Comment: American-Canadian professor of psychology Michael Persinger researched parapsychology and paranormal phenomena. He co-authored Space-Time Transients and Unusual Events. He asserted that paranormal phenomena was connected with natural phenomena, which in turn appeal to the mysteries of time and space, and that regarding time, we think the processes taking place are kind of magical: the past turns into the future, and so on.
You say that all existing states, both the past and the future, are on record, and we cannot change anything.
My Response: Time does not exist at all. There is only one state. The sensation of time flows only in relation to us since we are in the process of comprehending this single, integral, perfect state.
This can be likened to a person who is unconscious and gradually comes to his senses. Suddenly, a hospital room, a bed, a nurse, and some noises begin to appear before him, “Before this world did not exist, but now it has appeared, and I see what God has created.”
It seems to him that everything that he sees did not exist before and has only appeared now. Therefore he calls the process of the emergence of something new relative to himself “the passage of time.”
Question: Can we say that the change in our desires gives us a sense of time?
Answer: Of course. If nothing changed in us—precisely in us because change comes from within and our capacity for sensation changes—then time would not exist.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Anamnesis” 2/19/10