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Re: Theos-World Memories of Past Lives

Oct 09, 2001 01:06 AM
by Etzion Becker

Talking about the evolution of human consciousness and its attributes, it is
interesting to note, that only till a few hundreds of years ago, we didn't
see perspectives. See art pictures till 400-500 years ago. No perspectives.
Even in ancient Egypt. Something has been happening to us the past few
hundred years , and I think more things yet to come. Etzion
----- Original Message -----
From: Mic Forster <>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:25 AM
Subject: Theos-World Memories of Past Lives

> There was an episode of The Simpsons where Homer
> Simpson steps through a vortex to find himself in a
> strange world. The scientist comes along and explains
> to those present that Homer has entered a three
> dimensional world, as opposed to the two dimensional
> cartoon world. As the scientist explains the concept
> all the other characters find it hard to grasp. And so
> it is with the notion of the fourth dimension - time.
> I have spent many hours contemplating how one can
> perceive such a dimension, though I have had little
> success. That was until a few weeks ago when I finally
> realised how I could view the fourth dimension - it
> was starring at me the whole time. I was examining a
> sediment core that had the environmental history of a
> sawmp just outside of Sydney over the last 1000 years.
> Each layer in that core told a different story for a
> particular point in time. Looking at the entire core
> you could see a story. It then occurred to me that I
> was looking at the fourth dimension. In the next
> moment it occurred to me that every book that was ever
> written was done so in order to record the fourth
> dimension. Viewing evolution from a purely Darwinistic
> perspective it can be seen that there has been a
> gradual evolution towards perceiving the fourth
> dimension. It starts with simple spatial memory. Then
> memory over a longer time period develops, for example
> Pied Currawongs cache small birds in the fork of trees
> for later consumption yet the Currawong must remember
> where that bird was cached. Memory gets better, as
> with hunter/gatherer humans who have no written record
> but their memory is passed down through stories and
> other means. For example, Indigenous Australians,
> walking through their land, sing the song of their
> ancestors before them. These songs reflect the
> creation of a certain landmark, eg a waterhole or a
> rock. As the songs are passed onto each generation
> unchanged so to is knowledge of the geography of the
> land. Memory got even better with the advent of
> writing and, later, the printing press. Today I can
> step into a library and "remember" the creation of the
> universe, the solar system, what the climate was like
> 400 million years ago, what sort of animals I would
> have found back then etc etc. Although I have no
> memory of events that happened to me personally in
> past lives, I do have this cumulative memory, or
> psuedo-collective memory, that I may take advantage of
> for the benefit of myself and others.
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