Sidestepping: FΔ Superimpostitions and the Hologrammic
Reality-Parts I and II
Part One: Sidestepping Death
Off Jamaica 1960
While swimming in the sea he is pulled out into the ocean by an unexpected
undertow. The land disappears beneath the horizon and he weakens fast, struggling,
drinking in mouthfuls of seawater. He loses consciousness. He is drowning.
When he opens his eyes he finds he has been washed up on the deserted beach
of a small island.
* * *
Vietnam in 1966
He and a number of other soldiers are working on and around the main ammunition
dump. It must have been a V.C. rocket because without any warning the dump
One-hundred eighty four military personnel are killed outright, most of
them considerably farther away from the dump than he. He is scarcely touched.
* * *
N.Y.C. in 1979
Taking a bath in her apartment she slips on a piece of soap and falls hard.
As she is going down she catches the underside of her nose on the sink.
She feels the bone splinter and like a karate chop, thrust high up into
her brain. She knows she is dying.
She lies unconscious for a few minutes. When she pulls herself to her feet
she finds her nose has returned to normal with only a slight bruise to show
for the experience.
These are three true incidents of unexplainable and outrageously narrow
escapes from death. Many of us have probably had somewhat similar examples,
some less, some possibly more dramatic than those above, but the feature,
in all cases, does not necessarily lie in how narrow the escape, but in
the curiously miraculous nature of the survival.
If we leave aside such notions as luck or chance we are faced with a seemingly
paradoxical factor. Here are people in whom the statistical evidence of
imminent death is overwhelming and yet all have survived in excellent condition.
Whatever is going on? What mysterious event happened at that moment to allow
them to survive? Is this a very common experience that simply has not been
noticed before? Has it always been this way or is this a new phenomenon?
Although this is an area which by its nature is extremely hard to research,
I believe there are a growing number of such examples. Certainly enough
to warrant serious study of what might have occurred in those last few moments.
The FΔ (F-Delta Effect)
I have suggested in an earlier paper that there appears to be a possibility
that we may be witnessing a covert intervention by future entities into
the 20th. Century consensual reality.
Over the past few years, the signs of this intervention have become an abundant
and growing body of data, and most of it, necessarily, highly personal.
Having set aside the possibility that I was either going crazy or that I
was projecting the simulations of my own wishes for future intervention,
I decided to proceed on an ‘as-if-true’ basis. The subject matter
of this essay concerns thoughts and observations as to how this intervention
might be accomplished.
A co-investigator, Jonathan Herbert, and I have have named the speculation
of a future intervention the FΔ effect, and we have called these emergent
future entities FΔ personalities. This personality appears to superimpose
itself onto the vibratory resonance of a person’s present time personality
with the intention of integrating with it. I believe this FΔ personality
cannot only be met and observed in some cases when the subject is in a radically
altered state of consciousness, but is also spontaneously starting to emerge
in ‘normal everyday’ consciousness in many young people (under
I have no way of knowing whether this is a general worldwide phenomenon
or one that is happening to a relatively select few. I suspect that it is
the latter, since history has consistently shown us that changes in consciousness
or world view can be brought about by remarkably small numbers of highly
creative people. It appears, too, that the quantum leap in consciousness
suggested by some leading thinkers that is about to significantly upstep
our quality of “Beingness” and thus our perception of reality,
and may be linked with this future intervention. Could it be that this upstepping
process is being orchestrated or even contrived by them?
Intervention from the Future
If there is a possibility that entities from our distant future are currently
involving themselves in world affairs, then we can expect a certain amount
of telltale signs of their activity. However, because of the problems inherent
in time travel we can also expect these signs are, in the main, concealed
from us. The best way of concealing factors, which if realized might well
upset the fabric of the present, would be for these entities to be operating
outside out field of comprehension. It certainly seems to hold true that
what one cannot conceive, one cannot perceive, and that when something can
be conceived, one stands a much better chance at being able to observe it.
