Plato's theory of recollection

thus time is an illusion, merely the unfolding process of remembering everything. Such a recollection is known as amnesia. This theory would explain both deja vu and synchronicity. It might also imply that we are headed for the Omega Point.

In Plato’s Phaedo, Socrates is on his deathbed and chooses to address the question of the fundamental nature of reality. He attempts to prove to both himself and to those around him that the human soul exists beyond the physical world as an undying entity which both precedes and outlives the human body. One of the key elements to Socrates’ argument for the immortality of the human soul is his Recollection argument which points to evidence that human beings know more than they could have learned from their existence on earth. In essence, time and learning are illusions because all knowledge and all events are already contained in memory. Reality is merely the unfolding process of remembering. This is analogous to watching a movie you saw a long, long time ago; you’ve seen everything before but none of the content is familiar. (Except when you get deja vu).

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