Before Logic, There Was Magic: The Ultimate Mystery Of The Universe Has Been SOLVED!

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Joel Eisenberg
Jan 10 · 6 min read

For this exercise to work, we need to establish a couple of ground rules. First, drop your logic defense. That’s the exercise. Then, consider that everything that the mind could possibly imagine … has indeed occurred. If time and space are one, we will one day be able to revisit the realms of what we call our “imagination.”

It would follow, though, that “one day” may be today, yesterday, or tomorrow. Those distinctions are human inventions after all, having been created long ago to explain the physical phenomena of sunrises and sunsets.

That was the best we were able to do?

Well then, for the sake of ease …

Once we were able to fly. We were able to teleport from planet to planet. We ducked as dragons swooped overhead.

We really have no conception, within our present mode of thinking, as to the history of time. Time eludes us. The religious among us — who of course under this theory are right as well — have their gods and some have Genesis. The scientifically-oriented among us has The Big Bang. The quantum physicists tend to believe our consciousness creates the universe, as opposed to the reverse.

Theory, all of it. Meaningless in the end.

Unless … it’s all true.

I remind you to consider that everything that the mind can conceive, did occur or is occurring. But where we have fallen short is we have tried for ages to solve our great mysteries as a collective, when the individual experience is all we have. We do not live the lives of others; we live and experience only our own beingness. We are all individuals. We can only solve for one, each of us being a vestige of a vast universe we will never be able to solve by logic.

To elaborate …

Everyone’s experience is different; there is no common reality. If the late, great Robin Williams watches a group of admiring students stand atop their desks in tribute in Dead Poets Society, they may all be in the same room and in the same setting, but Robin is the only one looking up. What he experiences may be the similar to them in terms of love and respect, but other emotional takeaways and even physical perspectives are all personal.

Here’s a quick lesson in perspective: A husband cooks his wife a home-cooked meal. He does that with some frequency; she’s the one working a full-time job outside and he works from home. He takes great care prepping the meal, wanting it to be perfect. She comes home; they eat. He asks what she thinks, and she’s effusive: “This is the best meal you’ve ever made,” she says. She goes on further, continuing the sincere compliment. His response, however, is one of anger and hurt:

“What? All those other meals I’ve made weren’t good enough for you?”

Again, individual experiences.

So there is no such thing as imagination, only recall. Remember those old movies and TV shows with all their futuristic inventions? The tools were always there for us to realize them. Today, we can speak via Bluetooth into the air and have a phone conversation with someone thousands of miles away. This didn’t happen by accident; it all comes around. AI is burgeoning. Sex robots have their own brothels. Civilian spaceflights will soon be reality. Tech is catching up, and quickly. We’re likely to bring about the next great extinction, and then we’ll start all over again.

Been there, done all that, but when one turns against laws of logic, science, and expectation, open-mindedness to live a life of magic is a losing battle.

Isn’t it?

Remember the 2001: A Space Odyssey ape and the bone he threw in the air, that transitioned wonderfully into a satellite? One of the great edits in film history, and a wonderful visual representation of how far we’d come.

How far we’d come. Because we’ve been here before. Once more, the tools and wherewithal have always been there.

Some businesses today are using implanted chips, such as those used to track a dog, to track employees. Some individuals are far more ambitious. They’re planting magnetized chips, or remote control devices, into hands and fingers so as to convince others they are gifted with telekinesis.

Carrie White lived once. Dracula too. Regan MacNeil was once possessed by Pazuzu, who existed as well, and Luke Skywalker may have been my neighbor.

When we’re ready we’ll fly with or without wings and soar with the eagles. And so on.

Why is it, when we truly do not know what’s what in this regard, that we take our imagination for granted? Why is it that we dismiss human creation with the same cavalier attitude as discussing the dimensions of a toothbrush?

Challenge: Explain physiologically the mechanism of human imagination. Or, the mechanism of the wellspring of human creativity.

You cannot with any accuracy. Death either.

Another challenge for you. Have you ever had a dream where you were visited by a deceased loved one? Many if not most (if not all) of us have. Those dreams, simply, are thoughts. As in, said loved one is not reaching out to you from any sort of other dimension. There is no “death zone.” No, they’re still living. When they think of us, they come to us in dreams when we sleep. Similarly, when we think of them, it’s precisely the same thing.

Remember, space and time are the same. No one dies.

They awaken from their sleep, in another time and another place.

Space. Time. Dreams. Ever have a vivid, epic dream that seems to span hours? Then you awaken, look at your clock, and see only minutes have passed since you closed your eyes?

In 1976, the actors from Star Trek (the original series), attended a NASA ceremony in commemoration of the new space shuttle, Enterprise. Don’t be surprised to see Gene Roddenberry’s version — similar idea but a redesign of the long-retired shuttle — traversing the galaxy at some point. And how many future astronauts were inspired by the series to explore the stars themselves?

Hell, we didn’t even have a home computer back then. Guaranteed that someday, somewhere, again, new explorers will roam the stars, with names like Kirk, Spock, and McCoy as named by Trekker parents. They’ve been there already, but for all things being cyclical …

Maybe they’ll age and grow to look like Shatner, Nimoy, and Kelley.

Let’s discuss those born with diseases, such as severe autism. Do they figure into this equation? Of course they do! They may well be gifted, as we define the word, not disabled, and we make the mistake — over and again — of calling them “disabled” when, in fact, their misbehavior is based out of frustration from not being able to communicate with the majority. It’s no different than an American who speaks only English meeting someone who speaks only Farsi. You’re on a deserted island together. You too would get frustrated in a hurry. They speak a different language. Their attempt at communication is as frustrating to you as yours is to them.

Why bring that up? Because the disabled also have their own experiences and they cannot be discounted, regardless of whether you understand them. The human brain is but a singular piece of the human mind. In the event of a differently-wired brain or brain death there are other systems that function and service that mind.

Again, we do not know of their experiences. We only have ourselves, and our own experiences.

The bottom line with this exercise is once upon a time magic explained everything and logic did not exist. It’s an old conflict. Whatever is not explained presently is scuttled to the realm of the supernatural.

Is that a cop-out?

As for logic, we will always be explorers. It’s our human nature. But the universe is always one step ahead, and has a way of adding new depths of mystery once one is solved.

Why can’t we live with the reality that the acceptance of magic is the greatest wisdom of all?

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Joel Eisenberg is a writer and producer, and partner in Council Tree Productions, a television development company.