the Unknown - Women In Motion Magazine
Alternate Realities, by Aynne McAvoy
So far in my
discussions in this column, I've stayed in relatively easy to understand topics,
such as psychics, ghosts and ESP.
I think the New Year of 2004 merits
some 'pushing of the envelope' just a bit. During the coming months, you may
find columns on aliens, astral projection, thought transfer, or strange
This month I'd like to broach the subject of alternate
realities with you.
For most of us, we pretty much agree that we
basically see and hear and identify the same things in this reality. We share
common ground no matter what country we are in. For example, a chair can be
recognized as a chair, a coat looks like a coat, or a smile on someone's face
looks like a smile. Right?
However, it has been theorized by some of the
scientific community that there may be incalculable alternate realities in
existence. The levels of these alternate realities would be anywhere from very
subtle to wildly different.
I'll give you some examples. Let's say on one
reality, 9/11 never happened, on another reality, 9/11 occurred but the planes
were hijacked to an eastern country. On yet another reality, Iraq may have
always been a great example to all the world of a great working
On a person level, in one reality you may never have made it
past the eighth grade. On another level, you may have graduated magna cum laude
at a prestigious college. On one level you may have 14 children and yet another
level you have none. On some, you may be rich, and others, you may be
There are some people who have theorized that accelerated Karma is
possible, by living all these realities at once, rather than one lifetime at a
Mind bending, isn't it?
Now, to complicate matters even
more, there are people who argue that there are places on this earth, this
reality, that the separation between these worlds is very thin; that if someone
were knowledgeable enough about these things, they could cross over from reality
to reality without a pause. This might relate to taking a very cheap vacation,
but one with lots of chills and thrills! There was a popular TV show for several
years on this very concept, called Sliders.
Several months ago I wrote a
column about walkabouts. If you recall, a walkabout is something that was put in
one particular place, yet when you went to look for it, it had vanished. It may
reappear hours, days or months later.
Let's suppose for one minute that
what really happens is that the veil between the worlds at times is very thin,
and two worlds blend together. Perhaps objects from one world could accidentally
end up in another? In this world, you lay your keys down on the kitchen counter.
The wall between the realities wavers, and the keys are now in another world, on
an identical countertop. You won't find them in your kitchen! Infect, you won't
find those keys again until the wall between the worlds wavers again, and the
keys find their way back to your countertop in your kitchen!
push this even further to say this blending of worlds could actually explain
some forms of mental illness! If you take the hypothesis that keys could jump
from one world to another, what is to stop humans? The phrase "He's not the man
I married" could take on a whole new meaning.
Albert Einstein believed
there were indeed alternate realities in existence. Uncountable numbers of them.
The science fiction of yesterday is today's established fact.