Listening to Future Selves, Reviewing Our Pasts

Cynthia Sue Larson

Re-envisioning the Universe, Re-envisioning Ourselves
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Living in Parallel Universes Influenced by the Future Changing the Past Retrocausal Logical Requirements & Experiments ‡ Bicausal Holographic Multiverse ‡ Reality Shifts ‡ Mindfulness

Our Multiverse
In 1895, American philosopher and psychologist William James coined the term ³Multiverse´ to describe the set of all possible parallel universes

Many Worlds, Many Possible Selves
In the 1950s, American physicist Hugh Everett proposed there are infinite alternative realities alongside our own universe, with his mathematically elegant Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics. Though ridiculed and forced to change his doctoral thesis, his theory gained support over the past 50 years.

Imagine Yourself in Many Worlds
Your life can be viewed as a series of choices, in which you literally branch off into an entirely new you and new universe with each choice you make.

Choosing Between Many Worlds, Many Possible Futures
³Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.´ -Norman Vincent Peale

What is Time?
³People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.´ - Albert Einstein

The Human Experience of Time
In a RealityShifters survey conducted in April 2000 of 395 individuals, 86% of respondents reported: ³I¶ve experienced time seem to slow down, stop, or speed up.´

Events Occur in Spacetime

Spacetime consists of three spatial dimensions and one time dimension, describing four-dimensional space as gravitational curves, whose points represent events.

Probable Futures & Probable Pasts
Space and time are inextricably interconnected and do not exist separately from one another. Quantum fluctuations in Spacetime invite us to view history in terms of imaginary time.

Can Our Actions Influence More than this Present Moment?
How would it feel to influence past, present, and future events? We tend to assume that of course, our actions now influence both present and future events. What if we could also change the past?

³Backwards time causality´ ³Reverse time causality´

The future influences the past, and effects precede causes

Commonly Assumed One-Directional Time Bias
³The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.´
From the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Bicausality: Two-Directional Causality
Symmetry in physics and nature calls for all dimensions of space and time to be symmetric
Philosopher Huw Price, author of ³Time¶s Arrow´

Human Observation of Wave Behavior
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We see ³retarded´ waves moving out away from the center, not ³advanced´ waves moving in. Waves play a significant role in Thermodynamics and Entropy.

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Our Statistically Improbable Universe« More than One in a Million
When we consider how only a small number of possibilities could have created this universe, it¶s much easier to understand how it can be that we live in a world that Oxford mathematician Roger Penrose¶s seems so statistically calculation is one in ten to unlikely.
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Most Typical Human Perspective of Time
Most people consider the past and future differently. We feel hope for the future, but not for the past.

Life, Time, & Meaning
³Life can only be understood backwards; But it must be lived forwards.´
Soren Kierkegaard

The View from ³Nowhen´
Bicausality is best contemplated by imagining a point outside time ± an Archimedean view from nowhen. This is a Oneness, spiritual, shamanic, eternal now point of view.

What Would it Feel Like to Be Influenced by the Future?
We could experience: ‡ Déjà Vu ‡ Future Memory ‡ Precognition, Premonitions, & Intuitive hunches ‡ Synchronicities ‡ Exceptional Situational Awareness

Déjà Vu: Remembering a Probable Future
Have you felt a sense that what is happening has already occurred« ... as if events were unfolding just as they had before?

Future Memory
Future memories can seem every bit as clear as memories of the past. It¶s hard to know when I am about to purchase something if I have it already -- noting ³this shirt is his favorite´« yet I am seeing it for the first time it¶s for sale?!

Precognition, Premonitions, & Intuitive Hunches as Communications from the Future
Precognition foreknowledge of events Premonitions - a feeling alerting us that something is about to happen Intuitive Hunches - can feel like advice from our I once had an accurate premonition future selves of a crash occurring at this parking

The simultaneous occurrence of events that appear to be significantly related, with no discernible causal connection

Exceptional Situational Awareness
A feeling of being aware of events unfolding from many perspectives, all at the same time

What Would it Feel Like to Change the Past?
‡ Our Attitudes could change the world ‡ We could explore possibilities through Dreams and daydreams

Attitudes Could Change the World
We would notice a difference when feeling positively about past experiences with Gratitude« « and when feeling negatively about past experiences with Regret

We Could Explore Possibilities through Dreams & Daydreams
Many alternative realities can be imagined and explored as an observer of one¶s own life, as unfolding daydreams and dreams

What¶s Going On?!
‡ Is it dangerous to change the past? Can we intentionally or inadvertently mess things up? ‡ Is there a scientific explanation to support retrocausality? ‡ What experiments & experiences have people had?

Contradictory Causal Loops
What about ³Paradoxical´ or contradictory causal loops? Can we influence the past in such a way that undermines us (if our ancestor dies)?

Bicausal Contradictions Are Extremely Unlikely
Contradictions would occur if: ‡ Future is absolutely predetermined to occur in only one way ‡ Precognition is completely accurate

³Precogs´ in Minority Report

Retrocausality Logical Requirements
In the 1950s, Oxford philosopher Michael Dummett clarified the logical requirements by which reverse causality could transpire,

Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett

³« provided that the earlier event is detectable and that it can be detected without disturbing the circumstances under which later in time is claimed to cause the earlier event.´

Meeting Dummett¶s Requirements
If the state of a photon is influenced by the next polarizing filter, the only way to tell if the polarization in the future affected the photon in the past is to put another polarizer in the path of the photon, before it reaches the polarizer in question.

