Make every second count

9 December 2008

The Year in Secondary Moments

CBC.ca reported:
Extra second to make 2008 even longer

theAbysmal Calendar will likewise have to account for Leap Years (as 2008 is) and Leap Seconds (which have been added occasionally to ensure that the Gregorian CE Calendar and the atomic clock all work together in harmony).

celestial_watch_face

A typical Year
365 Days x 86400 seconds/Day = 31,536,000 s/Year

A Leap Year
366 Days x 86400 s/Day = 31,622,400 s/Year

+ 1 Leap Second = 31,622,401 seconds for 2008

Any such adjustments, such as Leap Weeks, Leap Days, Leap seconds can be added at the end of any given Year, between the last Friday of one Year and the first Saturday of the next. This allows theAbysmal Calendar to remain one of the most accurate (in terms of its alignment with the Earth’s orbit and the Seasons), yet retaining a perpetual annual structure of Weeks, Months and Quarters.

theAbysmal is the Calendar that Japanese swordmakers would have made: it combines the qualities of strength (i.e. the perpetual structure of 52~Weeks) and flexibility (allows for Leap Year Days and seconds and so on without disrupting the perpetual 52~Week structure).


theAbysmal 52~Week Year

28 November 2008

Calendar Reform to simplify  our lives and enrichen our culture.

52-week-year

The 52~Weeks of the Year can be divided into 13 Months of 4 weeks each, or 4 Quarters of 13 Weeks. It doesn’t retain the Months~to~Quarters symmetry that the Gregorian CE Calendar has, however, the above illustrates other, more pervasive symmetries that make this a more regular means of arranging the Days.

Calendar Reform is meant to simplify and enrichen our lives. The regular ratio of Weeks~to~Months~to~Quarters creates a perpetual Year.

The advantages include:

  • clearly defined periods Months = 4 Weeks = 28 Days, Quarters = 13 Weeks = 91 Days
  • people will be able to schedule ahead without having to consult a calendar
  • makes accounting easier, which will make commerce smoother, creating a solid foundation of steady progression upon which to build.
  • numbered Weeks, Months, Quarters and Years allows every community of Calendar Users to name them as they will, which encourages a richer cultural diversity, while still allowing us to communicate dates clearly.
  • These arrangements of 52 Weeks repeat themselves annually, whereas with the Gregorian Calendar, the cycles of Weekdays and Months repeats themselves every 400 Years (due to the Leap Year rule).

In All Her Names

2 April 2007

as well as in All Her Numbers – particularly 9

In All Her Names
Explorations of the Feminine in Divinity

Ch 3 The Mystery Number of the Goddess
by Joseph Campbell

All Things Anew

p55
“As prophesied in The Poetic Edda,

Five hundred and forty doors there are,
I ween, in Valhall’s walls;
Eight hundred fighters through each door fare
When to war with the Wolf they go.
540 x 800 = 432, 000, which in the Hindu Puranas, or “Chronicles of Ancient Lore,” is the number of years reckoned to the Kali Yuga, the present cycle of time, which is to be the last and shortest of four cycles that together compose a “Great Cycle” or Mahayuga of 4, 320, 000 years, which is to end in a universal flood.

The Purinas date from ca. AD 400 to 1000; the Eddic verses from ca. AD 900 to 1100.”

p56-7
quoting the Bible, Book of Revelations 21:9-21
in particular
“The city [of Jerusalem] lies foursquare, its length the same as its breadth, and he measured the city with his rod, twelve thousand stadia; its length and breadth and height are equal.”

“12,000 x 12,000 x 12,000 stadia = 1,728 billion cubic stadia, which, when divided by 4, equals 432 billion. Moreover, in Rev. 13:18 it is declared that the number of the name of the “beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadms upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads” (Rev 13:1), is 666; whereas 6 x 6 x6 = 216, which is half of 432.”

p57
“The earliest known appearance of this number was in the writings of a Chaldean priest of the god Marduk, Berossos, who, ca. 280 BC composed in Greek a synopsis of Babylonian myth and history in which it was reported that, between the legendary date of the “descent of kingship” on the early Sumerian city of Kish and the coming of the mythological flood, ten kings ruled in Sumer through a period of 432,000 years. The universal flood there reported is the same as that of Genesis 6-7, of which the earliest known account has been found on a very greatly damaged cuneiform tablet from the ruins of Nippur, of a date ca. 2000BC. There the ancient tale is told of a pious king Ziusudra, last of the line of ten long-lived antediluvian monarchs f the city of Shuruppak, who, while standing by a wall, heard a voice advising him to build himself an ark.”

