The Illusion of Time
What if everything you thought you knew about reality was merely a figment of your imagination? My investigations into science and philosophy and the nature of time and space suggests that might well be the case.
The Illusion of Time book explores the commonly held human concept of Time and our fascination, worship and obedience to it. It explores the nature of the human mind, it’s apparent disconnection from fundamental reality and it’s inability to recognise its place in the broader Universe.
By examining the theories of Quantum Physics and Cosmology, and exploring the Philosophy of great thinkers throughout history the book attempts to bring together a new idea of time. One that can offer the reader a possible release from the slavery to what appears to be merely an elaborate idea.
A Bit Of Background
As long as I can remember I’ve always been a deep thinker. As a kid I’d lie awake at night until all hours thinking about my place in the world and how I fit in. That was by no means unique, given that many of us at some stage ponder the big life questions;
Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I here?
My friends and family would tell me “Larry you think too much”. But I didn’t think so. As far as I was concerned they didn’t think enough. Unfortunately for me I didn’t have a tribe around me that thought the same as I did and so I found it hard to blend in.
However I worked hard at it, and I eventually did. Blend in that is. I put my universal ponderings on hold in my early adulthood and focused on work and business, and for a while things were good. But it didn’t last.
The big downturn in the economy came in 2008 and I was wiped out. I pretty much lost everything I had built over the previous 8 years and the idea of myself that I had created was gone.
I felt lost.
That difficult period was a good time to reconnect with myself, re-evaluate who I was and what I was here to do. Reading material from people like Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Feynman, Carl Sagan and R. Buckminster Fuller helped me broaden my perspective.
On one particular ordinary kind of day, I was going about my business when it occurred to me in no uncertain terms that Time, as thought of as a linear passage of events from birth to death, was not real. From a right now point of view there was no future and there was no past, all there appeared to be was the present.
How could this be?
I remember yesterday and the day before. I was born in 1974 and I’m older now, not to mention physically bigger. So how did that happen if there is no time? The clock, the calendar, the seasons in nature, aging, birth and death, what of all of this? What about the Big Bang, was that all bullshit too?
This book get in to these questions and offers you an answer.