Understanding the fifth dimension

Time Space Continuum

I have discussed before how the universe is made up of more dimensions than we are usually aware of. We are aware of the three spatial dimensions, and of time but in the backwards direction only. That is not because of any inherent aspect of the universe, it is simply a limitation of our human form that we are usually unaware of the future.

When we look at related objects in two dimensions, such as a drawing on a piece of paper, we look at proximity. For instance, on a map we can see that such and such a house is adjacent to such and such a road. If we were to imagine a three dimensional object, such as a 3D snapshot of a view of the world, we would also assess relationships on the basis of proximity. For instance we see a boy throwing a ball in the air. We see the ball a short distance from his hands. We don’t know if the ball is going or down at that instant but we can infer that the boy and the ball have a relationship. Let’s imagine there is a house nearby. We could infer that the boy and the house have a relationship. Maybe he lives there or is staying there. On the other side of the town is man. The man and the boy have no proximal relationship. Now we introduce the forth dimension of time and it’s like going forward in a video. We see the boy going off to school and we see that the man goes to the same school and is his teacher. The relationship between the two is in time so the proximal relationship becomes apparent later. Because we are usually unaware of the future these relationships are hidden from us, although people do get hunches or precognitions.

Now let’s move from our four dimensional universe to a five dimensional universe. It is apparent that the relationship between objects (or events as we must include time) would be in the fifth dimension and therefor hidden from us in our four dimensional universe. These relationships are often seen from our standpoint as metaphors or allegories. When we look at five dimensional relationships we can see how apparently unrelated phenomena are, in fact, related.

An example of this is astrology. Science will tell you why there is no scientific reason why the apparent position of celestial bodies at birth should influence our psychological profile; or why the phase of the moon should incite some people to a degree of insanity. But if we consider the relationships in five dimensions we can see how these things may be related. Astrology has a metaphorical relationship. People born under the sign of the goat can have a capricious nature, or those born in Gemini may be good communicators. This is not scientifically verifiable because science only knows about the limited three and a half dimensional world. It looks only at cause and effect.

To see these relationships in action we have to open our minds to possibilities.

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carrol



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