p58-9
“Returning to the Bible, we find that, in Genesis 5, ten antediluvian patriarchs are named from Adam to Noah; the first, of course, being Adam, who, as we read, “when he had lived 130 years became the father of a son… and named him Seth.” Continuing: “When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh…” And likewise: “When Enosh had lived 90 years, he became the father of Kenon…. When Kenon had lived 70 years, he became the father of Mahalalel,” and so on, to, “When Lamech had lived 182 years, he became the father of a son, and called his name Noah….” Following all of which, we learn from Gen. 7:6 that “Noah was 600 years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth.”

Berossos Genesis 5 and 7:6
  Antediluvian Kings Years of reign Antediluvian Patriarchs Years to begetting of sons
1 Aloros 36,000 Adam 130
2 Alaparos 10,800 Seth 105
3 Amelon 46,800 Enosh 90
4 Ammenon 43,200 Kenon 70
5 Megalaros 64,800 Mahalalel 65
6 Daonos 36,000 Jared 162
7 Eudoraches 64,800 Enoch 65
8 Amempsinos 36,000 Methuselah 187
9 Opartes 28,800 Lamech 182
10 Xisuthros 64,800 Noah, yrs to flood 600
 
[=Ziusudra] 432,000   1.656

Between the totals of Berossos and the compilers of Genesis 5-7, there is apparently an irreconcilable difference… both totals contain 72 as a factor, this being the number of years required in the precessin of the equinoxes for an advance of 1 degree along the zodiac. 432,000 divided by 72 = 6,000, while 1656 divided by 72 = 23. So that the relationship is of 6,000 to 23. but in the Jewish calendar, one year is reckoned as of 365 days, which number in 23 years, plus the 5 leap-year days of that period, amounts to 8,400 days, or 1,200 seven-day weeks; which last sum, multiplied by 72, to find the number of seven-day weeks in 23 x 72 = 1,656 years, yields 1,200 x 72 = 86,400, which is twice 43,200.

“So that in the Book of Genesis two distinct theologies have been now revealed. the first is that of the usually recognized, personal Creator-god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who saw that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth… and was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, ‘I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them'” (Gen 6:5-7). Whereas the other, very different theology has been hidden all these years beneath the elaborately disguised number 86,400, which can only be a covert reference to the mathematically governed Gentile cosmology… of an unending series of cycles of world appearances and dissolutions, the latter following inevitably upon the former, not because of any god’s disappointment in his creation, but as night follows day.”

The Goddess Universe

p62
quoting Marija Gimbutas’ The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, 7000-3500 BC
“the Great Goddess of Life, Death and Regeneration in anthropomorphic form with a projection of her powers through insects and animals. As a supreme Creator who creates from her own substance, she is the primary goddss of the old European pantheon. Because her main function was to regenerate life forces, the goddess was flanked by male animals noted for their physical strength… The European Great Goddess, like the Sumerian Ninkhursag, gave life to the dead.”

p64
“In a celestial manifestation, the Goddess was known to the Sumerians in the person also of the pure and lovely Inanna, who from heaven descendd through seven gates to the netherworld to bring the dead to eternal life. In later Semitic myths, she is Ishtar, descending to the underworld to restore life to her beloved Tammuz, and in the Hellenized-Semitic Christian heritage her part is played by Christ in the episode, following the Crucifixion, of his “Harrowing of Hell,” when, shattering the infernal gates, he “descended into hell,” there to rescue the eternal life the prophets and justified of the Old Testament.”

p65
“… variants of the adventure represented in the… mythologies brought together… during the period immediately following the conquests of Alexander: Egyptian Isis searching to resurrect the remains of Osiris, her dismembered lord; Eleusinian Demter seeking to recover her abducted child, Persephone; Aphrodite and Adonis; Babbylonian Ishtar and Tammuz. In India, the model was the bride of Shiva, Sati (pronounced Suttee)…”

p66
“And the celestial sign of the efficacy of such “death following” was recognized, both in India and throughout the near East, in the celestial exemplar of the planet Venus, first as Evening, then as Morning Star: first, following her lord, the Sun, into night and then leading him forth to renewed day. As Venus, Ishtar, Sati, Isis, Inanna, and the rest, that is to say, the Goddess of Many Names, of the ancients, functioned and was revered universally as the source and being, not only of all temporal life, but also of life eternal. In Sumer, as Ninhursag, we see her in the first role and, as Inanna, in the second, while in daily life she was to be perceived in every woman.”

