An Experiment with Time (Studies in Consciousness) by J. W. Dunne

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J.W. Dunne (1866-1949) was once an entire English aeronautical engineer and a fashion designer of Britian's early army plane. His An scan with Time, first released in 1927, sparked loads of medical curiosity in--and controversy about--his new version of multidimensional time.

A sequence of wierd, troubling precognitive desires (including a imaginative and prescient of the then destiny catastrophic eruption of Mt. Pelee at the island of Martininque in 1902) led Dunne to re-examine the which means and value of desires. may perhaps desires be a mix of stories of earlier and destiny occasions? What used to be such a lot provoking approximately his desires was once that they contradicted the approved version of time as a sequence of occasions flowing just one method: into the longer term. What if time wasn't like that at all?

All of this triggered Dunne to contemplate time in a wholly new approach. to do that, Dunne made, as he placed it,"an tremendous wary" research in a "rather novel direction." He desired to define a provable method of accounting for a number of dimensions and precognition, that's, seeing occasions earlier than they occur. the outcome was once a not easy medical thought of the "Infinite Regress," within which time, awareness, and the universe are visible as serial, present in 4 dimensions.

Astonishingly, Dunne's proposed version of time debts for lots of of life's mysteries: the character and function of goals, how prophecy works, the immortality of the soul, and the lifestyles of the all-seeing "general observer," the "Witness" at the back of realization (what is now in most cases referred to as the better Self).

Here in print back is the booklet English playwright and novelist J.B. Priestley known as "one of the main interesting, such a lot curious, and maybe an important books of this age."

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DEFINITIONS 33 It is commonlv assumed that association is of two kinds: on Monday, and tha place is re-visited on even here the materialis batants. From them, how ation that concepts are o THE PUZZLE 39 brought about by my missing the accustomed ticking. But-how did I come to see, in that dream, that the hands was a formless blur. To look more intently would, I felt, e conclusion that corners. But I was wrong. * * * Then came an incident ofan entirely different character. January, 1901, I was at ~ l a s s i o ,on the It ra, having been invalided home from the Boer ut there was the watch busi any 'astral-wandering', or any direct vision across leagues of space, or any 'messages' from the actors in the actual episodes represented.

To look more intently would, I felt, e conclusion that corners. But I was wrong. * * * Then came an incident ofan entirely different character. January, 1901, I was at ~ l a s s i o ,on the It ra, having been invalided home from the Boer ut there was the watch busi any 'astral-wandering', or any direct vision across leagues of space, or any 'messages' from the actors in the actual episodes represented. These dreams had been induced, either by the reading of the paragraphs, or else by telepathetic communications from the journalist in the Daily Telegraph office who had written those accounts.

And 'telepathy' required an enormous amo-unt of stretching before it could be made to fit the facts- THE PUZZLE Then came a dream which somewhat simplified matters. For it ruled out definitely: insanity, clairvoyance, astralwandering, spirit-messages, and telepathy. But it left me face to face with something much more staggering than any of these. I n 1904, a few months after the fire dream, I was staying at the Hotel Scholastika, on the borders of the Aachensee, in Austria. I dreamed one night that I was walking down a sort of pathway between two fields, separated from the latter by high iron railings, eight or nine feet high, on each side of the path.

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