exist in the physical world.  This idea supports a divide or veil between a possible “physical” world which exists in time and a separate “non-physical” world which exits outside of time. 

Separate: The flow of movement does stop because it consists of oscillating motion which must be definition have start and stopping points, and when it stops it may cease to exist in the physical world as we understand it or at least it stops existing as a particle in a particular place and time; but this separate reality seems continuous to us because our senses are too slow to pick up on the nature of the separate oscillations – like how a film appears to be a continuous record of movement rather than a series of separate photographs being displayed before our eyes and brain so quickly that we can’t perceive of them as being separate.  But this theory begs the question: what happens to us and the universe we exist in when we “blink” off – what happens to matter when it periodically disappears during the moment of “rest” between the separate flashes of movement?    

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Bentov: The Nature of Reality QUESTIONS

Vibratory States

READ Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) pages 45-46

“You will remember from the previous chapter that our physical bodies and all matter is made up of interacting electromagnetic fields vibrating at tremendous frequencies. At room temperature an atom will vibrate at a rate of 1015 Hz. (That means 1 followed by fifteen zeros.) The nucleus of an atom will vibrate at about 1022 Hz. These are almost inconceivably fast rates. In the process of inventing live systems, Nature had to come up with sensory organs that will allow these living things to interact with their environment. It had to use available building blocks that, as we have seen, are very jittery. In order to communicate with a slow mind, Nature has largely given up the tremendous information handling capacity that is inherent in matter itself…

Well, after a lot of experimentation, Nature came up with a reasonable solution. It has bound atoms into molecules, which have much lower vibratory rates because of their much larger mass. Out of these molecules — which still vibrate at Gigahertz (109 Hz.) rates — it has made live cells, which are the building blocks of all organisms. Then came the specialized nerve cells, or neurons. A rudimentary nervous system resulted that translated sensory input into a slow Morse code fashion of action and rest. It was a process of gradually stepping down the high vibratory rates of the atoms, to the “reasonable” vibratory rates of the molecules, to the “acceptable” frequency response of the cells (which is in the 103 Hz. range) for an assembled live cell. In other words, a cell will be able to respond to stimuli at that rate.”

Why is there a need to “step down” the speed of vibrations in this creation?

How does Nature “transform” or “step down” vibratory rates?

 

READ StWP pages 46-47

“Physiological studies show that when a sensory nerve cell is not stimulated, the output of that cell will consist of sparse and unevenly spaced electrical pulses or spikes, as they are called. However, if we apply pressure or any other stimulus to that nerve cell, its output will become very lively. With each stimulus the cell will fire off salvos of closely spaced spikes. Their rate per unit time will depend on the strength of the stimulus.  Our whole sensory system operates this way, whether it is optical input coming through the eyes, acoustical through the ears, or tactile through the skin — and the end result is a series of spikes conducted to the appropriate area in the brain. In short, our senses translate the surrounding reality to us into a Morse code language of action and rest. Action comes when the neuron fires its spike, and rest comes as the cell is regenerating and readying itself for the next firing. Out of this action-and-rest code our brain constructs for us, for example, the form of a rose, its texture, its color and smell.”

What does this “Morse code” of electrical pulses from our senses reveal to us?

What other languages or applications, beside Morse code, use an “on” or “off” system to communicate sophisticated ideas?

 

READ StWP pages 49 and 50

“Let us visualize an atom made up of a nucleus and electron shells. We find the electrons orbiting rapidly about the nucleus while at the same time rotating about their own axes. If we look now at an aggregate of atoms in a crystal, we find that they vibrate about their fixed position in the lattice of this crystal. Thus, the microlevel of Nature is represented by two kinds of motion: a circular spinlike motion and a reciprocating motion due to vibration, each about a relatively fixed point…

Throughout the animal kingdom, from plankton to elephant to humans, we find that reciprocating motion prevails. There is almost no spin in the living structures. We are confined to a pendulumlike or, if you wish, oscillating behavior. As we go up the hierarchy of sizes and to heavenly bodies, orbiting and spin reappear. We know that all planets rotate about their axes while at the same time they orbit around their respective stars. We know that galaxies rotate, as do galactic clusters, and so on. In short, we find that one of the unique characteristics of live creatures is their reciprocating motion.”

Why might live creatures only display elements of reciprocating motion and not spin?

