Eternal, Eternity, Timeless, Time, Changes In Perception of Time
A person discovers that we are spirit and exist separate from the body in another, an
A short time interval is experienced as being much longer. In the extreme case, minutes
can be experienced as centuries or millennia.
Above the normal life of problems, there exists a second, higher, timeless world, a reality
more native to you.
Although out of the safe harbor of his own identity anchored in this time and this place,
the traveler may still be clearly aware of this time and place as well.
An extreme in the experience of changed time and space is the awareness of infinity and
Can anything be half eternal? That is, can a process which had no beginning come to an
Children’s games go on and on because time has been forgotten and has reduced itself to
a single wondrous instant.
Consciousness is infinite, rather than finite, stretching beyond the limits of time and
Consciousness uses the symbols of time, space and causality; the unconscious uses
symbols and mythic images.
During several minutes of objective time, persons under the influence of LSD can
subjectively experience entire lifetimes, centuries, millennia, or even eons.
Ego-consciousness is a bondage to time, being essentially a complex of memories and
participations. All ego-centric action has an eye to the past or the future.
Eternal life “stands in the knowledge” of the Godhead, not in faith in anything less than
Eternity is now and in the light of unrepressed vision, the physical organism and the
physical world turn out to be the divine world.
Eternity should not be confused with an infinitely long period of historical time. It is a
state where linear time is experientially transcended and ceases to exist.
Every moment is a window into eternity. The absolute is manifest in every appearance
Everything is in flux, flowing together toward becoming One, toward the eternal
For many, a sense of discontinuity between nature and man and man’s loss of the
spontaneous, free energy of eternal delight, is the essential tragedy of modern man.
For those who have eyes to see, eternal truth and Buddhahood are manifest before us here
Grof describes transpersonal experiences as those in which ego boundaries are dissolved
and awareness is extended beyond the ordinary confines of time and space.
How many of the current ideas of eternity, of heaven, of supernatural states are ultimately
derived from the experiences of drug-takers?
Humans can function as infinite fields of consciousness, transcending the limitations of
time, space and linear causality.
I know that my Self outlasts physical death and that my essence, the me that is eternal,
exists without form.
Immortality is participation in the eternal now of the divine Ground; survival is
persistence in one of the forms of time. Immortality is the result of total deliverance.
In the Eternal Now, we shall find that strait and narrow gate, that needle’s eye, through
which we are taken into the infinite life of God.
In this state, the categories of space and time are transcended and subjects can perceive
themselves as existing outside of the usual space-time continuum.
It is a cosmic consciousness into which we enter as our normal consciousness expands,
and we become aware of the transcendent dimension of humanity beyond space and time.
It is a non-egotistic consciousness, a kind of formless and timeless consciousness, which
seems to underlie the consciousness of the separate ego in time.
It is possible that a person is aware of more perceptions in a given amount of time as a
result of the enhancement of sensory data.
It would appear that LSD is a ticket to a wondrous time machine that transports the
tripper on a whirlwind tour of mankind’s ancestral past.
It’s how your soul is doing in its path to eternity, not how your body is doing in its path
through this life that’s important.
Just as any object can become the essence of all energy, any note of music can be sensed
as naked energy trembling in space, timeless.
Liberation might be defined as the process of waking up out of the nonsense, nightmares
and illusory pleasures of what is ordinarily called real life, into the awareness of eternity.
Life is timeless and spaceless. Time and space are inventions of the conscious mind.
They are not present in the underconscious mind.
LSD encapsulates an enormous amount of experience into a relatively short period.
Insights that might normally take years to acquire can burst forth in an awesome flurry.
Memory has a deep dimension, a sensation of being immeasurably ancient and knowing,
as somehow prior to time and space.
Mystical transcendence of time and space involves an experience described as eternity or
One can connect with a state that feels eternal, understanding that one is at once the body
and also all that exists.
Paradise refers to a state of metaphysical ecstasy, a sanctuary of eternal youth, gardens of
incredible beauty, roads paved with gold. (eyes closed)
Psychedelic drugs can stimulate a breakthrough to an enlarged consciousness of a
transfigured world of the Eternal Now.
Reality, God, the Eternal Now, is entirely beyond speech and understanding and
attainment, but at the same time, is right here.
Religions teach of the eternity of men, of the greater life beyond, of the soul, of that
which is greater than this physical life.
Subjects frequently talk about timelessness of the present moment and say that they are in
touch with eternity. They refer to this experience as ineffable.
The basic structure of experience is given by our sense of space and passage of time.
Both are profoundly altered in psychedelic mystical states.
The divine Ground of all existence is not merely a continuum, it is also out of time
(beyond time, eternal).
The divine process operates in time dimensions which are far beyond our routine secular
The DNA code is a miniaturized time-capsule of consciousness, the invisible essence-
wisdom of life.
The essential effect of the psychedelic experience is the death of the time-bound ego and
the consequent realization of the Supreme Identity.
The expansion of the subjective time sense is another factor contributing to the intensity
of the experience.
The gift of union with God means that our mental and physical space-time life is given
the dimension of eternity.
The inmost Self is eternal. It’s what there is and all there is. The totality of space is the
field of its consciousness.
The man who loves in the light of God is conscious neither of time past nor of time to
come but only of one eternity.
The mind comes to rest and notices the rhythm, becoming aware that the timeless intent
of the process is fulfilled at each instant.
The person is allowed to glance back down the flow of time and perceive how the life
energy continually manifests itself in forms, transient, always changing, reforming.
The playfulness of the child, the saint and of God are alike in this: that they are all actions
in the mood of eternity rather than the mood of time.
The present has spread out from its constriction in an elusive pin-point of strained
consciousness to an all-embracing eternity.
