Saturday, 30 June 2018

'Time warp' discovered by paranormal investigator outside of Las Vegas


A paranormal researcher said he's the first person to ever discover a time warp, and that he found it on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Joshua Warren has been measuring the rate of time all over Southern Nevada, and he said, last week he found that time had slowed down.
He said he measured multiple places between Las Vegas and Area 51, but the only place he got a reading was in the desert just north of the city between I-15 and Route 93.
“The weird thing, the real holy grail here, was what we picked up with this brand-new piece of technology,” Warren said.
The technology he’s referring to was the DT Meter, which stands for differential time rate meter. It was recently invented by a Silicon Valley engineer, Ron Heath. It's connected to a 100-foot cable with a sensor on the end that sends back a signal.
“That signal is always supposed to travel at the same rate of time at any particular place. The only way that could change is if a black hole approached earth or something like that, which is never supposed to happen,” Warren said. “At this spot, on June 18 of 2018, I actually measured for the first and only time, time itself slowing down for 20 microseconds.”
Warren said that should not happen, according to the laws of physics.
“That shouldn’t happen unless there is some kind of unknown technology being tested nearby that would influence the environment, or if there are naturally places around planet earth that actually sort of flicker once in a while, that warp a little bit,” Warren said.
He said where this happened brings up even more questions.
“I think it's really interesting when you consider that this site where we got this reading, showing this time anomaly, also happens to be one of the most popular UFO hotspots in the area,” Warren said.
He said his research is just beginning.
“The big question at this point is not whether or not we have these anomalies, but what's causing them? Is this something natural that gives us a window a gateway into another world or another level of reality? Or is this the byproduct of some kind of weird technology, be it something secret and man-made or something that's extraterrestrial?” Warren said.
He said he plans to continue measuring time rate around Las Vegas to see if any pattern can be deciphered.

Friday, 29 June 2018

The Black Time Traveller’s Guide to the United States of America

Source CataPhilosophy

In 1985 one of the most infamous science fiction movies premiered. It has been referenced in movies such as “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989), “The Polar Express” (2004) and “Ready Player One” (2018). I am talking about “Back to the Future”. If you have not watched it, that’s shocking, but to give a short synopsis, teen Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and eccentric older scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel from 1985 to 1955 in a modified DeLorean DMC-12. Since seeing this movie, I have been interested in backward time travel.
Philosophy_Blog_3A_Back_to_the_FutureIn time travel movies, there is never a shortage of time periods that people travel to. In the “Back to the Future” franchise, Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to 1955, 2015 and 1885 in each of the respective movies. In the cult classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, Bill and Ted travel to 1805, 1879, 410 BC, and several other times all within one movie. In watching several time travel movies, I have learned one thing.
To be more accurate, I must say to not go into the past unless you are a white male. This trope is referred to as No Equal Opportunity Time Travel for more obvious reasons. Backward Time Travel does not favor everyone equally. Comedian Louis C.K. says in one of his skits “Here’s how great it is to be white — I can get into a time machine and go to any time and it would be fuckin’ awesome when I get there! That is exclusively a white privilege! Black people can’t fuck with time machines. A black guy in a time machine is like, ‘Hey anything before 1980, no thank you, I don’t wanna go.'” This comedically explains the problem with time travel for people who are not white.
There are a few ways to demonstrate why I believe backward time travel to be the wrong idea for people of color. The first demonstration is through more propositional logic. Let us begin.
  1. You are a person of color.
  2. If you are a person of color, laws are more strictly enforced.
  3. In the past, there were more oppressive laws.
  4. No one wants to be subject to the more oppressive law.
  5. Therefore, no person of color should not want to go to the past.
The second demonstration is from a historical perspective. I will be expanding upon the third premise of the argument above. In the past, there were more oppressive laws. No one can deny the past had oppressive laws for people of color. We can look at the laws that targeted the black community. We had legal slavery. That should be enough, but people may argue that we abolished slavery in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation and with the 13th Amendment. While we “ended” slavery, there were still oppressive laws across the United States for black people. We can look at the Jim Crow Laws, and how 14-year-old Emmett Till (pictured above) was lynched for supposedly whistling at a white woman. She later admitted to not doing it, but that doesn’t change the facts. Rest In Power, Emmett Till.  We can look at segregation of schools, and how 101 politicians signed the Southern Manifesto to combat Brown vs. Board of Education. We can look at the War on Drugs, and how marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug while Cocaine and Meth are both Schedule 2 drugs.
Now to provide a little more context, it is a bad idea for anyone who is not white to travel to the past. We tend to think of the past as this interesting place, which it is. Just because it is interesting doesn’t mean that you should go there. When we look at the history of the queer community, we see their inability to express themselves to the point where police officers would raid gay bars. When we look at the Latinx community, we see a history of oppression, stolen land, forced sterilization and anti-immigration. When we look at the Native American community, we see a history of erasure, oppression, stolen land and presidents who took honor in killing them. When we look at the Asian community, we see the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, forced Japanese internment during WW2 and the aftermath of it. There is no good reason to subject yourself to living in the past.
So to all of the black children who want to time travel, I recommend you pick up an accurate history textbook. That should convince you that the only place you want to travel to is towards progress.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Measuring this blogs progress against UK political Party websites