 

READ StWP pages 50-53, 54

Speaking about a grandfather clock: “Let us analyze the motion of the pendulum. As it approaches its point of rest, it slows down more and more; eventually, it stops and starts moving in the opposite direction. The laws of classical mechanics tell us that at the point of rest the acceleration of the body is maximum; its potential energy is maximum; its velocity is zero; and the time required for changing the velocity of the pendulum is zero. If we analyze the events taking place at the zero point from the point of view of quantum mechanics, we get a different picture. Let us view the pendulum bob as a mathematical point, that is, a point that is too small to be measured (a dimensionless point) and follow its progress as it slows down. Clearly, the point will cover a smaller and smaller distance per unit time as it approaches its turning point. But quantum mechanics tell us that when distances go below Planck’s distance, which is 10'33 cm., we enter, in effect, a new world. The causal relationship between events breaks down; movements become jerky rather than smooth. Time and space may become ‘grainy’ or ‘chunky.’ Perhaps a piece of space can be traversed by a particle of matter in any direction without necessarily being synchronized with a piece of time. In short, a pair of events would occur in either time or space, the pair not being connected causally but by a random fluctuation. Suppose, indeed, that a material point can traverse space without necessarily requiring any chunk of time for the process. Should this happen, then a chunk of space has been spanned without any time elapsing. If we divide that tiny piece of distance to zero time, we find that the event occurred at infinite velocity. In other words, when we move through space without using up time, no matter over how short a distance, that event occurs at infinite velocity! 

We have heard about Heisenberg’s principle of uncertainty. This principle states that in trying to measure two parameters of a particle — for instance, its momentum and its position — we find that the more accurately we can measure its momentum, the less we can know about its position, and vice versa. (Momentum simply means: mass x velocity.) If we want to measure either the momentum or the position of a particle, we can measure precisely only one of these quantities. If we know the exact momentum of a particle, then its position is completely indefinite or unknowable, and vice versa. This is an example of those strange ways in which particles of atomic size or smaller behave. We know that at rest, when the pendulum is changing direction, its velocity is zero. But the momentum, at low speeds at least, is equal to velocity multiplied by mass. However, if we multiply any quantity by a zero, we get zero. Thus, we have now established that the momentum of the pendulum at that point is zero, that is, we know its value very precisely: It’s zero. But we have said before that if we know precisely the momentum of a particle, then its position becomes diffuse and completely indefinite. That is, the pendulum can be just about any place, even at the end of the universe. Yes, but it has very little time to get there because this whole event occurs in zero time. So there we go again. The pendulum has to disappear in all directions at infinite velocity. It will have to expand very rapidly into space, like a balloon, and then collapse just as rapidly. Having done this, it comes back, picks up speed, and goes about its usual good-natured business as if nothing had happened. None of us would suspect the leisurely pendulum of doing such a wild thing when no one is looking! But then again, one cannot rely on appearances...

We have so far been using the pendulum as an example. But a pendulum represents any system that oscillates or moves back and forth, whether such an oscillator pulsates concentrically, goes around in orbits, or turns about itself. From the standpoint of one observer, there are always two points at which either of these systems appears to be at rest. But to be completely at rest — that is, being at the point at which movement in one direction is changing sign or reversing direction — that point of rest implies somehow a disappearance of matter and a movement at infinite or almost infinite velocities. Infinite speed and total rest seem some¬ how complementary.”

Since all of the universe, including our bodies, is created of subatomic particles that demonstrate this oscillating behavior, what is implied about the physical nature of this world?

How might infinite speed and total rest occur at the same moment?

 

Objective and Subjective Reality

READ StWP pages 54-56

“In Chapter 2 we looked through a super microscope and discovered that our objective reality is made up of void, vacuum which is filled by pulsating, oscillating electromagnetic fields that in turn move between two points of rest. Each of the points of rest is reached through a period of motion. In the beginning of this chapter we tried to analyze the nature of our subjective reality. We know that it consists of the sum total of impressions conveyed to us by our senses. Then we found that our nervous systems translate the objective reality for us in a Morse code of action or motion and rest, which are oscillating electrical states of the nervous system. We can thus extract a common denominator of our objective and subjective realities. We shall find that both realities become ‘real’ only due to the change or motion occurring between the two states of rest. In other words, if there is no change, we have a state of perpetual rest, and a state of perpetual rest means no perceptible reality. It may be useful for us to ponder the possibility that “tangible reality” exists for us only as long as there is movement; and when the movement stops, matter and solid reality become diffuse and disappear.

