Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:05 AM
This topic also has me thinking about how we perceive time. There are certain theories that explain time like miniscule snapshots of exsistene, and when all the snapshots are put together they form what we percieve as linear time. This would be similar to how cartoons are created with a multituded of drawings combined to make a moving picture. If this is true then all past, present, and future exsist simultaiously, we only percieve it as linear. So perhaps the ancestral memories aren't really memories, but rather a connection with an ancestor that exsists in his own time. He may not be "living" in our time, but he is still in exsistence in his own slice of the time/space pie, and those that are sensitive enough can still grasp onto the energy being projected out of that mind/spirit.
Ok, now this has made my head hurt thinking about this.