Year 10~IV Month 10

28 September 2010

144 Weeks past, 116 to go theAbysmal Calendar’s launch: 21~12~2012

Reading List – Month 9 Year 10~IV

28 September 2010

the first in a series of novels translated from the Spanish.

Reading List:

the Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Baudolino by Umberto Eco

Happy Day and an Invitation

23 September 2010

Equinox, Full Moon, New 260-Day Cycle – time to put theAbysmal Calendar into practice

today is a particularly auspicious day, particularly on theAbysmal Calendar. It is the Autumnal Equinox (vernal in the Southern Hemisphere), the Full Moon and also the beginning of the 260-Day cycle of the Calendar.

The 260-Day Cycle is borrowed from the Mesoamerican calendars, but is used in a different manner and not to be confused with the Mayan and Aztec use of it. It does reinforce the cycles of the calendar, but most importantly, it is a weaving of two progressions: a cycle of 1-13 days and another of I-XX days (that’s 1-20 in roman numerals). The second cycle is meant to stand in for a progressive series of 20 glyphs, which are best left determined according to the cultural preference of the calendar users.

Regardless, today, the designation is 1-I, tomorrow 2-II and so on, through the possible combinations 13-XIII, 1-XIV and all the way to 13-XX. This calendar can be followed in cycles of 5, 13 and 20 days (and other factors and multiples as well). Following this calendar is an effective means of developing a project. 260 days is approximately the period for human gestation (by the moon it’s about 266 days).

In the womb, it takes about 13 days for the cells to duplicate themselves after fertilization. However, this is followed on day 14 by the miraculous process of gastrulation, whereby the cells differentiate into 3 different membranes, which will eventually develop into all of our tissues. Following this timing, which was the first any of us has ever known, may just be an effective means of scheduling the days.

Although that remains to be seen.

The author and developer of the calendar endeavours to follow theAbysmal Calendar starting with Dec 21st 2010, in order to better surmise its practical applications. Today marks the first steps towards incorporating it into the day-to-day. A chronicle shall result.

All who wish to participate are more than welcome.

Year 10~IV Lunation 9

8 September 2010

The chronological countdown of days continues until theAbysmal Kalindar’s launch on 12~21~2012