1. I don’t seem to have flight dreams anymore. Nor have been visiting other worlds lately in my somnobulistic states. I’d like to, but the entire focus of my energies seem directed elsewhere this past year and a half or so. Disapointing, but necessary I suppose. Pretty sure I’d the very reason I agreed to this sojourn in the first place.
2. Suddi was shown some modern books a…bout the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. One of the writing samples he was shown – an untranslated one – he declared had been written by more than one person in the Samaritan dialect, but didn’t mean much. It seemed to have been for practice, which was unusual since papyrus wasn’t usually used for that. Wax or clay is more likely to have been used. It’s cheaper to come by.
Then he grabbed the book and began examining its pages. A number things about it obviously fascinated him: the pictures and small, even, print, of course. What fascinated him most, though, was the paper it was printed on. He thought it very wonderful and wanted to know how it was made.
Delores told him it was made out of wood then, when he persisted, “But how?” she just grabbed back the book and changed the subject in a hurry.
4. I’d have tried to explain better even if it did make some tiny temporal waves. I know there’s wood pulp involved and, for making recycled paper, you soak and bleach old paper, mix with a little glue and maybe dryer lint if you want to make thick stock, then screen and dry. But from scratch, I didn’t know how and suddenly realized what a good thing knowing something like that would be to know. So I Googled it….
5. “The method of making paper is essentially a simple one—mix up vegetable fibers, and cook them in hot water until the fibers are soft but not dissolved. The hot water also contains a base chemical such as lye, which softens the fibers as they are cooking. Then, pass a screen-like material through the mixture, let the water drip off and/or evaporate, and then squeeze or blot out additional water. A layer of paper is left behind. Essential to the process are the fibers, which are never totally destroyed, and, when mixed and softened, form an interlaced pattern within the paper itself.” — Read more: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Paper.html#ixzz3ZHZf6WGY
6. If you could talk to anyone in another time period, who would you want to talk to? Why? What would you ask them? It doesn’t have to be one particular historic personage; it could be no more specific than just anyone living at a particular time and place.
7. I have noticed, though, that while some people can be made to remember past lives, only very special ones can actually have a fully cognizant, coherant, two-way conversation with the regresser, translator, or medium, what-have-you. They have to have some psi training. The best ones all seem to have intense psi training in common.
8. Beyond the confines of time, space, and language, there is a higher language that transcends all limitations.