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Plato - Timaeus - On time

Identifier

004802

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Perceptions give us our sense of time, outside perceptions there is no time

A description of the experience

Plato - Timaeus

Now the nature of the ideal being was everlasting, but to bestow this attribute in its fullness upon a creature was impossible.  Wherefore He resolved to have a moving image of eternity and when he set in order the heaven, he made this image eternal, but moving according to number, while eternity itself rests in unity; and this image we call time.  For there were no days and nights and months and years before the heaven was created, but when he constructed the heaven he created them also

The source of the experience

Plato

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Perceptions
Time

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Inherited genes

Commonsteps

References