Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only a combination of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusive seeming. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are nought but figures in a cosmic motion picture. Temporarily true to man's five sense perceptions, the transitory scenes are cast on the screen of human consciousness by the infinite creative beam.
A cinema audience may look up and see that all screen images are appearing through the instrumentality of one imageless beam of light. The colourful universal drama is similarly issuing from the single white light of a Cosmic Source. With inconceivable ingenuity God is staging 'super-colossal' entertainment for His children, making them actors as well as audience in His planetary theatre."
Extract from Yogananda Paramahansa's book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' (1946).
(NOTE: This particular 'holographic' metaphor appeared in print decades before the hologram was ever dreamed of.)