between dimensions; joining dimensions
At this intensity the rays very nearly approach the magnitude of the ‘cosmic rays’ of Millikan. They are apparently harmless to life but they seem to be closely associated with the dimensional relations of matter. ]
After all, we know little or nothing of the actual nature of space; and perhaps, in some way that we cannot imagine, the infinite is doubled upon itself in places, with dimensional folds and tucks, and short-cuts whereby the distance to Algenib or Aldebaran is merely a step.
In these worlds, our brains would be attuned to the comprehension or apprehension of vaster and higher scientific laws, and states of entity beyond those of our present dimensional milieu.
The hidden cults to which these witches belonged often guarded and handed down surprizing secrets from elder, forgotten eons; and it was by no means impossible that Keziah had actually mastered the art of passing through dimensional gates.
I could remember those alien years. Dimensional walls are no barrier to thought. You lie under the X-crystals and watch them pulse from mist-gray to depthless black. Your mind is sucked out of you and projected along a tight beam of carefully planned vibration, and presently you’re in another space, another time.
The rapid classification of facts that had led to his decision about the dimensional theft of the Moon, that had amazed even his companions, was not as effortless as it had seemed—it was only that Curt Newton could and did think and decide, as Otho had said, with the rapidity of light.
He was quite familiar with the theory of alternate worlds—his work with bound charges had given him an inkling of other dimensions, and the fantastic idea that bound charges existed simultaneously in two or more ‘worlds’ at once, carrying their characteristic reactions across a dimensional gap had occurred to him frequently as his experiments had progressed.
‘You mean dimensional travel?’ Dave asked. He'd seen something about that on a science-fiction television program.
The Book had helped her to escape by ripping a hole through to the next threshold world. As far as Jame could remember, she had had to jump out the window to take advantage of that dimensional portal, or perhaps she had simply fallen through it.
Power waves, maybe. Dimensional tampering. Whatever it was, I hated it.
She reached back through the…through the dimensional barrier, she took the phrase from some unguarded, unrecognized mind somewhere. She reached into Faerie.
Demon Watch is always on the lookout for strays. That dimensional portal doesn’t run itself.
Kirk Meadowcroft, 'The Invisible Bubble"'
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