My theory

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  1. Graham Toquer

    Graham Toquer New Member

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    I have a theory that might explain most of your experiences.

    I believe that individuality is an illusion. There is exactly one conscious awareness in the universe and it is all of us. It's man,
    it's God, it's all the self-aware organisms in the universe. It's what Freud called the mass consciousness and Buddah called the stream of consciousness.

    Because we stare at each other out of separate blobs of protoplasm we suffer from the illusion that we are separate consciousnesses. However, that is a necesary illusion. If we were all aware of everything that was happening to every self-aware organism in the universe we would be unable to function as individuals. We would be paralyzed with data overload.

    Each one of us is surrounded by his own little wall that blocks out the mass consciousness. But it also walls in our own little piece of it. Thought is a form of energy, and I've been trying to pin down it's exact nature for years.

    When we die, what we were remains as part of the mass consciousness, one file folder among an infinity of them. And sometimes there is a transference between two folders. Two psyches are on the same frequency or wavelength, some common denominator breaks down the wall between them and memories spill through from one folder into another.

    I like the idea because it means that death is also an illusion. The mass consciousness is eternal and therefor immortal. And one day the technology may exist to download those folders back into cloned bodies to ressurect all those who have come before us.

    There is a lot more to my theory. I believe I am on to an explanation for most of the supernatural events in history, up to and including the ressurection of Christ. I'll post more later if anyone is interested. Right now I'm only posting the part of my theory that is relevent to this forum, so let me know what you think.

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  2. Deborah

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    Welcome to the forum Graham Toquer,

    I am interested in hearing about your theories as they relate to Past Lives. You might also be interested in the FAQ section at the top of the forum and the thread Questions on Simultaneous Time.

    You said.."thought is energy." What are your thoughts regarding LIGHT as the form of "energy" that we call...consciousness?


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    Personally, this has always been one of my very favorite theories.

    I particularly like this slant on it: We can reincarnate forwards, backwards and sideways in time so that our "next" reincarnation might be back in ancient Rome, and our "previous" incarnation might have been in the 23rd century.

    What is boils down to is, eventually we get to be everybody, because there's only one of us to begin with.

    I'd very much like to hear more about your version of this theory.
     
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    MMMMMM! VERY interesting! I have also pondered this same thoery!

    I am of the belief that we are "the fingers of God". All experiencing our lives FOR HIM, and when it all comes down to it we are all ONE, seperate parts of the SAME CREATOR.

    Thank you for bringing this to the forefront!

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    That is a really interesting theory. Do you mean, if we are all one conciousness, then the world is a creation of our own conciousness?

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  6. Graham Toquer

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    Bishop Berkeley thought so. His theory was that objects only exist when someone is observing them. Of course, since time is a dimension, the fact that an object is observed at another point in time is the same thing as its being observed from a distant point in space. Once observed, always observed.

    My feeling is that the universe and our perception of it are mutually supporting. Sapient awareness is one of the unifying forces of the universe, just like gravity and electromagnetism. The universe can no more exist without self-awareness than it can hold together without gravity. The universe creates self-awareness, self-awareness creates the universe, in a continuous loop. I think I shall post some more of my theory, since I got a good response.
     
  7. Graham Toquer

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    Here's more of my theory. This is taken from an article which I originally posted at a Yahoo forum for "Indigo" personalities.

    (My theory continued)

    Now here's the big thing, that energy is transferable. Through the mass consciousness you can transfer psychic energy to others, or take it in from others. (Hereafter, "psychic energy" will be designated "PSI." Sometimes a LOT of psychic energy gets focused on one individual or event, and then bizarre events can happen.

    In Florida there is a massive edifice called Coral Castle. If was built by a Hungarian immigrant named Ed Leedskalnin. It is constructed of massive blocks of coral weighing tons, and no one knows he cut and moved them. He does not appear to have had any equipment or help, and there are stories that people saw him levitating the blocks of coral. You can find out more at http://www.coralcastle.com/.

    Today Coral Castle is a tourist attraction, and people come to Ooh and Aah and marvel. What they do not realize is that they are PROVIDING the psychic energy that Leedskalnin used to build it. PSI is independent of time and space, and flows backward as easily as forward. Leedskalnin created a focus and the PSI flowed in. He said of it that he had rediscovered the techniques the Eqyptians used to build the pyramids, and I wonder if that isn't true. More people have marveled at them than at Coral Castle, by far. Leedskalnin also wrote articles on physics that indicated he was thinking along similar lines to my own. I believe they're available at that web site, and I think you'll all agree that he was an Indigo.

