Imagine how the people standing on the shore must have felt, watching ships disappearing over the horizon, when they believed the earth was flat.
Maybe some of the sailors were pretty nervous, too.
In those days there were only two ways to see beyond the horizon – to keep moving towards it or to climb up higher (a tall tower or the rigging of your ship, perhaps). There was always still a horizon, but at least you could extend it a little.
At the weekend I heard an excellent talk by Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton, a visionary scientist who shared many ideas that were quite new to me. She spoke about horizons, too.
You see, we know that although we can’t see past the horizon, there is certainly something there. So did those visionary early navigators, as they sailed off to discover new lands.
Dr Samanta-Laughton suggested that in terms of science, the speed of light has become our horizon. Like those doubtful quayside spectators, many scientists remain sure there is nothing beyond it. She labels it the ‘Perception Horizon’.
We can observe whatever travels up to the speed of light, but that is the cut-off point. We see nothing beyond it. Then it got exciting. What if, she argued, some things can travel faster than the speed of light, but by doing so, they move beyond our ‘perception horizon’?
There are all sorts of scientific laws telling us of the dire things that would happen if we approached the speed of light. Mind you, I think plenty of warnings were around when the early explorers set sail towards the horizon. In fact, only a little over a hundred years ago, many believed there would be terrible consequences for the human body if we travelled at speeds of 60mph in cars or trains.
Not being a scientist, I couldn’t say how easy or otherwise it would be to extend the perception horizon by moving towards it. That leaves the second method…
As Dr Samanta-Laughton pointed out, there are those amongst us who can glimpse what lies beyond – where the known laws of science no longer hold sway. They are the mystics, visionaries, psychically gifted people who have used that second method. They have ‘climbed higher’ – raising their vibration to the point where they can see beyond the ‘perception horizon’ into higher dimensions.
My visionary ‘Version 2.0’* friend Will told me several years ago – when he was still in his teens – that in these dimensions, “time becomes fractal and there is no distinction between the past, present and future … as if time is the same at somebody’s destination as their origin, the move between the two points is instantaneous.”
Time no more.
*For information on Version 2.0 participants in the ‘Game of Life’, see my book Life: A Player’s Guide.