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Wednesday 13 September 2023

Very Very Brief Explanation of Timelessness and Spacelessness

 (Taken from the email newsletter September 2023)


I like to incorporate a short (as possible) article, for those that are interested, on metaphysics (philosophical, not new age) to the newsletter as the field of study (and praxis (greek term) for ascension!) inspires the ideas and forms for my artwork. The Behind the Wood Forms blog, which includes more of this type of writing and poetry can be reached through my website at

It is ironically perhaps both one of the most revolutionary ideas as well as one of the most traditional, ancient and natural ideas: that is, the idea of timelessness and the lesser known spacelessness. The irony lies in the fact that much of the truth regarding these ideas has been covered by theories, rhetoric, confusion, inadequate descriptions, and conceptual conclusions. Modern values tend towards technological progress, which includes speed, wealth accumulation, and domination. These values presuppose time as a linear abstraction (moving forward!). The idea of timelessness stops this concept of time in its tracks. Timelessness is exactly that: time-less-ness. It is a world without time. We will allow motion to remain for the time being but only as change of state, position, etc., not in or of time. The challenging aspect of the understanding of timelessness is that our very thinking is the cause of this psychological framework. But at the same time, this is the most interesting aspect and the aspect which must be examined. Thought includes memory, and this process of thinking based on comparison with some memory, thus constructing new memories and modifying the existing memories, continues endlessly. Our time-based reality is the effect of this process. Hearing someone (in my case, it was J. Krishnamurti) question this very process which we take as the norm, can seem overwhelming at first, but I can assure you that this is the doorway to psychological liberation. In time, there is psychological fear. Psychological (or irrational) fear (as opposed to physical fear, which is a necessary and healthy function) is a necessary byproduct of time. In timelessness, fear has no place. Why? Because fear is intrinsic to the time-based structure. When the structure is not activated, fear does not exist. Fear arises when the future state of affairs is imagined to be less than desirable. This mixture of thinking, desire and comparison comprises psychological time. Again, let us allow the clocks, the orbits around the sun, etc. to remain as motion, but not time. In timelessness, there is endless motion in the present! As for space, all is one, and space is a concept based on the measurement of at least two points. The fact that you need these two points proves measurement to be relative and therefore not absolute. The only absolute is oneness and how can space exist when there is no division of the whole. I will end the article here as a brief (perhaps too brief) illustration or introduction to my understanding of the topic, although it requires much more elaboration.