“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
As far back as I can remember I have been interested in time travel. Whether possible or not, at the very least the topic has the making of great fiction (beginning with the genre’s grandfather, H.G. Wells) and a handful of reasonable to terrible movies. And let’s not forget the occasional episode of Star Trek!
Stories, to a greater or lesser degree, are Myths. Mankind has always had Myths (with capital M) to define our place in the cosmos. In this modern era we are informed by the Myths taken from science, a philosophy which has the danger if taking itself too seriously and degrading into dogmatic scientism. Textbooks are filled with theories and facts that we are told describe the real world and the real person in it. This science is the foundation of many of our modern stories, and these stories – Myths – enable us to navigate the modern world.
Myths in their true form, however, are intended to stretch the boundaries of perception, forcing us to cross the threshold into a more real world, the world of the soul and magic and gods. I propose that the prospect of time travel is one of these Myths.
At the level of the soul and mind we are not inhibited by time. Even the computations of quantum physics (which is essentially a remnant of a reductionist world view) indicate that time can flow in two directions. We imagine experiencing time flowing from the present to the future, despite existing in the eternal Now. But according to both our imagination and quantum physics, time also flows towards the past. Further to this, I feel that the present is probably influenced by the future.
Before leaving the subject of time travel in literature, I will mention a book that continues to greatly inspire me and inform my understanding of reality, the Yoga Vasistha. It is a massive work on the nondual wisdom (Advaita Vedanta) originating in ancient India, a book totaling about 29,000 verses. (The text refers to itself as comprising 32,000 verses, nevertheless despite the lost verses it is four times the size of Homer’s Iliad.) In it the sage Vasistha describes the nature of consciousness and absolute reality, and how everything perceivable is nothing but movement or appearance in consciousness.
Consciousness is not in any sense bound by time or any other limitation. In fact those things exist only in consciousness. To illustrate this fact, Vasistha relates many fascinating and intricate stories in the Yoga Vasistha that could be read as accounts of time travel. A sci fi author would get a lifetime of inspiration from this profoundly timeless (no pun) book! It is relatively obscure outside India, but there are two English translations (abridged) by Swami Venkatesananda should you wish to follow up this path of self-inquiry into the nature of consciousness.
Today there are some who are exploring scientifically what Vasistha was pointing to. Professor Donald Hoffman said: “Space and time themselves do not exist independent of us… Spacetime is something that you create in this moment.” He concludes that “Consciousness is the fundamental reality. That’s all there is.” This is telling us that in an ultimate sense we can travel through time should we discover how it is done.
But before I digress too far, there is a reason that I mention time travel, and time in particular. Due to movies and other works of fiction, most people imagine time travel in relation to having their body moving in opposition to time. It is quite probable that this cannot happen, since the body exists precisely because of time. Instead I’m going to look at ways of “traveling” through time in some other ways that are more related to the art and practice of radionics.
At around 3am this morning (as I write this) I woke up with an epiphany for which I, in many ways, have been waiting years. More than waiting, actually; more like wresting with. I had been seeking an appropriate way to reference time radionically – or perhaps more appropriately, filtering out time’s influence in creating perceived distance from a point of reference.
In my previous article I mentioned the possibility of creating an automatic radionics instrument. The inspiration to create such a device came to me as a vivid dream some years ago, a few weeks after my wife passed away in my arms. In the dream I showed her the interior of the instrument that I had recently completed (in my waking state – let’s call it “real life”). She looked intently into the instrument and after a moment of silence looked at me and told me that it would work, but it could be improved. Then she said to me – and this was the “aha!” moment – that the instrument needs to reference the subject’s original, perfect state.
Such a thing, I know, cannot be done mechanically or electronically; it can only be in the realm of consciousness, and it has to transcend our perceived boundary of time. Consciousness, correctly perceived, is outside of time. The appropriately designed instrument, inseparable as it is from our consciousness, is a means to shape or guide that consciousness. I choose to believe that an instrument designed intentionally for a specific purpose cannot fail to fulfill that purpose – at the same level it is conceived and designed – that is, the invisible and indivisible consciousness. Time defines the condition of “this, but not that;” “here, but not there;” “illness, but not health;” etc. For health and wholeness, as in all things, time is one of the dimensions that obscures wholeness.
So the seed was planted those years ago in dream, by my wife on the other side. I have never forgotten that dream and have been working on growing the concept ever since. I originally conceived the device as a remedy maker, but quickly realised that there was no reason it should not be used to balance the subtle informational-energetic condition of a person rather than “merely” producing a remedy to achieve the same thing. Making a remedy appears to be an additional and unnecessary step.
The concept that the instrument references the subject’s original perfection implies the possibility that it may function automatically once “set in motion,” so to speak, by the operator’s consciousness. IF it can serve to reference the subject’s original state (the memory/knowledge of which is in the ever-present NOW which is not in a place in time), with appropriate feedback and self-regulation there is no longer the necessity to use radionic rates to broadcast appropriate treatment. The functioning of the instrument would be self-referencing and self-balancing. As I observed previously, the whole person would then be treated, not just a portion of him or her as defined by the rate.