At this point, I can no longer resist the temptation to quote from a book by Alexandra David-Neel and Luma Yongden entitled The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects: ‘The tangible world is movement, say the Masters, not a collection of moving objects, but movement itself. There are no objects in movements, it is the movement which constitutes the objects which appear to us: they are nothing but movement. This movement is a continued and infinitely rapid succession of flashes of energy (in Tibetan “tsal” or “shoug”). All objects perceptible to our senses, all phenomena of whatever kind and whatever aspect they may assume, are constituted by a rapid succession of instantaneous events. There are two theories and both consider the world as movement. One states that the course of this movement (which creates phenomena) is continuous, as the flow of a quiet river seems to us. The other declares that the movement is intermittent and advances by separate flashes of energy which follow each other at such small intervals that these intervals are almost non-existent.’”

What does it mean that in a state of perpetual rest there is no perceptible reality?

Does “no perceptible reality” mean to actual reality or existence?

What are the implications from the two theories offered in The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects?

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Bentov: The Sub-atomic World

What is Matter?

Read Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) pages 35-36

“Let us now magnify a piece of bone. Very soon an orderliness will emerge: highly ordered bone crystals embedded like jewels in webs of long molecular strings. Everything is vibrating. Suppose we now apply an electric field to the bone. As soon as we do that, the crystal changes its length. It shrinks or stretches instantly in response to the field. Some more magnification will give us an even better look at this crystal: we see the atoms weaving back and forth like a field of ripe wheat blown by the wind. They move in unison and in beautiful rhythm. Acoustical energy is flowing through the crystal.  Next, we focus on the atoms. At first, they appear as little shadowy balls vibrating about fixed points in the molecule. As we magnify, we see less and less. The electron shell has somehow dissolved, and we are looking at a vacuum. As we further magnify, we see something tiny moving about. We focus on what we suspect is the nucleus of the atom, located in this vast space within the atom. If we take the diameter of the nucleus of a hydrogen atom to be 1 mm., then the diameter of the electron orbit will be about 10 meters, a ratio of 1 to 10,000, and the intervening space is vacuum. As we zero in and further magnify the vibrating nucleus, it seems to be dissolving. We are looking at some shadowy pulsation; some more magnification, and the nucleus is almost gone. We are sensing the pulsation of some energy; it seems to be a rapidly pulsating field. But where did the bone go? We thought that we were looking at a solid piece of matter! Well, it seems that the real reality — the micro-reality, that which underlies all our solid, good, common-sense reality — is made up, as we have just witnessed, of a vast empty space filled with oscillating fields! Many different kinds of fields, all interacting with each other. The tiniest disturbance in one field carries over into the others. It’s an interlocked web of fields, each pulsating at their own rate but in harmony with the others, their pulsations spreading out farther and farther throughout the cosmos. Whenever a focus of disturbance tends to drive these fields out of their harmonious rhythm, the irregularity will spread and disturb the neighboring fields. As soon as the source of disturbance is removed, orderly rhythm will return to the system. Conversely, when a strong harmonizing rhythm is applied to this matrix of interlocking fields, its harmonic influence may entrain parts of the system that may have been vibrating off key. It will put more orderliness into the system.”

Is the ”vacuum” of empty space between the subatomic elements of creation actually empty?

No, it’s filled with various kinds of interconnected, interlocking, oscillating fields (e.g. electric, magnetic, gravitational, acoustic, etc).

These fields could make interference patterns as they vibrate at different frequencies, unless they become rhythm entrained or aligned.

This “unified field” of energy or light proceeds from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space – “fill” being truly literal in this case (see D&C 88:5-13).

What implications exist in the fact that we (and this whole creation) are made up of a set of interacting, oscillating fields instead of separate “matter”?

We are much more connected to each other (and to God) than we think.

The fact that disturbances or changes in one aspect of the interlocking fields affects all of the others to various degrees, shows how what we individually think and do influences, or at least affects, everything else in creation. 

Matter is not what we think it is.

There is an orderly rhythm at the heart of things in this universe – a way they are “supposed” to be or are naturally; this begs the question of whether or not these natural rhythms are lower than what they could be – that they could be “quickened” and what would happen if they were. 

