Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Experimenting With Time--And Dreams

The seemingly precognitive dreams of John William Dunne, an Irish-born aeronautical engineer [1], were chronicled in his 1927 essay entitled "An Experiment With Time." Dunne began to theorize that time exists simultaneously at all points and that his dreams, which he recorded unerringly, could find analogs in the real world within a 24 hour timespan in either direction of his predictive visions. Dunne's tome would go on to inspire writers such as T. S. Eliot, William S. Burroughs, Robert Heinlein, and C. S. Lewis. You can read a deeper analysis of the work at Professor Solomon. [2]

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