During the summer of 1969 (after one of my NDE's) I was trying to explain various themes to my Grandfather about "eternal life" as opposed to our "temporary life" and how the cycles of physical lives worked - according to what my young 9 year old mind had retained from my 'near-death' episodes. When I explained what I knew of it - my Grandfather said it sounded like I was talking about a boomerang. I told him the starting point and the ending point of the path projected in the 'cycles of lives' was the same. It was thrown into 'time' at one direction and always returned to the very same location it was thrown from. I was trying to tell him - the path was already 'cut' - as if the 'boomerang effect' of the spirit had cut a 'trail' through a 'thick forest.' When my Grandfather drew an image of what a 'boomerang' looked like - I felt it was an accurate metaphor of the 'yin-yang' effect required through the cycles of lives. In my young 9 year old mind - the 'spirit' had two sides that were opposites of one another. You had to have the two sides working in opposition to one another - to cut the 'trail' through the dark 'forest' of time. I told my Grandfather that in my 'trip to the light' - the first and the last lives had already been lived. They had already been project in the moment of creation. Having a go in this world was to leave our 'sense' of knowing behind and immersing ourselves into the 'sense of unknowing.' (I didn't know enough to use the word ignorance.) There was the 'eternal' [celestial] point of view (without time) and there was the 'terrestrial' point of view (with time) after my NDE. They were as different as night and day. In my young 9 year old mind - when celestial 'creation' occurred in the 'blink' of an eye in the eternal frame - everything within time (terrestrial-from start to finish) was created. Past, present and future were one and the same when I escape the 'time zone' of the 'terrestrial realm' and floated off into the 'celestial realm.' "I was told that before we're born, we have to take an oath that we will pretend time and space are real so we can come here and advance our spirit. If you don't promise, you can't be born." (from Jeanie Dicus' near-death experience, 1974) "Space and time are illusions that hold us to our physical realm; out there all is present simultaneously." (from Beverly Brodsky's near-death experience, 1970) "During this experience, time had no meaning. Time was an irrelevant notion. It felt like eternity. I felt like I was there an eternity." (from Grace Bubulka's near-death experience, 1988?) "I didn't know if I had been in that light for a minute of a day or a hundred years." (from Jayne Smith's near-death experience, 1965?) "Earthly time had no meaning for me anymore. There was no concept of "before" or "after." Everything - past, present, future - existed simultaneously." (from Kimberly Sharp's near-death experience, date unknown) "Time could also be contracted, I found. Centuries would condense into seconds. Millenniums would shrink into moments. The entire civilization that I was part of passed by in the blink of an eye." (from John Star's near-death experience, date unknown) How the New Physics is Validating NDE Concepts by C.D. Rollins "At its deeper level reality is a sort of superhologram in which the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously." Does Objective Reality Exist, or is the Universe a Phantasm?