An alternate Reality…
In the previous episode, ‘He’s Our You’, we see young Benjamin Linus, give Sayid a book, (Ben has a pretty diverse book collection, no?).
This Book give, is titled, “A Separate Reality”
“it is an allegedly non-fictional book written by anthropologist/author Carlos Castaneda in 1971 concerning the events that took place during an apprenticeship he claimed to have served with a self-proclaimed Yaqui Indian Sorcerer”
“The main focus of the book centered around Don Juan’s attempts at getting Carlos to See, a practice best described as, in Castaneda’s own words, “perceiving energy directly as it flows through the universe”.
I think this may be part what is going on. The title gives us a direction, right or wrong, that we may deal with alternate realities on Lost, if we arent already.
Then as you dive in, it leads to bigger questions. It speaks of the use of psychoactive drugs, and hallucinagens, and other natural substances that can help you along a ‘spirit quest like’ exreience the author refers to as “seeing”.
Using the natural enegy of the universe to see and understand everything.
Is this maybe Bens message to Sayid? That he is in a way “seeing”?
If one of my recent posts is correct, this could play right into it.
“Ben, all seeing, all knowing…” He is experiencing the experience everystep of the show. If he lives, and he very much will, he carries the knowledge he needs to become what we all know, and love to hate.
He could be concience travelling for all we know. This…man, is more knowledgable than anyone on the show. Of the past, present, and future. There is more to Ben. Read my previous posts, along with this, and you’ll see, Ben has something that no one else on the island possess, the knowledge to control the island, what it will cause, and how the ultimate outcome will be affected by actions that occure now…whenever now is….
On a side note…this is the authors FULL name…
Carlos Cesar Arana Castaneda, yes thats right, Cesar… Is that timing or what?
he was born on December 25…
He eventually lived in L.A….
He was very much interested in the effects of psychotropic plants….
Most writings were on their effects, and Lucid Dreams they caused, along with various forms of spiritual discovery, such as visions, hallucinations, ect….(Very ala.. John Locke, in the sweat Lodge)
I think Ben is a “seer”, as somewhat described in my understanding of the book. It is described as…A clairvoyant or a prophet. If Ben has experienced all these years, and the Losties are stuck there with a pissed of grown up, ‘look what you’ve done to me, this is why you are here’ Ben Linus…I imagine Ben may feel as if he is experiencing 2 realities, when in reality, it is as Highbrow describes only one, just like the timeline is actually only one timeline, shown from VERY different perspectives. I think John needs to figure out how to get where he needs to be real quick. Because someones going to have to stop Ben from accomplishing…whatever the hell it is he is trying to accomplish.
To my knowledge, there are no coincidences on Lost… and I imagine this will not be one either.