The problem of evil has its solution in the eternity which men can experience but can
The psyche contains all the contents of time—extending backwards, across and through
time; history being latently contained in each individual.
The soul beholds realities of greater significance, such as may never be apprehended
again out of the light of eternity.
The time of dreams is different than the time of waking. The time of mystical or
psychedelic states is different again.
The whole world of men and nature acquires an atmosphere that we may call variously
divine, luminous, enchanted, timeless, archetypal.
There is time to perceive every detail of the movement with infinitely greater richness.
Normally we do not so much look at things as overlook them.
They may experience eternity and infinity within a period lasting seconds or minutes of
actual clock time.
Though our individual forms come and go like waves, we are each and all the eternal
Time and space are inventions of the conscious mind. They are not present in the
Time is drastically altered. Centuries seem to go by and the second hand on the watch
appears to stand still.
Time may seem to slow down enormously as more and more passing events claim the
attention, or it may stop entirely, giving place to an eternal present.
To clear awareness there is neither past nor future, but just this one moment which
Western mystics have called the Eternal Now.
To use our heads, to push out beyond words, space-time categories, models and concepts,
it becomes necessary to go out of our generally rational minds.
We are cut off from the great sources of our inward nourishment and renewal, sources
which flow eternally in the universe. We must plant ourselves again in the universe.
We are not just biological machines and highly developed animals, but also fields of
consciousness without limits, transcending space and time.
We are part of an infinite field of consciousness that encompasses all there is—beyond
space-time and into realities we have yet to explore.
We confuse the whole doctrine of eternal life when we speak of it as “future life.”
Eternity is not unending time; it is an indestructible present.
We seem to oppose any process which puts the game of here and now onto the long
When the world is inspected directly and clearly, past and future times are nowhere to be
found. (All there is is the present.)
You call the desire for utopia childish and infantile. I believe that it is part and parcel of
the human psyche and will eternally find expression.
You go mad about sunsets because sunsets remind you of what’s always been going on,
whether you know it or not, inside your skull and outside space and time.
Your soul is free, loses all sense of time, alert as it never was before, living eternity in a
night, seeing infinity in a grain of sand.
Consciousness changes. Your nerve endings, neural cameras, cellular memory banks,
protein structures become broadcasting instruments for the timeless humming message of
God located inside your body.
Every person who has a genuine mystical experience reports that he sees the unity, reality
and infinity in space and time of all creation. He feels joy, peace and a sense of the
sacred. He knows that his experience is true.
From the standpoint of one reality, we may think that the other realities are hallucinations
or psychotic or far out or mysterious, but that is because we’re caught up at the level of
one space-time perception.
He may find that all life and its secrets, all mankind and himself, are concentrated in the
ear of corn he is holding in his hand, and he may contemplate it and stare at it for long
moments, even hours.
Human beings have a profound need for transpersonal experiences and for states in which
they transcend their individual identities to feel their place in a larger whole that is
I’m eternally grateful for this experience. LSD changed my life. I’ve lived more, felt
more, enjoyed life more in the last dew years than I had dreamed possible. LSD gave me
that treasure. (That was actor Cary Grant.)
In a paradoxical, but to those who have experienced this heightening of intrinsic
significance, an entirely self-evident way, the relative becomes the absolute, the transient
particularly universal and eternal.
In the face of the unbelievable magnitude of the Whole Show, in the face of Eternity, we
should all be continually, every second of the incredible day and night, humbly,
reverently awed and thankful for the miracle of our impossible existence.
In recent decades, after centuries of domination by Newtonian mechanics, scientific
understanding of time, space and matter has converged with visions of the universe
expressed in Eastern religious texts that are thousands of years old.
Like sensitivity to beauty, the capacity to encounter the Holy seems to reside within
every human soul. Too often, it may sleep there eternally, but it is ready to be awakened
by the right combination of circumstances.
Long “forgotten” memories may become accessible and meaningful, with the subject
“going back in time” to very vividly experience the emotional as well as the other
contents of important forgotten or repressed events.
Past-incarnation experiences consist of fragments of scenes, individual events or entire,
rather clear and logical sequences occurring at another place and time in history. (eyes
Psychedelic equals mind-opening consciousness. Psychedelic means ecstatic which is to
stand outside our normal patterns. It means going out of your mind, your habitual world
of contingencies, space-time coordinates.
Religions whose philosophy has been least preoccupied with events in time and most
concerned with eternity, have been consistently the least violent and the most humane in
Spiritual feelings are associated with the dilemma of time and space, origin of matter, life
and consciousness, dimensions and complexity of the universe and human existence, and
the ultimate purpose underlying the process of creation.
Spiritual grace originates from the divine Ground of all being and it is given for the
purpose of helping man to achieve his final end, which is to return out of time and
selfhood to that Ground.
The common denominator of this rich and ramified group of transpersonal phenomena is
a feeling that consciousness has expanded beyond the usual ego boundaries and has
transcended the limitations of time and space.
The DNA code is a 3 billion year old time capsule of consciousness. The DNA code is
the miniaturized, invisible essence wisdom of life. Most of the characteristics formerly
attributed to the “soul” describe the functions of DNA.
The impression is that external time must have slowed down, while the internal
experience continues at the same rate. There is not the impression of speed or rapidity,
but that the time available to the user is magnified.
The linearity of temporal experiences is transcended in unusual states of consciousness.
Scenes from different historical contexts can occur simultaneously and appear to be
meaningfully connected by their experiential characteristics. (eyes closed)
The possibility of transcending the limitations of matter, time, space and linear causality
is experienced so many times and in so many different ways that it has to be integrated
into a new world-view.
