"Higher Dimensional Travel" (SB 10.3.14)

San Diego – March, 8, 1986 / (117)

Thompson considers the classic satirical novel, Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions (1884), to help illustrate higher dimensional qualities inherent to Puranic descriptions. Just as “Flatlanders” are limited to two-dimensional perception, similarly standard human perception is generally restricted to three-dimensional experience. Thompson’s presentation sparks a lively discussion about the unfolding of matter after the Big Bang, as well as whether an astronaut travelling to the Moon by rocket, could directly experience Chandraloka as described in the Puranas.