Just as the 15th. Century natives of Terra della Fuego literally could not
see Magellan’s boats because they had never considered the possibility
of travel by sea, so might these personalities by functioning largely outside
the prevalent belief systems of the 20th Century, and thus outside our ability
to perceive them.
The object of this essay is to examine in the light of recent theories in
physics and biology, the possible manner in which a future and more advanced
society might intervene in the current world upheavals. These speculations
involve an intellectual and, more importantly, an intuitive understanding
of the implications of recent ideas on hologrammic consciousness as well
as the highly controversial ‘Many Worlds’ interpretation of
quantum mechanics. I am therefore including a brief summary of these models
since it is through this sort of expansion of our conventional world view
that we might achieve a brief glimpse of the activities of these FΔ
The Many-Worlds Interpretation
A fundamental aspect of Quantum Theory rests with the apparent particle/wave
‘duality’ of matter, an old controversy which has largely been
resolved by the observation that on a fundamental level matter behaves as
both particles and waves, dependent on circumstances.
When an electron, or in the case of light, a photon, is presented with the
‘choice’ of alternatives, its ‘decision’ seems to
be made in a random fashion from the specific options open to it at the
moment of choice. Granted, its choice may be weighted statistically in certain
directions so that some outcomes are more likely than others in a given
situation, but in principle, any of the options open to it may occur. The
particles in my pen, for example, could all happen to move in such a way
as to make it levitate, but it is much more likely that the particles will
interact with one another so as to produce a pen that does not float off
Applied to a more human situation, with the understanding that our actions
are the sum of a great many choices being made on a quantum level every
moment, what this interpretation of Quantum Theory suggests is that not
only that everything is possible, but that multiple choices are really taking
place, with each choice branching off the main stream of events and developing
as a separate universe. There will be a ‘universe’ or a ‘reality
stream’ originating from the pen that did float away. There will be
reality streams without pens at all, or me, or theories like this one.
The conclusion that can be reached through this approach is that a series
of parallel universes or reality streams rather like an infinite stack of
movie films, each differing from the next, and predicated on which choice
was made at any given point.
As John Gribben points out in his excellent book, ‘Time Warps’,
all time travel within the Many Worlds Model can be seen as implicitly involving
travel sideways in time. In a sense, moving across the parallel ‘reality
streams’ or time tracks, should allow an entity capable of this form
of time travel to interact with a reality stream essentially coexistent
with his own but which had its start at an alternative branching point.
I have called this process ‘sidestepping’ and I am suggesting
that it is an available technique to FΔ personalities who, in a moment
of imminent death, are able to ‘sidestep’ their reality (literally
their Universe) into a parallel but similar Universe that contains a higher
probability of their survival. This, then, could be said to be one of the
‘telltale’ signs of FΔ presence.
This model allows us a very important insight. It provides us with a way
around the paradox inherent in backward time travel, that of returning to
the past and, for instance, killing my own grandfather. Would I then continue
This view of the Many Worlds interpretation suggests consensus (present
time) reality is the sum total of all the quantum choices made on every
level at any given point, so we can reasonably assume that consensus reality
can therefore be modulated if sufficient choices can be made to predetermine
a new pattern of reality. The issue of my individual decision to kill my
grandfather then becomes irrelevant in the larger picture of an overall
This gives us a strong clue as to the possible nature of the FΔ intervention
and, since they would presumably have the entire span of human history to
play with, it seems likely that we will see evidence of this intervention
as a historical stream of events.
Assuming the FΔ construct as a working model, let us take a closer
look at what is entailed in modulating a reality from an overall point of
view, without irrevocably upsetting its inherent integrity.
As I have suggested, to avoid the paradoxes that accompany returning to
the past on an individual level, it is possible that the only way of producing
the necessary modulation would be to seed the past over a long period with
FΔ personalities carrying with them future world views. This would
both soften the shock of an intervention by giving it a historical perspective
as well as seeding past reality streams with future memories.
