The best searching will be done alone even in a marketplace of teachers, because they can’t sell you your own soul. When you see your own path clearly, then you see life differently.
The non-space behind a rift iris isn’t even the afterlife as we think of it. It’s more like the foundational substrate of the rest of existence, like the shadows burned on walls after a nuclear explosion. If a presence is observed, it is usually only a side effect of the iris opening and not the actual being, though when telepathic information comes through, the difference can seem minute to the point of being meaningless.
Like the floorboard beneath the carpet. Exactly, excellent metaphor. It’s a really high energy state. It can leave humans with strange lesions of various sorts in extreme cases.
Where are the lesions? The brain? No, skin, especially eyes and ears. Bleeding, occasionally. There are even inclusions of “flak” from an especially violent rift as one reality leaves a bit of debris in the body of the observer.
What would they look like? Bits of metal, more often organic matter.
Perhaps like the strange metal people think aliens put in them. Metal is sort of common because that “space” has its own share of space junk. There are multiple ways to cross that space and some find a technological solution. It doesn’t always go well. Some organisms develop a magnetic camouflage.
How have they tried technologically? The Philadelphia experiment? Oh, I wasn’t referring to humans, but they did succeed accidentally as well. This was rather scary for those transitions through our region at that time. No one expected a big ship to pop in. They didn’t know what it was, and efforts to help the crew were useless. Humans are really panicky creatures.
Weren’t they embedded in the deck? Many were just missing, evacuated though they didn’t know what to do with them. Curiosity can be dangerous for the being who is its object. The occasional looky-lu is often being very irresponsible.
If some of our brains come wired to see this stuff will we all eventually evolve that way?
What sort of creatures populate this substrate? Nothing really populates it, and yes, eventually we all get to the point where access is natural.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.