by Percy Seymour
Foreword by Colin Wilson
Paraview Special Editions, 2003
Paranormal, 188 pages
Trade Paperback, $12.95
Total reality consists of three levels. The first level of reality is the
reality of the five senses. The second level of reality is that which results
from the response of humans and animals to magnetic fields. This response can
not only be used to find direction, time, and location in space, but it also
allows us to understand some of the links between human personality and the
state of the cosmos at the birth of each individual.
The third level of reality requires a reformulation of our concepts of space and
time. The main concept at the basis of this level is that some pairs of points
in space, anchored on two types of subatomic particle, are linked by two
different levels of space, only one of which is accessible to our five normal
senses and scientific instruments. This other space -- let's call it
extrasensory space -- is not limited by the speed of light. Here particles and
events are instantaneously linked to those particles and events with which they
last interacted. This approach to space and time makes it possible to understand
a wide variety of phenomena relating to subatomic physics and to phenomena that
we currently classify as paranormal, including the human aura, apparitions,
telepathy, clairvoyance, and our ability to look into the future.
"Seymour is one of the boldest and most exciting scientific thinkers of our time
. . . I regard [this] as a masterpiece." -- from the Foreword by Colin Wilson
The Third Level of Reality is a reprint of a book by Percy Seymour
originally titled The Paranormal: Beyond Sensory Science. This edition
features a new foreword by Colin Wilson.
PERCY SEYMOUR is an astrophysicist at the University of
Plymouth. He has held previous positions at the University of
Manchester and at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. He is the
author of several groundbreaking books, including The Birth of
Christ and The Scientific Basis of Astrology.