The I Ching is the oldest and most reliable form of categorising instances in time as they relate to the human experience. There are other systems of categorising time, but insomuch as we are concerned, we are going to adapt the I Ching to suit our own ends with a time travel machine.
Modern day scientists and physicists measure time as somewhat detached from the human experience in sterile, mechanical settings, but for the most part, are unclear as to what time actually is and the nature of time as it relates to the human experience. That is not to say that their work is in vain – quite the opposite – as it is possible to reconcile the differences between Eastern philosophy and Western science, and produce a synthesis of technology based on ancient wisdom which empowers every individual who comes into association with it.
There are six dimensions of space-time which account for every possible outcome in the known universe. These six dimensions can be simplified into the hexagrams of the I Ching, and the I Ching itself is a system of categorising each different moment in time as it is experienced by the human.
Each dimension of three-dimensional time can be represented by a series of three points of air pressure, temperature, and humidity, and each dimension of three-dimensional space can likewise be represented by such. When you combine the inner and outer hexagrams of the I Ching, you get an instance of space-time which can be measured directly by using a specific kind of sensing equipment which essentially measures temperature, humidity, and air pressure.
In this way, time follows trajectories through the different combinations of the I Ching, but it is also somewhat non linear because it is cyclical, much like the seasons. Because of this, it can be argued that the Earth isn’t round, and that our Westernised, reified knowledge of the universe is in a way inaccurate, despite its elegance.
Of course, you could in the same vein exploit the knowledge of space the West has accumulated over the centuries and apply it and adapt it to the time travel machine. McKenna once said that while the Orient focused on and perfected time, the West focused on and perfected space. The West’s romance with space travel etc. is one example of this quest to dominate space, whereas the East perfected time millennia ago with the introduction of the I Ching.
Now it’s time to synthesise the two aspects and produce the world’s greatest invention in the history of the universe – the space-time traversing vehicle. That’s pretty much what we’ve done here, and we’re kind of waiting until 2071 when we can put Titor’s technology together with Sierra’s innovative navigation system to produce the time pod.
In the meantime, we’ve developed some “time McDonald’s” of our own and our Time Travel Server Mark III is coming online in the next couple of months. Everything is basically worked out and done, and we’ll be considering introducing a kind of guide, but it’s already been done, and the only thing needed for the keen time traveller is to discover.