At least one object of this historical legacy would be to leech out many
of the purely negative imprints that we have developed as a race over the
hundreds of thousands of years, baked, if you like, into our neurological
circuitry. No doubt these imprints and engrams originally performed the
function of precipitating us out of the trees and onto the plains but they
have now turned back in on themselves and appear to have created a paranoid
contentiousness that currently threatens our race’s survival.
These imprints evidently cannot be simply taken away because this very contentiousness
is mixed in with a number of valuable characteristics like our aggressive
curiosity and our courage in the face of the unknown. If this contentiousness
is to be bled off then it is being done very slowly and very selectively.
Within this framework we can see that many of the significant thinkers and,
in particular, the artists of the past, could well have been FΔ personalities.
And, since the transformation of the race’s consciousness is a vast
and encompassing venture, it would not be surprising if the existence of
Art itself, for example, which appears to have no great part in our physical
survival, might be an entirely FΔ concept. A slow inundation of physical
reality by the world of the imagination.
At this point in linear history, as we move through the 60-year survival
window*, it would be reasonable to assume that there must be numerous factors
at work in the world’s cultures that are draining off this contentiousness.
Though these influences are probably hidden and hard to perceive, and may
well be couched in terms that we find unacceptable, they will be moving
us inexorably towards a different form of consciousness.
* All technological races must come to terms with the energy source of their
solar systems, which means the hydrogen fission/fusion process. Scientists
therefore speculate there is an approximately 60-year make-or-break window
of survival through which a race then has to move.
These factors are leading us all to a more introspective world of imagination
and fantasy manipulation and when complete, will represent a total break
with the traditional ego-bound, authoritarian, dog-eat-dog approach to everyday
In Part II, I shall examine the possible manner in which a more advanced
culture might utilize holographic projections upon which to superimpose
and modulate the contemporary consensus reality stream.
Part II: The Snake Pit
Some years ago, after eating a cup full of ground hallucinogenic morning
glory seeds and, rather unwisely, going to a party, I found myself lying
face downwards on a blue, deep-piled bedroom carpet.
I’d been sick as a dog and, as so often happens with powerful entheogens,
I had vomited out most of my tension. It was with some surprise, therefore,
that I opened my eyes to see a long, green and black snake curled facing
me with glistening black eyes, about two feet away. As I watched in motionless
fascination, the snake uncoiled and started gliding through the pile towards
me. All else in the room appeared perfectly normal, but I could not move.
The snake lifted its head off the carpet, the flicking tongue played over
my face as it rippled the length of its body nearer me. Then something happened
that only after all these years I am starting to fully come to terms with.
Without further ado, the snake slid into my right eye socket. As I felt
it disappearing into my body, I sensed a massive wriggling in my stomach
followed by my lower throat distending. A large snake then emerged flowing
out of my wide-open mouth.
I have amnesed much of what followed, but I have a sense of being a home
and a nest for countless serpents as they wriggled and slid in and out of
my body for the next eight hours.
Now, how am I going to confront this event? In medical or psychiatric terms
it was clearly a hallucination. But one so solid and convincingly ‘real’
that it turned part of my hair grey overnight? An hallucination as well-structured
as that poses in my mind obvious questions about the nature of reality itself.
If I can hallucinate those snakes, then what else am I hallucinating? Or
could it be that ‘reality’ itself is a form of hallucination
that doesn’t arouse our suspicions because we have a general agreement
(which itself doubtless feeds the solidity of the hallucination) about the
cohesive nature of overall reality. The anomalies that appear in this somewhat
fragile structure are either ignored, explained away or continue to puzzle
The Hologrammic World View
When I first came across the hologrammic memory system suggested by Karl
Pribham and then later the hologrammic views of Paul Pietsch, the implicit
and explicit realities of the English philosopher, David Bohm, and most
recently the morphogenetic theories of biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, I started
to find a model of reality that moved toward explaining the snakes. Please
understand that the reality-view that is emerging is on culled from my interpretation
of the thoughts of these thinkers interwoven with personal experience, and
doesn’t necessarily represent their conclusions.
