|Alexandra Holzer is a member of the SCBWI Organization, Poetry.com, Firstwriters.com and IMDBpro.com. Her father is the original ghost hunter, published Author Professor Hans Holzer, Ph.D of 163 plus titles in the genres of parapsychology, the supernatural, religion and healing. Most famous for "Amityville Horror: The Possession", "Ghosts", "America's Haunted Houses" and most recently "The Journey of the Magi" and "Murder in Amityville: Fact or Fiction". While raising four incredible children, she wrote children's short stories, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy novels, screenplays and supernatural horror thrillers. Alexandra's complete bio is available here. Alexandra's new book 'Lady Ambrosia' has Field Nominated for the Printz Award for Young Adult Literature by the American Library Association.
by Alexandra Holzer
The Three P's: Portals-Past-Present
Posted: 17:10 August 2, 2007
Transgression and past lives may mix with current lives going about their day-to-day affairs. The after life is one thing, but deja vu and that feeling one gets of familiarity, is quite often disturbing. I do believe that we have lived many lives, that there are those tapping into the past. Dr. Holzer and many others use hypnotherapy to regress individuals, but I feel unless personally experienced, it is hard to convince others that we have been here before! And, that's ok.
I truly believe we are inter-connected with our past. I do feel if we have visited a place, that it can become a part of our subconscious, but there's a reason for it. For myself, I'd like to believe a hidden message or meaning. I always equate it to going 'back' to search deeper until we pass. Some may never know this information, but after reading Casey's book on the Akashi files, explaining that life files are stored for us, made me think a bit more on the topic of our past lives. Is there more to this then meets the eye?
Portals, in fiction is a magical or technological doorway that connects two distant locations.
Portals are a common concept in sci-fi and fantasy fiction. Either you must step through the frames of an object (a mirror, a gateway etc.), which serves as a portal, or, when they stand alone, the portal will commonly appear in the form of a vortex of energy. Energy is linked to any ghost or spirit thus leading you down the path of orb phenomena and all the others following suit. All to confuse you of course! A less common portal form is what is called the Portkey, and is simply used when it is touched; whisking the person off to the place the Portkey was linked to. I wonder where it's link was hooked up to in order to create that effect?
Almost like the hose and nozzle at your local gas station, you know where it begins, where it fits and where it remains once your done using it. But, does a vortex remain open or can it close? I'd imagine they are mobile and move about as everything else in the universe or stay still or remain the same. Life is in constant motion and we are on the back of its short ride, until we have to get off for the next crew to take a spin and continue.
Perhaps we need to ask the questions what is a portal and where does it link. Does a portal link to a different spot in the same world (in which case it might be an alternative for teleportation); a parallel world (inter-dimensional portal); the past or the future (time portal); and other planes of existence, like heaven, hell or other afterworlds?
Now, what if you don't believe in an after world or another world other then the one you currently reside in? That's ok because this is based on past experiences, theories, science and so, nonetheless very informative information. I find it exciting to learn about the "what ifs" and "could it really be" thought process. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of imagination and belief into the unknown! Portals are similar to the cosmological concept of a wormhole. Very neat indeed! This branches into out of body experiences in which we leave our body still connected by a thin (umbilical-like) cord that will link us back to our body when done traveling. I equate this unconsciously to bungee jumping!