On reading Tim Freke’s new book, “Soul Story” in preparation for our “Consciousness Hour” podcast, I was stimulated to consider a variation on the ITLAD-CTF model which is really quite interesting and may be able to overcome some of the logical issues.
Human beings, or indeed any process of self-reflecting consciousness existing in the material universe, have existed for hundreds of thousands of years on this planet and possibly millions of years on other planets. Each epoch of time has been seemingly different, different technologies, different cultures, and different philosophies. However, these “different” cultures are only different when viewed from each of our own Phanerons. The history that we experience is simply the history of this particular version of the Bohmian IMAX, the one that has evolved in-time to bring about that particular observer.
In my books I have regularly discussed that time is the most important dimension. Tim focuses in on this as well. But as I stated above, we each have our own observer-universe. So for others time will have evolved differently meaning subtle differences in the cultural and scientific environments. Each shared Phaneron will be collectively created by all the observers whose aggregated observations (created from their own psychological histories) bring about a shared cultural and technological society.
But what if this has been happening throughout “time” and that earlier culture will, through the multiple itladian-based lives of their observer-collective have also evolved into societies with 21st century technology, culture and social environment. For example, a 9th century, dark-ages culture will remain like that in our world-view but in their own, and still within their own subjective time perceptions (and having multiple life-iterations that will change each member of that societies knowledge, cultural sophistication and scientific knowledge), they will “evolve”, as Tim terms it, a society very similar to our own. Indeed, what year it actually is is simply a social norm accepted by all within that society. What really matters is how “advanced” that society is.
Let’s go back to ITLAD/CTF. Each consciousness, at the point of death, goes back and re-lives its life. This life is in the same time and culture as the previous life. But this time the Daemon guides the Eidolon using knowledge gained from the previous life (or lives as multiple lives are experienced … and with each one more knowledge is gained and an individuated evolution takes place). But, and this is a crucial point, this is happening to every other sentient intelligence that the original Eidolon interfaces with in each life-iteration.
Millions of Daemon-guided singular consciousnesses, embodied as Eidolons, are collectively evolving as an uber-Eidolon which is, in effect the collective known as society.
As this society evolves it will develop new technologies and new medical advances within its own historical time period. This is again important. My example 9th century European society will, over multiple runs through its collective Bohmian IMAXs evolve scientifically and culturally and each individuated Eidolonic consciousness within that BIMAX will be “reborn” into progressively more sophisticated cultural environments. Scientific and medical advances will be made by those who learn from their multiple lives and apply this knowledge in an iterative way. Each individual contributes to a collective change.
And in BIMAX after BIMAX this will evolve a technological civilisation similar and, in some cases, identical, to our own 21st century world. This means that discoveries will be made that will eradicate diseases and illnesses, people will survive accidents that in earlier BIMAXs would have killed them.
This, in turn, will allow these Eidolons to live a full life and, in turn, for them to contribute to society as a whole. So what was, and still us to us looking back on our history, a backward and technologically ignorant 9th century society evolves into a society identical to our own … but still located in the past with regards to linear time.
But if time is orthogonal and not linear, these “earlier” societies exist concurrent to our own. Indeed, how would we know if our society is not one of these earlier ones? Or more interestingly, that there has only ever been one actual society and we are in it? After all, if time is subjective then why should this not be the case?
So all human beings, since time immemorial, may be actually still alive and experiencing life now. We are all evolving together. I agree with Tim that there is a collective factor to this … consciousness evolving itself through this process. In effect this is a variation on Pandeism….. something I should have been aware of a couple of years ago when I contributed a chapter to Knuje Mapson‘s Pandeism book ….