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Timepieces such as watches and clocks are used to measure time, so how do I measure the success of this blog? By measuring ourselves against others I would suggest, but who do we choose?

I can think of no better way to measure this blogs success, than by measuring it against UK political party websites. A re run of an old UK General Election broadcast does quite strangely puts you into the shoes of the time traveller. You know the result, which those being interviewed don't. You also know what happened in the following years and so can measure what they say and what they did from your futuristic position.

So it seemed quite apt to use the UK political parties as a measuring stick, currently we languish in the NO DATA section as of yet, we are still to make our mark, but we are not alone as The NHA Party website shares our fate according to Alexa. It will be interesting to see how popular we can make this blog.

Prepare yourselves for government, my friends.

Each link is to the ALEXA page for the party not the parties website ALEXA RANKING EXPLAINED 

LABOUR 3,391
SNP 12,754
UKIP 15,372


SINN FEIN 646,846
PIRATE PARTY 2,587,148
LEFT UNITY 5,280,345
PLAID CYMRU 5,369,804
TUSC 7,481,029
OMRLP 10,221,426
MEBYON KERNOW 15,259,215

no data as of yet


Your time or mine blog

Friday, 22 June 2018

How theorising about Time Travel helps fight depression

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Now please note how I have wrote in the header "helps fight depression", no mention of cures, As the two cartoons which I have found to go along with this piece explain more than any words I can write. It is no good running away, as you only take yourself with you and as explained below it is not always external factors which depress you, it can simply be yourself.

After reading the above statement you may feel even worse, well don't. To know the problem is to know how to tackle the problem. I do from time to time get depressed and I can only share with you what works for me. It may or may not work for you but if one person can gain from it, then that is one less depressed person out there.

Theorising about time travel, so how does that help? Break up and the time machine is a fantastic piece I found on my travels a person reflecting on which relationship they would go back in time to fix. But each came with it's own dilemma. This can also be the same for anything in your life you may wish to fix. If only I had done this. If I could go back and tell myself this bit of advice things coulda/woulda been different. Those life experiences though are what grow you as an individual, it helps in later life hopefully not to make the same mistake again.

If I was to go back in time, where would I go? Each option or data point would change where I am now. Happily married and as sane a life as you can ever expect in this crazy world. Even going back to my very low points and saying "Hey, I am you from the future, everything turns out grand" What would that do? Would it stop me from doing or having the interactions I did which resulted in where I am today. Most probably it would.

