Category Archives: Time Travel

Time travel…but, we have all experienced it. For to reach into another time might be as simple as to step into another room, as to touch an object that’s linked to the past.

The Forgotten Samurai

 

 

 

The Forgotten Samurai is truly an unforgettable tale of honor and courage of many samurai from across the ages who come together to face an evil intent.

A massive tsunami casts a great twelfth century samurai warrior upon the shore of present day Japan. When he awakes, he soon finds himself tossed into chains by Oda Nobunaga’s henchmen. His only crime is he does not want to join the plot to take over the world.

By his strength and courage alone, he has resisted all previous evil attempts that have come against him. Finally, forced to attend this gathering by a great storm he has to choose between becoming a follower of Nobunaga, or risk the anger of evil itself.

Only through the forces of nature is this confrontation made possible. The purpose follows the old adage “Evil cannot prevail unless good fails to rise against it.”

Good needed a champion and it chose a forgotten samurai named Rangemura to lead the fight.

His and other honorable samurai join the fight against evil. Along the way they will duel other samurai, as well as other enemies and monsters.

Some of their friends will fall. In an attempt to rescue them they will go as far as to journey to the land of the dead.  Some will be successfully brought back to the world of the living, while others can never return.

The Forgotten Samurai is a fantasy born out of the need for heroes. Name some of your favorite Samurai. More than likely you will find them fighting on either the side of good or bad in this tale. In learning this, keep heart for those  heroes who start on the side of evil. Remember it is never so important to know where one begins, but to know how they finish.

 

 

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Ghosts Are Real…(1 of 4)

SONY DSCGhosts are real…(part 1 of 4) written by Stan Phillips

It’s not to say ghosts, or spirits do not exist. Why, if you believe, we ourselves are spirits…trapped in a shell we call a body. Then when that body corrupts and fails a new world opens to us.

Normally, once released from the body the soul moves on. However, some souls have a reason to remain, or are trapped…some even come back to help us.

As for the ones that have a reason to remain…what could have caused them not to leave? Was it because their life ended much too early…and, they want to finish what they long to do. Or, are they searching for someone, or something?

What of the images imprinted on time that occasionally present themselves to the living? Are they trying to tell us something? Are they trapped between this world and the afterlife and cannot escape, and the torment replays and replays.

No matter what, they vie for our attention. At times, they are playful. Some prove to be even helpful. Maybe, their age at the time of their departure of life has an effect on how they react to the living about them.

Thankfully, I have only had contact with friendly spirits.

Once, when my brother was very young, he had a very large stuffed toy gorilla. At the time, we lived in a very old house. I was about seventeen at the time.

Late one night, everyone in the house was in bed except for me. Just off the hallway was the living room. As I moved down the hallway past the living room, I happened to glance into the room.

The living room was dark, except for the light emanating from the hallway. Stopping, I saw the large stuffed toy gorilla. Beside the stuff toy sat a shadowy figure about the size of young boy. I thought it was my little brother sitting beside the toy. However, it wasn’t him. He had been fast asleep for hours.

As I recall, the shadow appeared to be embracing the toy, and even made it move ever so slightly. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. My eyes soon strained in disbelief. I searched the dark for the light switch. I could have sworn it was on the wall just past the doorway. Finally, I found the switch and flicked it on frantically.

Instantly, the living room’s darkness gave way to the light. I looked back at the gorilla to see the figure.

There, seated beside the toy gorilla was an image of a little boy with big brown lonesome eyes. His face, curved into a saddened expression. The image lasted in the light but a few moments before it slowly vanished.

We moved a few days later, and I never saw the saddened little specter again. (More to come)

The possible and the impossible effects of Time Travel…

dales 015The Possible and the impossible effects of Time Travel…                    (written by Stan Phillips)

Arguments for and against time travel, or the good and the bad effects of the event taking place have been waged for many years. Little do we know time travel may be possible due to the intervention of a force of another plane.

Thus, here is another argument for discussion. Although this thought may not be widespread, the threat, or the blessing is real by the simple act of spreading philosophy.

In this case, subjected to the introduction to some wayward thought that when planted would eventually grow to effect not the past but the future some would now be led like sheep by its growing influence.

The purpose is whatever this power wanted. The objective might be as simple as saving a civilization, or leading the nation to its doom. Sadly, it might be as simple as some silly game of “watch and see”.

As if some science experiment, as they watch from their dark world they might even laugh, and say, “Silly humans, watch them run”.

As for the matter of how they could accomplish this treachery, succeed in extending a helping hand, or play…this is an easy task for someone from beyond time itself. The act might be as simple as with this being reaching down from their dimension and plucking someone from some timeline and dropping this poor soul anyone where they like.

Due to this intervention of this newly relocated traveler, eventually new endurable marks appear on time. It is also a certainty it would alter the future of human development, as well as our thought process as the stranger poses new thoughts in our past.

As eras past, the thought permeates through society…quite slowly at first. However, through time’s passing as humanity searched for an alternative belief we would latch on to this thought.

Beings from beyond time…you might ask, is that possible? It is, if you take into account that the further you go away from the Earth time gradually slows. Thus, it is possible there is a world beyond the effects of time itself…where beings exist forever.

Because they experience no time restraints as we do, they are then able to reach down into our world and pretty much do whatever they want to do by using us as their tool.

End of Part 1

Is Travel back in Time Possible?

Dooway to another timeIs Travel back in Time Possible?

Written by Stan Phillips

Time travel to the past might be as simple as stepping through a door at the precise moment a doorway to another time opens. However, when that door swings open, do we risk all that we know by taking a step across the threshold into that other time?

Would we then be free to act and possibly change what we currently know as history?

Would our meddling cause a ripple that would eventually bring an end to what we know?

The answer to these questions is “no”.

We would not be able to change history. In fact, there would be very little we could change in our journey. As in my novel “Reign of Valor”, those that travel back in time to the Alamo were there merely to record the valor of the souls that gave their all to win Texas its Independence.

No time traveler’s interference could keep the Titanic from sinking, or keep the men of the Alamo from dying. No one can change these outcomes. The sinking of the Titanic, as with the fall of the Alamo are fixed points in time.

The most any time traveler can hope to accomplish is to witness, and possibly record what actually took place in some point in time. Although in the case of “Reign of Valor”, the hero of the novel does succeed in creating a rallying cry that brings Texas its Independence sooner this act does not cause an alternate timeline to appear. The action of bringing about Texas’ Independence sooner is a by-product of his bringing about the fuller knowledge of the valor of the men of the Alamo to the point where we now honor the defenders.

Up to our hero’s arrival, the Alamo was a little known note on history. His contribution was limited to recording and proclaiming. He did not meddle with history. He became a part of it and thus was able to hasten along Texas’ Independence.

Of course, if he had changed history, his meddling would not have caused the end of the world. Instead, he would have forced an alternate timeline to appear making him a part of this new timeline. In this case, if that happened, our hero would have failed his mission in his previous timeline in proclaiming the valor of the men of the Alamo.

Furthermore, because he created this alternate reality he would never be able to return to his previous timeline as he now belonged to another timeline. SPOILER ALERT: For our hero, the doorway back to his modern time slammed shut because his mission would take the rest of his life to complete.

Once he realized what he wanted to do with the rest of his life there was no reason for the doorway to remain open for him, or anyone else for that matter. The doorway had served its purpose. The men of the Alamo would now have a place in our hearts.