OK science fans, this is way weird.

http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn14707-brightest-gammaray-burst-was-aimed-at-earth.html

It seems that on March 19, 2008 a huge gamma ray burst from 7.5 billion light years away was aimed almost directly at Earth. It would have been visible with the naked eye if one were on Earth in a dark space facing the source of the burst. New Scientist says it was “a particularly focused jet”.

The article ends with a statement about the dilation of time due to the expansion of the Universe and leads to the following earlier article:

http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn13792-cosmic-time-warp-revealed-in-slowmotion-supernovae.html

This brings up some metaphysical thoughts for me. The first of which relates to the time space continuum. It seems that the idea that time cannot exist without space and space cannot exist without time has been fairly well demonstrated by cosmology. I accept this intellectually. I work at owning this as a concept in my daily life and try to integrate it into my construct of the nature of existence. Totally integrating this idea into one’s being would, I think, radically change one’s sense of self in the world, especially when added to other physics concepts such as the idea that matter is not at all solid, but mostly empty space. In fact I once (in 2000) had a very transcendent experience regarding the nature of time in relation to the time space continuum.

The second thought that comes up may be thought by many to be rather fanciful. That is: was the gamma ray burst aimed almost directly at Earth totally by accident? I don’t claim to know the answer to that, but it is food for thought.

The mind is not a thing. The mind is a series of processes. The brain is an organ inside the head that processes electrical stimuli, the brain is not the mind. The physical senses pick up a small band of the ambient frequencies out there and those are what the brain processes into our reality. What is going on within the other frequencies that the brain does not and cannot process? Are there other “things” or forces present with us that we cannot sense? Almost certainly so. What are the consequences to us of these other things and forces coexisting unseen and unsensed by most of us? Many people go about their daily lives and never once consider this. Consider now that what you know as “reality” is only a small band on the frequency within this time space continuum, like only being able to tune into one radio station, except this is not a radio show…this is your life.

I have made the decision to begin a weblog. I hope it will be of interest to people who have curiosity about the true nature of reality (I’m still searching here :-)), metaphysics, the paranormal and some overlooked news items of the day. I hope not to espouse a particular belief system and I welcome comments.

09/09/12 A note to readers. My posts are peppered with links. You can often find out more about a subject by following the links provided. I keep my posts reasonably short by providing these links and not over-explaining things that may not need to be explained to everyone. Please follow the links if you want more information. Thanks.