365 Days of theAbysmal weblog.
TheAbysmal Calendar has taken a final form at this end. It’s up to everyone else, and their kids to decide what portion or portions to adopt or transmogrify.
The research into and development of theAbysmal Calendar (nee Synaptic Calendar) has lead to the creation of a concentration of information regarding our perception, understanding and marking of time, the days, months, years and aeons.
The Summer Solstice burns a mere fortnight away.
Something to Plan For:
the- upcoming -Abysmal New Year’s Day – December 21st 2007 CE – has particular significance. It marks the point 260 Weeks prior to theAbysmal Calendar’s official Inception date, December 21st 2012 CE.
260 has significance in calendrical systems, as it represents the number of Days it takes a human being to form in the womb.
The self-similar structure of theAbysmal Calendar thus reflects this periodicity as follows:
260 Weeks = 5 Years
260 Months = 20 Years
260 Centuries = the Precession of the Equinoxes
This brings us yet further into unfamiliar territory. What can one do with this? If 260 Days makes a person, what do 260 Weeks make?
7 humans? or something an order of magnitude greater?
Ultimately, the advantage in such self-similarity lies in relating the various orders of magnitude to one another through a common image-system. To rely exclusively on numbers would prove efficient from the perspective of the Internet, yet less easy for human memory.
Calendars appear to incorporate a particular culture’s creation story, particularly the emergence of light from within the darkness or abyss or void, and the separation of the Heavens and the Earth. The Zodiacs of the world bear striking similarities across cultures, and have rich mythologies attached.
Replacing the Gregorian in one capacity only
theAbysmal Calendar replaces the Gregorian in its capacity as Global default Calendar. TheAbysmal remains, ultimately, numerical, with allowance for expression of all of the world’s cultures to adorn it with the richness of our imagery, symbolism, stories and imagination.
Friday October 15th 1982 – Does this date have any significance? Did anyone throw a huge celebration?
It marks the beginning of the 401st Year, which represents the conclusion of one full 400-Year Cycle of the Gregorian Calendar. It repeats itself exactly once every 400 Years.
Yet, no celebration.
January 1st, 2000 CE – this represents the date of the largest disappointment shared by such a large number of people, when we may have had a celebration to fill the streets of the world’s cities.
January 1st 2001 CE – the beginning of the new millennium – again, a disappointment, perhaps a foreshadowing of the year, and indeed beginning of the millennium to come.
December 21st 2012 CE – this date represents the last Day of the Gregorian Calendar as a global standard, and the first Day we should truly celebrate. together.
which requires some planning…
260 Weeks… we have half a year to think about it.
The- revised & final -Abysmal Calendar pends…
any thoughts? throw them into theAbyss:
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