Tuesday 19 February 2008

Reposting: Personal Evidence for CTF.

Below is a slightly amended version of a posting I made in October last year. As the blog now has many more readers I feel that it is important to repost it. As you will see from the note at the bottom I have linked to YouTube (see right hand side of this blog) and Shawn Colvin's video of this song. Now everybody will know what song I wish to be played at my funeral!

I have argued that coincidences and synchronicities are clues to that we may all be living in our own Everett Universes. But I also believe that our life-memories are used as warnings with regard to things that are about to happen. I can explain this by a personal experience that took place almost exactly four years ago. I was driving on the M62 motorway that links Yorkshire with Lancashire in the North of England. This motorway goes through some pretty barren moorland and weather conditions in late November can get quite bad (remember the movie 'American Werewolf In London'? I am sure that the 'Slaughtered Lamb' pub is located not far off the M62).Anyway I am driving along in pretty crappy driving conditions. Rain and hail are blasting down and the traffic is both heavy and fast. I have my Archos playing away through the car stereo. For those of you who have never heard of them, ARCHOS make super-memory MP3 players that make Ipods look pretty lame. For example I have over 14,000 individual MP3 tracks on the Archos so the chance of any one specific track coming up is remote in the extreme. As I am driving along a lorry comes out in front of me with a load of crash-barriers on the back. They looked fairly securely tied so I has happy to drive a short distance behind it. Suddenly a new track comes up on random play. It is 'Round of Blues' by Shawn Colvin. Now there is a history to this particular song. Way back in 1992 I had first heard this track on a free CD that came with a UK music magazine. From the first few bars I knew that this song would be important to me in some strange way that I could not describe. a few days later I bought the album with the track on it (Fat City). For some strange reason that I only now understand I said to my then partner, Jenny, that this was the song I wanted played at my funeral. As the words came out of my mouth I remember thinking 'where on earth did that come from'. So strong was this feeling that I continued mentioning this over the years. When I met Penny, the young lady that was to become my future wife, I again found myself stressing this self same instruction. I remember once playing the song to her so that she would remember it. Clearly, as I now know, my Daemon was at work.So you can imagine my shock on that dank winter's afternoon when this track suddenly appeared on my car stereo. I knew it was a warning. For some reason I put my breaks on and moved my car from the middle lane into the slow lane (my car at the time was a beautifully responsive Mazda RX-8 (as if you wanted to know that) so I was swiftly out of the way of the lorry in front. A split second after I moved, with Shawn still singing away, the barriers detached themselves and crashed down onto the motorway, landing exactly were I would have been. I would have hit them at sixty miles an hour. There is no way I would have survived. Fortunately because I moved no cars were close enough to be involved and the traffic easily negotiated itself around the obstruction. If CTF is correct then the very last thing I would have perceived in my last life would have been the song 'Round of Blues'. It is as if I had a deep past-life memory association with my death and that song. This is why my Daemon planted the message of "Fat City equals funeral!" But this saved my life this time "round" as well because I knew that death was close! But do you want to know what has really just freaked me out - I just looked up the lyrics which I have never really done before. I more enjoyed the tune and its bouncy guitar sound. What I just read made my blood run cold:

Here we go again
Another round of blues
Several miles ago
I set down my angel shoes
On a lost highway
For a better view

and later:

We lost a lot today
We get it back tomorrow
I hear the sound of wheels
I know the rainbow's end.

Scary isn't it - just how relevant are the words "Several miles ago I set down my angel shoes on a lost highway" and "I hear the sound of wheels, I know the rainbow's end".Its things like this that convince me more and more that CTF is more than just a simple theory!

I have now placed a link to the song on You Tube (see the links to the right). You can hear the song and follow the lytrics for yourself. It still sends shivers up my spine!

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By the way, Shawn Colvin also has an uncanny resemblance to my baby sister!!!


Karl Le Marcs said...

