What are your thoughts/ideas on prophesy? Do you think that dimensions exist on our plane of intelligence? Is it physical or metaphysical?
The only true prophesies are those that go something like:
"And in that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young will not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, around eight o'clock..."
If you find someone who can do it let me know, I want to take them to the racetrack.
I had a juror once who announced to the judge that she could tell the future and I suggested that in this trial we don't care what's going to happen, the purpose was to decide what already happened
I don't believe anything is magical or supernatural. There are things we understand and things we don't.
When I was around the age of twenty, I had an unusually vivid dream. I saw a small, white house on the side of a hill. As I approached the house I saw that the door was below grade, and three steps made of brick led from the grassy lawn down to the landing pit in front of the entry.
When I went inside, the entire volume of the room was filled with a forest of closely spaced, vertical strings from floor to ceiling, that I had to practically swim through to make my way across the room (dream-stuff!) . When I was approximately in the center of the room, I turned to my right and walked toward a window, out of which I could see at a distance below, the ocean, and a magnificent castle built right on the beach.
A few days later a friend asked me to go with her to Atlanta and help her move some of her remaining belongings from a house she had been sharing with some "hippie" friends. We parked the car on the side of a steep road and as we walked across the lawn I remarked that the house on the hill looked a lot like one I had seen in a dream the week before. Turned out it was not really a house, but something more like a mother-in-law suite in back of a larger residence. It was finished in stucco with many layers of white paint.
My eyes really bugged out when I found myself descending three red brick steps to reach the door that was set slightly below grade. Inside, the occupants had taped to the ceiling, about every three inches across the entire room, long strands of Christmas ribbon that nearly reached the floor - a trippy experience, indeed, to walk through.
I'm thinking to myself - I'm glad Atlanta is nowhere near the ocean or I would be afraid to look out the window, but I couldn't resist glancing in that direction. I could tell there was no window there, but in the same approximate location someone had pinned a large black-light poster to the wall. I moved through the ribbon-field to get a better look. It was a fanciful illustration of a large castle near a beach, with the ocean stretching out beyond. Mind. Duly blown.
Some coincidences in life are just too detailed and specific to be dismissed as mere pairings of a pattern-seeking mind. But that doesn't mean that we have to turn to the supernatural for instant explanations. Some experiences are best dropped off in the "we-don't-understand-yet" bin, while we wait for science to deliver a proper explanation. It is, after all, a much larger bin than the one labeled "we understand (because we did the work)".
There were some types of prophecy that I could always count on. For example, when my mom used my full name... I could prophesy that I was ass was going to hurt.
When someone says to me, "Hold my beer!" I can prophecy that there will be some great YouTube video.
When someone says to me, on a date, "I have so much love to give..." I can prophecy that they are super needy and are going to suck the life right out of me.
When a BMW pulls in front of me, I can prophecy that he's going to go as slow as he can so long as I can't get around him.
All prophesy are vague, ambiguous nonsense. All metaphysical thinking is nonsense that violates the laws of physics.
Our plane of intelligence merely implies a level of intelligence. It has nothing to do with dimensions. To conflate the two concepts is simply wishy-washy, fuzzy thinking.
Totally do not believe in prophesy. If a prophesy happens, it was just a good guess, I mean come on. I am open to possibility of parallel universe's. They may or may not exist, but am open to considering the possibility. If you believe in science then the metaphysical is just not possible.
I don't do much thinking about things that probably do not exist except when writing my books of fiction, and even there I try to avoid too much nonsense. I also have no idea what you mean by 'our plane of intelligence' or what you actually mean by 'metaphysical.'
By saying, "...our plane of intelligence," are you meaning what is commonly referred to as our reality?
When you say, "...metaphysical?" are you trying to say supernatural?
Like others have said we live in 4 dimensions, and 11-13 may exist but that doesnt mean multiverses like ours. Multiverse theory is another possibility but whatever it winds up being won't be metaphysical anymore once we understand and expand how we understand the universe to work physically.
Premonition, intuition, and inspirations can come in strangely accurate ways but no one is communicating with a spiritual entity, reaching into the future or a different dimension to know the future. The closest thing to a fullfilled prophecy Ive ever experienced is my grandpa had a dream that my dad was going to try to hit me and had my mom put me in Tae Kwon Do. A couple months later he did and I was prepared. But that didnt take any divine intervention to see coming really. I was gettin bigger and he's a shithead with anger issues, it was inevitable.
Most of the time we self fulfill our prophecies or retroactively explain coincidences in hindsight by looking for patterns in a desire to explain causative chain reactions. In reality there are no separate connected incidents. It's all one continuous moment of happening, of course it's all going to appear connected. It very much is but theres no mystery as to how and why if you look at the whole picture.
My answers to your three questions are:
5) Analyze data
6) Draw conclusions
7) Communicate results
Anything short of these steps is hooey, nonsense, unscientific and bunk. There is no evidence that prophesy exists; although the lack of evidence does not mean that prophesy is not real or possible. Prophesy has yet to be proved at any time, on any level.
I might suggest the James Randi challenge if you have evidence or knowledge to the contrary.
I hope this helps.
I always wanted to hoax a prophesy, analogous to the way George Castanza always wanted to pretend to be a marine biologist. And with the low standards people have for prophesy anymore, I can think of half a dozen ways to fake one more compelling than the ones people already believe.
As a person who leans toward the concept of Universal Consciousness I do not reject prophecy out of hand. However, if it is a valid phenomenon it must be seen as simply a part of nature rather than something supernatural or magical.
The concept of dimensions is a human-mind thing, tied to our superficial model of matter, space, and time. Ultimate Reality has no dimensions. According to quantum gravity theory space is made up of granules the size of the planck length.
Prophecy is probably metaphysical by current consensus, but things metaphysical today could become mainstream physics tomorrow.
Since I believe everything is a series of often unrelated events, then no, prophecy is not possible. Read Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and time is always and locked with no changes possible.
As far as other dimensions, quantum physics indicates they exist, but we have no idea what they are like.
Well, if you believe string theory, there are at least 11 dimensions, but not in a way that affects us at all, so it's kind of moot. Prophecies all have one thing in common: they fail. They are then forgotten until the next prophecy is issued, which also fails. People seem to have short memories. Then there are people who are so desperate for a prophecy to be true that they try to force it, like that group of Jews in Israel who are trying to make the prophecy of the 3rd temple come true by doing everything the prophecy says, using it like a recipe. I don't think they will be successful either.
There are many dimensional theories out there.
But when you realize time only has meaning to primitive races that create time . Developed from the sunrise to sunset , well simply it doesn't really exist. Everything is now past , present and future
and I'm sure some can get a glimpse of other time lines but they may not understand what they are seeing. Some by accident may get it right. But timelines are infinite and each is slightly different.