The Hierarchy of Realities explicated by the genius tinkerer, Ben Bentov,
seems a good place to start. He lays life-forms out along a scale in which
the matrix is one of frequency of options. More complex entities can deal
with more options and, after a certain point in the scale, could be said
to be more emotionally, intellectually and possibly spiritually mature than
the preceding life forms. In humans we speak of metanoia, or God-consciousness,
or a peak moment (Maslov), as an intensified and faster vibration because
that is the subjective sensation. We have upstepped our own everyday state
of consciousness into producing a broadening of options. Thus, if an accelerated
vibratory rate results in a broadening and deepening of thought and behavior,
we can assume future entities, entities who have already accomplished not
only this quantum leap in contelligence,** but other future mutations in
consciousness, have vastly accelerated rates of vibration.
Applying hologrammic thinking, we can speculate that each living entity
(‘Sentient Being’ of Buddhism) is a reality generator. Ripples
of information are being generated on an ongoing basis, circling out from
each of us as the ripples on the surface of a pond, giving exact information
about the stone that caused the disturbance.
All this action, of course, takes place within the context of the standing
wave that is Universe itself; The Spirit of God, the omnipresent meta-ripple,
the sum of all the information in the sum of all possible universes.
Perhaps a religious metaphor helps visualization at this point. In most
significant cosmologies we see a difference drawn between the Manifest or
Living God, and the Unmanifest or Hidden God. The first is seen as the unfurling
of the evolution of consciousness, of a God manifest in his Creation and
can account for the sense of having a soul, which is both eternal and a
living part of God. The second, unmanifest, aspect of the creator is the
ground or plenum within which everything can manifest. The standing wave
of Universe itself.
So, as you can see, we have the makings of a good hologram. The initial
coherent energy source is the creator who splits into two in some grand
mitotic gesture. The unmanifest ground becomes the reference beam and the
manifest presence of God in all things becomes the working beam. And it
is the interference patterns that result from the interaction of these two
primary wave fronts that create the hologram we call reality.
One of the strengths of this model of reality is that it can account for
any amount of anomalies because it essentially posits that each individual
generator interacts directly with the reference beam or ‘God’,
and creates its own reality. A warthog will generate a warthog reality,
an E. Coli an E. Coli’s reality. A rock will even co-create its rocky
reality by information generated as to its nature, interacting with the
reference beam, or the standing wave of Universe.
If this is so then we find ourselves in the honorous position of creating
our own realities with consensus reality being a kind of overlapping hodgepodge
of common denominators.
Ladder of Selves
For the next step, we have to have an understanding of what Colin Wilson*
calls the ‘ladder of selves.’ He concludes, from an analysis
of multiple personality cases plus his own experiences and a good knowledge
of the occult, that we all exist on our own hierarchy of levels or ladders
of selves. Similar to Bentov’s scale, the ascendent ladder brings
more complex ‘selves’ into play. Often, he reports, these ‘selves’
are complete and structured personalities which, although co-habitating
the same body, generally have no knowledge of each other.
Although the classic examples of multiple personality splits are extreme
examples, most of us have experienced very radical personality shifts in
our lives. Sometimes it is indeed as if a totally new personality has taken
over. And yet, like the individual personalities within multiple personality
disorders it must have been developing and maturing parallel to the primary
This ‘stacking of selves,’ from our lowest most obdurate ‘selves’
to our highest and most Godlike ones, seems to lend itself to hologrammic
thinking. By considering the individual energy generator as a ladder of
habituated resonances, the soul, the “I” or the essential mobile
consciousness, can alight and manifest through any number of these ‘selves.’
Each ‘self’ is presumably creating its own reality on an ongoing
basis by interacting with the reference beam of the plenum.
The personality changes that we are starting to see happen to us and our
friends and colleagues are sometimes so profound that at both lower and
upper ends of this scale it is possible to feel ‘possessed’
by those ‘selves.’