The psychedelic can alter the perception of energy, matter, and time in such a way as to
enable select random access of the spatial and temporal dimensions and make it possible
to inhabit the skins of a variety of forms and entities.
The reach of consciousness is not limited to the material world and to spacetime. It can
extend beyond the boundaries of the Newtonian reality altogether and access nonordinary
dimensions of existence.
The ultimate Ground simply “is”. Only when the individual also “simply is,” by reason of
his union through love-knowledge with the Ground, can there be complete and eternal
There are mental spaces inside our skulls as enormous as the spaces out there.The
experience of distance, of inner distance and outer distance, of distance in time and
distance in space—it’s the first fundamental religious experience.
This universal tradition of the eternal moment always carries the implication that there is
some very special and splendid insight to be discovered in a kind of concentration upon
the immediate moment.
Time and space are creations of the conscious mind. It is because we do not always
understand that time and space are conscious devices that we get very confused when we
try to deal with the underconscious where there is no time and space.
Time and space cease to be limits. One can experience various historically and
geographically remote events as vividly as if they were happening here and now. (eyes
To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours
the outer and inner world as they are apprehended directly and unconditionally, by Mind
at Large— this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone.
Transpersonal experiences can be defined as “experiences involving an expansion or
extension of consciousness beyond the usual ego boundaries and beyond the limitations
of time and/or space.”
We are liberated and enlightened by perceiving the hitherto unexperienced good that is
already within us, by returning to our eternal Ground and remaining where, without
knowing it, we have always been.
When the Self is no longer identified with the ego, when in certain spiritual practices, it
penetrates and realizes its own depths, it simply KNOWS that it is eternal and all-
When there is understanding, there is an experienced fusion of the End with the Means,
of the wisdom which is the timeless realization of Suchness with the Compassion which
is Wisdom in action.
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”—a part limited in time and
space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the
rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. (That’s Albert Einstein. The delusion is
thinking we are limited and separate.)
Death is the point at which man escapes the time barrier of the conscious mind. Life does
not begin and does not end. We speak of it in this way because the conscious mind can
only express itself in terms of time and space. But this end, this event called death, is not
all. And if there is something after death then there had to be something before birth.
I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic
intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of existence. We are not just highly
evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields
of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter, and linear causality.
I would say that the mind is not insular, but an interconnected part of a universe of both
physical and symbolic substance, whose linkages extend throughout space and time. The
Psychedelic has helped me to feel like a part of this connection. I feel like I have a much
greater understanding of non-Western and pre-industrial mind-sets.
Individuals experiencing mystical consciousness of this type have a sense of leaving
ordinary reality, where space has three dimensions and time is linear, and entering a
timeless, mythical realm where these categories no longer apply. In this state, eternity and
infinity can be experienced within seconds of clock time.
It is important to realize that the subjective experience of time is radically changed in
nonordinary states of consciousness. Within seconds of clocktime, one can experience a
rich and complex sequence of events that lasts subjectively a very long time, or even
seems to involve eternity.
Our individual consciousnesses connect us directly not only with our immediate
environment and with various periods of our own past, but also with events that are far
beyond the reach of our physical senses, extending into other historical times, into nature,
and into the cosmos.
People have experienced episodes occurring long before their own conceptions. Many
report being able to enter the consciousness of their parents during their mother’s or
father’s childhoods and to experience through their parents’ consciousness events from
Spiritual feelings are associated with such issues as the enigma of time and space; the
origin of matter, life and consciousness; the dimensions of the universe and of existence;
the meaning of human life and the ultimate purpose underlying the process of the creation
of the phenomenal world.
The most direct challenge to the principles of mechanistic science are phenomena from
transpersonal experiences, such as “the relativity and arbitrary nature of physical
boundaries, nonlocal connections in the universe, memory without a material substance,
nonlinearity of time, and consciousness associated with inorganic matter.”
The new data support quite unambiguously the view that has been held by the mystical
traditions of all ages: under certain circumstances, human beings can also function as vast
fields of consciousness, transcending the limitations of the physical body, of Newtonian
time and space and of linear causality.
The psychic depths and time depths can be tested and explored in the psychedelic
experiences. The theoretical foundation of such a statement is that the ingestion of
psychedelic substances evokes an activation of deeply buried psychic contents and a
bringing of them to the surface of consciousness.
The thought of death does not in the least disturb me, because I am firmly convinced that
our spirit is altogether indestructible and thus continues from eternity to eternity. It is like
the sun, which to our eyes seems to disappear beyond the horizon, while in actual fact it
goes on shining continuously.
There appears to emerge a universal central perception, apparently independent of the
subjects’ previous philosophical or theological inclinations. It is that behind the apparent
multiplicity in the world of science and common sense, there is a single reality, infinite
and eternal, all beings united in this Being.
We often encounter the impressive but little understood phenomenon of timeless,
universal symbols and themes emerging into consciousness in a particular dramatic form
adapted to the requirements of the psychedelic drug subject who becomes the drama’s
protagonist and thereby is transformed. (eyes closed)
Within the nucleus of every living cell lies a tiny, complex chain of protein molecules
called the DNA code. DNA is the brain of the cell, the timeless blueprinting code which
designs every aspect of life. DNA executes its plans by means of RNA molecules. RNA
is the communication system, the language, the senses and hands of the DNA.
Your soul is free, loses all sense of time, alert as it never was before, living an eternity in
a night, seeing infinity in a grain of sand. What you have seen is cut with a burin in your
memory, never to be effaced. At last you know what the ineffable is and what ecstasy
Loss of self may be experienced as an actual death and rebirth, undergone with anguish
and joy of overwhelming intensity. In some cases, the culmination is a mystical ecstasy in
which for an eternal moment all contradictions seem reconciled, all questions answered,
all wants irrelevant or satisfied, all existence encompassed by an experience that is felt to
define the ultimate reality, boundless, timeless, and ineffable.
