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Hinton, Charles - What Is the Fourth Dimension – The existence of spirit beings, angels and time travellers

Identifier

025907

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

What Is the Fourth Dimension? By Charles H. Hinton

Evidence of a Fourth Dimension

… A being existing in four dimensions must … be thought to be as completely bounded in all four directions as we are in three. All that we can say in regard to the possibility of such beings is, that we have no experience of motion in four directions. The powers of such beings and their experience would be ampler, but there would be no fundamental difference in the laws of force and motion.

Such a being would be able to make but a part of himself visible to us, for a cube would be apprehended by a two-dimensional being as the square in which it stood. Thus a four-dimensional being would suddenly appear as a complete and finite body, and as suddenly disappear, leaving no trace of himself, in space, in the same way that anything lying on a flat surface, would, on being lifted, suddenly vanish out of the cognizance of beings, whose consciousness was confined to the plane. The object would not vanish by moving in any direction, but disappear instantly as a whole. There would be no barrier, no confinement of our devising that would not be perfectly open to him. He would come and go at pleasure; he would be able to perform feats of the most surprising kind. It would be possible by an infinite plane extending in all directions to divide our space into two portions absolutely separated from one another; but a four-dimensional being would slip round this plane with the greatest ease.

The source of the experience

Hinton, Charles Howard

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Angel

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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