Church, Richard Thomas - Over the Bridge - Time and space are deceivers
Type of Spiritual Experience
Looking out of some French windows, Church saw a gardener chopping down a dead tree. What struck Church after a while was that the sight of the axe hitting the tree and the sound of the axe hitting the tree were not synchronised. The sound was delayed. At first he did not believe his own powers of perception, but after concentrating his vision and hearing, he came to the conclusion that he was experiencing an error in the laws of physics. He came to the conclusion - which would remain with him for the rest of his life - that "time and space are not absolute. Their power was not law."
He experienced an incredible freedom in this epiphany.
A description of the experience
Over the Bridge
But for now I was free. Since time and space were deceivers, openly contradicting each other and at best offering a compromise in place of law … I looked down at my wrists and saw the transparent flesh, the bird-bones, the channels of blue beneath the skin. (…) It could not possibly outweigh the solid earth under my feet, where I and the rest of duped mankind walked with such docility. (…) I sensed, with a benignancy deeper and more assured than reason, that my limbs and trunk were lighter than they seemed, and that I had only to reduce them by an act of will, perhaps by a mere change of physical mechanics, to command them off the ground, out of the tyranny of gravitation. – also quoted in Wilson, Colin 'Supernatural Your guide through the unexplained, the unearthly and the unknown' ISBN 978-1-907486-55-5