the path of history
Time, our history, our knowledge of the past and our
anticipation of our future, our actual existence – this
is our temporal reality. Our temporal reality moves
both toward and away from a state of entropy.
This is not as contradictory as it first seems. If you
accept, just for the moment, that our universe is
‘powered’ by life (Psi energy), then the resulting
historical branch offering the greatest continuation of
life is the one [by definition] with the most energy.
This energetic dominance ‘calls’ history into its path
of greatest energetic continuation. The continuity of
the [material] present flows along the specific branch
of history in which more energy (holds more
possibilities and potentials) happens than in any
To satisfy the requirement of history to follow the most
energetic branch, as many and as varied potential
futures as possible are required. This requirement for
as many future paths as possible results in our surge
towards entropy. Our present requires the most complex
set of futures possible to have available the strongest
branch possible to follow. As the present consumes the
future, that which was chaotic is drawn into a singular
Now for the ‘fun part’; the ‘winning’ branch of history
exerts its dominance to become the ‘trunk’ of history,
resulting in two things. The new present forms many
more potential futures which collectively exert their
energetic wrestling match to see which branch gets to
continue the story. Those ‘losing’ branches are blinked
back into material non-existence, hence our travel away
Unfortunately for specific lives within this whole, this
does not necessarily mean that history chooses a present
most beneficial for all individuals; we are talking
universally here. History, as is nature, is
A sun going supernova and wiping out a single planet of
life is likely to have little impact on the whole
universe, especially if the radiation from that
supernova sets something else in motion which results in
more life than if it did not explode.
Let me try another angle,.. imagine a single path which
is history, leading to the present. Of the myriad
possibilities that have been potential from any moment
in that history, one single future has been
energetically dominant. All of those myriad
possibilities that arose from every moment no longer
happened, just the single procession of history’s path
leading to the present.
The almost uncountable number of potential futures
arising from the very moment you are in right now will
become a history in which you followed a particular
course of events.
To see a very inaccurate yet very informative expression
of this idea, have a think about how many different
decisions and actions got you to this point, right now,
wherever you are whilst reading these very words.
The ‘micron thin’ threads of actions, decisions,
avoidances and reactions that got your parents together,
those myriad decisions you made in your youth which
delivered you to this point; this very point in which
you only have one past, one history!
It is worth noting that this concept is incredibly
important when we get to discussing techniques later on. The universal present is made of myriad
component “presents”; including yours’ and mine.
In any number of techniques, it is in these pleural past
and future threads which the [modern] shaman works. By
influence and attraction, the shaman attempts to
manipulate these temporal threads into a present of his
or her choosing; but more on the practicalities of this quite a bit
later, we still have a lot of other ground to cover now.
In Summary (So Far)
· History follows the most energetic route, with less
energetic historical branches, those with less energetic
futures, withering into non-existence as history follows
· Only our material universe is linear in nature, possessing
a past, present and future.
· Non-linear realities are ones where change has already and
has always happened, even as it happens for the first
· Our linear minds are not equipped for existence in a
· Temporal threads are an individual’s pleural branches of
potential presents, a potential history.
Observation's role. When a light wave is observed,
it collapses to a particle (Photon) and the moment that
happens is now, the present, the moment of actualisation
of potential to probability. It is the membrane of
the present, exactly nothing thick yet infinite in width
and breadth (impossible I know, but it gets the idea
that defines this moment, this now, the point at which
anything that might happen becomes the one thing that
DID happen. This is the whole point of
observation, to be the impetus behind the process of
temporal distillation, the registering of what is to
become the official history.
distillation is driven by this point of observation, and
observation is both chemistry (autonomic) and relative
and measuring beyond chemistry (relativistic).
When a shaman works, he often works on bringing about
selection of a more favourable outcome for all involved.
By transiting time a little and finding the potential
future which holds a better outcome that the one in
front of him, he starts to give energy and concentration
to the favoured branch.
If he is
successful, that preferred, alternate branch will be the
"official path" of history and metaphysical manipulation
has happened. It is finding, holding and
energising a specific set of outcomes without buggering
the whole picture that marks a true shamanic skill.