"Sense of space, and in the end, the
sense of time, were powerfully
Landscapes exhibited in proportions so vast
the eye is not fitted to
swelled, and was amplified to an extent of unutterable
This, however, did not disturb me so much as
the vast expansion of
I seemed to have lived for 70 or 100 years in one night.
I sometimes had feelings
representative of a millennium, of
a duration far beyond the
limits of any human experience." -
real courage to
contemplate the possibility that an
entire faith could be based on
Digging through the
through the history of religious ideas, past
the programs of conforming
belief, past everything that has been
taught, you discover no religion qualifies as the 'one true way' anymore
than any other religion constructed over the ages since
the dawn of rational
religious concepts that confine the soul
awe opens the door to
the mysterium tremendum ,
grounding a deep
"It's all now you see.
Yesterday won't be
over until tomorrow,
tomorrow began ten thousand years ago."
time is defined herein as:a series of
a linear way to envision
of, relating to, or measuring passage of moments
a system by which event
intervals are measured and numbered
a nonspatial continuum in which events
occur in irreversible succession
What is time?
"What is time? It is a secret - lacking in
substance and yet almighty."
Thomas Mann, from The
as impossible to comprehend the flow of time in the same way it is
impossible to step into the same river
Originally even in ancient Greece time was conceived of as
cycle, life cycles,
the moon cycles - an ebb and flow -
forever repeating a pattern
in a cyclic nature.
concept of cyclical time was universal among cycle of
Aztecs made use of a calendar carved in a huge
circular stone, the Sun Stone.
conceptualizes time as cyclical.
The concept of time as linear is
unique to the
Three cultural groups - Hebrews, Greeks and
Persians - seemed to have conceptualized time as an irreversible process with a
unique beginning and a unique end at about the same period in human history.
They replaced the concept of time as cyclical around the
These three completly different conceptualizations of
reality - Law of Moshe Rabbenu,
merged and eventually evolved into
The Roman Catholic Christian conceptualization of time
as an irrevocable process condemns the concept of cyclic time as a
Greek historian, described five ages of mankind, beginning with the
Golden Age in the remote
past, where human beings lived in
peace with each other and in harmony with nature, down to
the Age of Iron,
characterized by dispute and
Alexandria begin to codify Torah and scribe it onto scolls after
Ptolemy I Soter declares himself
Pharaoh of Egypt, founds a new religion and
declares himself the Son of
2nd century BC
Hebrews use the narrative format of Herodotus
to create the Septuagint.
early 5th century AD
Augustine of Hippo
argues for a linear concept of time in City of God.
Augustine of Hippo, in
"What is time? I know well enough what it is,
provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain,
I am baffled."
Christian mystic Teresa
shares the Eternal
suggest time is
an endless process.
Nietzsche states "all desire yearns for
TS Eliot sees
a timeless present, "the still point of the turning
a millennium from NOW
In the beginning,
once upon a
in a non-existent galaxy,
a trillion light years away,
there was Nothing.
SOMETHING happened !
not quite sure what
it was as no one was there to see what it was ...
but you know how it
is - Jesus said "BANG!"
- anyhow to get back to
telling tale tales -
upon themselves under immense gravitational force
roaring hydrogen furnaces come into
spinning, energy modulations twirl away into the
gyrating energy modulations
and COLLIDE and COLLIDE and COLLIDE !
finally enough molecular variation
to create LIFE congeals
energize the Primordial Soup and SPARK
Eons pass but not in
LIFE becomes more complex.
again ... LIFE becomes aware of
afraid of living,
hides waking conscious behind a
LIFE gazing into the GARDEN sees Itself and thinks "I am a
"History is a child of
Events depend on critical
misunderstandings or transient
encounters stirring up a
storm the apocryphal butterfly's wing
is in short order.
A single misunderstood
telegram in June of
1916 permitted the Bolshevik revolution;
a single spy in 1958 extended
the Cold War by a decade.
In a universe which permits time travel,
history itself becomes
mechanism must edit itself out to restore equilibrium.
scant comfort for the trillions
of entities who silently cease to exist in the wake of
a full-blown time storm.