The harmonic influence of entrained rhythms can speak to either a healing effect (the idea that disease is a result of being out of resonance) or that of a collective “group think” of the natural man (that we need to awake from our current state of being and ascend to something else – something that would be viewed as “out of rhythm” with the norm of this current reality).

 

READ StWP pages 38-41

“The electromagnetic and electrostatic fields making up and shaping our bodies are relatively strong and serve to hold our atoms and molecules together. They weaken as they move outside our bodies. We are surrounded and permeated by several fields: 1. The so-called isoelectric static field of the planet. 2. The electrostatic fields created by our bodies. 3. The magnetic field of the earth. 4. The electromagnetic field, which has a very wide spectrum, ranging from the very slow wave caused by disturbances in the atmosphere, through the spectrum of the visible light, and into the ultraviolet and higher frequency radiation. 5. The gravitational fields of the earth, the moon, and the neighboring planets and the sun. 6. The electromagnetic fields created by humans; the different broadcasting fields of radio and television networks. We shall discuss the first two of these fields.

As you know, our planet is surrounded by a layer of electrically charged particles called the ionosphere. The lower layer of the ionosphere starts at about 80 km. from the surface of the earth. It is a charged layer and is known to reflect radio waves. It is therefore essential to radio communication around the globe. We are interested, however, in another aspect of this layer. Since this is a highly charged layer, it forms a so-called capacitor with the earth. This means that there is a difference in electric potential between these two, the earth being negatively and the ionosphere positively charged. This potential difference is evenly distributed along the distance between the earth and the ionosphere and comes to about 200 volts per meter.

When standing on the earth, we are moving constantly within this field, which is, so to speak, very “stiff.” It means that it behaves like a fairly rigid jelly. We have all had the experience of handling a bowl of jelly and know how sensitive it is to vibration. Visualize a few raisins embedded in this jelly. Poke one of the raisins and vibrate it; you’ll soon see that all the other raisins in this jelly are vibrating, too. We can also add that the raisins are quite well coupled with this jelly field. By coupling we mean that there is a good connection between the raisin and the jelly, that the energy transfer between them is good. They can’t make the slightest movement without the jelly transmitting it to the other raisins.

The electrostatic field of the planet is like the stiff jelly. When our bodies move and vibrate, these movements are transmitted to the environment, including all human and animal bodies on this planet. These fields not only impinge on our bodies, but they also affect the charges inside our bodies. But how effective is this coupling? Can’t we make the slightest move without detection? What influences this coupling effect? The coupling is, in fact, quite good. It has been shown by our measurements that when a human body is standing on the ground under normal conditions, it is electrically grounded. It acts as a sink for the electrostatic field and will distort the force lines somewhat. But if there were a charge on our bodies, the interaction would be stronger, independent of the polarity of the charge. It turns out that our bodies do indeed have a charge. They keep producing a field around themselves as long as they are alive.

The electrostatic field of the body can nowadays be quite easily measured by commercially available static meters… The device is sensitive enough to be able to pick up this signal at 16 to 18 inches from the body. The large waves are again created mostly by the reaction of the body to the ejection of blood from the left ventricle. The strength of this signal changes with distance from the body…The strength of this signal depends very much on the vitality of the subject. A person brimming with energy will produce a big signal, while one whose vitality is low will produce practically no signal at all. Thus, we have an electrostatic field around the body. This field couples us well to the isoelectric field of the planet which means that the motions of our bodies are transmitted far and wide around the planet. This is, naturally, a very weak signal.”

What is implied by the fact that the layer between the earth and the ionosphere is “stiff” like jelly?

Everything we do affects everything else – at least on some level.

We are a “system” which is connected – which means that if one person begins emitting a particularly strong frequency, people (plus animals, plants… really all of creation) near them will be affected by it – and could begin to resonate at the same frequency due to the principle of entrained harmonic rhythms; this can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the type of frequency being emitted.

At a minimum, a person would need to be connected to an even stronger frequency to avoid being affected – this is an interesting idea that I hope to continue to explore: the idea of “subtle” frequencies that only some people can pick up because they are “tuned” differently or more finely. 

What other labels might we use to describe this electrostatic field surrounding the body?

Spirit; as in “you have a sweet (or a dark) spirit about you”

Aura

The strength of the body’s electrostatic field differs significantly depending on the “vitality” of the person – does this equate solely to cardio fitness or does it include other elements?

