Space Time Travel - How Would Aliens Be Capable Of Reaching Us?
Do we need to attain a higher intellectual level to fully understand interplanetary space travel?
I heard through the grapevine of someone who was so fascinated by Tibet that he spent some time there and allegedly witnessed the process of a monk who in the knowledge that he was going to die shrank himself over a 2 year period through meditative techniques until he became merely a light emitting crystal. It is rumoured that a collection of such manifestations exist in a cave high in the Himalayas where its entrance is now blocked by a huge boulder. For some this story is complete fantasy while others are prepared to open their minds to this type of possibility.
Life for me is simply a perception of reality and can manifest itself into any form if the conditions are right. As an ever flowing energy of continual interrelated actions/reactions it is capable of taking any form dependant on the collective forces influencing it. How completely different are the views of people living in the remotest parts of the world versus those in our highly regulated and managed modern cities. Eating a nutritious bug from a fallen tree stump to surviving on blubbery seal and whale meat in a frozen wasteland might seem inconceivable to an urbanised city-dweller who simply picks what they need off a shelf. The notion of no running water, central heating or air conditioning is unthinkable and walking around in next-to-nothing or heavily clad in animal skins would be a disgraceful come down to the particularly detached designer outfitted type.
However, regardless of these differences life is the same no matter what perceived gap there may be in material wealth or ‘so-called’ standards of living because the constant remains – creation, refuelling, reproduction, and extinction. In fact, from its basic foundations to the furthest point in our perceived existence, life observes these very same rules. The only differences are the intellectual levels in which things exist, a higher or lower dimensional plain you might say. If the remote nomadic survivor or the city dweller found themselves trapped in each others existences, it is likely they would struggle to survive. They would certainly not possess the inherent knowledge for that existence and would be baffled by the respective techniques or technologies involved. Everyone has their senses attuned to the energies around them which enable them to survive and flourish in their particular environments. The visions we hold and the understandings we possess in our respective existences must be real to us otherwise we would not survive.
As I have touched on in other hubs, our Western philosophy has chased its metaphorical tail to a point where it has discovered a reality that has always been there. In-line with mystical thinking, life is a single energy flow where all is connected. Science and mathematical formula may capture this life data and enable us to manipulate these forces in a mechanical manner and this demonstrable chisel and stone methodology remains the leading ideology. Yet in our early existence science and mystical belief worked hand-in-hand, they were but one and the same. Over our evolution, the easier to demonstrate scientific philosophy has dominated our thinking while mystical views have seemed less realistic and more imaginary. Through technological advancement, the perception of our planet has become smaller, yet the distance between us and the edge of the cosmos as become farther away and some say it even continues to expand. Is it that we are discovering more or is it that we getting further away from the reality?
The fact is that time and space are not tangible measures in the mystical world and as physicist have begun to discover, nor is it at a sub-atomic level. The question therefore, is whether our perception of space/time and therefore distance/autonomy, is an illusion that leads us to believe to travel the cosmos requires generating enough fuel power to propel us across a massive distance as quickly as possible. Our further perceived barrier is our physical inability to survive such travel and the inhospitable atmospheres we are likely to encounter. How do other life forms, if indeed you believe they exist, manage to overcome these obstacles? I see no reason why we should be the only things in the cosmos and enough evidence exists to suggest their existence. So what do those who appear at different points in the cosmos know that we do not? Might it be a case of transcending different plains of existence?
At our sub-atomic physical level it is becoming more apparent that we are intellectually integral to life, a concept that is not unfamiliar to mystical thinkers. Our perceived thought processes are integral to the oneness, the energy forces that constitute life. Is it the case then that technology and the mind are an integrated process? Can we effectively bring the mountain to us rather than go to it? It is a concept that our inherent Western weights and measures philosophy would struggle to comprehend. Equally, while mystical philosophers might find this notion completely comprehendible, they may be devoid of the technological advances and expertise of the scientific thinker. Is the perception of conquering unimaginable distances and surviving inhospitable environments the illusion of science's mechanistic limitations? Will the next stage in our advancement be the realisation that intellectual/scientific integration is the next dimensional level? Who knows? But until then our ability to breach the cosmos will continue to seem like a million light years away.