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From Beyond

What do we know of the world and the universe about us? Our means of receiving impressions are absurdly few, and our notions of surrounding objects infinitely narrow. We see things only as we are constructed to see them, and can gain no idea of their absolute nature. With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detected with the senses we have. I have always believed that such strange, inaccessible worlds exist at our very elbows, and now I believe I have found a way to break dawn the barriers. We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. We shall see these things, and other things which no breathing creature has yet seen. We shall overleap time, space, and dimensions, and without bodily motion peer to the bottom of creation.

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6 comments so far...

Anker Heegaard April 21, 2010, 05:59 PM
Nice picture and very interesting words. It could be a good starting point for a good diskusion :)
Our senses fail nothing, we just need to retrieve them and use them properly :)
Paulo Brabo Team 23 April 21, 2010, 06:08 PM
These are H. P. Lovecraft's words, not mine, and they're also the starting point of one of his short stories =)

That said, our senses don't exactly fail us, but there are animals, for instance, who see so much more. A dog can actually see -- or rather smell -- the past; when it enters a room it may know *who's been there* and in *which direction* they went out. Our senses can't tell us that much. Who knows what other realities we're blind to?

what the hell is this ... simply sensational!
Mark Andrews April 23, 2010, 05:11 PM
I like the concepts in the text - and it's fun to speculate - but unless there's some rapid human evolution on the way, I feel we're simply limited to viewing the world the way we do. As photographers we can all relate.. we just need better gear =)
evandro April 27, 2010, 09:14 PM
Linda foto.
mramshaw May 05, 2010, 07:28 PM
Fantastic image and slideshow, thank you.

Great marriage of text and image.

Here's a famous quote from a better writer:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy” - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

UV, Infrasound, magnetism, we humans have heard of these but cannot really sense them.

As a friend of mine put it: 'absence of proof is not proof of absence'.

Just because we do not see the divine in everything does not mean it is not there.

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