- Religion and Philosophy
Event Horizon And The Strange, Old Man In The Cinema Restroom
This was originally written by me on September 17, 1997:
I went to see the movie Event Horizon today. This is a space movie which is, in my opinion, a combination of Stargate, Hellraiser and Contact. There is talk in this movie which is very much like the magnetic, travel stuff that Todd has told me about. I cannot help but to believe that this movie is just more preparation by our government for our inevitable contact with extraterrestrials.
In the middle of the movie, I had to run to the restroom to pee. It was in the restroom that I had a strange experience. I have had profound thoughts, dreams, etc. for much of my life but this one struck me as especially profound hence my writing about it.
As I was peeing, my peripheral vision seemed more limited than usual and the following thought like a mantra sprang into my head and I could not stop thinking "This is all there is right now." I did not seem fully conscious and time was very distorted, I was somewhat numb and out of myself. I thought "This must be what it is like to be hypnotized." What the "thought mantra" meant to me is that all there is, on our individual level of reality, is that which we are aware of at the moment.
On a semi-conscious level, I was aware of an old man in the restroom. I had vaguely been aware of his presence upon entering the restroom. He was mostly in front of the sinks while I was having the experience. After a long pee, I wanted to hurry out of the restroom and back to the movie but the old man slowly started out the door ahead of me. I was a bit annoyed cause he slowed me down. He held the door open for me and back to the movie I went.
After the movie, I again went into the restroom and I started thinking about the old man. Who was he? Was his presence in the bathroom while I was there a coincidence? Did he cause or somehow influence the experience I had?
He was so inconspicuous as to be almost invisible. He was quite old and I thought it weird for a man his age to be in such a huge, modern, glitzy, theater complex. His holding the door for me, as I was thinking about it this second time in the restroom, was a perfect analogy for someone holding a gate open or opening a gate. The movie too was about opening gates but in the movie it was an interdimensional one they were talking about and I couldn't help but to notice the parallel.
I'm of the opinion that our preparation is speeding up or at least my awareness of it is. I feel marked somehow like I'm chosen or that a seed was planted within me long ago---like humans tag bears or sharks for research. I feel from time to time that I'm checked upon by forces I do not completely understand. I have had this kind of feeling for a long time but have only had a heightened sense of it for perhaps a year or two.
Todd is somehow involved; I wonder how many are or what percent are? How many are picking up on the preparation?
Perhaps for Todd and I it started the same night -- that night so long ago when we were camping in the tent in my parent's yard. We were playing cards when we both saw something we could not explain. We were speechless and transfixed as the illuminated orb hovered above and traveled down our small, country road.