Maya-Sakti-Devi

p68
quoting Gimbutas again
“Female snake, bird, egg, and fish played parts in creation myths, and the female goddess was the creative principle. The Snake Goddess and Bird Goddess create the world, charge it with energy, and nourish the earth and its creatures with the life-giving element conceived as water. The waters of heaven and earth are under their control the Great Goddess emerges miraculously out of death, out of the sacrificial bull, and in her body the new life begins.

“Compare to the new Jeruslame, 4 x 432 billion cubic stadia in volume, like a radiant jewel coming down from God following the sacrifice of the Savior; the Eddic ‘earth anew from the waves again,’ following the immolation of 432,000 gods, or the periodic renewals, following the terrible dissolutions every 4,320,000 years, of the Indian Mahayuga; likewise, the glorious anodos of the Virgin, Kore, of the Greek mysteries, following the kathodos of her sorrowful descent into the netherworld, in the very way of Inanna, Ishtar, and celestial Venus, first as Evening then as Morning Star. Compare, also, the predictable reappearances of the vanished moon every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds, following 3 nights of absence from a starlit sky.”

The Pulse of Being

p70
“… as a moment’s attention to a calculator will demonstrate, 60 x 60 x 60 x 2 = 432.\,000, while 60 x 60 x 60 x 60 x 2 = 25,920,000; 25,920 being the number of years required in the precession of the equinoxes for the completion of one full circuit of the Zodiac, since… the advance of the equinoctial points along the Zodiacal celestial way proceeds at the rate of 1 degree in 72 years. And 360 degrees x 72 years = 25,920 years, for one completion of a Zodiacal round, which period has for centuries been known as a Great or Platonic Year. Bt 25, 920 divided by 60 equals 432 . And so again this number appears, now, however, in exact relation to a scientifically verifiable cosmological eon or cycle of time.”

[a person] ” in perfect condition, at rest, has normally a heart rate of approximately 1 beat per second: 60 beats a minute; 3,600 beats an hour; in 12 hours 43,200 beats and in 24 hours 82,400. So we hold this measure in our hearts, as well as in the manufactured watches on our wrists.”

p71
“according to the Dhyanabindu and other related Upanishads, all living beings inhale an exhale 21,600 times a day, this being in evidence of their spiritual as well as physical identity in the nature of the universal maya-sakti-devi, the Great Goddess who in India is celebrated in a litany of her 108 names. 21,600 x 2 = 43,200. but 108 x 2 = 216, while 108 x 4 = 432, and 432 x 60 = 25, 920.”

p72
“All that can be confidently said is that by the sixth century BC a tth every latest, in the mathematically formulated speculations of the mystical, secretive brotherhood founded by the Samian sage Pythagoras (born on the island of Samos in the Aegean, ca 580 BC; died in Metapontum, Italy, ca 500 BC) – whose fundamental dictum, “all is number,” had opened the way to a systematic study of the mathematics of form and harmony which united, as of one transcendent science epitomized in music, the laws at once of outer space (cosmology), inner space (psychology), and the arts (aesthetics) – the two, apparently contrary approaches of the visionary and the empiricist were brought and held together as substantially in accord.”

p73
The idea… of sound (anskrit sabda) as generator of the perceived universe is fundamental to the Vedas and all later Hindu thought.”

quoting Alain Danielou
“The initiating point, desirous to manifest the thought which it holds of all things, vibrates, transformed into a primordial sound of the nature of a cry. It shouts out the universe, which is not distinct from itself. That is to say, it thinks it. hence the term, sabda, “word.” Meditation is the supreme “word”: it “sounds,” that is to say, “vibrates,” submitting all things to the fragmentation of life. This is how it is nada, “vibration.” This is what is meant by the saying: “Sound, which is of the nature of nada, resides in all living beings.”

further quoting of Danielou
“Music makes for common union. Rites make for difference and distinction. From common union comes mutual affection; from difference, mutual respect…. Music comes from within; rites act from without. Coming from within, music produces serenity of mind. Acting from without, rites produce the finished elegance of manner. Great music must be easy. Great rites must be simple. Let music achieve its full results, and there will be no resentments. Let rites achieve their full results, and there will be no contentions. The reason why bowings and courtesies could set the world in order is that there is music in those rites.”

p74
quoting Tung Chung-shu, second century BC Confucian scholar
“Tuned to the tone of Heaven and Earth, the vital spirits of man express all the tremors of heaven and Earth, exactly as several citharas, all tuned on Kung (the tonic), all vibrate when the note Kung resounds. The fact of the harmony between Heaven and Earth and Man does not come from a physical union, from a direct action, it comes from a tuning on the same note producing vibrations in unison… In the Universe there is no hazard, there is no spontaneity; all is influence and harmony, accord answering accord.”