Within this model of reality construction, the central nervous system or
energy generator, in this case of a human being, can be seen as a hologrammic
matrix which is modulated by a series or ‘selves,’ and what
I have earlier called the FΔ superimposition is, in all probability,
one of those ‘selves.’
In the cases I have been able to observe, the FΔ personality appears
to settle into the vibrational frequency of the everyday persona, gradually
habituating itself into the resonances of this dominant ‘self.’
Perhaps it seeps into all of the ‘selves’ in some way too.
It is during this transitionary stage that there can be considerable access
to the previously hidden FΔ personality through general consciousness-raising
methods. Hypnosis, meditation and entheogens for example, can all lead to
the FΔ’s accelerated emergence.
It is important to realize that these FΔ personalities do not come
crashing through our defenses. All possible thought seems to have been given
by a very
profound intelligence to their harmonious integration into the Central
Nervous System. Of course, errors do happen. Changing the consciousness
of a race is of necessity a significant and complex task. There are some
20th. Century Central Nervous Systems who simply cannot tolerate the superimposition.
Sometimes a personality will disintegrate into schizophrenia or the multiple
personality disorders previously mentioned. Sometimes one sees cases of
what my colleague Randy Trout has termed Time Sickness. With so many people
exploring different methods of accelerating their consciousness, there are
bound to be some distortions.
Bu the overall process appears to be benign. Those with emergent FΔ
personalities are becoming truly transformed people. Whole people.
The FΔ Mutation
Biologists point out that a mutational leap in a species’ growth cycle
will take place as a result of unprecedented stress. In many biological
systems this can take the form of the stress of predation or, more recently,
as a result of some of man’s attempts to chemically eradicate a particular
species. All result in the kind of conditions that provoke a survival tactic
designed to make the stressful conditions work for the species rather than
to eliminate it. Recent, though still tentative, research in biology has
produced a return to Lamarkism by suggesting that traits acquired during
an entities’ lifetime can be passed on genetically to its offspring.
From outside the scientific blinkers it has always been obvious that both
methods of evolving are in operation. What is certainly true is that Lamarkism
holds for creatures with consciousness. It is patently clear that humans
not only pass on the genes but also genetically or not, pass on their ideas
and hopes (their memes) and many of the deepest of their traits to their
Looking at current human conditions in most of the advanced societies of
this century, we can see that there is steady movement towards more stressful
environments. We are increasingly faced with the choice of either deploring
these conditions, or of working with them in a cooperative manner to nurture
the inevitable mutation of consciousness that these stress-inducing factors
must be producing.
If Julian Jaynes* is proven to be correct in his conclusion that the human
race experienced a radical shift in consciousness in the third millennium
B.C., then that shift can also be shown to be in part, anyway, a result
of the tremendous increases in the complexity of life experienced in that
Extending Jayne’s conclusions for a moment, I believe that what we
may be currently witnessing is a new access to the hallucinated voices of
our right brains, and that the cultural interpretation of the voices is
no longer perceived as ‘The Gods’ but can now be seen as the
pre-emergent FΔ personality: Entities or personalities from our own
future. As is becoming more apparent with time, it is the seriousness of
the current crisis which might, in all likelihood, be precipitating this
intervention and the future is merely using the dormant faculties of our
central nervous systems upon which to superimpose the FΔ personalities.
Given this supposition and relating it to the fact that the death point
is the most intensely stressful situation an entity faces, it is at this
point we should be able to see the manifestation of the FΔ interaction
This leads us back to the start of this essay and to the hypothesis that
those with FΔ superimpositions in place can avoid death. At the moment
of potential death, they sidestep or are sidestepped by the FΔ personality,
into a parallel universe in which statistical probability dictates their
continued existence. The stress literally becomes a life and death factor
and the FΔ personality ‘sidesteps’ into a survival reality.
Within the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics the reality stream
in which the body dies continues, but for obvious reasons we have no way
of observing it.
In conclusion, it appears that as a race, we are being shuffled bit by bit
into an alternative reality that can survive the current crisis, to move
through the 60-year window and become the very future that is responsible
for guiding this transformation.
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