Strings, Angels, and the Turning Gyre
The Second Coming
by William Butler Yeats
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born.
I was first introduced to the super string theory in an episode of Angel of all series. It was the episode when Fred's professor was trying to kill her Gunn did the unspeakable for her. Good times. Good episodes. Lorne is probably one of my most favorite characters in a tv show - ever. One of them anyway.
RIP Andy Hallett
I thought at first, wow that's pretty interesting and I just couldn't let the idea go. Shortly thereafter the history channel or the science channel, I don't remember had a special on the super string theory that I watched with my parents. We had all kinds of discussions on "what if". What if this was real. It could explain so much!
We discussed how super string theory could be the explanation for why no one can find the locness monster to Moses and the burning bush. It could explain, ghosts, to aliens and even people who vanish without a trace. But I started to wonder, more and more what ifs. Long after our conversation was over I even thought about more and more tales and fables. And those are my favorite kinds of stories.
Explaining something that was previously unexplained with a kinda plausible scientific theory. So what is super string theory? It's the idea that there is another dimension or more existing at the same time as you are. Because we all are just matter and a collection of atoms.
We can neither see nor hear or feel creatures in these other dimensions. I would wonder what it would be like to transfer from dimension to dimension. I even wondered what it would be like if they could see us but we cannot see them. Which really creeps me out the most and kind of the idea I push from my mind when I think too deeply about this. The cache about science is that the burden of proof is on the scientist to prove that the theory DOES NOT exist.
And since there is no proof that this idea is real it just a theory for now. The theory is entirely far more complicated than the general description I gave it but I explained it as I understand it. I'm sure scientists would lave at my oversimplification of the theory but that's all that I have. But it can make for an exciting science fiction adventure. If you want to know more about it, here's a little bit more information on what Super String Theory is.
I used the super string theory in conjunction with one of the oldest myths alive (The Lost City of Atlantis). In my story I use the idea that super string theory is part of the reason why no one can find Atlantis. And that Atlanteans exist on a different plane in a different dimension on a different planet. It's an idea I had swirling around for years. And I just really feel as though it's a idea that's been unexplored. That the Atlanteans who take on the form of "angels" whenever they see fit have actually been fighting a war with another group of Atlanteans who want control over Atlantis.
I do not dabble with time travel in my stories. My hat is off to any author who can write a time travel story they're difficult because everyone has a different interpretation of what time travel should or should not be. The Grandfather paradox alone is enough to keep me at bay from employing time travel in my story. Because if I do go back in time to kill my grandfather, I wouldn't exist to go back to kill him in the first place and there you have the issue and it can loop around indefinitely. Just thinking about it right now can destroy a whole days worth of work for me.
The only way I can reconcile the grandfather paradox is to say you created another reality or dimension in where you no longer exist and you've essentially created a fork in time. But then you can also make the argument that you never really killed your grandfather to begin with. It's too much to delve into during a blog post primarily because of all the debates that can be had about it.
One of the most obvious questions is, "why would you want to kill your grandfather?" I've had this question asked before and all I can say to it is, it's an oversimplification to a much bigger idea that if you go to the past and you change whatever you change that prevents your birth...say your ancestor takes a left when they were supposed to take a right and you caused it...how would you exist to change the past.
Like I said it's too much that's why I'm sticking mainly with dimensional travel. It's an unknown that I can shape and mold into whatever I want it to look like and I like that and I hope that other's enjoy my version of events.
During this time of exploring about string theory and Atlantis I learned about Edgar Cacye. He was a mystic and he was probably crazy because of it. I've had experiences with people who say they see things or that things talk to them and they're never normal people. Just because someone else sees something you don't see to us they would be perceived as abnormal, "crazy". He had the idea that Atlantis was real and that there were laws they adhered to. So from what he believed I constructed a different story also combining the original story of biblical angels. In conjuncture with ideas of string theory, Atlantis,
Edgar Cacye and some influences of William Butler Yeats. I think that I have set the state for a very grim world with some rays of hope here and there.Yes this story does exist in the same realm as my other stories, The Visions of Koto-Ryin, The Quest to Save Xanar, Assault of the Telda, and the stories found in Anthologies of the Spiral Galaxy.
For now they're separate you won't find characters crossing as of yet. But I am planning for it to happen later. And no you don't need to read those other ones to understand Atlantis Lost: The Vanishing Paradise. I had two separate ideas that ended up meeting each other later on. Part one was published on April 7th, 2016 Chapter Two will be posted April 14th The Lost Children of Atlantis.
So hopefully everyone enjoys what I've written. I know no one can please everyone but I really wrote these stories for me because I have this idea and it's just stuck in my head I love to get it out.