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Journal of Near-Death Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 223–240 | Cite as

At the Edge of Eternity's Shadows: Scaling the Fractal Continuum from Lower into Higher Space

  • F. Gordon Greene
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Abstract

In this paper, I elaborate the hyperspatial implications of the fractal-scaling scheme that I introduced previously. Four case examples where out-of-body experiencers reported heightened and amplified visual capacities are correlated with this explanatory model. Three of these cases are identified as including an additional hyperspace signifier, the reported capacity to see through solid and opaque physical obstructions. One of these cases included yet another hyperspace signifier, the reported capacity to pass through such obstructions. Additional evidence supportive of this thesis is drawn from the literature on ecstatic experience, including out-of-body, near-death, and other varieties of mystical or visionary experience, and from that on psychedelic experience. Yet other hyperspace signifiers reported by ecstatic voyagers are also considered, including sensations of seeing outward spherically in 360 degrees and of seeing on all sides of three-dimensional solids simultaneously.

near-death experience out-of-body experience dimension time hyperdimensional hyperspatial perspective fractal scaling the higher self 

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  • F. Gordon Greene
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  1. 1.Sacramento

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