So how does theorising about time travel help. Well for one it gets your brain thinking, I know when I do get down, I feel as though I have gone into a similar situation as a broken computer of "safe mode" You are a hollow shell of a person. Also it gives your mind something else to think about rather than what may be depressing you. Now you do have to avoid the self pity, and "If I could turn back time" (I had Cher in my head then) scenario. Looking back should help the present. It should indeed help you feel good about where you are now. Things could be worse.

All of this sounds harsh, but hey I have been there, I have wallowed like the pig of unhappiness in my mud of misery. "Woe is me, oh no now I am muddy, and roll around in it some more" Break that cycle, get thinking about other things. Look forward to the future. Which indeed is my next subject, how just about any person who plans for the future is a time traveller as well, from gardening to DIY you all time travel to envision what you are going to do.

I know this is a ramble, and I would love to read your thoughts in the comments section. All my readers are time travellers as my last blog post informs you.. The future can be bright, and you can learn from the past.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

All my readers can have the experience of time travel

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It has just been good fortune rather than planning that I write this blog post on what is the summer solstice today. I am sure there has been the usual gathering of folks as there have been down through the ages to watch the sunrise on what will be the longest day of the year. People have written plenty about any significance they wish to put upon the day, the site and it's whole meaning. But one thing they all experience through the ages is being in touching distance of those stones, which have stood for thousands of years. Imagine all the people through the ages who have touched those stones, if each person left a message it would be like time travelling to that exact point they are at as they write their words for you to see in the future.

Which is the main premise of this post, sharing a singular thought. At this point I am sitting on my red dining chair. I am not one for office chairs, even though I sit in one all day for my job. I actually sit on this particular chair side saddle. the back rest is to my right hand side, no support given to my back. All those orthopaedics amongst you will be suggesting the bad backs I will get with having no proper support. But I do what is comfortable for me, and side saddle on a dining chair is my thing.

Before coming onto the computer I went through the morning routine. Making a coffee for my wife, and whilst waiting for the kettle to boil I looked out of the kitchen window, to see this one particular blackbird getting one of his five a day. I wouldn't mind but I had grown the strawberries for my wife, and here is this cheeky blackbird pecking away at the ripest of the strawberries available. If only they had more of an interest in the slugs who were feasting on the runner beans. "click" kettles ready, coffees made, take the coffee upstairs to my wife.

So you have an insight to where I am now, you know how I sit, you have an idea of the strawberry plants and runner beans outside. It's not in HD and you may well all have your own versions of the garden outside in your minds eye. But the dining chair can not be anything but red, as that is the colour I informed it to be, and the back is to my right hand side, as this is also information I have given you. That pesky bird is a "blackbird".

We have a connection, wherever you maybe, what ever time in the future you may be reading this. You will have those items in your head, and a vision of my environment at the moment. Is this time travel? Well in a way we have made that connection. If you leave a comment, I will in the future be able to see at that moment you read this post what you thought in response, maybe you would like to give an idea of the environment around you, so I and anyone else reading your comment can make that same link, putting context to your thoughts and visualising where you are.

Happy time travelling.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Religion versus the concept of time travel.

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In running this blog, I won't be asking for your money, I won't be asking for you to join my cult (I don't have one by the way) I won't ask you to follow any rules or make any sacrifices, fast at certain times of the year and I don't care if you take my name in vain. All I do ask is, if like me, you have an interest in the concept of time travel, then come share your thoughts in the comments section.

I bring this subject up due to some of the reactions I have had. Either from conversations in real life or from comments on the internet. I may as well have wrote "loon" across my forehead in biro, and run naked around the local supermarket. Yet if I declare a devotion to a supreme being and said I am now following the faith (insert religion here) and will abide by those laws and customs I would have found a sympathetic ear, even from the non believers.

Now as time travel enthusiasts go, we do have a merry band. A lot of them seem to want to promote books which they have written. A few have it as a discreet interest, but not many folks seem to want to come out of the TARDIS in regards to this.

