Ecological, Creative & Spiritual Future or Hi-Tech Dystopia? Science Implies The Choice is Ours
What sort of future do you want your grandkids to live in? According to some scientists, the choice is yours. San Francisco-based psychologist Dr. Helen Wambach, in the 80s, found evidence suggesting that the mind plays a part in creating our destiny. Her hypnosis subjects, who she steered sometimes into the future, divulged vivid worlds. Sometimes they were dystopian, sometimes utopian.
While hypnotizing groups of people in small workshops, directing them to specific time periods, she would ask them questions about their sex, clothing style, occupation, utensils used while eating, and other questions.
Throughout her twenty-nine year study of past-life phenomenon, she hypnotized thousands of individuals, and found many of them recalled startlingly accurate descriptions of the time-and-place in their past life.
Wambach found that most of her subjects, 90 percent, had subconscious memories of past lives. They recalled working as peasants, laborers, farmers, and primitive food gatherers. Less than 10 percent recalled past lives as aristocrats, and none remembered ever being famous. Her subjects, when traveling back to the 18th century, correctly described the three-pronged forks of the time. By the 1790s her subjects described four-pronged forks. In other words, they accurately described the evolution of the fork.
Wambach discovered she could fast-forward people into their futures lives. Subjects vibrantly detailed their future life and the future of the world. Wambach initiated a major future-life-progression research study in France and the U.S. She died, unfortunately, before she could see this project to the end. Her colleague, the now-world renowned psychologist Chet Snow, saw her study to the end, and published the results in his book Mass Dreams of the Future, first published by McGraw Hill & Co., in November 1989.
The subtitle of Snow’s book is, “Do we face an Apocalypse or a Global Spiritual Awakening?” The investigation of “humanity’s hidden inner-vision of our species’ future” was conducted between 1980 and 1988. The researchers used Wambach’s method, “Future Life Progression Hypnosis,” in order to get an idea of Earth’s and humanity’s different possible futures 150 and 300 years from now. Snow’s contact with the subject provided many interesting predictions for the coming years.
In 1983, Snow correctly predicted many forthcoming world events for the 1990s, like the Yugoslav civil war and break-up, the rise in Pacific Rim volcanic activity, and world-wide seismic activities. His other extreme forecasts for the ‘90s, such as the sinking of part of California and Hawaii, have yet to transpire. Other predictions, like extreme weather patterns, temperature increase and droughts and floods in untypical places seem to be taking place.
Snow and Wambach’s findings have had an effect on numerous researchers in scientific fields, such as the health field, where Dr. Raymond Moody wrote that Snow’s book represents “an important and significant book . . . in this time of both great crisis and great opportunity for the world.”
“I could not stop reading this fascinating book and although many aspects of it look grim, it also looks very realistic,” said Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
It is very important we begin to realize that our minds create our future.
The 2,500 reports gathered from the hypnotized time travelers featured some similarities. For instance, nearly all of them foresaw a severely decreased world population in the future. Many did not occupy a physical body in the future. Altogether, the subjects detailed four basic premonitions for the future.
Type 1: Some foresaw a bleak future in which most lived in space stations. They wore silvery suits and ate synthetic food.
Type 2: The so-called “New Agers” foresaw living happier and more nature-oriented lives with goals of learning and spiritual development in an ecologically sound, creative and spiritual future.
Type 3: The “hi-tech urbanites” foresaw bleak mechanical existences with people living in underground cities and cities enclosed in domes and bubbles, perhaps similar to The Simpsons Movie. These high-tech cities were designed to protect against a harsh outside environment.
Type 4: This group found themselves as post-disaster survivors in a world that had been torn apart by some sort of disaster, perhaps similar to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. People in this group dwelled in homes of urban ruins to caves to isolated farms, wearing plain hand sewn clothing of fur. They obtained food by hunting.
Some subjects foresaw the rise of clans of people born with enhanced telepathic and psychic powers. How to explain this phenomenon? Snow does so with the holographic model of the universe, otherwise known as the holographic principle. Put simply, this theory posits the universe functions as a hologram.
Reality, as we experience it, is not the reality of the universe, just our perception thereof. In other words, the universe is a consciousness hologram, and reality is our projected illusion. Sound familiar? Similar ideas have been put forth in movie (The Matrix) and even in TV (Star Trek). The Holographic Universe, a 1991 book by Michael Talbot, offers a popular, yet scientific take, on the notion.
Snow, since publishing the book, continued the research, investigating indigenous cultures like Arizona’s Hopi nation and Australian Aboriginal peoples. The results suggested that, no matter one’s cultural background, visions of the future demonstrate significant cultural and environmental changes on the horizon.
“Striking contemporary events like massive UFO sightings and the enigmatic crop circle formations bear witness to the fact that we continue to live in ‘interesting times,’” Snow once wrote. “All of the four future civilization types outlined in my book are currently distinguishable, albeit still in somewhat embryonic form. Only the reason behind the massive decline in world population that both our dreamers and indigenous seers foretell for our current century has yet to be identified in a clear and unambiguous fashion.”
Snow believed such findings suggested different possible futures, or holoverses, leading Snow to believe we create our own destiny, both individually and collectively. According to him, the four above-mentioned scenarios offer a view into our possible futures as a human race, and, what happens next, is our choice. There is a vast catalogue of dystopian works painting joyless futures. Snow believes we should re-evaluate this practice.
Instead, our time would be better spent believing in and visualizing a happy and productive future for mankind. This is reminiscent to the Planetary Commission, a collection of millions of individuals, who, on December 31st from 12pm-1pm Greenwich Mean Time, unite in prayer and meditation on world peace and healing.
“If we are continually shaping our future physical reality by today’s collective thoughts and actions, then the time to wake up to the alternative we have created is now,” states Snow. “The choices between the kind of Earth represented by each of the Types are clear. Which we do want for our grandchildren? Which do we want perhaps to return to ourselves someday?”
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