David P. Armentrout, Ph.D.
The author, new to the Journal’s pages, writes “I was prompted to write this after hearing Joe Costa’s remarks about his view of time and his own regressions, made during the panel discussion at the APRT Phoenix Convention [Fall, 1998).” David has extended Joe’s ideas “a bit,” but concludes “I think Joe Costa’s guides have as good a practical explanation as I have otherwise heard, and I have tried to do them justice.” He extends Joe’s model to incorporate the findings of quantum physics regarding space and time and the infinite possibilities of the universe.
The issue of time has never really been wholly resolved. We know that in memory we have access to everything that has happened. We know that in some cases people can accurately view the future. These ideas suggest existentially static views of time. We also know that our experience is based on sequential cause and effect linkages, a transcendental dynamic of time. These ideas seem incompatible in terms of modern materialistic physical science. However, there is a slightly more abstract approach which brings them together in a single model.