In "An Experiment With Time," a long essay on the subject of precognition and the human experience, author J. W. Dunne cites the Australian Aboriginal mythology of Dreamtime (also known as the Dreaming) to explore the idea of "deja vu," that unexplainable feeling of familarity we often experience. Aboriginals believe in two forms of time, two parallel streams of activity; one is the daily objective activity and the other, Dreamtime, is an infinite spiritual cycle, more real than reality itself. In the Dreaming, every person essentially exists eternally. This eternal part existed before the life of the individual begins and continues to exist when the life of the individual ends. The eternal part is referred to as a "spirit child" and is culturally understood to enter the developing fetus during the second trimester of pregnancy.
Aboriginals believe that Dreamtime exists simultaneously in the present, the past, and the future; all time exists at once.
J. W. Dunne also wrote "The Serial Universe," "The New Immortality," and "Nothing Dies." Coincidence? Comments please. Does anyone else see relevance here?