Archive | November, 2017

Toronto, Even the Score 1980

20 Nov

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The Others (2001) Official Trailer 1 – Nicole Kidman Movie

20 Nov

Wilma Brown Litteken & James J. (Jim) Brown

20 Nov

It’s Pat (1994) Original Trailer

20 Nov

It’s Pat (1994) Original Trailer

 

Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s (Official Video)

20 Nov

Existence and functioning are manifest, therefore, in coexistent time worlds

20 Nov

The subjective experience of time as a component of inner perception is especially intriguing when contrasted with the panorama of outer  experience.  In the context of an objective time continuum, time can be seen as a linear perceptual learning set (Yaker and Franzblau, 1968), and “the child moves from a spatially oriented to a temporally perceived world” (Piaget, 1963).  The plasticity or ‘elasticity” of inner time, and the effects of manipulation thereof have been demonstrated in Aaronson’s (1968) work with hypnotized subjects and by other research as well, and the inner aspect of time perception has recently been underlined as a very considerable reality in man’s personal experience. It is a major feature of drug experience, an experiential reality in mental illness (Mann et al., 1968), and a reality experienced by all people all or most of the time.  In short, it is now increasingly clear that human awareness, activity, and experience occupy two different time universes both simultaneously and separately although little note was taken of this-as a reality to be taken seriously- during the industrial revolution, when attention was focused on the outer or objective world.  Indeed, Du Preez (1964) observed that “subjective alterations in the rate of flow of time are not necessarily expressed in judgments.” or that, in other words, cognitive controls for dealing with the outside world can correct judgement based on widely variable inner perceptions.  It is thus obvious that the inner world can be practically ignored or said not to exist at certain times.

 

Human functioning, or manipulation of the phenomenal universe, does indeed take place along a nearly inflexible outer time continuum in the material universe, in which temporal distortions exist only as an academic and metaphysical syllogism for physicists to particularize as a mass approaches velocities nut usually contingent to mass in the ordinary macrocosm.  For example, within the environment of a particle mobilized or nearly at the speed of light (V1), time slows or stops, so that the smallest increment of sidereal time becomes an epoch or a perpetuity, and with acceleration to V2 (some velocity exceeding the speed of light), a reversion occurs so that time begins to run backwards for the particle.  Speculation as to how these highly theoretical equations might relate to inner time perception in man is inescapable, since “the infinitesimal epoch” is a commonly reported subjective time experience. Existence and functioning are manifest, therefore, in coexistent time worlds, where existence takes place in a very fluid time universe and functioning manifests along a relatively rigid linearity.

Under the influence of emotions or drugs, among other things, minutes may be so crammed full of experience that they seem like hours, or so affected in other ways that they seem mere iotas of time.  Relative to emotion, for example Freedman (1963) comments that “endogenous brain amines are responsive not only to LSD-25 and psychoactive congeners, but also to some factor or factors of intense stress,” and regarding drugs Louria’s book Nightmare Drugs  (1966) and many others, illustrate the inner time experience vividly.  Contrasting the psychedelic with the psychotic experience, Mann, Siegler, and Osmond (1968) note that, in the former, there may be seeming liberation from time, while in the latter internal time may change in terms of rate.

In conclusion, the whole range of human cognizance takes place in an inner time environment with extreme qualities of fluidity, dilating and ballooning out at time A to take in many events in a unit of clock time and constricting at time B so that an interval seems to have “raced by.”  Mobility in either direction within this environment is an added feature of the inner experience-possible, as previously suggested, in the outer environment-possible, as previously suggested, in the outer environment only as a particle accelerates from V1 to V2, where V1 is the speed of light.

 

 

 

The Future of Time Man’s Temporal Environment

Edited By Henry Yaker, Humphry Osmond AND Frances Cheek(Anchor Books Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York, 1972) pp. 352-354

 

Jefferson Airplane -White Rabbit

19 Nov