PRESENT TIME, 1. the time which is now and which becomes the past almost as rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now, as in “The preclear came up to present time,” meaning the preclear became aware of the existing matter, energy, space, and time of now. The point on anyone’s time track where his physical body (if alive) may be found. “Now.” (HCOB 11 May 65) 2. when we say that somebody should be in present time we mean he should be in communication with his environment. We mean, further, that he should be in communication with his environment as it exists, not as it existed. (Abil Mi 246) 3. a response to the continuous rhythm of the physical universe, resulting in a hereness in nowness. (HCOB 15 May 63) 4. the ground, sky, walls, objects, and people of the immediate environment. In other words, the anatomy of present time is the anatomy of the room or area in which you are at the moment when you view it. (PAB 35) 5. a continuing series of instants in which, moment to moment, theta goes on changing mest. (SOS, p. 36) 6. an ever extending moment; and a person who is free on his time track is generally in present time, moving forward through the consecutive moments of time. (SOS, p. 102) 7. an arbitrary time, agreed upon, and is the same across a whole universe. It is the point of coincidence of three universes. (PAB 29) 8. people go out of present time because they can’t have the mest of present time, that’s it. Present time is only the referral point that exists. In its absence all becomes bank. (HCOB 29 Sept 60) Abbr. PT.
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