A strong heart within a fit person will enable blood to be efficiently pumped across the body, enabling higher levels of vitality and energy.

However, other factors – some physical and some not – also effect the level of vitality within a person – sleep and food are physical factors, and depression and anxiety are examples of mental or emotional factors. 

Spiritual factors also effect the vitality of the person – if thoughts produce energy, a person who is strongly tuned or connected to God and is filled with the mind of God (Holy Spirit) will demonstrate a high level of mental activity and vitality as a result, regardless of the health of their heart. 

 

Meditation

READ StWP pages 41-42

“We may say now that in deep meditation the human being and the planet system start resonating and transferring energy. This is occurring at a very long wave¬ length of about 40,000 km., or just about the perimeter of the planet. In other words, the signal from the movement of our bodies will travel around the world in about one-seventh of a second through the electrostatic field in which we are embedded. Such a long wavelength knows no obstacles, and its strength does not attenuate much over large distances. Naturally, it will go through just about anything: metal, concrete, water, and the fields making up our bodies. It is the ideal medium for conveying a telepathic signal. We have said previously that when we stop breathing, the amplitude of the micromotion increases by about a factor of three because the body goes into resonance, and its movement becomes very regular?”

Can this resonant state be extended in some way?

Slowing the breath and aligning it better with the resonating frequency of creation can be accomplished through mediation.

“Techniques of extending this harmonious resonant state have been known for thousands of years. These are the different meditative techniques. They slow down the metabolic rate of the body so that much less oxygen is required to keep the body going. Moreover, as one becomes proficient in meditation, the breathing becomes so gentle as not to disturb the resonant state of the aorta. It seems that an automatic process develops in which the lungs and the diaphragm regulate the heart-aorta system so as to keep them well tuned and thus extend the resonant behavior in spite of some shallow breathing. The resonant state will naturally apply to the whole body. The skeleton and all the inner organs will move coherently at about 7 cycles per second. It so happens that the natural frequency of the normal body seems to lie in this range. It therefore takes very little effort on behalf of the heart-aorta system to drive the body at this rate. It is similar to pushing a swing in correct timing. The normally occurring destructive interference ceases, and the body starts acting in an increasingly coherent fashion.” (StWP, p 42).

What does it mean that this long wave frequency is an ideal medium for conveying a telepathic signal?

The fact that this frequency can go through just about anything, including our bodies, implies that it can be used for communication from one person to another.

The issue, though, is the receiving of that communication – as the receiver must be tuned to that same frequency to hear and understand the communication; that doesn’t mean that the sender can’t send the message – and it might be understood to a lesser degree or sensed by another person who is operating at a different frequency; it’s just that the message won’t be nearly as clear and complete.

This idea begs the question: is this part of how God and angels communicate with us?  If the Holy Spirit is the mind of God and we can begin to resonate at a frequency that allows us to hear and understand those messages, does this begin to describe the science behind obtaining the will of the Lord and rending the veil/communing with heaven?  It might also explain how some people communicate with other spirits.  The implications into the way we pray, or more especially, how we listen for answers and communion after we pray, is huge.


Sunday, January 21, 2024

Bentov: The Sub-atomic World QUESTIONS

What is Matter?

Read Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) pages 35-36

“Let us now magnify a piece of bone. Very soon an orderliness will emerge: highly ordered bone crystals embedded like jewels in webs of long molecular strings. Everything is vibrating. Suppose we now apply an electric field to the bone. As soon as we do that, the crystal changes its length. It shrinks or stretches instantly in response to the field. Some more magnification will give us an even better look at this crystal: we see the atoms weaving back and forth like a field of ripe wheat blown by the wind. They move in unison and in beautiful rhythm. Acoustical energy is flowing through the crystal.  Next, we focus on the atoms. At first, they appear as little shadowy balls vibrating about fixed points in the molecule. As we magnify, we see less and less. The electron shell has somehow dissolved, and we are looking at a vacuum. As we further magnify, we see something tiny moving about. We focus on what we suspect is the nucleus of the atom, located in this vast space within the atom. If we take the diameter of the nucleus of a hydrogen atom to be 1 mm., then the diameter of the electron orbit will be about 10 meters, a ratio of 1 to 10,000, and the intervening space is vacuum. As we zero in and further magnify the vibrating nucleus, it seems to be dissolving. We are looking at some shadowy pulsation; some more magnification, and the nucleus is almost gone. We are sensing the pulsation of some energy; it seems to be a rapidly pulsating field. But where did the bone go? We thought that we were looking at a solid piece of matter! Well, it seems that the real reality — the micro-reality, that which underlies all our solid, good, common-sense reality — is made up, as we have just witnessed, of a vast empty space filled with oscillating fields! Many different kinds of fields, all interacting with each other. The tiniest disturbance in one field carries over into the others. It’s an interlocked web of fields, each pulsating at their own rate but in harmony with the others, their pulsations spreading out farther and farther throughout the cosmos. Whenever a focus of disturbance tends to drive these fields out of their harmonious rhythm, the irregularity will spread and disturb the neighboring fields. As soon as the source of disturbance is removed, orderly rhythm will return to the system. Conversely, when a strong harmonizing rhythm is applied to this matrix of interlocking fields, its harmonic influence may entrain parts of the system that may have been vibrating off key. It will put more orderliness into the system.”