But it is the conversation it brings up. Once you get passed the "IT DOESN'T BLOODY EXIST" attitude. You then say well "What if it did?" Surely it is a harmless hobby to theorise. What if you could go backwaed or forward in time? What would you do? What would you like to see? What would be it's consequences? Question after question, all pertaining to you being alive to enjoy the experience as well, not what happens to my soul when I die?

So if  you like discussing questions of time travel, then leave a comment. Lets make a stand against those who are quite happy to follow an imaginary friend but not discuss the possibilities of travelling through differing times.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Meet the author (Leena Maria -Nephilim Quest-, Space Witches series and Mummific books )

It is great to be able to share the thoughts of time travel authors, and to get an insight into how other folks started writing and how like me that they share my own interest in Time Travel.

I have been searching the Internet, sending out invitations to authors and I would like to thank today's chosen author for their reply. To read more contributions from authors click on Meet the Time Travel authors


I started putting stories on paper even before I could write. I was about three years of age, and my mother and I were walking in the park of Turku Cathedral here in Finland (this almost 800-year-old cathedral has a role in my time travel series Nephilim Quest). A police horse approached and my mother told me later I was half way climbing up its leg by the time she managed to come to the rescue (mine or the horse’s, I’m not quite sure). She taught me to give candy to the horse from the palm of my hand and I still remember how soft the horse’s lips were. When we came home, I took my crayons and drew a cartoon story of a a young horse who had to leave its parents and I cried buckets while doing it. I still remember drawing the story so it really had a great impact in my mind.  (Actually I painted horses for years and had my paintings exhibited both home and abroad).

I went to a kindergarten and there learned to read on my own – and started writing my own stories. Horse- and fairy stories to begin with. Of course in the beginning I was writing similar plots that I had read from books (and I read lots of them –  a library bus came once a week to where we lived, and I usually tottered home with such a high pile of books I could barely see my way from behind it). With time I began to develop a style of my own.

History was my thing from the very beginning. You can still see that in my books - they all have the same theme in common – ancient Egypt. People usually ask why ancient Egypt was the thing that I loved (and love) the most, and I never really had a clear answer. I just knew that whenever I saw anything related to ancient Egypt, I was drawn to it. Maybe it had something to do with storytelling. I love to tell stories – and ancient Egypt was full of them.  (Now of course pictures of the golden treasures of pharaohs piqued my interest too).

I tried to write “serious” stories but somehow the fantasy element always found its way into my books. So I sort of gave up – fantasy it is. Maybe I manage to write an “ordinary” novel some day…

I plan my storylines in advance, and usually manage to keep up with my plans about half way through the writing. Then the characters take over and I find myself chasing them so I could bring them back to order and direct them to my planned end of the book. I really wish they would behave, but often I find the story developed into a more interesting direction as a result of them bolting.

I have enjoyed writing all my books – Nephilim Quest –series gave me a chance to develop a long storyline that goes through several books. (I think four at the moment, but then again I have no idea where the characters decided to take the story in the future).  Space Witches –series is a mixture of dystopia, ancient Egypt and sci-fi. And The Death of a Vampire tells about… well, not quite sure yet as I am pantsing the story. That is a fun way to write as I have no idea where the story will take me.

But it was Mr. Mummific who really made a childhood dream come true. I studied Egyptology at the University of Manchester for five years and put up a website so I would need to keep on researching. During my studies I had to write many essays and one evening I sat there on the sofa, taking a break and doodled on my sketch pad. A little mummy man appeared on paper and he looked so funny I developed him further. I decided to let him tell his version of all things ancient Egypt of my website, and he sure did. People chuckled on his take on life (modern and ancient) and he drew the attention of the director of the American University in Cairo Press. He wrote to me asking if Mr. Mummific would write a book for them – their very first children’s book. Mr. Mummific graciously allowed me to be his scribe and illustrator. And as my biggest dream as a child was to write and illustrate children’s books, I suddenly had a chance to fulfil that dream. Mr. Mummific has now published two books (“How I Became a Mummy” and “Mummies, Monsters and the Ship of Millions”).

