In 1973 Stanford Research Institute (SRI) conducted
a research project called "The Jupiter Probe." The idea
was to have earthbound humans attempt to "view" Jupiter
before NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft flew by with its cameras.
The participants put their 3D bodies in a state of rest and, with
their 4D minds, viewed Jupiter with their inner eyes. Among them
was the now celebrated remote viewer, Ingo Swann. He was able
to describe Jupiter as the spacecraft cameras were to see it a
few weeks later. The dimension that Ingo Swann's mind entered
is a reality that we today might call a "virtual reality."
The virtual Jupiter has a reality to it that is as “real”
as the physical Jupiter. But there is more than image in these
4D perceptions. As any remote viewer and sleeping dreamer can
tell you, the energetics of images are as dynamic as their physical
forms. Often what happens in sleep and virtual reality is real
to the viewer. The body's response to the mind's experiences can
change the heart rate and blood pressure, force adrenaline to
flow in either fight or flight reactions, or can stimulate even
an orgasm because the viewer really thinks he or she is having
physical sex. But isn't sex in the mind virtual sex, not real
sex? The body’s reaction would indicate otherwise. Is the
dimension just beyond this third the mind's fourth-dimensional,
virtual reality? Or, is it more like Einstein's matter to energy
and energy to matter? We can either experience a thing as matter
or as energy; both are real. Whatever the ultimate physics, we
are very alive and active whether in matter and the 3D realm or
in energy and the 4D realm.
Most of us move in and out of sleep with relative ease. So subtle
is the passage that we rarely notice the transition. Yet, most
of us rarely gain full consciousness when in sleep, and when we
do, we have great difficulty bringing the perceptions back. How
often have you been waking with a vivid dream only to completely
lose it once fully awake? How is it possible that so impressive
a mental image can be so completely lost in the transition? Is
the transition from sleep to awake a dimensional shift from the
4th to the 3rd? And once fully here, we cannot easily perceive
the 4th. Yet, some humans, Ingo Swann for example, show an unusual
ability to see fourth-dimensionally while not asleep. Even many
"normal" humans have their occasional altered state
of consciousness in which they perceive beyond the 3D world.
The ancient Egyptians believed the ba could travel beyond this
dimension through a nearby realm called the Netherworld, and,
if one could get through that realm, it could then go on to higher
realms or heavens above. The gateway in and out of the higher
realms was the re stau, a hidden, underground (or under-consciousness)
gate that allowed one to travel far beyond Earth. The power of
the jackal-headed god Anubis was called upon to guide one through
the Netherworld. Why this god? Because the jackal was seen as
having a heightened sense of smell. If a ba (akin to our term
"soul") had made a long journey away from higher dimensions
and was lost in a lower one, his jackal-like sense could pick
up the trail and retrace the way home. So Anubis became the guide
through the underworld to the heavens.
Developing our virtual senses, our mind's eyes, ears, and so
on, would be an important step toward dimensional travel. Many
think we will traverse infinite space once we can travel faster
than the speed of light. Well, nothing, not even light, is as
fast as the speed of thought. Ingo Swann's mind viewed Jupiter
within a few minutes of making the attempt. That is fast -- fast
enough for us to travel far beyond Earth. But, it's fourth-dimensional
travel. Learning to activate our consciousness while in sleep
may be one of the best ways to begin developing our virtual senses.
SLEEP: A NATURAL PORTAL TO THE 4TH DIMENSION
The ancient Greeks referred to the sleep state as being "in
the arms of Morpheus," their god of dreams and the son of
Hypnos (yes, as in hypnosis). Movies and computer graphics have
familiarized us with "morphing," shape-shifting from
one form to another, as the poet Ovid referred to Morpheus' shifting
forms in sleep.
Sleep is actually more than one condition. It is a series of
conditions that begins by stilling the 3D physical body, absorbing
the normal 3D mind into the deeper subconscious, and allowing
the mind to gradually go through various transitions, which we
verify as changes in the brainwaves, from beta to alpha to theta,
and so on. If the deepest type of sleep is achieved, then the
inner being morphs from its normal icecube-like 3D reality to
a watery, flowing realm in which 3D objects have the qualities
of liquids and vapors -- the realm of Morpheus. The inner mind
and being enter an expansive state in which the mind, not the
body, is the mover and doer. In this dimension a 3D cube would
be an image. We could see it. We could even touch it -- but not
like we would a 3D cube on Earth. This cube is the fourth-dimensional
version of our 3D solid. It is the thoughtform of the cube. Now
we are perceiving beyond the three planes of the "real"
cube. This is the 4D thoughtform of the cube, the idea of the
cube. It has all the characteristics of the 3D cube but is in
an alternate reality to it. It is not matter. In this dimension
we do not use the body's physical senses, yet we are sensing.
The mind's sight, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling are
as real to the sleeper as the physical is to the 3D self. But
we are beyond the physical, we are in the next dimension.
To really enhance your consciousness in this other dimension
try meditating every night before falling asleep for a month.
Your sleep state will come alive as your deeper 4D self takes
conscious flight through the many realms beyond this little world
For protection and a right-guiding rudder, call for God’s
Presence and Purpose throughout the sleep experience. See it,
feel it, know it is with you as you let go and fall into sleep.
In the morning you must not move the 3D body as you are waking
or you’ll lose the experiences. Gently pass the “dreams”
over to your outer mind. Once it has them firmly, get up and write
them down. Otherwise, you’ll forget them by 3 pm! Life here
is just too consuming to retain the gossamer-like experiences
of the realm of Morpheus.
Life is more than physical. As the poet Wadsworth once noted,
“The world is too much with us.” Let’s use the
idle 3D time of sleep for 4D learning and growth.