The initial design concept came to me rapidly and intuitively – I knew how it would work – but a precise method of bridging or eliminating the time element eluded me until I woke up with the idea last night. In a radionic sense, corresponding with my understanding that electronic devices are energised patterns, I have realised a solution that may work for me. But it occurs to me as I write this (just thinking aloud here…) that even should it work for me, it may not necessarily work for another person. I have focused a lot of meditation, inquiry and effort on this – and yes, patience. Perhaps one who isn’t so invested may not have success even if I do. Radionic cameras, for example, have been known to work only if one particular person is present during the operation or loading or processing the film.
The idea of an automatic radionic instrument is not a new one. In my previous article I mentioned Darrell Butcher who developed several such devices which even today remain mysterious to almost everyone. George de la Warr also was keen on the idea, but as his biographer Langston Day wrote, it isn’t easy:
“(De la Warr’s) ambition was to invent an automatic appliance which would eliminate the personal factor. This would not only overcome the difficulties of inept or poorly trained operators, it would lend itself far better to a scientific investigation of its merits. But as he was to discover, the invention of such an instrument was a very difficult matter indeed.” [Langston Day, “New Worlds Beyond the Atom” 1956]
Eliminating time is essentially what defines a miracle – one moment there is a diseased state, and the next moment there is a state of wholeness that didn’t come about through a lengthy healing process, an event that we call miraculous. Time has been removed from the healing equation, or the healing occurs outside of time.
I am not at all suggesting that an automatic radionics instrument will perform miracles in the sense of instantaneous healing. However I do feel that there is a way that the instrument, through intuitive and deliberate design, might hold and activate (or give form to) the intention to reference the subject’s essentially perfect state. In consciousness that referenced information is available here and now in the field which may be referred to as Akasha, Aether, Space of Variations, etc. This would mean that time is irrelevant, essentially eliminated, since consciousness is not constrained by space and time. A suitable device would hold and and “crystallize” (as I suggested above) consciousness that “knows” the wholeness of the subject.
Perhaps it should be observed that the original perfection is common to everything. The original or primary cause cannot be imperfect, otherwise existence would be a non-event. Just as Joel Goldsmith (a 20th century mystic and healer) would not “see” any imperfection in a person he was healing, I would suggest that our intention when using radionic treatment should be focused on wholeness (or God, whatever you conceptualise the indivisible reality) rather than on the dis-eased part. Wholeness is outside of time, because time and dimension – and ultimately, objectification – create separation.
Radionic Cameras, Looking Back Through Time
Another point of interest for me in this matter of transcending time, with reference again to George de la Warr, is that in the 1950s he developed a radionic camera that could take photos through time – or at least energetic “signatures” of past events. His first such experiment was to take photos of his wedding day 21 years prior which showed two indistinct forms, representing himself and his wife, while his control photos were blank. His camera incorporated a 7-turn “time spiral” that would be tuned to resonate to a different place in time. This required tuning via a knob, similar to the way that the other rates dials were tuned. To this day de la Warr’s use of a time spiral appears to be unique in the history of radionics.
Earlier, in the 1930s, Ruth Drown had developed a radionic camera, a method of photography that she termed “radio-vision.” Her instrument design is rather simple when compared to de la Warr’s camera, and had no specific control of the time element.
Other people have also thought about the possibility of time photography. For example in his book “The Black Box and Other Psychic Generators” W.E. Davis includes his ideas of how to constructing a primitive instrument for “time photography.” I have seen other plans for time cameras, but whether any of these have been developed beyond the planning stage, such as Ruth Drown’s and George de la Warr’s instruments were, I cannot say.
Back to Time Travel
I know of one other attempt at a device to peer back in time. In 1985 (“Back to the Future,” anyone?) a device was developed by Steven Gibbs called the Hyper Dimensional Resonator, or HDR. It originally started out as a radionics device, but it was subsequently modified to attempt to induce astral time travel or remote viewing. Essentially it’s a mini time machine. I have had no experience with such a device, although years ago, around the time I began to realise that there was such a thing as radionics, I did design a kind of “time-resonance” device to tune the operator into a particular time. I never did build it. Today I doubt if that particular concept would have worked, but once again it’s evidence that I am fascinated by the prospect of time travel, or perhaps more accurately, discovering timelessness.
So finally, after several halting attempts in recent years, I am soon to complete what I hope to be a definitive (though probably not final) version of my automatic radionics instrument to bridge the river of time – not for the purpose of time travel so much as to balance a subject’s subtle energies with reference to a pre-dis-eased condition. No promises, but watch this space.
You’re welcome to join the discussion here about the relationship between radionics and time. I would even enjoy to hear of any time travel experiences, or theories of how time travel may be possible! I look forward to reading your comments below.