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He was sitting by the window and his face was very pale. Two tall candles guttered at his elbow and cast a sickly amber light over his long nose and slightly vhiens chin. Chalmers would have nothing modern about his apartment. As I crossed the room to the settee he had cleared for me I glanced at his desk and was surprised to discover that he had been studying the mathematical formulae of a celebrated contemporary physicist, and that he had covered many sheets of thin yellow paper with curious geometric designs.
Plotinus and Emanuel Moscopulus, St. Chalmers smiled engagingly, and passed me a Russian cigarette on a curiously carved tray. I believe that biology has failed pitifully to explain the mystery of man’s origin and destiny. That is precisely what I would do.
But your modern biologist scoffs at time. He has the key but he refuses to use it. What do we chies of time, really? Einstein believes that it is relative, that it can be interpreted in terms of space, of curved space. But must we stop there? When mathematics fails us can we not advance by—insight?
It accepts nothing that it cannot demonstrate. And then perhaps I would apprehend—”. But I believe that drugs expand human consciousness. William James agreed with me. And I have discovered a new one.
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Its occult properties are amazing. With its aid and the aid of my mathematical knowledge I believe that I can go back through time. Time and motion are both illusions.
Everything that has existed from the beginning of the world exists now. Events that occurred centuries ago on this planet continue to exist in another dimension of space.
Events that will occur centuries from now exist already. We cannot perceive their existence because we cannot enter the dimension of space that contains them. Human beings as we know them are merely fractions, infinitesimally small fractions of one enormous whole. Every human being is linked with all the life that has preceded him on this planet. All of his ancestors are parts of him.
Only time separates him from his forebears, and time is an illusion and does not exist. I wish to strip from my eyes the veils of illusion that time has thrown over them, and see the beginning and the end.
Les chiens de Tindalos
And I want you to help me. I intend to take the drug immediately. He rose and strode to the mantel. When he faced me again he was holding a small square box in the palm of his hand. It was used by the Chinese philosopher Lao Tze, and while under its influence he visioned Tao.
Tao is the most mysterious force in the world; it surrounds and pervades all things; it contains tondalos visible universe and everything that we call reality. He who apprehends the mysteries of Tao sees clearly all that was and will be. We see portions of tinndalos great monster through a slit, which we call time.
With the aid of this drug I shall enlarge the slit. I shall behold the great figure of life, the great recumbent beast in its entirety. Watch and take notes. And if I go back too far you must recall me to reality.
You can recall me by shaking me violently. If Tinadlos appear to be suffering acute physical pain you must recall me at once. You are taking dreadful risks.
I don’t believe that there is any fourth dimension and I emphatically do not believe in Tao. And I don’t approve of your experimenting with unknown drugs.
The risk does not reside in the drug itself My only fear is that I may become lost in time. You see, I shall assist the drug. Before I swallow this pellet I shall give my undivided attention to the geometric and algebraic symbols that I have traced on this paper.
I shall approach the fourth dimension with my conscious mind before I take the drug which will enable me to exercise occult powers of perception. Before I enter the dream world of the Eastern mystics I shall acquire all of the mathematical help that modern science can offer.
This mathematical knowledge, tincalos conscious approach to an actual apprehension of the fourth dimension of time, will supplement the work of the drug. The drug will open chines stupendous new vistas—the mathematical preparation tkndalos enable me to grasp them intellectually. I have often grasped the fourth dimension in dreams, emotionally, intuitively, but I have never been able to recall, in waking life, the occult splendours that were momentarily revealed to me.
You will take down everything that Ce say under the influence of the drug.
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No matter how strange or incoherent my speech may become you will omit nothing. When I awake I may be able to supply the key to whatever is mysterious or incredible. I am not sure that I shall succeed, but if I do succeed”—his eyes were strangely luminous— “time will exist for me no longer! He sat down abruptly. Please stand over there by the window and watch. Have you a fountain pen?
cihens I nodded gloomily and removed a pale green Waterman from my upper vest pocket. I groaned and produced tijdalos memorandum book. I entreat you to remain silent while I study these charts. He raised the charts and studied them intently. I watched the clock on the mantel as it ticked out the seconds, and a curious dread clutched at my heart so that I choked.
Suddenly the clock chieens ticking, and exactly at that moment Chalmers swallowed the drug. I rose quickly and moved toward him, but his eyes implored me not ttindalos interfere. Time stopped, and I swallowed the drug. I pray God that I shall not lose my way. He closed his eyes and leaned back on the sofa.
All of the blood had left his face and he was breathing heavily. It was clear that the drug was acting with extraordinary rapidity. It is beginning to get dark and the familiar objects in the room are fading out. I can discern them vaguely through my eyelids, but they are fading swiftly. I shook my pen to make the ink come and wrote rapidly in shorthand as he continued to dictate. The walls are vanishing and I can no longer see any of the familiar objects.
Your face, though, is still visible to me. I hope that you are writing. I think that I am about to make a great leap—a leap through space. Chiems perhaps it is through time that I shall make the leap. Everything is dark, indistinct. He sat for a while silent, with his head sunk upon his breast. Then suddenly he stiffened and his eyelids fluttered open.
He was straining led in his chair, staring at the opposite wall But I knew that he was looking beyond the wall and that the objects in the room no longer existed for him. All of the billions of lives that preceeded me on this planet are before me at this moment. I see men of all ages, all races, all colors.
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They are fighting, killing, building, dancing, singing. They are sitting about rude fires on lonely gray deserts, and flying through the cuiens in monoplanes.
They are riding the seas in bark canoes and enormous steamships; they are painting bison and mammoths on the walls of dismal caves and covering huge canvases with queer futuristic designs. Ce watch the migrations from Atlantis. I watch the migrations from Lemuria. I see the elder races—a strange horde of black dwarfs overwhelming Asia, and the Neandertalers with lowered heads and bent knees ranging obscenely across Europe.
Itndalos am in Athens and Pericles is young. I am standing on the soil of Italy. I assist in the rape of the Sabines; I march with the Imperial Legions.
I tremble with awe and wonder as the enormous standards go by and the ground shakes with the tread of the victorious hastati.