I got the chance to write a third illustrated children’s book as well. “Tutankhamun in My Own Hieroglyphs” travels now around the world with the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh –exhibition. Ten cities around the world.

As to what inspired me… Well, stories. Imagination. Adventure. How stories can draw your mind into completely different worlds, make you feel emotions and see in your mind’s eye as if you were there inside the story. The book that had the biggest impact on me was The Lord of the Rings – I read it when my mother recommended it to me when I was 10 or 11. The first part (The Fellowship of the Ring) was on loan at the local library so I started reading it from book two (The Two Towers). Also Silmarillion, Hobbit, and other books by Tolkien really taught me what imagination can create – and that adults could write fantasy and be respected authors.

I have often wondered where would I go if time travel would really be possible. Now of course ancient Egypt, but which era… Would I go to Ahkenaten’s court to see what really happened to them? Or maybe check of Hatshepsut to see how the female king ruled her country.  Or would I go to the time of the Ptolemys and see how the Library of Alexandria was destroyed? (Ok not that, I could not bear to see that.)

It is interesting to see how science searches for possibilities for time travel. What kind of ethical problems would time travel cause? Could we really affect our own future by traveling to the past? Or go and have a peek at our life in the future? (Could we even be simultaneously “twice” at a given time?) Are there worm holes that break the fabric of time and allow us to see different ages of human kind?  And if the moment came when it was really possible to travel through time – would I have the courage? What we know of past eras can be pitifully wrong – after all history books can be biased and there can be undercurrents we really don’t know about and we could end up in the middle of trouble. How could we manage with our modern concept of morale and equality? How could we make ourselves understood? Language does develop with time, after all.
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And I have also just put up a Patreon site – hoping to get enough patrons to pay for the editing and covers of my self-published books. I want to use professionals for that and they are not cheap. On Patreon I publish my first draft chapters as I write them. 

Thoughts from our time travel followers

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@juliusthejules asked if they could make a submission to our blog, we kindly obliged. If you have
anything you wish to share feel free to drop us a line, or share your thoughts in the comments section

Travel through time to the other side, and witness the many dynamics of time traveling through space! Did you know that a gravitational singularity is the actual time portal? And did you know that you can measure time as though it was it's own force? In order to travel to the appropriate time period, you need to have the appropriate measuring instrument, because the singularity won't know where to drop you off. A time machine with a time measuring device would be able to control where the time riff opens on one end, and closes behind you. The gravitational singularity is needed because a portal cannot be open in two different time periods simultaneously.

Hi, I'm Julius the Jules, the professional musician and amateur theoretician with autism. Time travel has always been one of my main interests ever since I was a small child. I have had night time dreams in REM sleep where they weren't ordinary dreams, but rather real glimpses into the future.

 I have met my future-self on two different occasions. The first one was right after I had sent an email to myself, hoping by then we would have time machines, it was 8 P.M., then all of a sudden, a bunch of blue bolts of electricity were spiraling in-between me and my next door neighbor's house; I then heard my voice call out my name, but it sounded older coming out from the center of the bolt, but I never got to see him/me. The bolts went away as soon as my future-self had called out mine/his name. The second time I met him was in my REM sleep, but I was actually able to see him and exist in the same proximity. We were running from the military for something I had him do when I wrote my letter to him, which I'm not inclined to discuss at the moment.

But, because I changed my present at the time, I have created an alternate reality, which I can never return to, because the alternate past and that alternate future are no longer connected to this one.