Is the ”vacuum” of empty space between the subatomic elements of creation actually empty?

What implications exist in the fact that we (and this whole creation) are made up of a set of interacting, oscillating fields instead of separate “matter”?

 

READ StWP pages 38-41

“The electromagnetic and electrostatic fields making up and shaping our bodies are relatively strong and serve to hold our atoms and molecules together. They weaken as they move outside our bodies. We are surrounded and permeated by several fields: 1. The so-called isoelectric static field of the planet. 2. The electrostatic fields created by our bodies. 3. The magnetic field of the earth. 4. The electromagnetic field, which has a very wide spectrum, ranging from the very slow wave caused by disturbances in the atmosphere, through the spectrum of the visible light, and into the ultraviolet and higher frequency radiation. 5. The gravitational fields of the earth, the moon, and the neighboring planets and the sun. 6. The electromagnetic fields created by humans; the different broadcasting fields of radio and television networks. We shall discuss the first two of these fields.

As you know, our planet is surrounded by a layer of electrically charged particles called the ionosphere. The lower layer of the ionosphere starts at about 80 km. from the surface of the earth. It is a charged layer and is known to reflect radio waves. It is therefore essential to radio communication around the globe. We are interested, however, in another aspect of this layer. Since this is a highly charged layer, it forms a so-called capacitor with the earth. This means that there is a difference in electric potential between these two, the earth being negatively and the ionosphere positively charged. This potential difference is evenly distributed along the distance between the earth and the ionosphere and comes to about 200 volts per meter.

When standing on the earth, we are moving constantly within this field, which is, so to speak, very “stiff.” It means that it behaves like a fairly rigid jelly. We have all had the experience of handling a bowl of jelly and know how sensitive it is to vibration. Visualize a few raisins embedded in this jelly. Poke one of the raisins and vibrate it; you’ll soon see that all the other raisins in this jelly are vibrating, too. We can also add that the raisins are quite well coupled with this jelly field. By coupling we mean that there is a good connection between the raisin and the jelly, that the energy transfer between them is good. They can’t make the slightest movement without the jelly transmitting it to the other raisins.

The electrostatic field of the planet is like the stiff jelly. When our bodies move and vibrate, these movements are transmitted to the environment, including all human and animal bodies on this planet. These fields not only impinge on our bodies, but they also affect the charges inside our bodies. But how effective is this coupling? Can’t we make the slightest move without detection? What influences this coupling effect? The coupling is, in fact, quite good. It has been shown by our measurements that when a human body is standing on the ground under normal conditions, it is electrically grounded. It acts as a sink for the electrostatic field and will distort the force lines somewhat. But if there were a charge on our bodies, the interaction would be stronger, independent of the polarity of the charge. It turns out that our bodies do indeed have a charge. They keep producing a field around themselves as long as they are alive.

The electrostatic field of the body can nowadays be quite easily measured by commercially available static meters… The device is sensitive enough to be able to pick up this signal at 16 to 18 inches from the body. The large waves are again created mostly by the reaction of the body to the ejection of blood from the left ventricle. The strength of this signal changes with distance from the body…The strength of this signal depends very much on the vitality of the subject. A person brimming with energy will produce a big signal, while one whose vitality is low will produce practically no signal at all. Thus, we have an electrostatic field around the body. This field couples us well to the isoelectric field of the planet which means that the motions of our bodies are transmitted far and wide around the planet. This is, naturally, a very weak signal.”

