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Time

As I was learning to use the I Ching (Chinese Book of Changes used for divination-meditation) with the help of some YouTube video tutorials, I was lead to a video interview of Terrence McKenna talking about Time and I Ching, and this opened up a Pandora of topics related to Time for us to ponder.
The I Ching, Carl Jung and Synchronicity.

Can you define Time?
Can we predict the future?
Could premonitions, prophesies, precognitions simply be our ability to access our memories of the future stored in the collective unconscious or the Akashic records?
Can time exist without us? If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound?
Are you ready for (December 21) 2012 (The Final Destination for all Mankind)?
Prophesies (Mayan Calendar, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, The Kalachakra Tantra).
Fatalism, predestination, and precognition, in relation to death.
The Final Destination movie series is noteworthy amongst others in the horror genre in that the "villain" of the movies is not the stereotypical slashers, monsters, creatures, beasts, ghosts, or demons. It is the entity Death itself (very occasionally 'seen' as a fleeting shadow), which manipulates the environment in deadly ways with the intent of "recapturing" those who somehow manage (usually through warning premonitions) to escape their fates the first time.

Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect (the movie).
The premise of the movie The Butterfly Effect is that the main character somehow developed the ability to go back in time and change a negative event into a positive outcome and this instantly could affect the present.
This may seem out of our capabilities, but there are techniques being taught that supposedly allow us to make changes.
Watch local meditation teacher Diane Ross teach these techniques:


Touch (the TV series) operates on the mind-blowing premise that people around
the world are linked to one another and their lives intersect—with potentially major repercussions.
Emptiness (every thing doesn't exist on its own).
Einstein's theories, Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Big Bang, Multiverses, etc.
Time-Space. Graviton?
Read http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/02/what-is-time/
To everything Turn Turn Turn, there is a season Turn Turn Turn
and a time for every purpose under Heaven.
"I don't have time to sit and hear others talk about Time!" Well maybe next time.
I hope to make the time to make it to Time . . . on time.  

 

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  • Jairo M.

    Timely discussion on a timeless matter. Unfortunately we were not able to investigate time travel due to time constraints. May you spend your time wisely. Next time we will investigate Scientism.

    May 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed hearing everyone's ideas and perspectives on this topic, which drew comments from Austin's patrons and even Sean, the owner! Also was nice to meet and welcome our newest members, Walt and Chris, and potential member, Jean-Louis (hope I spelled his name correctly!). Look forward to next month's meetup on Scientism. :-)

    May 28, 2012

  • Swami

    I had a great time!:)

    May 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Time is a concept so engrained in us that we fail to appreciate our assumptions. Dress someone up in a suit, stick them on TV and it is easy to lose sight of the real validity or lack thereof that is coming out of their mouths. We know Jimmy The Greek was talking about betting odds. We don't realize that he was more of an expert than PHD's. So many things I have to remind myself are people that even know they are not any more accurate than a crystal ball. Then I realized- they are paid.

    May 25, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    It's about time we experience time for what it is.

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is going to be about time or our experience of time?

    May 24, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    Therefore Time does not exist inherently and indepently of our mind, Time is all in our minds. Some basic physics thought experiments starts with the preposition that Time does indeed exist inherently, along with space, and everything is dropped into that canvas to dance, and we can refer to everything in terms of coordinates and seconds from a point in time. But then that suggests that we should be able to move backwards in time. Why can't we?

    May 24, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    Our false belief in inherent or independent existence of all phenomena [including Time] is the basis [for ignorance, wrong view, delusions] upon which we generate our desires and aversions. These cravings and aversions, these desires, are what generate the suffering permeating all experience. Only when we root out this false belief in inherent existence can we become beacons of wisdom and compassion. Read more at http://www.lightlink.com/vic/time.html

    May 24, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    Both physicist Brian Greene and neurologist Oliver Sacks explain the very strange, very subjective nature of time. The elasticity of experience is expressed by sound artist Ben Rubin in a piece he produced for The Next Big Thing. We include an excerpt on being in "the zone." His story features track stars. Listen to talk at RadioLab.org , preview at http://preview.tinyurl.com/timerelative or go directly to the podcast at http://tinyurl.com/timerelative

    May 21, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    Be careful on Monday mornings! "More people die at 9 a.m. Monday morning than at any other time of the day or the week," says mind/body expert Dr. Deepak Chopra. The higher numbers of death on Mondays is not going to occur in wild animal societies because these beings don't have to deal with the first day of the work week. Chopra. is fond of using this example to show how time is all in the mind. Monday and all that it entails is a mental construct.

    May 21, 2012

  • Jairo M.

    another interesting show on TV -- Touch (on Fox): Martin Bohm is a widower and single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake. But when Martin discovers that Jake can predict events before they happen, everything changes.
    Watch full episodes online at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821681/

    May 17, 2012

  • D.F.

    Read George Carlin's "Anything But the Present" to learn about the Western outlook on time.

    http://www.angelfire.com/sd/priorities/index31.html

    May 14, 2012

  • Jairo Moreno changed the location to Austin's Coffee House

    May 6, 2012

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