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Julius the Jules, is a professional musician who is also interested in time travel theories. You can listen to the scientific influence in his songs through his website -

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Julius the Jules
Professional Musician
Broadcast Music Inc.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

A Breakup and a Time Machine

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A thought provoking post from @_resist_persist 
This is the question: You have a time machine. You can go back to one breakup. What would you do differently?
It’s interesting to consider what we might do with a time machine because we spend most of our lives inside the time machine in our heads. We come up with snappy retorts or witty conversation. We practice speeches and breakups and how to ask for that promotion or raise. We replay our relationships and give them different endings. We change our lives.
Only in our heads, of course, because out here everything has already played out the way that it did, and all we can do is move forward.
But it still poses an interesting line of thought simply because if we examine what we might do differently in the past, we might reveal a few things about our present. And beyond that we may have more insight into the choices we should make in the future. It can yield an incredible wealth of information, if we’re just willing to go deep into the question to see.
Let’s say I have this time machine. I don’t want to go back before my divorce because I have two beautiful children. I would assume, based purely on fictional suppositions, that with time travel I could threaten their existence with any travel earlier than their birth.
But that yields the first important piece of insight: We have to make peace with the past that made us who we are today. We have to find healing with the difficult experiences that forged us so that we can move forward with some sense of peace.
Then I look at the next relationship after the divorce, and part of me might want to go back and do something to change the ghosting that happened or go back and stop myself from falling in love with him in the first place, just a couple of short weeks before he’d do his disappearing act. But I feel like I’d waste the trip back in time because he was never going to stay. Not ever. He was always going to want someone else.
And that’s the second insight: There are those we encounter who are never meant to stay. They are simply fellow human beings on a journey that simply intersects with our own. We can’t make them take our path simply by virtue of wanting it, nor can we give up our own. We are simply meant to learn from them. And sometimes to be pushed in the right direction- even if it seems like we’re lost at the time.
But the next relationship? Would I change something there? I sit with that and wonder. Because that one? It was brutal. I don’t think I’ve ever cried like that in the whole of my life. I didn’t think it would ever stop. Part of me wants to jump in the time machine and go back to that day and fix it. But the truth is that no time machine could fix that either. It would be as wasted as the other trips because I can love him with all of my heart, but I can’t make him be who I thought he was.
That’s the third little pearl of wisdom pulled from the ashes: We have to accept what is. Love is not the only thing that matters in relationships. All the love in the world cannot fix what is irreparably broken or transform someone into something they’re not. We have to find the peace in that, too.
My time machine sits unused. Maybe there was one person, long before my children, that I might have liked to visit, only to say some things that needed to be said. But we’ve come to where we are, and I think that all of my choices were leading me here. To this place. To these words. To say that we can’t go back. To say that it’s okay to move forward.
Because one day there will be another relationship, and I won’t take it for granted because I have been dragged through so many heartaches. It will make me kinder than I might have been otherwise. It will help me appreciate the beautiful things, no matter how small. I will hold that person close and hold on to the moment while it’s happening so that if it one day ends I will know that I was at least present in my life and in my relationship while it was happening. I will be there.
I won’t try to hold on to someone who isn’t meant for me. I won’t make love responsible for fixing every problem. I won’t carry around the weight of what was because it’s made me who I am, which is pretty fantastic if I do say so myself.
I don’t need a time machine because everything I need to know about those times I know. Anything else would just be a confirmation of what my soul has already affirmed. Instead, I might take that time machine to other moments, the quiet kind we forget because they seem so simple. An hour sitting in a garden or on the shore. A walk on a path in the woods. Sitting under a night sky and seeing a shooting star. Maybe I’ll skip the relationship drama and go there: to a place where the simple things are the best things, and I don’t want to change any of it.
Or maybe I’ll enjoy this moment, now, the one I’m in. If I do that, I don’t need to go anywhere at all to feel a sense of gratitude.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

