12 November 2012

The Blazing Portal

The crack in the wall -- two parts of space and time that never should have come together...a tear in the tapestry of the universe that just HAPPENED to run through Amelia Pond's bedroom, was no coincidence.

There's always more going one than what we see. The apostle Paul said "we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." Whether you watch Dr. Who or not (and you should) we ALL know there are monsters in our closets, and that wardrobe leads to Narnia, and that crack in the wall is no ordinary crack. If it's mundane, be suspicious.

But I'm going to take this whole "crack in the universe" off the deep end. Is the idea of "chasms between worlds" really that far from reality?

It explains the thick line of stars that runs across the night sky that we call the Milky Way...is it just a galaxy...or is part of the same crack? To parts of Space weaved together? YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK? I betchya the Universe is millions of patches of space and time all stitched together, like the seams of a quilt.

Didn't Einstein talk about time being a physical thing, like a pillow with planets being indentations, bending Time towards it, and Time moving slower away from it...never mind. That's not important. What's important is that Time is physical. Timey-winey wibbly-wobbly stuff. The Universe is made up of infinite separate pieces of Time. I'll get back to that later.

Anyway, if it's true, it also would explain why no astronomers have succeeded in detecting extra-terrestrial life. If there IS non-terrestrial life (which I have no doubt there is) then what makes them expect it to be in THIS patch of the Universe? And if exists in other patches, what makes them think they can cross over the seams?

You know when you play video games, you can only make your character move around so far in its' designated area before the program won't let you go any farther? What drives me nuts is that you always see  the video-game world continue to stretch on beyond you, but YOU CAN'T EVER GO THERE. I probably wasted the better part of my early adolescence slamming my character continually into the invisible cyber-wall. You had to break through, you just had too!!

That's what astronomers are doing, with their ridiculous big-budget satellite dishes sending radio signals into the void. They're slamming their heads into the walls of this Patch of Space, beyond which our divine Programmer never intended us to venture.

That is, not until our Time. Back to time now.

Paradise Lost, Book VII. After God finished creating the world, He returned back into heaven, and what else did He do but open that seam.


He through Heaven
That opened wide her blazing portals, led
To God's eternal house direct the way
A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,
And pavement stars, as stars to thee appear [referring to Adam]
Seen in the Galaxy that Milky Way
Which nightly as a circling zone though seest
Powdered with stars.


Yes, it must be. Often the Ancients referred to outer space as "heaven". They weren't far from the truth. Space is the outskirts of a Heaven, the gateway to what C.S. Lewis called "Deep Heaven." According to the gospel of Mark, Jesus was "received up into heaven" (Mark 16: 19). Received, perhaps, as the Milky Way opened wide her blazing portals?

So let's imagine this.  We often here stories of people right before they die. They often claim to see great, bright light, brighter than anything they've ever seen. Why? Because time and space is this great tapestry that drapes over our eyes and we call that the Universe. We live in LITERAL, REAL darkness. When that tapestry is torn, we are suddenly exposed to true, unprotected Light. We'll be all squinty, like when someone turns on the lights in a dark room. For a while we can't see anything but light, light, light. But then, our eyes adjust. We cross the seam. We cross Time.

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known."  -1 Corinthians 13:12

So what do you think? Can you imagine the Universe being a great, big quilt? Pieces of, maybe, Transultimate realities? Please ponder freely.

More on Part II: Time can be re-written.

"Not all who wander are lost."
-The Minstrel Boy


  1. Well. This is almost too much for my brain. But I appreciate the thought. It is MOST fascinating. :D

  2. Wow this is awesome! Ever since I was a teeny tiny little girl I wished that other worlds were real and as I'm getting older I'm beginning to wonder is it true after all?