Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious

Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious

by Eric Wargo

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ISBN-13: 9781938398926
Publisher: Anomalist Books
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 198,719
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Beyond Folk Causality (or, One Damn Thing Before Another) 1

PART ONE: WELCOME TO THE NOT YET

1. The Size of the Impossible—Disasters, Prophecy, and Hindsight 17

2. “If I Were You, I’d Stay on the Ground for a Couple of Days”—Victor Goddard, J. W. Dunne, and the Block Universe 43

3. Postcards from Your Future Self—Scientific Evidence for Precognition 63

4. The Psi Reflex—Presentiment and the Future- Influencing-Present Effect 79

PART TWO: “HOW CAN THIS BE?”

5. Catching Precognitive Butterflies—Chaos, Memory, and Premory in the Thermodynamic Universe 99

6. Destination: Pong (or, How to Build a QuantumTM Future Detector) 121

7. A New Era of Hyperthought—From Precognitive Bacteria to Our Tesseract Brain 147



PART THREE: TIME’S TABOOS

8. Sometimes a Causal Arrow Isn’t Just a Causal Arrow— Oedipus, Freud, and the Repression of Prophecy 175

9. Wyrd and Wishes—Metabolizing the Future in Dreams 201

10. Prophetic Jouissance—Trauma, Survival, and the Precognitive Sublime 233

PART FOUR: LIVES OF THE PRECOGS

11. A Precognitive Seduction—Maggy Quarles van Ufford, Carl Jung, and the Scarab 255

12. Fate, Free Will, and Futility—Morgan Robertson’s Tiresias Complex 279

13. “P.S. What Scares Me Most, Claudia, Is at I Can Often Recall the Future”— The Memetic Prophecies of Philip K. Dick 295

14. The Arrival of Meaning and the Creation of the Past 317

Postscript: A Ruin from the Future 335

Notes 345

References 395

Index 421

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