“The physical or material plane is bound to time and space.
The astral plane, the sphere of the transitory or transformable spirit, is bound to space.
The mental sphere is spaceless and timeless.”
“…a human being is not the originator of his own thoughts; instead the source of every thought is to be found in the highest spheres in the Akasha or mental sphere. The spirit of a human being is, so to speak, the receiver; he is the antenna for the thoughts that come from the world of ideas in accordance with the position and situation in which he finds himself.”
– from Initiation into Hermetics
I wish to add that the above condition is apparent in the simultaneous invention of calculus and manned flight. Thoughts pass through humanity and those tuned in catch them. A subset of those bring the thought into manifestation.