Often a good part of the session would be spent on the beach or in the water. We found
that the surf, in the protected bay, proved to be an excellent way to bring someone
through a difficult phase of the trip. Simply to lie at the water’s edge, merging into the
eternal currents of air, ocean, sea, and earth, seemed to clear away much fear, suspician,
frustration, and other emotional baggage.
The most human thing about man is his eternal, childlike hope that somehow, someday,
the deepest yearnings of his heart will come true. Who is so proud and unfeeling that he
will not admit that he would be deliriously happy if, by some strange magic, these deep
and ingrained longings could be fulfilled? If there was eternal everlasting life beyond
death after all?
There is a limitless range of awareness for which we now have no words. That awareness
can expand beyond the range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond
everything you have learned, beyond your notions of space and time, beyond the
differences which usually separate people from each other and from the world around
This transcendence of space and time is a key concept in all mystical experience. In our
present mode of mental consciousness, we experience the world in terms of space and
time; we experience everything separated in space and going from point to point in time.
It is well known that modern physics calls the whole space-time system in question, and
the transcendence of the space-time dimension is central in mystical experience.
Under conditioning, it seems impossible and even absurd to realize that myself does not
reside in the ego alone, but in the whole surge of energy which ranges from the galaxies
to the nuclear fields in my body. At this level of existence “I” am immeasurably old; my
forms are infinite and their comings and goings are simply the pulses or vibrations of a
single and eternal flow of energy.
With the Hebrew-Christian universe, God, the Absolute itself, is good as against bad and
thus to be immoral or in the wrong is to feel oneself an outcast not merely from human
society but also from existence itself, from the root and ground of life. To be in the wrong
therefore arouses a metaphysical anxiety and sense of guilt, a state of eternal damnation.
(This, of course, is absurd brainwashing, a vicious con game.)
A timeless pulsation seems to take us across all barriers.
All creatures have existed eternally in the divine essence.
All is eternally present.
Because so much is happening, the internal clock seems to be standing still.
Consciousness “ascends” to the eternal state.
Consciousness is timeless.
Deliverance is out of time into eternity.
Distance in time is as much a phenomenon within consciousness as distance in space.
Distorted time could be utilized for creative mental activity.
Energy itself is eternal delight.
Eternal life is the realization that the present is the only reality.
Eternities are reached; infinity is known. The relation of all things is known.
Eternity does not involve the cessation or obliteration of events in time.
Eternity is the mode of unrepressed bodies.
Eternity manifests itself in every moment of time.
Experiences of this kind are not bound by the usual special and temporal limitations.
For oriental theologians, there is no eternal damnation.
Freedom is to eternity, to oneness.
Immediate experience is timeless.
In a psychedelic experience, a few seconds can yield a whole new orientation.
Liberation from social time is emotionally encompassing.
Life is a position in time. Death is a position in time. They are like winter and spring.
Linear time is an illusion.
LSD takes you out of the normal space-time ego.
Man is, in essence, eternal and infinite.
Nature is eternal, but not static. It is eternally dynamic.
Normal everyday consciousness are faint reflections of this eternal beauty.
Occupying neither space nor time, the eternal Now contains the whole universe.
One moment of clock time can be an eternity of ecstasy.
One often experiences the Divine as eternal and timeless.
Only repressed life is in time and unrepressed life would be timeless or in eternity.
Only the body dies and the Self is eternal.
Precious stones give us a kind of visual image of eternity.
Rightly understood, a single instant is as long as a century.
The content of realization is eternal.
The entire universe exists nowhere but in this sizeless and timeless present moment.
The eternal is experienced.
The eternal is the transient.
The eternal now is a consciousness, an eternal consciousness.
The eternal Self needs no memory because it has no past.
The eternity, whose realization is the ultimate good, is a kingdom of heaven within.
The experience of awakening is timeless and universal.
The eyes have a vision of Eternity.
The individual is illuminated by the eternal.
The journey has a universal and timeless dimension.
The LSD experience is a revelation of something outside of time and the social order.
The motion of ocean waves harmonizes with our very breathing, the breathing of eternity.
The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
The real world is actually timeless.
The realization process is eternal.
The terms of time and space are not applicable to the infinite.
The truth reveals itself in its eternal tranquility.
The unconscious is a region in which time is not a dimension.
There is no death, his true self being as eternal as the universe.
This eternal present is the “timeless” unhurried flowing of the Tao.
Time is expanded because you see more into each minute.
Time’s thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
There are no “little while’s” in this place.
There is a single reality, infinite and eternal.
There was a tempo but no time.
I was taken to another world, another time.
This incredibly rich and complex experience lasted for what seemed to be eternity.
This is pure being in eternal actuality.
Time perception is a socially reinforced response.
Under LSD, the universe is perceived in its entirety as eternal, natural and perfect.
We are all one, intimately united in our eternal energy.
We can begin the creation of the New Time…and the New Man…And the New Garden.
What a timeless bliss!
When the mind is stilled, psychological time ceases to exist.
With LSD, every moment is eternity.
With LSD, every moment is eternity and there is no rush or hurry.
I see centuries and all of the glory and tragedy of man. Everything is in this music (eyes
I’ve been born again. There is no limitation to freedom. Freedom is to eternity, to
They are at once unique and eternal, men and women but also gods and goddesses. For
now that we have time to look at each other we become timeless.