Tetraktys, “triangle of fourness”

The tetraktys “can be viewed either as an equilateral triangle of 9 points composed around a single central point or as a pyramid of 10 points arranged in 3 expanding stages of descent, respectively of 2, 3 and 4 (=9) points, unfurling from a single point at the summit. The Pythagoreans, by all accounts, regarded even numbers (2, 4, 6 and so on) as female; uneven (3, 5 , 7 and so on), as male…”

“As nada, vibrating, transformed into primordial sound, this initiating impulse ‘shouts out the universe, which is not distinct from itself’; that creative ‘shout’ being in modern terms the Big Bang of creation, whence from a single point of inconceivable intensity this entire expanding universe exploded, flying into distances that are still receding.”


AUM

p74-5
“In Indian mystical utterance this universal Sound is announced as OM. In oriental model music it is represented in the tonic in relation to which the melody is heard. Adn in Pythagorean thought it was identified with Proslambanomene, the supporting ground tone, A, which thereby was considered to have 432 vibrations (whereas the pitch in modern tunings is raised to around 440)…

p75
quoting the Tao Te Ching
“The Tao produced One; One produce Two; Two produced Three; Three produced all things.”

In Pythagorean terms, three characteristics of universal polarization
1 the unlimited
2 the limiting
“3 harmony, fitting together of any beautiful order of things, whether as a macrocosm (the universe), microcosm (an individual), or mesocosm (ideal society or work of art). And the number representtative in that system of such a visible order is 4.”

“… counting the number of points of the Pythagorean tetraktys, from the base upward to the creative bindu (beyond number) at the top, the sum of their sequence, 4-3-2, os of course 9; as is that, also, of 2-1-6 (which is half of 432); as well as of 1-0-8 (half of 216); which last is the number of her names recited in worship of the Indian Great Goddess, Kali, Durga, Uma, Sita, Sati (pronounced Suttee), and Parvati (“Daughter of the Mountain”). Moreover, the total 9 is implicit, also, in the sum of years of the biblical 10 patriarchs, from the day of Adam’s creation to that of the end of the antediluvian age in Noah’s Flood, since 1 + 6 + 5 + 6 = 18, while 1 + 8 = 9. And finally, most remarkably, in the course of the precession of the equinoxes the number of years required for the completion of one circuit of the Zodiac at the rate of 1 degree in 72 years (noting that 7 + 2 = 9), is 2 + 5 + 9 + 2 + 0 = 18, where again, 1 + 8 = 9.

Creatress and Redemptress

The Muses Nine

p102
“By what coincidence of nature, however, can the numerology of the Paleolithic and Neolithic lunar reckoning of 3 + 3 + 3, as the visible body of the universal Great Goddess, have been carried on, only amplified in the Old Sumerian numerological reading of 4 + 3 + 2, to accord with an actual “Great,” or “Platonic” Zodiacal cycle f 25, 920 solar years, where 2 + 5 + 9 + 2 + 0 = 18, and 1 + 8 = 9, whose root… is a trinity?”

Of Harmony and Discord

p105
“And in the succeeding epoch of this biologically instructed, mother-goddess dominated tradition of mythological symbolization (that, namely, of the early Sumerian recognition, third millennium BC or so, of a mathematically controlled universal order of cyclings eons of 43,200 – 432,000 – or 4,320,000 years) the high concern was still to bring the now comparatively complex sociology of a constellation of agriculturally supported city-states into conformity with the order of the universe.”

