By Karl Ove Knausgaard
Within the 16th century, Antinous Bellori, a boy of 11, is misplaced in a depressing woodland and stumbles upon gleaming beings, one sporting a spear, the opposite a flaming torch ... This occasion is decisive in Bellori's lifestyles, and he thereafter devotes himself to the pursuit and examine of angels, the intermediaries of the divine. starting within the backyard of Eden and hovering via to the current, A Time for every little thing reimagines pivotal encounters among people and angels: the glow of the cherubim observing over Eden; the profound love among Cain and Abel regardless of their ameliorations; Lot's disgrace in Sodom; Noah's isolation sooner than the flood; Ezekiel tied to his mattress, prophesying ferociously; the loss of life of Christ; and the emergence of sensual, mischievous cherubs within the 17th century. Alighting upon those dramatic scenes -- from the Bible and past -- Knausgaard's mind's eye takes flight: the result's a blinding exhibit of storytelling at its majestic, spellbinding most sensible. Incorporating and tough culture, legend, and the Apocrypha, those penetrating glimpses possibility chilling questions: can the character of the divine endure swap, and will the immortal perish?
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Nothing can replace it. It’s now clear that personal experience is the road to wisdom that we all share. As I expanded my exploration beyond the first inner dimension, I began to notice some unusual sights. In some areas, clouds of energy dominated the environment. I was especially amazed to see some of these clouds taking specific forms. I saw what appeared to be cars, homes, even cruise ships partially created. After years of experience, I have concluded that these items are the direct result of human thought.
Negative and self-limiting thoughts are the real enemy we must face. Within the inner dimensions of the universe, our thoughts, both good and bad, exert a powerful creative influence upon our immediate environment. This is readily observed and experienced during an out-of-body experience. In addition to the three most prevalent types of environments encountered when out-of-body, there are two others. The first, though rarely observed and reported, seems to consist of dimensions and environments that exist beyond thought-energy.
This process of internal adjustment is reported by several serious out-of-body explorers. Robert Monroe refers to this change when he describes his nonphysical form becoming progressively “less humanoid” in shape as the time duration of his out-of- body experience lengthens. This tendency for us to return to our natural internal frequency rate has another important implication. On countless occasions I’ve noticed that when I’m out-of-body for more than several minutes, the observed environment slowly fades and a new environment becomes visible.
A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgaard