Additional Thoughts on Ancient v Post-Modern/Quantumn ‘Time’


As to Time,
they take no note of it in Fairy Land.
The dwellers in Fairy Land have no cares about chronology.
With them there is no past or future, life is lived in an endless ever wondrous present.

Such Fairy Lands of Once Upon a Time are based on idealized myths and traditional morality tales
{see Bruno Bethleheim’s informative Study “The Uses Of Enchantment”}.
That they are set in an ethereal Nowness where anything may happen, is in fact a direct expression of Ancient Time perspectives, which, without modern mechanical chrono-meters involved a deeper openness to the unpredictable and unexplained in daily life.
Following the Sun yes, and the seasons, but also following the Heart and Intuition….

It is the same in the legends of the mysterious East, as old as the beginning of life and predating ‘formal’ religion;
The same in the glowing South, in the cathartic and anthropomorphic myths of ancient Greece;
the same in the fierce and frozen North, in the deep forests of Northern Europe and the Endless Steppes Central Eurasia
Myths and Fairy Tales are set in a time out of reach, an endless ever presence just beyond the boundaries of sight….

On the ‘surface’ we might think ‘modern’ “time” to be twice removed from such nebulous ephemera…
Now that we have established our security with Atomic Clocks and Immutable Measurements of Time.

But,
We also have the Ourubous of modernities scientific method, the unlikely offspring of applied reason, the sword too sharp for itself, the Remarkable insights of ‘Quantum Theory’
& suddenly ‘Randomnity’ seems quite respectable….

In quantum mechanics, time plays a role unlike any other observable.
We find that measuring whether an event happened, and measuring when an event happened are fundamentally different – the two measurements do not correspond to compatible observables and interfere with each other.
The temporal order of events is also an ambiguous concept in quantum mechanics. It is not always possible to determine whether one event lies in the future or past of another event.
One cannot measure whether one particle arrives to a particular location before or after another particle.”
(http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/jono/thesis.html)

This irregularity and the Particle Wave aspects of Time/Space as described by String Theory,
are more clearly understood by the Thought Experiment of Schroedingers Cat….
Schroedingers Cat You Tube Here
The essence of these discoveries results in a curious and curiouser cyclical rediscovery….
That ‘events only have their ‘reality’ based on the action of their observer,
Put another way,
We Create What We Observe By The Act Of Observing It…..
( i think the tree still booms when it falls in a forest tho, wether anyone is there or not haha, this passage refers to interactions in matter at a sub molecular-energistic level)
And Hey Presto,
though the work a day week may still be managed by clocks and news casts etc….
We are nevertheless launched with the blessings of High Science,
into The Inner Worlds, where Time really IS subjective,
and Anything really IS possible.

Blessed Be

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