Ragnarok


see also Mesopotamian Numberology
432 and the Aeon

books reference:
* Samuel Noah Kramer, The Sumerians (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963)
* Marija Gimbutas’ The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe, 7000-3500 BC, (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1974)
* Alain Danielou, Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales (London: India Society, 1943),


December 21st 2012 an updated implementation

3 March 2007

Decmber 21st 2013 CE and 2014 CE to boot.

theAbysmal Calendar‘s replacement of the Gregorian Calendar has the following schedule

Gregorian: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 CE followed by

= = THE ABYSMAL DAY  = =

theAbysmal:
Zero Day – synchronise your Calendars

Gregorian:
Friday, December 21st, 2012 CE

Coptic:
12 Kiahk 1729

Julian Date:
2 456 283

Unix Time Code:
1 356 149 460

Lunation
:
Day 8

Julian:
December 8th, 2012

Hebrew (Jewish)
8th of Tevet, 5773

Islamic (Hijra)
7 Safar 1434 AH

Chinese:
Year of the Metal Rabbit
Lunar Month 11 Day 9

Persian (Jalali)
Jomeh, Dey 1, 1391

Mayan:
12.19.19.17.18, 2-Etznab, 1-K’ank’in, G7

Dreamspell:
Rhythmic Moon Day 9
Year of the Blue Resonant Storm
Kin 207

Erisian
:
Setting Orange, the Aftermath 63, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3178

theAbysmal Year from theAbysmal Day, equivalent to Friday December 21st 2012 CE to Day 364 equivalent to Friday December 20th 2013 CE has only Weekday designations, without Months.

theAbysmal Day – Friday December 21st 2012 CE – has no other designation, and represents 0 on the chronological count of days.
theAbysmal Year – from Friday December 21st 2012 CE to Friday December 20th 2013 CE – the Days are designated by numbers from 0 to 364 and the continuous cycle of 7 Weekdays.

Sunspot Cycle 24, begun near August 23rd 2006 CE (the date of the New Moon), reaches its peak in 2012 CE to 2013 CE, ending in 2017 CE or 2018 CE.

Also, the 360-Day Calendar

Saturday December 21st 2013 CE becomes an unnumbered Intercalary Day
Sunday December 22nd 2013 CE becomes Sunday Day 0 Month 0 Year 1

Sunday Day 0 Month 0 Year 2 (equivalent to December 22nd 2014 CE)
coincides with the New Moon. This designates the beginning of the Metonic Cycle of 19 Solar Years to 235 Lunations.

260-Day Calendar (1-12 by I-XX)
begins with Day 1-I equivalent to Day 351 of Year 0 (December 7th 2013 CE)

Typically, the Year bears the same designation of number and glyph as its first Day. TheAbysmal Calendar uses the last Day of one Year to designate the next Year.

Thus, 1-XIV, the last Day of Year 0 provides Year 1 with the additional designation of 1-XIV. This becomes useful when one considers the 52-Year Cycles intrinsic in the interactivity of the Calendars, represented numerologically by the number 13 66 560.

360-Day Calendar (20 x 18 + 5)
begins Day 120 of Year 0 (April 20th 2013 CE)


Ancient Calendars, Astronomy, and Numerology

1 March 2007

Pi, Calendar Numerology, and the Aztec Sun Stone

Earth/matriX – Science in Ancient Artworks
Essays:
Reciprocal of Seven and Pi in the Ancient Reckoning System
The Reciprocal of Seven and Pi in the Ancient Reckoning System
by Charles William Johnson

The Earth Matrix Site explores the notion that ancient cultures shared a common calendar system with several components, among other subjects. There’s a lot of considered information to peruse.

aztec_calendar_stone
The Aztec Sun Stone, often called the Aztec Calendar Stone, encodes much numerological information in its symbols. This essay examines how Pi has been calculated using intergers instead of decimals. Pi is a representation of the relationship of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Here’s a painted replica of the Sunstone which highlights the details.

aztec_sun_stone_replica_cropped

which is comparable to theAbysmal Calendar

Pi looks like this

piAnd Pi also looks like this:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679...

You calculate Pi by taking the length of the circumference and divide it by the diameter. Every circle, regardless of scale, has this relationship with Pi, among others.

circle-circumference


Mayan Astro-numberology

24 February 2007

Synchonicity, Serendipity, Resonance and Cycles


from How to Practice Mayan Astrology by Bruce Scofield and Barry C. Orr

Introduction

“In many ancient cosmological systems, the four directions typically for the cornerstones of the known universe, and they plan an important role in religious ritual as well. The link to astrology has to do with the fact that the sun’s daily and annual motion defines the four directions.”

“In Mesoamerican astrology, each of the twenty day signs is linked with one of the four directions in a consistent order: first day – east; second day – north; third day – west; fourth day – south.”

