“The Light of truth’s high noon is not for tender leaves.”Gautama Buddha
An Introduction to TIME ALTERATIONS: an option to live
Time alterations, now there’s an irrational concept if I ever heard one.
Irrational, yes; insane, no.
Time belongs to the realm of the rational. If we are to utilize TIME ALTERATIONS as a healing tool, we must step out of our usual way of viewing things and adopt an irrational view, as therein lies our hope.
To many – and justifiably so – this work may offend their moral, social, religious and even ethical views. To you of “tender leaves” I say please read no further. I have no desire to offend or upset anyone. My objective in writing this book is to save lives. And that, my dear readers, is the basic issue.
How does a musician (as that is the profession I have pursued, and continue to pursue, my entire adult life) come to write a book on healing; and not only on healing but also a book promising to eradicate terminal illness? I do so not in the role of a healer – and this is an important distinction – but in the role of a mathematician. The study of time, with the goal of mastery of time, has been the road which I have followed and has lead me to these amazing discoveries.
I would like to make it clear at this early point that just as it is not necessary to be an automotive or mechanical engineer to drive an automobile successfully, likewise it is not necessary for one to have any background in mathematics or metaphysics whatsoever to effectively utilize the information presented in this book. We will approach this subject much as others do today with their subjects – under the heading of Pop Science (i.e. taking very abstract scientific principles and presenting them in such a way as to be understandable to the general public).
As stated previously this will not be a book dealing with moral, social, religious or ethical issues. Also, this course of study promises to leave many of the questions raised by those considerations unanswered. My objective in this undertaking is to take the essentials learned during twenty-five years of intense study in a variety of disciplines, to reduce them to their simplest form, and to make them accessible to as many people as possible.
This book is divided into two sections, theory (or pure mathematics) and practice (or applied mathematics). The theory section is not, for the most part, essential to the effective utilization of the techniques presented in the practice section. However, it is necessary for us to have a working knowledge of theory in order to maximize our efforts.
A Price to Be Paid
Well, here comes the catch. I knew there had to be an angle. Well, come tell us. What is it?
The price of admission for this journey to health is your cherished beliefs regarding the nature of life and death.
A sage once said
“Life lives and death dies.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan
As we proceed into our TALT (Time ALTerations) training, our experiences and the results gained from practice will force us to adjust our views to a new way of perceiving things. I want to make it clear that it is our results and not our studies that will necessitate this adjustment.
Many years ago I read a report indicating that moving (changing residences) is one of life’s most unsettling events. The disturbing emotional nature of a change of residence holds the same emotional discomfort as one will encounter in TALT training – namely, change.
“Nothing can make you secure if the truth can not, but the truth is, there is no security anywhere.”
The truth is also that
“The only thing that is unchanging is the fact that things are always changing.”
I recently moved from the studio where I had lived and worked for nearly ten years. I had no idea how embedded I was in that environment until I started to move. Years of collecting and storing now created discomfort, as I had to dispose of items that had emotional value but not practical value. But, in my move, as in TALT training, I assure you that the benefits received greatly outweigh the emotional adjustment.
Resistance to Change.
For some, the status quo, no matter how deplorable, is preferable to the uncertainty of change. In many cases, illness is a direct reflection of one’s resistance to change, to the point of crisis. But fortunately for us, TALT training is not an analytical process. We are not going to deal with problems such as resistance to change in an analytical way. TALT training allows us to bypass the endless maze of psychological and emotional reasoning and rationalization and to simply erase the problem in time.
I am reminded of a recent television commercial that exemplifies the issues involved in change. In the commercial, three old Russian men who had eaten yogurt all their lives were given the commercial brand to try. After trying the new brand, they all began to cry. “Didn’t you like the yogurt?” they were asked. “We liked the yogurt very much,” they replied. “We’re crying because of all the years we were without the new brand.”
Initially we feel uneasy and uncertain the first day on a new job or in a new school or during any other new experience; however, once we are past the initial hurdle, all is well and we’re glad that we made the decision to try something new.
The Emotional Gap
Just as for some a deplorable status quo is preferable to the uncertainty of change, others will find death preferable to altering the dream about the nature of life and death that they have held throughout their lives. And who is to say they are wrong? Certainly not I. This TALT material offers an option for those who have no other options and for those who choose to surmount the emotional hurdles and utilize TALT knowledge for health maintenance.
The Desire Factor
There is a story about a student who was sitting alongside a stream talking to his teacher about the mystery of life. The student said he would very much like to know the answer to life’s mystery. At this point the teacher grabbed the student and held his head under water until the student was ready to pass out. When the teacher finally let the student up, he asked him what he was thinking about when he was under water. The student replied that all he could think of was “air, air, air.” The teacher replied, “When you want the answer to life as badly as you wanted air, you will have it.”
How many times have I heard people say to me, “If only I had continued with my piano lessons when I was younger, today I would be a skilled player.” It takes genuine desire and motivation to get the most out of TALT training. For those who have been diagnosed as terminally ill and who have a sincere desire to reverse that diagnosis, perhaps you are in an advantageous position. For just as the student replied “air, air, air,” you can sincerely reply “life, life, life.”
The Simpler the Better
If you have been diagnosed as terminally ill, any kind of drastic deviation from your normal life patterns would seem acceptable, given the alternative. But again, fortunately for us, TALT training takes very little time and, other than those that come about naturally, requires very little change in our life patterns.
(We all have views and opinions. Please note at this point that I will try my best not to project my views and opinions on to you. Throughout this book, when stating an opinion as opposed to a fact, I will try to make you aware of the situation.)
A Train Ride West
Does the ability to eradicate terminal illness mean one can avoid ever dying?
Of course not!
Think of a very long train heading west. This train is about to pass from one state into the next. Let’s call the border between these two states the point of death. (Death = that point in time and space when our consciousness is no longer focused into our three-dimensional physical realm.) As our train travels unavoidably west over the border and into the next state, we have the option of being in the first car across the border or even the last car across in this very long train. But remember, this train is heading unavoidably west and all passengers will sooner or later pass into the next state.
Check the Oil, Joe!
Does TALT mean no more colds, no more pimples?
Just as the red warning light on our automobile dashboard is a signal to take corrective measures, and just as even the finest musical instruments need occasional tuning, we can still expect the human body to signal a needed change in course when necessary.
Life is not a sterile process, but rather a learning experience. As we learn, we probe and touch. If we touch something hot, we still get a blister. But hopefully we learn not to touch again.
If we eat too much chocolate, we still get a pimple. But hopefully we learn to moderate. If we push and drive ourselves too hard, we still get a cold. But the proper rest will surely set things straight.
In the final analysis, it’s the same old world – only better.
The Guy with All the Answers
Are you the guy with all the answers?
No, not me.
I am proud to say that I have a lot of the answers, but far from all the answers. I continue to learn and hopefully grow through my daily encounters with the irrational perspective. I will share with you knowledge gained from my experiences to date, but remember, this is a frontier with unlimited potential and pioneers are always welcome.
“Thanks for the Memories”
I recently read a book on publishing that indicated that people do not read the introduction section of new books. Taking that suggestion, I decided to call the introduction to this book Chapter One.
The introduction section is the place where the author has the opportunity to warm up. I enjoyed writing this material so far and didn’t want you to miss it. So thanks for joining me on this small journey. I enjoyed your company. And now, if you like, we can proceed to our big journey and begin this book in earnest with Chapter Two.
A book that begins with Chapter Two!