Time is so slow as to be a kind of eternity and the flavor of eternity transfers itself to the
hills, burnished mountains which I seem to remember from an immeasurably distant past,
at once so unfamiliar as to be exotic and yet as familiar as my own hand.
When he discovers what an ample store of unhastened attention he can give to all the rich
content brought to him by eye and ear, he finds it hard not to believe that somehow time
has been stretched.
Suddenly I feel my understanding dawning into a colossal clarity, as if everything were
opening up down to the roots of my being and of time and space themselves. The sense of
the world becomes totally obvious. I am struck with amazement that I or anyone could
have thought life a problem or being a mystery.
I float in the torrential stream of timelessness, one with it.
Now I am in the lap of eternity.
Clock time and ordinary space no longer had any meaning. Everything was happening in
infinite dimension. My consciousness swelled.
Eternity was manifested in the light of the day and something infinite behind everything
Five minutes were 8 hours. Psychedelic time. He’s gone from present time, so he’s been
gone for centuries.
He felt that if he could die right then, he could keep the tremendous beauty and rich
emotions for himself throughout eternity.
He felt the walls of consciousness opened by an enormous thrust and he was cast out of
He saw eternal cycles of life and death unfolding in front of his eyes. Nothing really got
destroyed; everything was in eternal flux and transformation.
He saw objects in a new light; they disclosed their inherent deep, timeless existence,
which remains hidden from everyday sight.
He stood there motionless, gazing, gazing through a timeless succession of mounting
intensities and ever-profound significances.
How I longed to be left alone with Eternity in a flower, Infinity in 4 chair legs and the
Absolute in the folds of a pair of flannel trousers!
Huxley had taken mescaline in a garden and shucked off the mind and awakened to
I experienced reality from a location that lies somewhere beyond the force of gravity or
I felt as if I was beyond seconds, minutes and hours and also beyond past, present and
I felt endowed with all the time in the world, free to look about me as if I were living
eternity without a single problem to be solved.
I glowed like a new-born soul. The well-known landscape lost all of its familiarity and I
was setting out upon a journey of years through heavenly territories.
I had a glimpse of eternity and beside it, the daily concerns that had once preoccupied me
I had watched the passing of the millions of years and had arrived at paradise. (eyes
I looked down at the stairs: the depth was fathomless; it was a journey of years to reach
I ran madly out of the cottage and across galaxies and over time-warps and through the
seas of space, searching frantically for the green planet earth among the infinite suns.
I saw this moment as an archetypal crossroads in time, ripe with revelatory meanings and
building up to something supremely special.
It seemed as if several hours or possible days or even a year or more had gone by and it
was only 15 minutes.
It seemed to him that the walls of consciousness were opened by an enormous force and
the force thrust him out of time.
My life suddenly seemed to me infinitely precious and I cried out with joy at the thought
that I was now living so much in so short a span of time.
The colors seemed to glow with an inner light. It seemed a glimpse of something timeless
and primordial, a sort of breakthrough into the realm of the absolute (eyes closed).
The drug seemed to induce an effortless, absorbed and timeless power of inward-turned
The drugs produced sudden insight that one has been living in a narrow space-time-self
There was awareness of unutterable bliss coupled with the conviction that this is the only
real and eternal state of being.
This moment now is it, eternity. The acid was acting as a cleansing agent, dissolving all
the wooly stuff that got in the way of my direct perception of the here an now.
Time distortion enabled him to compress a great deal of learning into a short period of
Under the protection of their evening shadows, the farther water lay like a divine child
asleep, watched by an eternal nurse.
We danced in the golden light of space, seemingly into eternity, in a state of bliss
understood only by those who have experienced euphoria.
All identity with self dissolved. There was no sense of time-space, only an awareness of
Being. At no time was there a sense of the individualized self. I never knew when “I”
entered the stream, only the emergence out of it.
Before taking LSD, I never stayed in a state of sexual ecstasy for hours on end, but I have
done this under LSD. It heightens all of your senses and it means that you’re living the
sexual experience totally. Each caress or kiss is timeless.
By my calculation, the state lasted 300 years, for the sensations which followed one
another were so numerous and pressing that any real appreciation of time was impossible.
The rapture passed…I saw that it had lasted just a quarter of an hour.
Every atom of my body and soul had seen and felt God. The world was warmth and
goodness. There was no time, no place, no me. There was only cosmic harmony. With
every fiber of my body I knew it was so.
For what seemed an immensely long time, I dazed without knowing, even without
wishing to know what it was that confronted me. I was so absorbed in looking, so
thunderstruck by what I actually saw.
I felt that two people who really love can never be separated, not by space or time or
eternity. The line in the marriage ceremony “till death us to part” seemed utterly
ridiculous. (I thought the line is “till death due us part.”)
I had traveled through all that immeasurable chain of dreams in 30 seconds. “My God!” I
cried, “I am in eternity”. In the presence of that first sublime revelation of the soul’s own
time, and her capacity for an infinite life, I stood trembling with breathless awe.
I saw my world shrink to a micro-speck floating in the eternity of the cosmos and I
smelled enlightenment and was promised answers to the questions I didn’t even know
how to ask.
It was like returning home from an eternity spent in loneliness among strangers. (Home,
here, means the Other World and the strangers are the people you have known in this
The culminating experience was one of transcendental peace, with visions of supernatural
beauty and the sound of celestial music…Ecstatic feelings of timelessness,
weightlessness serenity and tranquility.
The legs of that chair, how miraculous their tubularity, how supernatural their polished
smoothness. I spent several minutes— or was it several centuries?–not merely gazing at
those bamboo legs, but actually being them—or rather being myself in them.
