Quite. As Eriugena said: "We do not know what God is. God Himself does not know what He is because He is not anything. Literally God is not, because He transcends being." For Eriugena, creation is a timeless, on-going and always contemporary, event. Human nature is an intellectual concept formed eternally in the mind of God, Periphyseon, IV.768b). man fails to comprehend his true nature as image of God (imageo dei), because they are distracted by the temporal phenomena (phantasiai) of the world, which snares the intellect in the clouded spatio-temporal realm of sense. Through the exercise of the intellect (theoria, intellectus) and divine illumination (theophania), man may attain unification (henosis) with God, and even deification (theosis). This idea falls short of the above. God cannot know Himself through all that arises, because all that arises — created essences — are not God. Nor is God is not an object of knowledge, even to Himself. Furthermore God has no need to know Himself, because God's 'knowing' is one with God's 'being', there is no delineation, no determination, no separation, no distinction, in God. The idea of God 'knowing Himself' infers a finite or contingent nature subject to time and space?