God, the World-Mind, knows all things in an eternal present at once. No mystic has ever claimed, no mystic has ever dared to claim, such total knowledge. Most mystics have, however, claimed union with God. If this be true, then quite clearly they can have had only a fragmentary, not a full union.
Philosophy, being more precise in its statements, avers that they have really achieved union not with God, but with something Godlike--the soul.
-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > Chapter 1: Their Meeting and Interchange > # 74
-- Perspectives > Chapter 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > # 15