GODS AND MONSTERS OF ALTERNATE REALITIES
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
When I was much younger and hungry, I wrote a screenplay with a friend about Vampires. During this time I was also publishing a magazine about old horror films. The monsters of the old B-movies have always had a certain charm and while some the monsters today look cartoonish compared to the monsters in movies today, there are still a number of them that still create a bit of a chill because of the literature that creates a duel reality where the monsters deep in our unconscious mind reside.
With my interest in these films, I have been fortunate to meet and even interview many people who have created these alternate realities in film and I was also privileged to make the acquaintance of Forrest J. Ackerman, the founder of Famous Monsters of Filmland.
I had an actor friend that took me on a tour of his mansion. It was loaded with all sorts of monster memorabilia and a book collection that I was envious of. He told me that he had some 50,000 books and magazines, he had thousands of movie stills, lobby cards, posters, and even a prop casket from the Universal Frankenstein film. He was very proud of a ring he wore that was a gift from Bela Lugosi, the man who played the classic vampire, Count Dracula.
One of my fondest memories was sharing popcorn with him while attending a showing of Evil Dead. When the blood flew and the deadites were decapitated he looked at me and said: “They sure don’t make them like they used to.”
He was fearless and after the film, he did a Q and A that lasted well into the wee hours of the morning – all of his stories were amazing and said that as a super fan of these films, he was able to escape to another reality.
Of course, back then, it was only a figure of speech, today with quantum physics, other realities exist and now scientists are agreeing that our reality may not be the only one.
Researchers recently conducted experiments to answer a decades-old theoretical physics question about dueling realities. This tricky thought experiment proposed that two individuals observing the same photon could arrive at different conclusions about that photon’s state and yet both of their observations would be correct.
For the first time, scientists have replicated conditions described in the thought experiment.
Their results were published a month ago in the preprint journal arXiv, and confirmed that even when observers described different states in the same photon, the two conflicting realities could both be true.
This perplexing idea was the brainchild of Eugene Wigner, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963. In 1961, Wigner had introduced a thought experiment that became known as “Wigner’s Friend.” It begins with a photon — a particle of light. When an observer in an isolated laboratory measures the photon, they find that the particle’s polarization — the axis on which it spins is either vertical or horizontal.
However, before the photon is measured, the photon displays both polarizations at once, as dictated by the laws of quantum mechanics; it exists in a “superposition” of two possible states.
Once the person in the lab measures the photon, the particle assumes a fixed polarization. But for someone outside that closed laboratory who doesn’t know the result of the measurements, the unmeasured photon is still in a state of superposition.
That outsider’s observation — their reality, therefore, diverges from the reality of the person in the lab who measured the photon. Yet, neither of those conflicting observations is thought to be wrong, according to quantum mechanics.
For decades, Wigner’s mind-bending proposal was just an interesting thought experiment. But in recent years, important advances in physics finally enabled experts to put Wigner’s proposal to the test.
Quantum mechanics describes how the world works at a scale so small that the normal rules of physics no longer apply; over many decades, experts who study the field have offered numerous interpretations of what that means and Quantum entanglements break all of the rules and so what was once considered magical thinking and supernatural is now being looked at as echoes in transit from dimension to dimension, from one reality that appears to be side to side with the reality we perceive.
There is a catch, however, and that is if measurements themselves aren’t absolutes — as these new findings suggest that challenges the very meaning of quantum mechanics.
In contrast to classical physics, measurement results cannot be considered absolute truth but must be understood relative to the observer who performed the measurement.
So with this in mind, you can now think about those creatures you see in the corner of your eye without worrying that you have lost your mind. You can now realize that you have caught a glimpse of an alternate reality or the overlapping of one reality upon another.
At the subatomic level, particles can fly through seemingly impassable barriers like ghosts.
For decades, physicists have wondered just how long this so-called quantum tunneling takes. Now, after a three-year investigation, an international team of theoretical physicists has an answer.
They measured a tunneling electron from a hydrogen atom and found that its passage was practically instantaneous, according to a new study. Particles can pass through solid objects not because they’re very small (though they are), but because the rules of physics are different at the quantum level.
Particles are also waves, which extend infinitely in space. According to the so-called wave equation, this means that a particle may be found in any position on the wave.
This can indicate as to when the unexplainable happens, we begin to question things like fate, or the supernatural, ghost appearances, demonic apparitions, and contact with beings that are either perceived to be extraterrestrial, angelic or demonic.
When events transpire that are unexplainable, we are apt to philosophically write it off as God’s will or that fate plays a part in our fortune and in our loss.
While the normalcy of being is accepted and the day-to-day mundane existence is somewhat comfortable, deep in our core beliefs we can ascertain that the world around us is not as it appears.
There is always that fear that behind the scenes there is something dark and dangerous lurking or something is being planned that will most certainly break you from your helplessness and complacency.
The chaos in the universe is a great motivator for action and it can be said that we are in a moment in time where complacency and comfort is something that will make us vulnerable in the future as time is a harsh mistress, and hand us challenges with our acquired age.
