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Do you you believe in psychic time travel and believe people can send messages from time to time, to their younger or older self?

Asked by Dan_Lyons (5391 points ) April 22nd, 2014

Richard Bach (author of Johnathan Livingston Seagull) wrote a book called “Bridge Across Forever” wherein he continually runs across his time traveling self and gives himself advice!

Inspired by talljasperman’s story

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chyna's avatar

No, there has been no scientific proof.

Symbeline's avatar

I do not believe this to be possible, because I do not believe that time is something that can be traveled.

talljasperman's avatar

Yes… but it’s not perfect. I can’t just steal tomorrows lotto numbers. I’m drugged by psychiatrists so as long as I am not regretting the past then I can let memorizing everything slide. I focus on object’s like the television and I dream myself clearing the path for me. It’s like the Butterfly effect and Groundhog day.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@talljasperman I’m glad you said yes. You were the inspiration for this question.

As for scientific proof, HAHA as if any scientist in hope of a pension would ever admit to this sort of thing.

whitenoise's avatar

The people I know who do this, have all been advised by their future selves to not talk about this ability. I therefore wouldn’t trust anyone that claim they can…

talljasperman's avatar

@whitenoise I want to get training in the subject… so I have to go on the internet , maybe I could find others to be friends, or to find a wife who can do the same things or at least accept me for what I am. If I screw up again I can just hope for another mulligan.

syz's avatar

No.

talljasperman's avatar

@Dan_Lyons My link doesn’t work… I have too many computer issues.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@talljasperman Google “The Bridge across Forever” by Richard Bach. It is practically primer for time travel communicating with your younger and older selves!

cookieman's avatar

Not even remotely.
and I read comic books

ibstubro's avatar

Sadly, no, but I believe Richard Bach is a sincere man who could probably convince me to believe while I was in his presence. I’d love the opportunity. His second book, “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” was one of the great loves of my life. There was a time in my life I bought every second-hand copy I could find and re-gifted them. For years and years I read that book at least once a year.

I shudder to think that L. Ron Hubbard founded a successful religion and Richard Bach went happily into obscurity.

chyna's avatar

^Agree with your last statement.

jca's avatar

No.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

@ibstubro I agree, Illusions was a Masterful novel. I did same, buying used copies and gifting them to friends. So I looked up some RB quotes,

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”

“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.”

“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. ”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

It just goes on and on

kritiper's avatar

No. Absolutely not.

flutherother's avatar

I am getting messages from my younger self all the time, so yes. It is called memory.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Hahahaha…Thanks @flutherother You made me laugh out loud. I mean for reals.

ibstubro's avatar

If Richard Bach had gained a religious following ‘back in the day’ I would have been tempted. Especially if he’d been ‘a reluctant messiah’.

Wonderful, @Dan_Lyons. Now I’m wistful again.

ucme's avatar

Hahahahahahahahahaha, for a moment there, I thought this was serious.

BiZhen's avatar

No, that is an absurd idea. There may be fantasy stories about such an idea, but I do not want to read them.

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