Jus' Cruisin' Among the Sparkelplenties
(yet another episode in
The Journal of (Very) Speculative Philosophy)
is a Calabi-Yau diagram of the 10 dimensions of space that are involved
in string theory. There are sub-atomic physicists who really mean
Adam Blatner, Imagination-ologist
(August 16, 2011) Related webpage links: Other webpages of
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About Cruisin'Perhaps other-dimensional beings should be about more momentous
projects, intentional operations. That UFOs should be jus' cruisin'
around the way you kids did in your hot rods fifty years ago---well,
that's kinda tacky. Or adolescent? Actually, perhaps, it's more of a
spaceship-engine-assisted nature walk. So the human association of
major exploratory travel has its own prjections. In general, your
people tend to see this all as a big deal, but for us it's just
interdimensional travel as usual, closest in image translation to
teenagers cruisin in their souped-up cars. We're not teenagers, or
maybe we are---it's hard to say, cosmically, the whole universe being
of a certain age, as one might put it. But anyway, here's the deal:
We enjoy cruisin', which is our term for traveling among the
dimensions. It's a friendly, social kind of activity. Here's the key
point, to be made again later: There are many dimensions, or whole
categories of dimensions, besides time, space, matter or energy. Music
is a dimension, and so is mathematics. Play and humor juggles among
different dimensional elements, surprising and delighting you.
You also live among many dimensions and this is part of what is so
exquisite. When you realize that you are another kind of juggler-weaver
dancing among your life roles as parent and spouse, friend and child to
your parent, club member and spiritual pilgrim, customer and performer,
and so forth! With this preparation:
In the picture to the right, there are several features of note:
In the upper right hand corner is a projection of the dimensions as
projected into 2-dimensional space, from an isometric view that
suggests three-dimensional interrelations of the relevant dimensions.
The various rocket ships partake of a sort of Buck Rogers style space
ship portrayal of the early part of last century, with wings and
thrusters and cockpits and all that. Of course this is a totally
stylized portrait because the "vehicles" for beings that can travel
inter-dimensionally are quite inconceivable, impossible to present.
Indeed, the variety of universes are similarly "ineffable," unable to
be expressed in words or even diagrams. Yet some of their features are
loosely translated to suggest the variety and interplay of
aspects---that word may be the closest---aspects---
At the bottom near the middle there is another device that seeks to
translate inter-dimensional space into that which could remotely be
portrayed as a sort of two-dimensional portrait. Alas, it hardly does
the job and may add to the confusion.
As you can see, the "guys" are "cruisin" among the dimensions.
It is a form of looking and also being seen by others---the mind does
not give up the theme of performance and audience, as indicated by the
images of different types of rocket ships---sort of analogous to
different looking hot rod cars in the mid 1950s.
Your world has been in a phase of de-personalizing so mcuh---animals,
nature, but consider---or, get used to---this. Everything----stars,
galaxies, comets, space dust emptiness, everything is in its own way
"alive"---but operating at very different time transitions. Humans
can't conceive of how fast atoms "live"----and electrons even
faster---but in a same way, time is relative and the life and death of
stars over billions of years is for them an experienced lifetime.
Of course this boggles your mind. It's supposed to. This is God talk!
Mind pervades the cosmos at many levels, and just as there are levels
of big and tiny, so are there levels of divine emergence. Humanity is
quite young and positioned not far from the middle of all these
Human mind's job is to evolve to begin to appreciate all life, and to
learn how to integrate all the different and seemingly incompatible
elements all over the cosmos. It may require thousands of more years of
evolution to do this, but now's a good time to start---a time when you
can get the idea---if you can even consider what I'm saying here---that
all this is indeed what it's all about!
First we got to get our coordinates: This requires very higher-order navigational skills, because:
Major Truths About Human Mind-Dimensions
Ordinary human minds cannot juggle these well, but highly evolved minds can: What is needed is the skill in navigating among
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- overlapping boundaries and often fuzzy, vague, or non-boundaried whatevers
- flagging attention, sometimes distracted by multi-tasking
- alertness fluctuations, drowsy, caffeinated, or otherwise artificially stimulated
- playfulness as lubricant
- vague associations of certain words or images with residual, nonrational memories, emotional states
- tendency to get diluted by hunger, needing to pee, flea bites or
other itchies, thirst, too hot, cold, lonely, loud... and these are
just issues for human-type sentients
- many, many skips and slides of logic, slips of the tongue or fingers, temptations and lazy shortcuts
- and miscellaneous foibles, frailties and glitches---plus the interference of various imps and gremlins
.. as a result of which, all bets are off.
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|... then, you gotta hone in on which universe you're going to visit...
|Then there's a maneuver that is best
translated as "untangling"---your kind may not understand this for
another thousand years...
What do you mean, “Us who?”
Us, your buddies, your pals, your fellow dimension-mates.
We thought we’d just drop by (as best we could) and hang out wif y’all.
(Excuse us, we’re trying to get your language right, dialect, etc.—and
there’s a special place on our dial just for “Texas” )
Yes, us, in that other universe. Oh thaaat universe, yeah, like
you hardly remember where you came from, boy, an’ to whence you will
proceed after your work on this planet is finished...
Yeah, well, they have finally caught on that there “might” be multiple
universes, infinite numbers of ‘em, and how right they are if they only
We’re over there...no, down one.. No, you’re
pointing at Never-Never land! Down! Yeah, to the right. Close, but
that’s never-everland, and over a little more, Nether-Netherworld,
yeah, well, a little up now. That speck... ? well,
it’s a universe to us!
Anyhoo, as in the picture above, we’ve been cruisin’ in our hot-rods as you call them—there’s no
earth-language translation for inter-dimensional cruisin’ you know, so
we have to make our translation devices... uh... work
“overtime”—whatever that means. Oh, it has to with time? Fabulous
concept! Not that we can figure it out, but it sounds, uh, fabulous.
And we thought we’d drop in on you and deliver this mettle (shown on left) from our
grand high pooh-bah, hunky-do of the universe. This is a very highly
decorated personage. And we wanted you to know that as our due
representative to Earth— what? You didn’t know your were an
ambassador? No one told you this? Oh, yeah.
Well, that should explain a lot, shouldn’t it? I mean, your little
peculiarities, as they might be thought of there?
Anyway, here’s the official
mettle. We’re very proud of you. Doin’ a good job. Hang in there. And I
personally crafted this little other mettle. When we say, “to be on
your mettle, or meddle, however you spell it—spelling is so weird—then
you’ll know perhaps more what we mean...
And these pictures are to remind you of the fun we used to have
and will have again after your duty assignment to the Earth-people is
By the way, do not use this line:
“ ‘Mad’ they say? They think me mad, do they? Well, I’ll show them who’s mad! Mmbwahahahahaha!”
This form of expression, especially if you’re
wearing a white lab coat and carry a gleam in your eye, tends to evoke
unpleasant reactions from those about you.
Just a word of advice, you understand. Other than that, carry on, ol’ buddy! Hi-yo-Tellurium!”