Many people are oblivious to simple truths, and the noise of the mainstream narrative blocks our ability to see the signs and the hands of fate.
Have you ever been awakened from a sound sleep, exhausted, from a terrifying nightmare that felt so real you feel as though you may have left your body, only to be greeted by entities that defy explanation?
The mind tells you that what you see are angels, or demons, shadow people, even aliens, and they impart wisdom or even give you a glimpse into the future.
On rare occasions; however, there are people that dream of a natural disaster such as, an earthquake, tsunami, tornado or hurricane may represent precognition. The dreamer seems to have an open window into the future, getting a glimpse of what is to come in the days, weeks or even months that follow.
When dreams and paranormal events synchronize and a pattern of the unexplained happens to a great number of people, collective thought and intelligence swarms virally into the zeitgeist and soon many people are sharing the same experience –thus giving a glimpse into an alternate reality.
The dominionist view of the future has influenced a lot of our dreams meaning that three of the Abrahamic religions have been generating a bit of retrocausality in painting a picture of a future and the fate of all in a strange bit of Oraculum that indicates another reality of declension.
The fires, the eclipses, the planet alignments, and the earthly disasters trigger in us that idea that what we have dreamt, what we have read about in prophecy may be occurring now outside of dreamtime.
The scenes of the apocalyptic disaster have left the dreamscape and have manifested in real-time.
From the Bible we read the apocalypse from the Book of Daniel — it is the Old Testament apocalypse that we try to apply to our world today. The Book of Revelation is nothing more than a new Testament fulfillment and interpretation of a pat apocalypse that repeats itself through generation after generation—this would mean that the story that John left us is a an oracle that multiplies through generations and can actually be an account of “prophecy after the fact,” because by putting it in the mouth of a person who ostensibly lived a long time ago and letting that person tell the story it has the quality of predicting our fate.
That is because the end of the world has happened before science is now calling it the “Great Dying,” and some of us have experience buried in our unconscious mind – the idea of the earthly kill switch is somehow wired into the dream line and is manifesting in yet a different reality.
In the Bible, Noah told the people of an impending apocalypse. Those who heard him did not believe it would happen in their reality –when it did the people were shocked and by then it was too late.
Daniel saw an apocalypse that may have already happened or if you wish to speculate – it all happened simultaneously.
John, in the pages of the apocalypse, told us about our own future in a way that is loaded with symbolism. The symbolism was left for interpretation and some take it literally; however, the truth is that the revelation could have been a simultaneously shared experience through time.
We can call it apocalyptic superposition — reverse causality from Omega to Alpha.
Reality becomes twisted and the doomsday we await is no longer linear — it happens in various realities, with different outcomes.
This, of course, is unconventional thinking, but it is possible as throughout all religions a supernatural element is never explained through the possibilities of quantum entanglement.
It is attributed to a supernatural and vengeful God, which of course becomes the all-seeing warden in complex societies.
A new study suggests that the formation of complex societies came first and that the beliefs in such gods helped unite people under a common higher power.
Ancient societies often used supernatural forces to explain natural phenomena, such as lightning and earthquakes. But in the past several millennia, religions also used supernatural forces to enforce moral codes. For example, the Egyptian sun god, Ra, judged the fate of people in the afterlife according to how well they followed the code of “maat,” or “what is right.
We have also spoken of the vicious and punishing gods of the underworld that are responsible for all of the evil and chaos in the world.
There are various monsters that remain in the reality of the fringe, only to be reintroduced into the reality we live to play as God’s bad cop.
Past work suggested that the rise of this idea of cosmic enforcement of morality was associated with social complexity. The concept of supernatural judgment evolved to help strangers in large societies cooperate, researchers hypothesized. Some work, such as analyses of Austronesian religions or of the Viking age in Scandinavia, suggested that moralizing gods preceded complex societies, while other research, such as a study of Eurasian empires, found that moralizing gods followed the rise of complex societies.
But those studies were limited in geographic scope and hampered, at times, because historians lacked detailed information on the complexity of societies at given points in history.
The researchers found that belief in moralizing gods usually followed increases in social complexity, generally appearing after the emergence of civilizations with populations of more than about 1 million people.
It was also found that the larger a population gets, the more complex and vengeful a God of the epoch becomes. The population begins to think that their Gods become impatient with them and punish them in a violent manner.
The God depicted in the Old Testament may sometimes seem wrathful. And in that, he’s not alone; supernatural forces that punish evil play a central role in many modern religions.
The larger a population becomes, the more unworthy they feel and the more they feel that the reality will change and that the paradigm will be one of destruction.
So when someone tells your kids that we have only 12 years left on this planet because of Climate Change, the other reality is that it is normal for large populations to wonder if their resources are diminishing. So they put their faith into political solutions rather than spiritual ones — others who are God-fearing see it as an affront to his omnipotence and we begin to see a schism.
However, while one sees the reality one way, the others see the reality differently.
The outcome though is the same – a reality where opulence leads to neglect, neglect leads to blight, and blight leads to an end.