By Jerry Schafer
In 1928 Philip Nowlan created ‘Buck Rogers’, a fictional character who
Back in 1928, such a thing was unthinkable and thought to be virtually
impossible, yet Philip Nowlan created that fictional character anyway.
The question is, was he foreseeing the future, or is it possible that
he was remembering the past?
Some believe that in the most innocuous way, the advent of Buck Rogers
was the forerunner to space exploration in the 20th century.
This thought opens the door to ask the question; Did Philip Nowlan
create Buck Rogers out of his creative imagination? Or, did he create
it out of his memory?
Have you ever been somewhere you’ve never been before, when suddenly a
feeling comes over you as though you’ve actually been there?
Deja vu is what they call it.
From French, deja vu literally means; “Already Seen,” a phenomenon of
having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently
being experienced has been experienced in the past whether it has
actually happened or not.
I wonder, is it possible that famous Science Fiction writers like
Philip Nowlan, or Ray Bradbury, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells or Isaac
Asimov, were actually remembering the past, rather than foreseeing the
future when they created their incredible works of Science Fiction?
While this may seem to be a rhetorical question, to me it is truly a
question that needs to be answered as far as the Big Picture is
Life and time are amazing teachers. Life teaches us to make good use
of time, and time teaches us the value of life.
It is an irrefutable fact that we can only learn from our past.
If it’s true that some people have the God given gift to remember the
past, even though a past life, how much of what we read about religion
or the history of the world, can be categorized as a creative thought,
or a figment of someone’s imagination, or as something being
remembered by the writer and transmitted to us through the written
Speaking of the written word; Writers from the beginning of time, when
man found writing as a way to communicate, have written their stories,
fact or fiction, or science fiction, as they see it, or saw it. They
have related their interpretations of historical events in the
languages of their countries.
Unfortunately when these stories are transcribed, it is also an
irrefutable fact that much is lost or changed around in translation.
Accordingly, the word ‘fact’ becomes questionable when reading about
any historical event.
With this thought, comes the thought that maybe the original writer
was not writing what he saw, but rather what he thought he saw, or
heard, or maybe what he wrote was directly taken from his memory. How
many times have we seen evidence, that when several people witness the
same accident, each of them writes a completely different
interpretation of what they saw.
Let me explain why I call this article; “Everything is Nothing, and
Nothing is Everything”.
I believe that everything that happens, and has happened on this earth
since the beginning of recorded time, is nothing. At the same time, I
also believe that nothing is everything.
A mathematical example would be; The score of the game is zero to
zero… ”nothing to nothing.” Interestingly, as I see it, the largest
number of them all is Zero. Nothing (0).
Now, write the number one (1). Interestingly, the more zero’s (0)
Nothings, you add to the one, the bigger the one gets; 1 — 10 — 100 —
1,000 etc. The more Zero’s you add to any number, the bigger the
number gets. So, while zero is nothing, at the same time, nothing “0”
You see it’s all in the semantics. The way things are said gives us
the basis for interpretations. Somewhere in history, beginning with
recorded time, someone, and somewhere wrote something downÖ the
question is; was this person around before the time he wrote something
Did he write down what he saw? Or, what he thought he saw?
Or, is it possible that he could he have written down something he
remembered? Could it have been deja vu?
Let’s talk about the word; “Reality.”
My Grandson, who wants to become a writer, asked me; “What’s the
difference between fiction and reality?”
I told him; “Fiction has to make sense!”
As far as I’m concerned, reality as they call it, makes no sense at
all. Especially when you wonder whose reality you’re talking about?
Your reality may be completely different from my reality.
It is a scientific fact that human beings see and hear things differently.
The sound of my voice may sound different to you than it does to me.
At the same time, colors may look completely different to your eyes,
than they do to mine. Oh sure, we both see colors, but as I’ve said,
the way we see them may be different, so whose reality are we talking
To my way of thinking, there’s no reality at all… none… and what
does it matter anyway since everything is nothing, and nothing is
At the same time, let’s explore the possibility that history repeats
itself in a way that is unimaginable to us; the same way space travel
was unimaginable back in 1928, when Buck Rogers appeared on the scene.
We all agree that we live awhile, and then we die. But what if
somehow, someway, it become a fact that there is no such thing as
death as we conceive it…
NOTE: Please don’t think that what you’re about to read has anything
to do with any religion or religious teachings… it does not.)
What if we suddenly discovered the physical existence of our soul?
What if we discovered (as an example) that the static electricity
provided to this planet from the Sun, was not only the source of all
life on earth, but at the same time, is the source that keeps our
souls from ever being able to die a permanent death (as we think of
What if we discovered that the physical manifestation of reincarnation
is a fact of life? What if the static electricity that is part of our
atmosphere is proven to be the source that brings life, as we know it,
a beating heart to a fetus? What if we discovered that a pregnant
woman carrying a fetus that has grown in gestation for five weeks can
suddenly feel the heartbeat of her baby, a phenomenon that happens
only after static electricity has entered the heart of the fetus
causing it to beat.
Then, at birth the infant will breathe the breath of life, the heart
will pump blood through the body and therein life’s journey begins.
The journey lasts for a period of time until the natural order of a
thing we call death occurs. But death of the body, does not mean death
of the physical soul that is ever-present, and that was responsible
for providing the electrical power that started the heartbeat of the
fetus in the first place.
A doctor pronounces a person dead when the heart has stopped beating.
So a person dies (as we know death) however, the static electricity
inside the body simply goes back into the atmosphere from wince it
came in the first placeÖand it hovers there until once again, it
enters the heart of an unborn fetus in its fifth week of gestation,
causing the heart to begin beating and at the same time, causing the
beginning of human life.
In essence, the static electricity inside your body represents your
soul (for lack of a better word) and this electrical element is
impervious to any and all elements, it cannot be destroyed.
Of course there is religious thinking that goes hand-in-hand with the
phenomenon of death. Some believe that the soul goes to heaven or
Others believe that death is like never being born at all… if you
can remember what it was like before you were born (and believe it or
not, some people actually can) then you would know the kind of peace
that can only be found in pre-birth (Heaven).
These people believe that when a baby is born, it cries out because it
is being born into the illusion of life. Others believe that life and
death are like walking through a revolving door that never stops
spinning… life-death-life-death etc. The list of different beliefs
is almost never-ending.
In my next article, we will examine the Illusion of Life.