Proposed FOREWORD notes for the book, The Dream of Mortal Life

 

FOREWORD

Dream

drēm/

Noun: a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind]; “life is but a dream.” (Synonyms: daydream.)

Verb: to contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case; “I dream of world peace and prosperity.”

Mortal

môrdl/

Noun: a human being subject to death, often contrasted with a divine being; “we are mere mortals.” (Synonyms: human being, human, person, man/woman; earthling.)

Adjective: (of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death; “all men are mortal.”

Life

līf/

Noun:

  1. the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death: the origins of life.” (Synonyms: existence, being, living, animation.)
  2. the existence of an individual human being or animal: “a disaster that claimed the lives of 266 Americans.” (Synonyms: person, human being, individual, soul.)

 

Could it be true that life is but a dream? Isn’t mortal life just a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind? When we dream while we’re asleep, we become a conscious participant in the life experience made within the dream. The dream becomes a new life, another series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in our mind. While we are participating in the dream, everything seems just as real as it is when we are awake.

What if, like a dream that occurs in our mind while we are asleep, the experience of mortal life is actually occurring on a higher, more advanced level of consciousness?  What if birth is simply the beginning of a new dream-life experience occurring in our advanced mind?  What if death is when this new life ends and we awaken in our true reality as advanced human beings?  Can this be proven scientifically, philosophically, and religiously?

This book offers this proof in an unprecedented way.  It was envisioned and developed by an anonymous group of experts.  Each member contributed his/her individual advice and ideas into its development.  The group’s accumulative combined personal life experiences bring hundreds of years of study, observation, and knowledge to the table. T he group’s desire to remain anonymous speaks highly of their deep respect for each other.  Each person acknowledges that the extent of the book’s information could not be provided by any one person’s vision and experience.  To honor the pure intention and purpose for which each has donated his or her time and talents to this work, this book will be offered to the world free of charge.

The book’s purpose is to present a profound and unprecedented view of human existence—one which has never been fully considered or explored. The group has unanimously concluded that the current views and opinions held by the world about human life are the greatest causes of despair, unrest, depression, division, and unhappiness. Their united opinion, qualified by their extensive research and personal experiences, propositions that unless a major change occurs in the way that human life is valued and viewed upon Earth, the demise of the human race is inevitable, or at the very least, the ability to achieve lasting happiness and peace will remain unattainable.

This book intends to present an explanation and understanding of the human race that will lead to a greater societal cohesiveness and solidarity.  It is the authors’ hope that by understanding each other better and concentrating on the things that we have in common more than the things that divide us, we can fix the problems that we have created.  Our greatest commonality is the fact that we are mortal and share a finite environment provided by the natural laws of a shared Earth.  The authors propose that if we were to concentrate more on sharing the earth’s resources equally, instead of pursuing the means of our individual egos, the world would change for the betterment and success of humankind.

The scope of the subject matter deals with viewpoints about our existence that have never been properly explored nor considered.  Some of these viewpoints are not new. Some of them have been proposed before throughout our history.  Most were rejected as imaginary notions based on the philosophical ramblings of crazy people.  Many of these thinkers were murdered because they would not deny their “crazy beliefs.”  Yet, as human intelligence progressed, some of these “crazy” viewpoints have become respected opinions of the current world’s greatest thinkers.

Ministers of education, science, and religion, and others whose worldly value is threatened by these proposals, are the main instigators that incite the people, from whom these gain personal worth, to reject the new information.  The intent and agenda of these unscrupulous ministers is to retain their own value and power in society.  These realize that in order to retain their personal value and the compensation that they receive therefrom, the people need to remain ignorant and only consider the information that they allow.  The masses have never had a fair opportunity to consider novel proposals that might free them from the chains of ignorance that “Ministers” depend on to make themselves feel important: “I know because I’ve been trained for the ministry! A man cannot know and teach others unless he has been trained for the ministry!”

The area of concentration of this book presents many new proposals clearly, simply, and in their purest form.  There are few limitations to the profound information presented in this book.  Its contributors cover a wide variety of questions that mortals have considered since the beginning of time, or rather, throughout the recorded history of the known world.

Understanding the answers is limited only by our imagination and reason.  The ability to form new ideas and concepts that are not currently part of our present reality is unique to the human species.  Some intellectuals have proposed that imagination is more important than knowledge; in that, knowledge is limited to what we know, and imagination unlimited in what we have yet to discover.  It has also been proposed that anything that we can imagine, if not real in our present experience, must have been real in some other experience.

One of the main propositions in this book is the idea that we are the most advanced and intelligent life forms that can possibly exist.  As the perfect compendium of matter existing in a perfect environment, we are participating in mortal life upon Earth similar to how mortals interact in a dream environment while dreaming.  Furthermore, we often dream of a better world—a world of peace, security, and happiness for all.  Why are we the only species of life upon Earth that dreams of these things?

If we can imagine a world where we have eliminated human struggle and where every person has their basic life necessities provided for without the harsh physical requirements often associated with force (i.e., slavery); when our technology has evolved and eliminated disease and aging; what then would be the means of our individual happiness?  In order to continually recognize a perfect human world for what it is, wouldn’t we need a constant reminder of how wonderful this perfect existence is?  Wouldn’t we need contrasting physical experiences that remind us?  Like an unsolicited and random mortal dream experience, which is the result of our day-to-day activities upon Earth, couldn’t life upon Earth simply be an unsolicited and random dream experience of a much more advanced and perfect mind?

The anonymous experts who contributed to this book maintain, in unanimity, that The Dream of Mortal Life exists to support the happiness of our advanced, eternal, higher selves. And they intend to prove it scientifically, philosophically, and religiously.