The psychiatrist asserts it is “fact” that the subject sat in a catatonic state for two hours,
refusing to talk; the subject knows the “truth” to be that he was spinning far out of space-
time into an ecstatic dance of neurons which made words inadequate and irrelevant.
There was only the music and then bright colors that turned out to be musical notes. The
notes danced along a silver staff of music that stretched from one eternity to another,
beyond the planets and stars and space itself.
This revelation was more primordial than an encounter with Freudian guilt or Original
Sin. It was as though I’d come face to face with a timeless version of my aboriginal and
innately moral self.
Every object in the room was a radiant structure of atomic-God-particles. Radiating.
Matter did not exist. There was just this million-matrix lattice web of energies.
Shimmering. Alive. Interconnected in space-time. Everything hooked up in a cosmic
I became conscious in myself of eternal life…I saw that all men are immortal: that the
cosmic order is such that all things work together for the good of each and all; that the
foundation principle of the world…is what we call love and that the happiness of each and
all is in the long run absolutely certain.
I felt that I was part of some intricate, unified network that was all-inclusive and eternal
and I felt that in that place I would continue to exist in some form forever. My belief in
the finality of death was undermined by an event that was so real it could not be denied
and I could no longer believe that death was the end of everything.
I understood that the essence of my being was identical with the timeless essence of
every living thing, that formlessness was the essence of form, that the whole universe was
reflected in every psyche, and that my separateness was only a illusion, a dream from
which I had, in this moment, fully awakened.
The concept of time does not merely lose meaning, but, more impressively, is seen in a
new perspective. Subjects assert that they felt “outside of” time, beyond both past and
future, as though they were viewing the totality of history from a transcendent vantage
We remain ignorant of our true nature—our eternal Self. It was that Self that I longed to
discover. In order to get in touch with the ground of my being, I had to strip away the
accretions of prejudices and preconceptions that cluttered up my psyche, making it
impossible to see what was really there.
I experienced a wave of extraordinary bliss, like a full-body orgasm, and the sense I was
in the presence of something absolutely awesome. Sex is nothing compared to the ecstasy
I felt at that moment. I had no awareness of my body or ego or time, only a profound
sensation of illumination and the feeling I was in the presence of ALL That Is, eternity,
God, whatever you might call something all-encompassing.
I realized, “My God, every single second is really eternity.” I felt I’d dipped into eternity
and was experiencing a glimpse of it along with a hint of its vastness. I was blown away
by the enormity of these revelations. By now, I was flying so high, I felt I was in an
exalted state, that I was having a mystical experience of the highest order, something I
always dreamed of.
Large trees known for their longevity, such as sequoias and redwoods, were experienced
in the sessions as representing timeless and centered consciousness uninfluenced by the
turmoils and upheavals in the external world. Other insights associated with similar
experiences were related to the mystical consciousness and deep religious significance of
My familiar reality had cracked; a vast new reality that promised liberation from death
and meaninglessness lay before me. I believed that if everybody saw what I now saw
there would be peace on earth. The demons of hate, violence, illness and war would be
banished back into Pandora’s box. The scales would fall from humanity’s eyes and we
would recognize that we are one, and that we are eternal.
The feelings I experienced could best be described as cosmic tenderness, infinite love,
penetrating peace, eternal blessing and unconditional acceptance on one hand and on the
other as unspeakable awe, overflowing joy, primeval humility, inexpressible gratitude
and boundless devotion. Yet all of these words are hopelessly inadequate and can do little
more than meekly point toward the genuine, inexpressible feelings actually experienced.
The world slowly formed…life evolved…the world aged…man evolved…man
aged…thought pulled itself together…slowly…slowly…no way to hurry it along…slowly it
got around to me, sprawled on my back, staring open-eyed into the sun, on a beach at Big
Sur, and them…wham…and I slid right out of existence again, back to the beginning…for
eternities, until I fell into time again and saw the illusion of ocean-sky-sand.
A minute was now longer than his “whole life up to that point.”
All reality was totally present, including the past and future.
An episode could be both instantaneous and eternal.
Being dead was not a problem. I was happy to spend eternity in this state.
Beyond time, beyond past, present and future, in religious language, I was in eternity.
Centuries were lived, yet the minute hand of the watch hardly moved.
Eons had gone by and worlds within had been explored.
Eternity had burst in. Eternity had flooded the gates of time.
Evening at last closes a day that seemed to have been going on since the world began.
Everything had a shining quality of newness and eternity.
Everything was touched with eternity. Time was no longer.
Extraordinary joy overcame me, a strong, a beautiful feeling of eternity and infinity.
He had honestly seen the Big Eternity.
He had transcended time and space and experienced “Heaven.”
Her face was that of all women, wise, beautiful, eternal. Her eyes were all female eyes.
I experienced an ever greater sense of an eternal dimension to life.
I felt that in a second I had lived through a lifetime.
I felt very good in the deep and profound knowledge of my eternalness.
I looked at my watch and forgot what time was.
I looked into the endless depth and felt the powerful pull of eternity.
I saw eternity.
I was eternally in trip time.
I was godly and eternal.
I was moving and living in another time dimension.
In religious language, I was in eternity, beyond time.
In this world, a single second was freely interchangeable with an eternity.
My visual field showed a glow and I had a sense of peace, tranquility and eternity.
My watch, I knew was in another universe.
Our eyes met and engaged in an eternal, nonverbal exchange.
Play was played eternally.
Somewhere, time was passing.
The psychedelics triggered the switch that allowed me a glimpse—an instant of eternity.
Their minds were enlightened in an immediate experience of eternal life.
This awareness was sudden but timeless.
This was the fulcrum moment of eternity. God was present.
We resumed our divine dance, effortlessly, timelessly, in tune with the pulse of the house.
