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"Time and space are modes by which we think
an not conditions in which we live.

Albert Einstein

A truly creative mind can remember the future. Though this reads as an oxymoron - true to the wisdom within all paradox - it is possible to remember the future. A book by the same title has been written by a most extraordinary woman, P. M. H. Atwater. She has experienced future memory all of her life. She tells her story so well this book is hard to put down. She also gives all of the relevant science behind this phenomena in a very readable and understandable format.


Future Memory

Einstein, Bohm, Hawking and other noted physicists, as well as Penrose, Bentov and others on the leading edge of mathematics and cosmology are documented as accepting and promoting this theory.  Their ideas and discoveries are simplified and connected in a very unique way in Future Memory. Ms. Atwater does a superb job of using simple images and simple language to explain complicated physical and mathematical concepts.  She also integrates this with the work of leading philosophers, psychologists, neurophysiologists, and biologists. This work is so comprehensive you will realize no stone was left unturned in revealing the simplicity of how future memory is possible.

She also gives a thrilling and spell binding rendition of her own three near-death experiences. What she learned about the intricacies of creation dovetails perfectly with what science has discovered in quantum theory. For one aspiring to a more creative mind this book will open many doors.

To remember the future you need to reorient your relationship to how you experience 'time'. Though the concept of memory is usually applied to the past it can also be applied to experiencing the future before it has occurred. Linear time is not as real as it may appear. As Einstein implies, linear time is a concept we have accepted, yet it is a relative experience not a consistent reality.

This is not a new concept. The ancient Greeks considered learning to be remembering. The word education originally meant to draw from that which was already known. To educate yourself was to remember what your soul already knew, not to gain anything new.


It is our perception of reality that determines what we experience. There is no 'objective' reality apart and separate from us. We are all experiencing this 'reality' in our own unique way. Though we have a general consensus on many things, none of us sees, hears or feels identically with another. We are all connected to a web of consciousness and energy that is pliable, fluid and amenable to our individual will. It is our consensus of reality that allows us to interact and agree on many things, but in truth we each experience uniquely. This is what gives us our creative abilities and something that we should cherish and augment, not attempt to hide or diminish in fear of public ridicule.

Atwater fairly sums up the essentials of learning to remember the future with the following quote, "The true art of memory is the art of attention (directing the mind) and intention (exerting the mind)." Attention is the key to concentrating and focusing your mind to a particular place or time. Intention is the act of willing yourself to participate in whatever you are focused upon. Being mindful of these two key elements in your everyday life will measurably enhance not only your creativity but your ability to experience greater realities.

There are several key elements to learning to remember the future at will. The book goes into great depth in this area and presents the work of aerospace electronics design specialist James van Avery. He has perfected a specific technique you can learn to train yourself to remember the future. I will paraphrase his ideas briefly here. They are:

  • Allow yourself to relax and see your environment in its infinite detail.
  • Allow your imagination to penetrate the details of your environment in a probative way.
  • Be conscious of the way you process information. Be aware of how you categorize, catalogue and pattern your sensual experience. Be mindful.
  • Begin to keep records of your experience. When you sit and mindfully examine your environment, keep a journal of what you see and what you feel.
  • Begin to imagine what the current scene will look like in the future.
  • Imagine a current problem you have and see it solved. Imagine that you are remembering how you solved it.
  • Realize that what you are doing is real. Allow your belief system to expand to accept your new relationship to time.

It is imperative that you get a copy of this excellent book and study if for yourself. I have only barely scratched the surface of the knowledge and insight it contains. It is clear that Ms. Atwater has not only personally experienced what she is sharing, she has walked her talk, but she has done her homework in applying science to this understanding. The breadth of her knowledge and clear, articulate presentation will give you much to ponder. I was so illumined by what I read that I had to stop periodically and catch my breath. I can't think of any other book I've read that ties together so much information by so many of the leading thinkers of today and the past. I will be absorbing this book for a long time to come. If you can apply and understand just a fraction of what is presented in Future Memory your personal creativity will soar.

© J.L. Read, 1998. All Rights Reserved.
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