It is possible to see time itself as consciousness; to see the physical & mental as the spatial & temporal. One must realize there is no real difference between the two; the mental-temporal reality is merely the four dimensional superposition of all the physical-spatial realities. Think of your body at any given moment. Your ego is the quantum physical Observer of this world. The rest of your consciousness is an interference pattern connecting all of your other past (memory) and future (imagination) ego-states to this one you are experiencing. All of these ego-states are equally real all the time, simultaneously existing inside a four dimensional superposition or "qwiff" which is your spirit.
Dr. Fred Alan Wolf explains it like this in his book Star Wave:
Quantum mechanical laws are applicable to our minds as well as our bodies, because our minds are parallel natural worlds to this one. Now, why is there any division between the mental world and the physical world? The answer is "phase harmony". The mental worlds are actually occuring now. What you think here is happening there. The forms of physical reality we experience are not unique. They are formed from harmonies of other parallel realities. This physical existence is just one of many mental existences. It would be better to think of consciousness as capable of being represented on many parallel reality planes. This existence is composed of certain planes in resonance, and these in turn divide into physical and mental existence for each seperate plane.
Thus do we see that time does not really exist; it is only the field of consciousness interacting with itself, self-referentially, to collapse the wave function of all possible realities into a single Observed state of being.
In Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse uses the analogy of the river to explain this view of reality. He sees the world as a river flowing from the past into the future, in which the individual physical drops of water flow as waves to form the reality of life's dual nature...
"...the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, and the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future."
He carries this further to explain how we in fact perceive the illusion of time subjectively, as the aging process...
"...I reviewed my life and it was also a river, and Siddhartha the boy, Siddhartha the old man, were only seperated by shadows, not through reality. Siddhartha's previous lives were also not in the past, and his death and return to Brahma are not in the future. Nothing was, nothing will be, everything has reality and presence."
Wolf echoes this expression when he describes how parallel worlds are experienced by conscious Observers:
A typical example of how parallel worlds enter human evolution is exhibited by the growth of a child. Both the child and the adult who grew from that child "live" on parallel mental levels. These levels exist side by side but are experienced as past and present by the adult and as present and future by the child. Actually both are alive in parallel universes that do not overlap or extend into each other. In each physical world the other persona is mental.
Another excellent example of this theory is given in the film 2010:The year we make contact. At the end of the previous film in the series, 2001: A space odyssey, Dave the astronaut evolves "up" one dimension via the monolith, transforming him from a three into a four dimensional entity. Thus, when Dave returns to our plane of reality in 2010, he is constantly changing his physical form; one minute he is a young man, the next he is middle aged, then he is again his newly evolved Starchild self, etc. All of these alternate views are the result of our perceptual rotations around one superpositioned, fluctuating wave state.
David Bohm, a pioneer of quantum theory, suggested that the universe is made up of two orders of existence: the enfolded, or potential; and the unfolded, or actual. The enfolded order is Nameless, an infinite superposition of all possible manifestations. The unfolded order is the physically present, observable world. Looking at the universe as a single organism, the unfolded order is its body while the enfolded order is its soul. This soul is "God". All the Consciousness in the Universe superpositioned as one Observer unfolds the physical out of the potential. We conscious beings are to God as neurons are to a conscious being- the living matter through which self awareness and the illusion of time arises. Therefore God, the Nameless, is the qwiff or soul of the physical universe, and our collective consciousness is its mind. Again using the analogy of the river, Hesse describes it:
Siddhartha listened. He had often heard all this before, all these numerous voices of the river, but today they sounded different. He could no longer distinguish the different voices- the merry voice from the weeping voice, the childish voice from the manly voice. They all belonged to each other: the lament of those who yearn, the laughter of the wise, the cry of indignation and the groan of the dying. They were all interwoven and interlocked, entwined in a thousand ways. And all the voices, goals, yearnings, sorrows, pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life. When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to this song of a thousand voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul to any one particular voice, but heard them all, the whole, the unity; then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om- perfection.