    A sufficiently high level of PSI can impact on the world around you. And I believe that all the new age stuff, channeling, psychic healing, pyramid power, are all merely protocols that enable you to gather and project your own psychic energy and that of others. A zen Buddhist would tell you that when you believe something you also disbelieve it. In order to effectively focus PSI, you have to believe, BUT NOT DISBELIEVE.

    Now the big issues. Two thousand years ago there was a BIG focus. It was so big that the man at the center of it walked on water, and perhaps rose from the dead. (At that level of PSI, I think the very fabric of reality can be impacted. The Psychic energy that made that happen came partly from the people who witnesses it, since they had been primed and prepared for centuries by a cult called the Essenes. But mostly it came from the billions of people who have lived since then.

    Earlier I stated that clairvoyance is useless because there are an infinite number of futures and all you get is useless white noise. However, if your level of PSI is much higher than those around you, you have the "high ground" that enables you to see futures that others can not. I think Christ saw the next focus, and that it was the Omega he referred to when he said "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last."The events between the two foci are largely predetermined, the foci being the endpoints of a loop where the future causes the past and the past causes the future. (I know that sounds spacy but it would take me pages pages to emplain it better. I'll get back to it another time.)

    Now as for the upcoming big focus: I think we're heading for man's final destiny. We as a species are killing this planet and we will soon overpopulate and over exploit ourselves to death. If we don't get off this planet soon we're finished. Interstellar colonization is imperitive. I think it is our destiny to colonize the stars and populate the universe with life.

    Because life is a force of nature, all life gravitates toward expansion. That is why evolution works the way it does. Organisms do evolve slowly the way Darwin evisioned. They evolve in sudden mutations. When a situation exists where a particular mutation could result in a great expansion in numbers for some organism, a the mutation mysteriously occurs. The Psi generated by all the descendents of the mutation focuses back in time and causes the mutation. The future causes the past, the past causes the future, it's a CASUALTY LOOP.

    So anyway, our history has gravitated toward the big event because the future wants it that way. We had to be in a position to concentrate enough psychic energy on one point in time to make it happen. And that is why we've had a very bumpy ride the past two thousand years. All the pogroms, holocosts, crusades, and all that were an unfortunate by-product of the process of focusing all that PSI. Billions of Christians, Jews and Muslims are prepared to fervently believe in a second coming, or a Messiah, as the case may be. Buddhists are quite prepared to accept additional enlightened ones. Billions of minds both living and dead have been accumulating PSI for two thousand years that will focus on the event. That will create a high enough level of PSI to link with the PSI of TRILLIONS of individuals yet to some. The loop will be established, and that is the other endpoint of the chain of events Christ started two thousand years ago. And I think he knew it. "My father's house has many rooms, of which you know nothing." Other worlds? Probably.

    As for the nature of the event, I believe that enough focused PSI could create a wormhole through space and time that would allow us to literally step onto another planet. Once we're tapped into the PSI of those yet to come, we should be able to swing it. Given that, we shall spread to millions of new worlds and populate the universe with life. Thought is a force of nature, and life is the universe's way of generating it. For life to arise and expand is as inevitable as gravitation.
     
  8. Jonny Of The Wolfkin

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    Hello Graham!

    That is very interesting what you say there. A friend of mine once said something similar when I told him that I had past life memories.

    I think I might need a part of this theory explained a little more, if you don't mind. In your first post you said:

    "When we die, what we were remains as part of the mass consciousness, one file folder among an infinity of them. And sometimes there is a transference between two folders. Two psyches are on the same frequency or wavelength, some common denominator breaks down the wall between them and memories spill through from one folder into another."

    Is this where a past life memory could come from? Memories from one psyche passing through to another? This would mean that if I had a past life memory of someone, that I wasn't necessarily that person but that my psyche is on the same wavelength as that past person's psyche?

    If individuality is an illusion and we are all one conscious, how come I only remember a few past lives and not billions of past lives? Is it because, like you said, that one only retains memories if one's psyche is on the same wavelength as another psyche and the memories pass from one to the other?

    This is interesting because I have always pondered the idea that we are all one.

    Cheers,
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  9. Graham Toquer

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    "Is this where a past life memory could come from? Memories from one psyche passing through to another? This would mean that if I had a past life memory of someone, that I wasn't necessarily that person but that my psyche is on the same wavelength as that past person's psyche?"

