We might imagine a "morphogenetic aether", or another dimension, or influences passing beyond space time and then re-entering. But a more satisfactory approach may be to think of the past as pressed up, as it were against the present, and as potentially present everywhere ...
- Rupert Sheldrake, Presence of The Past, p.112
... Inter-level connectivity. Previously the theory was that each configuration of ultimate particles lasts for only an instant. "in the new theory ... past configurations exist, but as it were suspended or frozen in time. When re-activated they can exert a powerful influence on the present. The universe can be thought of as an ever rising sea , the present being the surface, and the past the ever accumulating submerged layers made up of previous events.
- The Co-herent Universe, Peter Hewitt on Geoffrey Read