Time-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics
Yakir Aharonov¶s 1964 theory, working with Peter Bergmann and Joel Lebowitz at Yeshiva University in New York ³The future can only affect the present if there is room to write its influence off as a mistake´

Schmidt and Stapp¶s Successful Retrocausality Experiments
Helmut Schmidt¶s 1976 & Henry Stapp & Schmidt¶s 1993 experimental subjects successfully influenced previously recorded rates of radioactive decay.

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Jahn and Dunne¶s Successful Retrocausality Experiments
Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) researchers Robert Jahn and Brenda Dunne discovered subjects influenced coin flips equally well either before or after the coin flip occurred

Leibovici¶s Successful Retrocausality Experiment
In 2001, Leonard Leibovici published results from his double-blind study of more than 3,000 patients that demonstrated people who had been prayed for some four to ten years later experienced considerably shorter hospital stays and shorter periods of fever

Handshake Between the Future & the Past

John Cramer

There is a 2-way µhandshake¶ between past and future in John Cramer¶s transactional interpretation of quantum physics.

Advanced & Retarded Waves
While we predominantly observe retarded waves, it is likely that in every case where energy is being transmitted from a central source, it is also being received centrally by that source.

Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything (TOE) brings the study of the very small (quantum) together with the very large (cosmology). Two-directional causality easily resolves longstanding paradoxical problems in physics.

Retrocausality Presents A New Take on the Observer Effect
Schrödinger¶s cat is alive OR it is dead, even when nobody looks -- it does not exist in an ³uncollapsed wave state.´ The observer effect then becomes a matter of one¶s future viewpoint influencing what has already transpired.

Top Down Cosmology: Many Futures, Many Pasts
³Countless alternative worlds existed at the time of the creation of the universe.´
Stephen Hawking

Thomas Hertog

³Quantum mechanics forbids a single history.´ Top down cosmology is testable, as it predicts variation in intensity of microwave background radiation from the µbig bang.¶

Weak, Persistent Measurements Catch Retrocausality in the Act
In 2008, physicists Onur Hosten and Paul Kwiat of the University of Illinois detected a shift in a beam of polarized light moving between air and glass« influenced by a future decision« with a difference of a factor of 10,000

Onur Hosten and Paul Kwiat

Weak Measurements Catch Retrocausality in the Act
In 2009, physicist John Howell of the University of Rochester reported success in using weak (less obtrusive) measurements to show that light traveling along the observed gate was amplified by a factor of more than 100 when influenced by a future choice in the experiment

John Howell

Cramer¶s Retrocausality Experiment
University of Washington physicist John Cramer is looking for evidence of signaling between entangled photons« & receiving a photon 50 microseconds before it is sent

John Cramer

Reality Shifts
Things appear, disappear, transform and transport; Synchronicities; Spontaneous remissions and healings

Reality Shifts Provide Opportunities for ³Do-Overs´
³« a sequence of possible universes, akin to drafts in a novel´
Rudy Rucker, author of ³The Lifebox, the Seashell and the Soul´

Forward causality decision trees only move forward through time

Choices are made both forward and backward in time Physical experience follows where consciousness leads the way

Bicausal Holographic Multiverse
Reality shifts when consciousness moves from an Initial Universe to the Oneness view from ³Nowhen´ via holographic encoding of the multiverse existing on boundary in time, where time is set to infinity, to a Shifted universe selected with bicausal order

Experiencing ³Nowhen´

³Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.´ - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Interesting Spacetime Experiences
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Walks Back in Time Meeting Future Self Time Slows to a Stop Friend¶s future visit Listening to my future self Time Loops Spontaneous Remissions Instantaneous Healings Dead people Alive Again

Walk Back in Time
Teachers Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain walked back to Marie Antoinette¶s time in summer 1901 in Versailles, France Four teenage timewalkers the night of 10/31/89 in Moundsville, West Virginia walked back to daytime in the 1800s, picking up dust on their clothes

Meeting My Future Self
One evening in 1978, I experienced my future self walk into my room« talk to me« and remove some letters from my desk. The next morning, my letters were gone.
Cynthia in 1978

Time Slows to a Stop
In summer 1991 in Lausanne, Switzerland, I saw my infant daughter falling headfirst from my husband¶s shoulders toward the hard train station floor, when time slowed to a stop, allowing me to catch her safely in my arms.

Experiencing Friend¶s Future Visit
In August 1998, I heard a car pull into our driveway and my daughter exclaim, ³Where are you going?´ to our friend who said something, then drove away My friend said he¶d once driven here, spoken aloud & left

Listening to My Future Self

In November 2000, I was running errands when I got a message from my future self to visit my daughters in grade school at lunch hour. ³You¶ll be glad you did,´ she said. She was right.

Time Loops
I¶ve witnessed sequences of events repeat themselves: I watched a woman hand out her business cards« twice! In April 2001 I observed with another witness a woman enter the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque (now the Marriott Pyramid North) and walk through« twice!

Spontaneous Remission
In 1998, my grandmother¶s liver cancer vanished -with no surgery or chemotherapy, just prayers and love from friends and family. She¶d been told she had months to live. Neva¶s prayers were simply to have the courage to face whatever came next; hundreds of people prayed for her.

Instantaneous Healings
I¶ve witnessed: ‡ Broken bones healed ‡ Blood blister vanished ‡ Open wound disappeared

Dead People Alive Again
Jane Goodall, Larry Hagman, Bob Hope and Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) all share the distinction of having been reported dead« only to later be witnessed very much alive again.
___ From July 2005 RealityShifters survey

Mindfulness: Envision Positive Futures and Positive Pasts
We can return from ³Nowhen´ with an improved story; Our new world view can contain both visions of a positive future and visions of a positive past

Consciousness changes the physical world RealityShifters