Whenever I looked at my watch, I was always amazed that so little time had passed.
a Now that changed incessantly in a dimension, not of seconds and minutes, but of
beauty, of significance, of intensity, of deepening mystery
a sense of immortality, a consciousness of eternal life, not a conviction that he shall have
this, but the consciousness that he has it already
alterations of sense perception, of emotional level and tone, of identity feeling, of the
interpretation of sense data and of the sensations of time and space
an eternal giving in to the temptation of losing control of the situation, of trusting oneself
to chance, the passion of the gambler
an illuminating insight into the transcendent and eternal spiritual nature intrinsic to
an intense experience of cosmic consciousness, of the vivid realization that oneself is a
manifestation of the eternal energy of the universe
and so it went—a ten thousand years’-long adventure condensed somehow into a few
dancing through time and out of time, dancing everlastingly and in the eternal now,
dancing and dancing in all the worlds at once
Einstein’s discovery that there is no “time” or “space” that a physicist can measure, but
only a “space-time” event which is the unit of modern physics
experienced a breath of timelessness, liberation from the past and the future, blessedness
through being completely here and now
his eternal inner spiritual core, something like the “inner Christ” in the writings of the
heedless to the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future, can’t be
happy until he lives with nature in the present above time
humanity’s eternal appetite for technologies to activate and direct one’s own brain
immediate perception of the eternal Unity, the experience which mystics universally
increased vividness of color, visual harmonies, change in depth perception, sharper
definition of detail, changes in time sense, especially listening to music
radical insight arising from entry into a condition beyond the realm of time, space and
spiritual consciousness—a strange and almost always hitherto unexperienced awareness
carrying with it a “flavor of eternity”
states of consciousness that transcend ordinary space/time limitations and operate in a
reality that is more aptly described in the language of subatomic physics
stretch his imagination to the furthest limits of time and space and to explore the inward
mystery of his own consciousness
that eternal namelessness and formlessness which is yet the very substance of the
manifold concrete and transient universe
that union with God is a free and universal gift and that consciousness of it is presented to
us in the Eternal Now
the actual reality of this one unique event—neither long nor short, neither fast nor slow,
the creative energy and intelligence of the universe as pure consciousness, existing
beyond time and space
the creative intelligence and energy of the universe as pure consciousness existing
beyond time and space
the discovery that the human brain possesses an infinity of potentialities and can operate
at unexpected space-time dimensions
the error of understanding eternity as an interval of clock time rather than an experience
of timelessness, that is, of having escaped the boundaries of time entirely
the eternal and purposeless background of human life (Purposeless doesn’t mean
the eternal moment of the golden age, this original ground of being a lost and promised
paradise (LSD can get you back there.)
the purest of soul-reaching, high-classic, rock-concert music, the sound of the miraculous
space between eternity—between paradise
the strange sense of timeless moments which arises when one is no longer trying to resist
the flow of events
the subject’s feeling that his or her consciousness has expanded beyond the usual ego
boundaries and has transcended the limitations of time and space
the transcendence of verbal word-concept games, perceived space-time dimensions, ego,
and personal identity
the ultimate transcendence of fantasy and discursive reasoning in the timeless act of pure
the “unreality” of time and space (that time and space aren’t what we think they are, that
we can go beyond the limits of what we think of as time and space)
the very life of the universe, which is complete at every moment and does not need to
justify itself by aiming at something beyond
timelessness, presence of God, ultimate reality, blessedness and peace, mystery, and
to be delivered out of separate selfhood in time and into eternity as realized in the unitive
knowledge of the Ground
to transcend conditioned reflexes connected with social role and to become an
evolutionary agent, a time traveler
transcendence—becoming aware of a reality which lies outside of time and space and the
transcendence of linear time, exploration of the biological, cultural and spiritual past
when the ego-sense is relaxed, when a sense of the infinite and eternal replaces our usual
metaphysics—refers to the knowledge of that which is beyond the natural order, to the
universal, infinite and eternal, as distinct from and beyond the individual, the finite and
the psychedelic drug “world” of myth and ritual which is also a world of legendary and
fairy tale themes and figures of archetypes and of other timeless symbols and essences
a bliss which is nondual and eternal
a comprehensive and timeless reality
a glimpse of eternity
a liberation from time
a light that seems cosmic and eternal
a realm having a timeless, eternal quality
a sense of satisfaction and timelessness of the present moment
a significant enhancement of intuition
a single, eternal and harmonious energy—exuding a sense of joy and love
a timeless and selfless state
a timeless awareness
a timeless bliss
a timeless, eternal beauty
a timeless order of reality outside the world as we know it
a timeless world with no boundaries
a transcendental and boundless sea of no time and no space
a transience that was yet eternal
a vision of eternity
a vision of eternity, views of eternity
an acute loss of time perception or time-boundaries
an eternal and universal reality
an eternal, divine now
an eternal present which is “nowever”
an eternally playful dance
an eternity of joy
an eternity of radiant knowledge, of bliss unchanging in its ultimate intensity
an experience beyond time, of union with the divine Ground
an experience that is felt to define ultimate reality: boundless, timeless and ineffable
an infinite number of realities and space-time dimensions
an infinity of wordlessness, timelessness, love, ecstasy, bliss
awakening—the timeless, self-sufficient life in the “eternal now”
awakens in eternity’s sunrise
awe-struck in this moment of my life taking place outside of time
beauty in the eternal transformation of forms and colors
beyond everything, BEYOND, eternity, above everything, divine
brings us through the veils of maya to that eternally new world again
change in time sense listening to music
complete transcendence—beyond words, beyond space-time, beyond self