    Exactly. We are all the reincarnation of one mass conscioussness that was EVERYONE.

    "If individuality is an illusion and we are all one conscious, how come I only remember a few past lives and not billions of past lives? Is it because, like you said, that one only retains memories if one's psyche is on the same wavelength as another psyche and the memories pass from one to the other?"

    That, and because it is to your advantage NOT to remember past lives, from an evolutionary point of view. I'm going to post another essay on a related topic, and at the end I'll get to why it's better not to remember past lives.
     
  10. Graham Toquer

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    This is an essay I posted at the Indigo site on Yahoo Groups. I'll get to the relevence at the end of it.

    (Start of Essay)

    Someone - I think perhaps Lewis Carroll - asked why we can't remember the future as well as the past. Time is a dimension, after all. Well I think I know why. I think we've evolved to be mostly blind and deaf to the future, because we're better off that way.

    Lets assume for a moment that all organisms could perceive the future. A fox forsees meeting and eating a rabbit. However, the rabbit, also being clairvoyant, forsees this and changes his itinerary. The fox forsees this change, and adjusts his schedule accordingly. The rabbit does the same. This goes on and on ad infinitum until the number of possible futures becomes infinite and the information they are both receiving is meaningless white noise. Clairvoyance is thus a useless distraction. Organisms which do not have it are actually at an advantage.

    I have had had clairvoyant dreams and premonitions, but never, absolutely never, have I been able to forsee something and then change it from happening. On two occasions things that I have done to try to prevent something from happening have precipitated it instead. And in most cases, a clairvoyant dream did not come true as long as I consciously thought about. It was only AFTER the fact that I realized I had been there before.

    Has anyone had an experience of seeing the future and then changing it? I suspect not.

    I also suspect that the reason telepathy is so uncommon is that we have likewise evolved away from it. If we were aware of everyone's thoughts and experiences we'd be paralyzed with excessive information. Rational thought would be impossible.

    (End of Essay)

    Now, I think the same logic applies to remembering past lives, as you would put it, or accessing the files of deceased members of the mass consciousness, as I would put it. I think we evolved an INABILITY to access those memories because it was to our evolutionary advantage to do so.

    I do believe that lower organizms can access the memories of other members of their own species. My mother once had an infestation of chipmunks on her property. There were there in incredible numbers. They may be cute little critters, but they also rob bird's nests, and my mother is an avid birdwatcher. When they started invading the house and threatening to burn the place down by chewing on the wiring, enough was enough. So I went on the warpath and massacred the chipmunks. That was almost twenty years ago and the chipmunks still have not come back. They are found in the woods all around, my mothers bird feeders still present a tempting source of food, but they never venture near. This is even though any chipmunk who lived through the holocost has been dead for at least eighteen years. At first I attributed it to Chipmunk-has-been-killed-here phrermones, but surely they could not last that long. The 'munks remember what happened to their ancesters twenty generations before. (If you would rather believe that the chipmunks now living there are the reincarnations of the ones I shot, feel free. The theory I am leading up to works either way.)

    Now then, why did we evolve away from the ability to remember past lives? Because in the evolutionary long run, we were better off without it.

    For several million years, our ancesters were poorly adapted apes who had come down from the trees to walk unsteadily on two legs and try to compete with predators far better suited to their ecological niches. We won out by evolving greater intelligence.

    Now assume for the moment that there are two populations of hominid apes. Population A past-lives memory. Population B, through an unfortunate mutation, does not. When faced with danger and adversity, Population A has past-life experience to draw upon, an advantage in the short run. Population B is made up of individuals who must individually learn what Population A already knows. So in Population B, who survives to breed? The fast learners. The thinkers. The smart ones. The others are brutally weeded out by their environment. By evolutionary standards the intelligence of Population B will evolve at a furious rate. The intelligence of Population A will not.

    Faced with new situations such as ice ages, climatic changes or unfamiliar predators, Population A has neither the experience nor the brains to compete. Hidebound with the memories of a thousand generations of ancestors, It's members will stick to behaviors and strategies that may no longer work. In time they slowly die out due to inability to cope with a changing world.

    Population B is not shackled by irrelevent past experiences, and has the flexibility to come up with revolutionary concepts such as toolmaking, or verbal communication. And somewhere along the line, apes become men and the rest is history.