This is one of the most striking examples of Daemonic influence that Tony discusses on his lectures - indeed the collective gasp from Bebington library the other week was palpable.
I think Tony's assurance that he wants this as his funeral song to be a significant memory of past lived experiences. Indeed, in a prior run-through maybe Tony didn't avoid the lorry and as he was gleefully plowing into the back of it the last thing he heard was "Round of Blues" therefore this time around his Daemon is yelling "Anthony (Posh-Sunday or being-admonished-by-Penny name), listen to this, and take heed"
I was going to put what my funeral song was but I'm not sure that starting a funerial Top 10 is the most spiritually enlivening way of blogging.

Hurlyburly said...

One step beyond...

Karl Le Marcs said...

"One step beyond"
What, by Madness???
Strange funeral song mate

SM Kovalinsky said...

KARL; You are so lucky to be at the lectures, to see him, and to hear the gasping. I feel that I am trapped over here in the New York City area, as if in some outer darkness for the damned. For some reason, your comments made me cry.

Karl Le Marcs said...

Susan Marie, bless you - but it doesn't make me feel very proud to have made you cry.
*comfort hugs*
AND many who have attended one of Tony's lectures may disagree with your "lucky" comment afterwards! *smile*
They're all fabulous really and he's much more animated than the youtube video suggests (who unplugged you Tony?)
I've been to, er, 6 talks of his now, each differently themed from initial CTF theory; Quantum Physics; his lecture at the Scientific & Medical Network; The Golden Compass etc etc.
Being somewhat odd, I throughly enjoy lectures (anyone who has sat through an hour long Tony Blair speech to the TUC attentively has to be odd), indeed I'm going to a lecture this evening on the wonderful Samuel Beckett before going to the Theatre to see his play in Manchester (and my favourite play of all-time) "Waiting For Godot".
And I'll be popping along to some more of Tony's lectures in the next few weeks.

SM Kovalinsky said...

KARL; You sound like Soren Kierkegaard, dashing about town to the theater and lectures; how nice. I would never have imagined from looking at Anthony's still photos, that he would appear as he does on the YouTube lectures: it was almost painful for me to see his expressions; he is a very rare breed of man. I should probably swear off his lectures, and stick to the print. Waiting for Godot was always a favorite of mine as well. . .

Jesamyn said...

well all you guys and gals!!! are very very clever indeed and may leave me behind but Karl you have made me ponder now as to a question i never pondered before!!! ... my Funeral Song... should it be Elton... mmmmm probably ... I am not a "noughties "person musically and would have to choose from..... Genesis, Pink Floyd, Elton or Phil Collins.... for personal reasons and aint they the best???? cheers jesamyn .

Karl Le Marcs said...

"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful"
old Soren and I would have been like that *crosses fingers*
Beckett was a GENIUS.
And Susan Marie, believe me, Tony is FAR more animated on his usual lectures - I'm sure you'd be enraptured.
And Jesamyn, funeral songs to cheer yourself up on a Wednesday eh!!
Mine will be "Long Road" by Pearl Jam for obvious reasons to those that know me.
As to you, Genesis eh, "Dancing With The Moonlight Knight".

SM Kovalinsky said...

JESAMYN: You are as clever as any of us, so hush up your mouth. I would like John Foxx or Eno at my funeral, which may be sooner than you think. . .

ken said...

The song that I've been playing over and over and over and over lately is Peter Gabriel's Washing of the Water. I don't know exactly what it all means for me yet but the water theme is very powerful. There's also a line that says something like "I'll have to face what I've denied" which is very Jungian-integrating-the-shadow-like.

So, for now, that's my funeral song. Never thought about it before but it's an interesting question.

Seraph said...

That's a pretty amazing piece of forewarning! I have had interesting deja vu, but nothing life saving to my knowledge. Though, you never know. Dmitri has expressed particular concern on going out on one day that I specifically remember, citing that he had an 'ill feeling' about it. So who knows?

'Das Tor' by Faun - Great funeral song.