What is implied by the fact that the layer between the earth and the ionosphere is “stiff” like jelly?

What other labels might we use to describe this electrostatic field surrounding the body?

The strength of the body’s electrostatic field differs significantly depending on the “vitality” of the person – does this equate solely to cardio fitness or does it include other elements?

 

Meditation

READ StWP pages 41-42

“We may say now that in deep meditation the human being and the planet system start resonating and transferring energy. This is occurring at a very long wave¬ length of about 40,000 km., or just about the perimeter of the planet. In other words, the signal from the movement of our bodies will travel around the world in about one-seventh of a second through the electrostatic field in which we are embedded. Such a long wavelength knows no obstacles, and its strength does not attenuate much over large distances. Naturally, it will go through just about anything: metal, concrete, water, and the fields making up our bodies. It is the ideal medium for conveying a telepathic signal. We have said previously that when we stop breathing, the amplitude of the micromotion increases by about a factor of three because the body goes into resonance, and its movement becomes very regular?”

Can this resonant state be extended in some way?

What does it mean that this long wave frequency is an ideal medium for conveying a telepathic signal?

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Bentov: Sound, Waves and Vibration

I’d like to introduce you to a book I’ve recently read called Stalking the Wild Pendulum which was written in 1977 by a medical device engineer, Itzhak Bentov.  The book is available via Amazon but there are also free pdf versions available on the internet.  I will warn you: the book is dense – meaning that while the language is not overly scientific, the concepts are “big” and take some deconstructing and reflection to take in – and they come thick and fast. 

The book is about how quantum physics and consciousness are connected.  After explaining the science of quantum physics, Mr. Bentov then makes some fascinating observations about the implications of the science on consciousness and what we would call the spiritual realm.  For our purposes, I’m only going to quote and discuss a few passages in the book – you may want to get a copy for yourself and read the rest for context.  Also, the science must be laid down before the “spiritual” implications can be drawn – so for a while we will need to wade through the science – but to be honest, that is what I love about this book and why I wanted to explore it in this blog: it lays out plausible scientific explanations for what we usually only associate with spiritual topics. 

 

Sound, Waves and Vibration

Chapter one of Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) is a scientific explanation of sound, waves and vibration.  I have included the summary from the end of the chapter here for context into the quotes we’ll explore further.

READ: “We have seen various ways of producing sound. We know that when a string or any other structure vibrates, it may develop standing waves. These are waves that occupy a ‘fixed’ position in any structure, whether it is a string, a plate, a container filled with a liquid, or a blood vessel. Nodes are the spots in which minimum motion occurs. When sets of waves are superposed, interference patterns result. A hologram is an interference pattern of light waves on a photographic plate. When two differing frequencies are superposed, beat frequencies result. Coherency is an in-step or in-phase behavior of waves. Oscillators are devices that move in a periodic, repetitive fashion between two points of rest. Our bodies are also such devices. Oscillators vibrating out of phase with each other may get locked into phase through rhythm entrainment. A system of oscillators that is in phase can resonate. Our reality is a vibratory reality, filled by ‘sounds’ of different kinds. We respond to differences in these sounds.”

What is a hologram?

A three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other coherent light source (Oxford Dictionary).

A hologram requires two lasers or “coherent” beams of light; coherent light is monochromatic light or light of a single frequency or color (it’s “laser” sharp not diffused); it moves forward in an even, flat, single wavelength, which enables it to stay in a narrow beam over long distances – the light stays “in step” with itself.

One of the two beams of light must be “pure” or untouched in its journey – it is called the “reference beam”; the other beam of light encounters an object in its flight and is changed as a result; this is called the “working beam”.

The coming back together of the reference beam and the working beam is what forms the hologram or image; the interaction between the two beams causes ripples to form between them (an interference pattern) in the appearance of whatever it was the working beam encountered. 

The way bats use their version of sonar to catch insects, is an example of how this works in nature.

What does it mean that our bodies are oscillators?

Oscillation is movement back and forth at a regular speed; it is regular variation or fluctuation between two extreme limits; it is to vibrate or perform a repetitive, periodic movement; it in magnitude or position around a central point; it is from the Latin word meaning “to swing” (Oxford Dictionary).