cosmic and eternal dimensions
dancing the cosmic dance in that time before time
deliverance into eternity
direct awareness of the eternally complete consciousness
discovered their immortality and eternal life
ecstatic feelings of timelessness
eternal because it is beyond all dualities
eternal bliss which no words can describe
eternal life in heaven
eternal, spiritual reality
eternal union with the infinite reality
eternity as timelessness rather than everlastingness
expanding the perception of space and time
experiences eternal bliss
eyes that had the depth of eternity
feelings of an encounter with the eternal forces of the universe
feelings of infinity and eternity, tranquility, serenity, purity and unity of all opposites
from the eternal and interior standpoint, that is, in heaven
genuine immortality in union with the timeless, eternal Godhead
going into eternity
heartbeat, breathing, muscles, etc. regulated by the timeless “original mind”
his true self being as eternal as the universe
hours that now seemed like years
in eternity and infinity or in a completely different dimension
IN the infinite, in the eternal and infinite, in mystery, part of it, all one
infinite fields of consciousness—transcending time, space and linear casuality
initiated from the world of clock time to the world of real time
inner state of going nowhere in a timeless world
its timeless quality
levels of the human psyche that are primordial, timeless and universal
liberation into the eternal and liberation is beautitude
living in timeless ecstasy
millions who have lost their way to eternity
moving across both physical and temporal boundaries in their consciousness
my basic identity, the eternal Self of all selves
my pre-LSD days, an hour or an eon ago
mystical union, liberation from ego and space-time limits
on the shores of eternity
our discovery of eternity
our eternal home
our eternal identity
our original and eternal identity
our true nature—our eternal Self
outside the ordinary time-space dimension
pass beyond personal awareness into a universal awareness unlimited by time and space
people who are changing consciousness, who are pursuing the eternal quest
propels the subject beyond space, time, ego, culture, etc.
pure, absolute and eternal reality
realization of the Self the realization of an eternal and inescapable Presence
rebirth into eternal life
revelation of the eternal
roam around eternity via LSD
rooted in an eternity of evolution
seeing everything from the standpoint of eternity
so extended was time—lit a cigarette, seemed like hours and it still had its first ash
spinning far out of space-time into an ecstatic dance of neurons
suspended outside the illusion of time
that basic and timeless energy
that strange intuition of an eternal identity
that timeless continuum
the all-discriminating wisdom of feeling boundless light representing life eternal
the beautitude into which the enlightened soul is delivered, a participation in eternity
the bringing to consciousness of an eternal state
the deep, eternal, reassuring vibration of the Source
the divine or timeless realm
the Eternal city (eyes closed)
the eternal dance
the eternal flow of always-changing energy processes
the eternal Ground of Godhead
the eternal home
the eternal identity beneath the temporal
the eternal ocean
the Eternal or Clear Light
the eternal quality (of anyone or anything)
the eternal reality
the eternal reality within which and by which all the rest has its being
the eternal realm of archetypes (eyes closed)
the eternal return
the eternal Self, the eternity of Being
the eternal Suchness
the eternal truth
the eternal voyage
the eternal world of the human mind
the eternity of life
the expansion of time and space
the expansion of time in which I lived
the experience in which eternity takes root in the waking state
the extended awareness of time in LSD, can get outside the time context
the fruit of liberation into eternity
the fullness of experience of a single minute
the gates of Eternity
the immensity of time and space and eternity
the incredible amount of experience a few minutes could contain
the infinite consciousness to which all that was, is and shall be is eternally present
the infinite number of points where divine reality is wholly and eternally present
the knowledge of eternal reality
the length of time it took me to realize that now I was back in the real world
the living reality of God as the Eternal Now
the moment of truth, naked on the shores of eternity
the most vivid recognition of a wholeness that is absolute, timeless, instant
the mysterious, inexhaustible, eternal life energy
the present, an eternal stream
the riddle of time and mortality solved by the unitive, turn-on perspective
the secrets of the eternal Mysteries
the sense of drifting in the infinite, of flowing into the ocean of eternity
the states of eternity
the timeless and ego-less eternal now
the timeless energy process around you
the timeless facts of eternity
the timeless harmony of those peak moments
the timeless, metaphysical realm
the timeless wisdom
the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions and of the ego or identity
the translation of consciousness into an eternal present, not into an everlasting present
the ultimate and eternal space in which things and events come and go
the universal and eternal wherein lies man’s true end—if he has a true end at all
the whole spaceless, timeless world of universal Mind
the wholeness of eternal reality
this eternal truth of religious revelation
this flash beyond time into the depths of consciousness
this infinitely complex and eternal cosmic drama (eyes closed)
this primordial “eternal” state
this speeding up of the mental processes—a “slowing down of time”
this timeless bliss
this timeless energy process around you
this timeless perfection
this timeless space
this unified and timeless mode of perception
time—each second separated by infinity
timeless dimension of quality and significance
timeless ecstatic moments
timeless flights into pure energy vibration fields
to a complete deliverance into the eternal
to advance into eternity, no longer on the animal, but on the spiritual level
to celebrate life, to know that we are eternal
to expand the “moment” into infinite duration
to feel that I was in touch with the timeless paradise world
to liberate oneself from the slavery of time and space
to participate in eternity
to pass out of time into eternity
to penetrate to a reality more native, to a world beyond time
to penetrate to a reality more native to you, to a world beyond time
to return to the eternity of the Ground
to soar through the infinite space/time of the energy fields surrounding you
to transcend space-time boundaries
transcend time and space
trips through eternity
Truth, the bright, the beautiful, the eternal
ultimate reunion with the eternal Ground
“universal” and “eternal” truths
voyage into inner space and time
where time as we know it has no existence