It's hardly surprising that, whenever intelligent beings arise in such
a universe, they seek to use closed
timelike curves to prevent extinction.
Faster-than-light travel being
possible, general relativity tells
us that it is indistinguishable from time travel; and this similarity makes
the technologies of total
annihilation dreadfully accessible.
In the small, stupid little
organizations like The New
Republic seek to gain advantage over their contemporaries and rivals.
In the large, vast, cool intellects seek to stabilize
their universe in the form most suitable to them.
Their tampering may be as
simple as preventing rivals from editing them out of the stable historical
record - or it may be as sophisticated as meddling with the early epochs of
the big bang, back before the
Higgs field decayed into the separate fundamental forces that bind the universe
together to ensure the right ratio of physical
constants to support life." - Charles Stross
"Time is concomitant with the physical
but can not be pointed to as existing in a material
Time is abstract. To think of
time is to think abstractly.
When people reason about abstraction,
they tend to imagine something concrete that the abstract thing is like and
then reason about that instead.
we cannot create a concrete mental
image of an abstract concept such as time which is fluid,
perhaps the reason time
The Hindus thought of time as cyclical.
The Greeks thought of time as
linear - one day follows another.
Thinking of time as either
cyclical or as linear is incorrect.
Thinking of time as
dimension is incorrect - as if
time acts in space.
'The past is behind us', 'the future is in front
of us' and 'days pass us by'.
People think and speak as if moving away
from a yesterday located 'over there' toward a tomorrow located '180 degrees in
the opposite direction.'
On a time line drawn by a Christian the past
is on the left.
On a time line drawn by a Muslim the past is on the
On a time line drawn by a Mandarin the past is at the
It may very well be conceptually impossible to grasp the essence
"The magical word is one that lets "a primordial
resound behind it"'; magical action releases primordial action.
Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 63
Imagine an Infinite Cone of
Existence floating in the
The five levels of Human
Consciousness can be described as resting on progressively higher levels of
the Infinite Cone of Existence.
rests at the
Foundation where Archetypes
At the Apex of the Cone
of Existence within sight of
Consciousness rests the Doorway to the
only those operating in either Archaic Consciousness, at Foundation, or
Integral Consciousness, at the Apex, can
actually get a glimpse of
Myopians, comfortably rest on
shelves within the other three forms of human consciousness -
at each moment is shaded by prior
rhythm, nutrition and
sometimes, unfortunately, pharmaceutical
The ability to describe the
experience, of seeing through a
crack and communing
with the Ineffable, is dependent upon the ability of the
mystic to describe that vision conceptually through
the attempt to convey an experience that, in truth, cannot be put into words
many mistakes are made.
have difficulty in
symbolically conceptualizing that experience and in relating those
abstract symbolic concepts to
material experiences can be related with concrete examples whereas
spiritual experiences must be related through
abstract concepts with
concrete examples used
in a metaphorical manner.
Metaphor taken literally corrupts
conceptualiztion to the point that people mistakenly conceptualize the
Ineffable as residing in a
A multitude of religions claim to be the One
sight of the fact - the Ineffable can never be visualized.
makes it nearly impossible to model the Ineffable.
Martin Luther and
countless others claimed
people do not need intercessors to
commune with the Ineffable but hissing Snakes suggest
encourage acceptance of hardships and even sacrifice.
Religious dogma has no place for
critical thinkers as it
demands blind adherence to
discourage direct communion
with the Ineffable as, once this occurs, they can no longer serve as
conceptualization of the Ineffable acts as
a barrier to
frustrate the individual.
Many people know, deep down inside, that
religious dogma is a sham but they are
told endlessly that the only
way for their children to grow up to be moral is for them
to practice religion
as if they believed the dogma
to be true.
This perpetuates a false
understanding of the Ineffable and of humanities relation with the
never demands an individual fallible human conceptualize the Ineffable in the
exact same manner as a Snake.
This is what Jesus the Tannaim
was trying to get humanity to understand.
Jesus Words within the
Synoptic Gospels of
Matthew, Mark, and Luke condemn
ritual practices, flowing
robes, gowns and special priestly clothing,
repetitive utterances, and
religious leaders of his time which he branded as
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