The Exact Duration of Brahma's Concert, & The Age of the Universe

Source Raj Vedam

In my earlier post, (, I pointed out how Kakudmi's travels amounting to 116.64 million years could have been the result of traveling at close to the speed of light, or being in the presence of a super-massive object's gravitational field, and in either case, experiencing time-dilation.
Brahma remarks that while Kakudmi was waiting for the Gandharvan concert to complete, 27 Chatur Yugas had passed on Earth. This gives us additional data to estimate the duration of the concert.
Aryabhata & Surya Siddhanta provide us the data for each Chatur Yuga composed of Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali, in the 4:3:2:1 ratio, amounting to 4.32 million years.
Each Manu's lifetime amounts to 71 Chaturyugas, and 14 such Manus forms a Kalpa or Brahma's day. Brahma's day therefore amounts to 4.32 billion years. A Pralaya includes a Brahma's day and night and a period of silence, and will result in a cosmic annhilation and re-creation.
Our best understanding of our current (local) reality says the universe is 13.8 billion years old. Scientists have estimated this after the discoveries of red shift in all galaxies implying expansion in all directions, cosmic microwave background discovered in 1960s implying the Big Bang Singularity, and CMB measurements by space probes.
If we assume this Big Bang event to have been the origin of the current universe and therefore the start of a new day of Brahma, then considering Brahma's Day+Night = 8.64 billion years, the period of silence is now 13.8-8.64 = 5.16 billion years. This assumption can be false if the Big Bang were merely a manifestation of the local universe, and we are part of a multi-universe reality.
Each Brahma lives for a 100 such Brahma years. We are currently in the 51st year of the current Brahma. A year of Brahma is 3.1104 trillion Earth years, and 50 such years implies 155.52 trillion Earth year since the current Brahma took charge.
When our current understanding of science is reconciled to Hindu cosmological models, it implies a cyclical reality of creation and dissolution. While Stephen Hawking had difficulty to express what there was "before the Big Bang" (implying a beginning, and a creator and creation 13.8 billion years ago), Hindu cosmology is quite clear - a pulsating reality with oscillation cycle of Brahma's periodicity.
Thus talking about the age of the universe is absurd in Hindu cosmology's concept of Brahman - there is no beginning or end to it, and local realities of yugas, manavataras, kalpa are cyclical. The 13.8 billion year estimate is therefore applicable to the current local (and observed/measured) reality only.
And what about the duration of Brahma's concert witnessed by Kakudmi? A day and night of Brahma is 8.64 billion years. A day in ancient Indian time units has 30 muhurtas of 48 minutes each. Thus each Muhurta of Brahma is 288 million years.
In 2012, scientists estimated the time for the solar system to go around the Galactic center once, and found it to be around 250 million years. This figure is tantalizingly close to the estimate of Brahma's Muhurta, i.e., a Galactic Year is equal to a Muhurta of Brahma.
Each minute of Brahma is 6 million Earth years. Kakudmi spent 116.64 million Earth years listening to the Gandharvan concert. Brahma's concert therefore took 116.64/6 = 19 min, 26 seconds in dilated time. By the time the concert was over, the solar system had gone halfway around the Galactic Center!