    THAT is why we have evolved a blindness to the future, a deafness to the thoughts of others, and amnesia about the lives of those who have come before us.
     
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    Thank you for your answer, Graham!

    I can see how that theory can make sense. Do you think that there might be a reason why some of these memories can pass from one psyche to another? Is it possible that since we can not be aware of everything that some fragments pass over as maybe some sort of lesson to be taught? Or maybe it is just random that a psyche can be of the same frequency or wavelength?

    Am I right in thinking of the psyche to be the same as a soul or spirit, that there are many souls that are all part of the same mass consciousness?

    I apologize for so many questions, I am just trying to understand. I have had dreams of past lives for my whole life and I am still trying to understand why. It seems that my psyche is very much on the same wavelength as another or even perhaps several other psyche.

    Thank you again,
    Jonny Of The Wolfkin
     
  12. Graham Toquer

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    I don't have any one theory on the whys of it. If you go with my theory that we evolved reincarnation amnesia, maybe some of us are genetic throwbacks in that respect. In some cases, maybe your individual psyche does have some kind of resonance with another. Maybe it's just that your "folder" is filed next to another one in the mass consciousness. And in some cases, maybe it's because the mass consciousness wants it that way. I would say that if a past-lives memory changed your life and reshaped your destiny it was meant to be. And if it's an oddity you puzzle over from time to time it's an accident.
     
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    I have had similar feelings for years, Graham. I go so far as to imagine that the physical universe as we know it is illusion. The true reality is thought and consciousness. God created the physical universe from nothing (the big bang) by seperating zero into infinite positive and negative particles. when the sum value of the universe is totalled, it must always equal zero. So likewise is our ego, our individuality, The sum total of us all equals God.
     
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    Thanks for your explanation Graham!

    I have to say that at times, I really do not know what to believe. Reincarnation and Past Lives sound good sometimes but then sometimes I see holes in the idea. I am not totally convinced in the One Mass Consciousness idea either. Sometimes it sounds good but then sometimes I see holes in that idea as well.

    One thing I do know is that there definately are some kind of spirit or souls. I know that for a fact because I have seen them in the form of a ghost. A ghost is the spirit of a dead person, so that proves that the soul or spirit lives on after the death of the body.

    But where does this spirit go? Does the spirit go on as a "folder" in the mass consciousness, or does it reincarnate into another body?

    Maybe one day we will know.

    Cheers,
    Jonny Of The Wolfkin
     
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    Please make a website your theories are very interesting to read .The only part I dont truly understand is the universal/mass conciousness idea,ive read of such things by jung etc,but i dont really know what is meant by mass conciousness?.Though It reminds me alot though of my father who grew up in an remote african village,he spoke frequently about how the africans never had any real understanding of individual memory.That everything was considered to be united ,connected ,so far as to say they all ate off the same plate their were no indivdual plates.Is the idea that we all have one massive huge universal memory and not individual memories.? cause that seems so strange.
     
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    Hi!

    I hadn't seen this thread before! This is exactly what I believe about reincarnation...as in "collective" reincarnation! Thanks Graham.. So cool to see this here!

    "Can any lock keep Love confined within..
    when the Loving heart's tiny tears escape and confess it? The unloving belong only to themselves, but the Loving belong to others to their very bones."
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    Graham,

    Your theory is very interesting and I enjoyed reading all your posts - they made me think. I do have one question: If we reincarnate to learn and to gain knowledge through our expereinces then why would we one day discover this secret? The idea itself makes a lot of sense. I am accepting it much better than the typical religious teachings I have heard. But why would we discover this great secret if not knowing about it is the whole idea? I would think that if we all knew about reincarnation then many people would take their own lives hoping for a better one. This means that the lesson will not be taught.
     
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    Take this simple online test to determine your religious alignment Graham. I have feelings similar to yours and my primary hit was "Mahayana Buddhism."
    http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/
     
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    I allwas like to have things both ways

    My theory is that there is different levels of consiousness. One soullevel and one collective soullevel or god. On the singel soul level you reincarnate as your soul and bring experincies with you to the next incarnation. On the collective soullevel we are all one and are connected to everyone and can see everything that ever happened in this universe as our own experiencies. What you see when you remember pastlives depends on which soullevel you are connected to then. To me most things in life is "a matter of perspective".

    I also agree with fitzwig that don't incarnate in chronologgical order.

    Veronica
     

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