Time appears to us today in earthly experience as an unstoppable, irreversible, linear sequence of events directed from the past through the present into the future. Arthur Stanley Eddington (1882-1944) coined the term arrow of time for this in the Gifford Lectures he gave in 1927, which gives the time axis a clear irreversible direction in spatiotemporal diagrams.
In contrast, the ancient mythologies were based on a cyclical model of time, which has its origins in the experience of the course of the year.
From an anthroposophical point of view, what we experience as time has its true cause in the interaction of a sum of lower and higher spiritual beings.
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