Spacetime, Gravitational Fields, Srimad Bhagavatam, and the Mass of the Universe

Source Raj Vedam
Poor Kakudmi. He couldn't find a suitable match for his highly accomplished daughter Revathi, and so off he went with Revathi to ask Brahma the Creator, if he could recommend a groom. On arriving in Brahmaloka, they saw the Creator enjoying the music of the divine musicians, and waited for the Gandharvas to finish their concert. Brahma laughed on hearing Kakudmi's request and said in the interval they were waiting for the music to be done, 27 Chatur Yugas had passed on Earth, and every kingdom and person they knew was dead and long gone. Brahma consoled the desolate Kakudmi and told him to return to Earth, in time for Bhagavan Krishna and Balarama to incarnate on Earth, and that Balarama would be the ideal match for Revathi. Ref: Srimad Bhagavatam 9.3, verses 29-33.
Readers can take away various metaphysical meanings from these passages. It is fascinating to read these passages thru the prism of our current understanding of cosmology.
A Chatur Yuga has 4 Yugas (Satya, Treta, Dwapara, Kali) in a 4:3:2:1 ratio, equivalent to 1,728,000 + 1,296,000 + 864,000 + 432,000 Earth years, amounting to 4.32 million years. Thus 27 Chatur Yugas involve 116.64 million years.
Assuming Kakudumi and his daughter traveled at 99.99999999999999 percent the speed of light, they would have traveled just a couple of years of dilated time with respect to time on Earth, which would have amounted to 116.64 million years.
Lets get some scale to appreciate this. Light takes 8 minutes to reach us from the Sun. The center of the Milky Way galaxy is 25,000 light years away. The nearest galaxy to us, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light years away. We are part of a local cluster of galaxies (see the picture, radius of 8 million light years from Earth), and the neighboring Virgo supercluster is 65 million light years away. Several clusters of galaxies form the Laniakea Supercluster of galaxies, approximately within 200 million light years of us.
Thus 116.64 million light years would put Kakudmi and Revathi somewhere in the Laniakea Supercluster of galaxies (see the picture below), which is home to our Milky Way galaxy, and 100,000 other galaxies. This was Brahmaloka, or the known universe to the ancient Indians. This is far more than any other civilization could even grasp, even in the 20th century!
Lets see this in a different way. Time dilation also occurs in the presence of super-large gravitational fields when compared with a reference. If we assume that Kakudmi and Revathi traveled close to the event horizon of the super-massive Black Hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, then too, they would have experience time-dilation with respect to a reference on Earth. I don't have the calculations to show how close they need to be to the event horizon to experience such time-dilation. If the mass of the black hole (4.3 million solar masses) is insufficient, one would have to look for an even larger mass object where such time-dilation could have been possible (see the note below).
Were Kakudmi and Revathi time-travellers? We cannot say without more evidence. But Rishi Veda Vyasa who recounted the Srimad Bhagavatam obtained in meditative states, surely had the divine insight to embed many such startling, amazing facts.
Note: This is just a simplistic reading of SB, which says nothing about the time Kakudmi took to travel - it just talks about the duration of the concert. Working the numbers thus would lead to far greater diameter of Brahmaloka OR an estimate of the entire mass of the universe (Brahman manifested over all creation).

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Time Travellers World Fair

Time travelling event gets closer

It is full steam ahead with preparations for the inaugural Time Travellers World Fair.
The unique event on Sunday, June 24 will see lovers of steampunk, medieval times, sword fighting and the future dress up and shop at stalls.
Everyone is encouraged to come along from 10am to 4pm at The Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum in Menangle Park.
There will be time travel-themed market stalls selling everything from new gadgets, clothing, equipment and novelty items as well as more traditional market stalls.
There will also be a variety of food and drink stalls.
The Oaks residents Sharon Robertson and Agnes Brown have organised the event.
“We now have between 60 to 70 stallholders signed up,” Mrs Robertson said.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all the different outfits.
“The advantage of the event being a time travelling fair is that people can dress up from any era.
“There will be lots to look at and people to take photos with.”
There will be a competition for best-dressed and best pet outfit.
Fair-goers can also take a ride on a steam train.
Mrs Robertson said the event would be similar to pop culture event Supanova where people dress up as characters from television shows or movies.
“This is a unique and new event,” she said. 
“It will be great to see people come out, get involved and have fun.
“There will something for everyone whether they are a Star Wars, Star Trek, rockabilly, Dr Who or Back to the Future fan.
“There is a culture of people who love time travel so the fair is a way to bring them together.”
Mrs Robertson challenged those who thought the event was “nerdy” to come out and see the fun for themselves.
The fair will raise money for the Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum to help the volunteers continue to preserve historic machinery.

Details: Entry is $10, free entry for children under 10. Tickets are available via the Time Travellers World Fair Facebook page or on the day.