The Other Dimension (1 of 3)


This past Shabbat, we had a very interesting lesson from TorahBytes:

“The other day I heard a radio interview with Lawrence Krauss, the author of The Physics of Star Trek. Krauss was discussing the probability of certain concepts found in science fiction, such as worm holes, teleportation, and time travel.  …When asked if he thought any common science fiction type concept was possible, he referred to only one: other dimensions. He thinks that it is possible there exists other dimensions beyond our commonly accepted four (he includes time along with height, width, and depth). If I understood him correctly, Krauss said that there just might be other dimensions in existence all around us. These other realms may be more vast than anything we are currently aware of, while at the same time taking up little to no space in our own realm.

Is this not what the Torah teaches? Is there not at least one other realm of existence that co-exists alongside the physical realm in which we live? Does not that other realm from time to time break into our realm, whether it be through encounters with God, angels, or demons? Does not that other realm – the spiritual realm as we call it – regularly leave clues of its existence in our realm through so-called coincidences, healings, and other miraculous occurrences?  …I do know – based on the testimony of the Scriptures, the witness of countless individuals throughout history and the current day, as well as my own experiences – is that there is more to life that what our five senses normally perceive.

Once we accept the existence of the spiritual dimension (or whatever you want to call it), we need to decide what our relationship to that dimension should be. Some acknowledge it, but choose to ignore it, thinking it has no relevance to us or effect upon our lives. Others think that we are helpless against the spiritual realm and live in fear of it. Still others see the spiritual realm as a power resource. They try to use it to manipulate the physical realm to their advantage.

…Elijah was a prophet, highly sensitive to this other dimension. His prophecies, miracles, and even the way he lived, acted like a door to the spiritual realm. [As a result]…Elijah confronted the evil of his day as no one else had.  …I may be correct to say that most of us live life completely unaware of this other dimension. God’s vast resources of truth, grace, forgiveness, healing, and so on, are available to us if only we would stop and take notice. Sadly most of us think that we are getting along fine without the other dimension, but are we really?

The good news is that the other dimension is not far from us at any time.  …we too, like Elijah, can enter its reality again.”

aNNa’S NoTe:  I will write my comments on the topic, tomorrow, as this is long.  But this was too good not to share!

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  1. Love this! Love the picture! Love the idea…I have a niggling about elijah being able to go back and forth to and from heaven…

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    • Obviously. Because John the Baptist bore the spirit of Elijah, then after he was killed, Elijah appeared at the Transfiguration, and he’s slated to appear again (as soon as this coming Passover!) as one of the two witnesses. 🙂

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  2. Quantum Physics and String Theory if proved true of course could have something to do with it.

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  3. Yes, yes, yes! LOVE this!

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