“Space and time do not exist for magic man. Even for mythical man, space is non-existence, despite his awareness of self-contained, cycling seasonal time and its motion. Whereas mythical man lived from this inner movement, mental man thought by virtue of spatial, external actualities: everything for him became space, including time.
Modern thinking is perspectival in its essence, knowing only walls and selective, divided objects through conceptual schemes that must be grasped, like objects in space. Perspectival thinking spatializes, then employs what is has spatialized.
Possessed by space and matter, mental man spatialized and quantified everything, including time.
‘Time’ in our sense is an instrument we have created with which we are able to shape the three-dimensional perspectival world and permit it to become a reality.
The problem is that time, understood in its essence, is not comparable to spatial dimensions, extensions, quantities, masses, or economic units. In fact, time is not akin to any kind of ‘amount’ at all, and to conceive of it in this way is a deformation.
True time does not curve space; it is open and opens space through its capacity of rendering it transparent, and thereby supercedes nihilistic ‘emptiness’, re-attaining openness in an intensified consciousness structure.”