The Eternal Now

A writer on this subject has said: "Those occultists and metaphysicians

who have thought long and deeply upon the ultimate facts and nature of

the universe, have dared to think that there must exist some absolute

consciousness--some absolute mind--which must perceive the past,

present, and future of the universe as one happening; as simultaneously

and actively present at one moment of absolute time. They reason that

just as a man may see at one moment of his time some particular event

which might appear as a year to some minute form of life and mind--the

microscopic creatures in a drop of water, for instance--so that which

seems as a year, or as a hundred years, to the mind of man, may appear

as the happening of a single moment of a higher scale of time to some

exalted Being, or form of consciousness on a higher plane."