An oscillator is a device for generating oscillatory electric currents or voltages by nonchemical means (Oxford Dictionary).

Oscillators produce a sound or note as they alter the environment within which they exist – environment can be anything including electrical fields, air, water, gravitational fields, physical tissue, etc. 

Two oscillators near each other can adopt the same vibration or “sympathetic resonance” – they transfer energy easily between the two oscillators and become “rhythm entrained” or locked in with each other; examples of this include two violins on a table that are tuned identically – when a note is played on one, it also hums on the other; another example are a room of grandfather clocks with pendulums - the more oscillators there are in a “system”, the more stable the system and the more difficult it will be to disturb it – if you were to bring in a new clock, it would align itself to the other clocks rather than stay on a different pattern or force the other clocks to adopt its pattern. 

The pumping of the heart through the aorta is an example of how our bodies are oscillators; breathing is another example which produces an oscillating rhythm.  When we think, our brains produce rhythmic electric currents in its neural network.

What is a vibratory reality?

From the subatomic level within our bodies and everything that makes up the basic elements of the earth up to the cosmic level of the orbits of stars and galaxies, everything in this dimension is in motion (nothing is static) – vibratory energy is a critical aspect to all matter.

Since it is all connected within the “unified field” of subatomic “wavicles”, it is all a single system, at a macro level.  The various vibrations (which produce “sounds”) interact with each other creating massive interference patterns across the universe. 

In our dimension, if it’s not moving it doesn’t exist.

 

READ: Regarding how a hologram is created, Mr. Bentov makes the following statement on page 22:

“Note that the important part of holographic image making is the interaction of a reference beam — a beam that is pure, virgin, and untouched — with a working beam, which has had some experiences in its life. The magnitude of these experiences is being measured against the reference beam, which serves as a baseline for comparison. Our whole reality is constructed by constantly making such comparisons. Our senses, which describe our reality to us, are making these comparisons all the time. Unfortunately, our senses, having no absolute reference line, must generate their own relative reference line. But whenever we perceive something, we always perceive differences only.  Whether it be heat or cold, light or darkness, quiet or noise we always compare two relative quantities. We have no absolute measure of anything as far as our daily reality is concerned.”

What are the implications of our senses having no “absolute reference line” against which to judge our experiences on this earth?

Everything is relative to our  experience.

So, the more experience we have, the greater the likelihood that our reference line will be more aligned with an absolute reference line.

However, the volume of experiences we would need to accurately mirror the true absolute reference line would require an almost infinitely long life.

The longer we live and the more and varied the set of experiences we have, the more wise we may perceive ourselves to be – in other words, the more we think our reference line mirrors the absolute reference line.

This can be a massive danger because we may have only accumulated a billionth of one percent of the total experiences needed to replicate the absolute reference line.

As a result, our “hologram” will be hugely distorted, and what we think is real may be completely unreal in actual fact.

How can we access an “absolute reference line” in this dimension, so that our comparative reality can mirror true reality?

We can study the scriptures (the truth revealed from God to others); this is a critical start but if the absolute reference line contains all truth, the scriptures will only contain a portion of that truth – and since scriptures are reflected through the lens of the men and women who received the insights from heaven, they may contain distortion as each “prophet” who received a level of truth aligned to their level of light at that time, and/or be tailored to the needs of the person who received them such that while they may be useful, they may not be ultimately universal. 

We must gain our own conduit to heaven through prayer, meditation and aligning our frequency and behavior with that of the divine.  This lends an interesting twist to Joseph Smith’s admonition through Brigham Young (via BY’s dream in 1847 where Joseph Smith visited him – “Tell the brethren to be humble and faithful and be sure to keep the Spirit of the Lord, that it will lead them aright.  Be careful and not turn away the still, small voice; it will teach them what to do and where to go; it will yield the fruits of the kingdom.  Tell the brethren to keep their hearts open to conviction, so that when the Holy Ghost comes to them, their hearts will be ready to receive it.”).  Since the Holy Spirit or light which emanates from God to fill the immensity of space is also called the mind of God – this is another label for the “absolute reference line” or the fullness of all truth against which our mortal experiences can be accurately reflected and measured.

Bentov: Objective and Subjective Time

READ Stalking the Wild Pendulum (StWP) page 59 “From grandfather clocks to wrist watches, all these clocks are supposed to chop up for us...