Ch 1 – The Sun and the Daysigns

“”…the Maya had the term kin as a reference to the sun, the day, and to time itself.”

Ch 2 – The Moon and the Trecena

[n.b. trecena = Spanish for the 13-day period]

“In one day the moon’s position relative to the background stars moves as far as the sun’s in thirteen days. It takes the moon twenty-seven to twenty-eight days to pass through the 360 degrees of the zodiac. At that rate, it covers about thirteen degrees of the zodiac in one day.”

“Ancient codices and inscriptions indicated that each of the twenty thirteen-day periods had a specific meaning that was generated by the named solar day (the day-sign) that began the period.”

Ch 3 – The Lords of Night

“A constantly repeating cycle of nine deities was recorded on many Mayan inscriptions and in nearly all the astrological codices. They are commonly called the Lords of Night, or in Mayan Bolon ti ku, which translates as “nine of them.” These ruling deities were gods of the underworld…”

[n.b. see The Nine Lords of Xibalba from Part 2, Chapter 1 of the Popol Vuh. The Nine Lords of Night are commonly designated as G-1 through G-9]

“August 11, 3114 BC, the first day of the Long Count.”

“…G-9 occurs on all tun endings, a tun being a 360-day period that is evenly divided by the number 9. The 260-day count is not evenly divided by 9; in fact, a full nine cycles of the tzolkin must run before the same Lord of Night comes up on the last day.”

9 x 260 = 2,340 Days
2,340 = 20 x 117 Days ~ synodic cycle of Mercury
117 = 9 x 13 Days
2,340 = 13 x 180 Days = 9 x 20

“…these mathematical correlations show how complex the inner workings of Mayan astro-numerology can be, and also how central the role of nine is…”

“The calendar round of fifty-two years or seventy-three tzolkin amounts to 18, 980 days.”

“This cycle of nine fifty-two-year rounds, or 468-years, is the basis of the nine ‘hells’ that supposedly began in 1519, the year Cortes arrived in Mexico…”

Ch 4 – The Years and the Year Bearers

“In ancient Mesoamerica, each solar year was given a name and was thought to have its own distinct qualities”

“Most Mayan calendars named each year for the day sign on which it began.”

“In one 365-day solar year, the twenty day-signs cycle eighteen times, with five days left over. This rotation mens that every year is named for a sign five places ahead of the previous year’s sign in the twenty-day count, and only four sings are utilized in this rotation. After four years, the first of the four signs again falls on the day that begins the new year (4 x 5 = 20). These four signs are called yearbearers…”

“Today’s Quiche Maya..use… – Caban (East), Ik (Noorth), Manik (West), and Eb (South).”

“…because the year was a quarter-day loner than 365 days, the first day of the new year gradually moved ahead of the seasons. One custom in ancient Mesoamerica was to establish the year’s beginning around a solstice or equinox and then make a full twenty day adjustment, like a leap year, every eighty-three years.”

“It appears that the Maya delineated a four-year cycle”

“…every four years, Earth, Venus, and the Sun align in similar ways on the same day of the year.”

Ch 5 – The Planet Venus

“next to the sun, Venus was the most important astronomical body to the mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures.”

“…Venus in this tradition is male.”

“[a link has been made between the deity associated with Venus, Kukulkan], and the notion of civilization itself, addressing both society’s creation as well s as destruction.”

“…Mesoamerican astrologers divided the synodic cycle of Venus into four primary parts: inferior conjunction, morning star, superior conjunction, and evening star. They began Venus’s 584-day cycle with a brief inferior conjunction, specifically with the first appearance of Venus after this invisible event”

“The inferior conjunction is quite brief… The Dresden Codex is labels this phase as North.”

“Astronomically, the approximate observalbe length of each phase is as follows: eight days for inferior conjunction…; 263 days as morning star…; 50 days for superior conjunction….; 263 as evening star.”

“The Maya…used periods that were more in phase with the lunar cycle.”

“the authors have chosen…: 8 days… 236 days… 90 days… and 250 days.”

Ch 6 Putting it Together: Individual Mayan Charts

Ch 7 The Burner Days

“The Ancient Maya kept track of a sixty-five-day rhythm.”

“The 260-day astrological calendar was traditionally divided into four sixty-five-day periods with four key day-signs standing at the boundaries of these periods.”

“The four burner dates in the 260-day astrological calendar are…. 4-Oc, 4-men, 4-Ahau, 4-Chicchan.”

“…compare this rhythm to the…semi-cardinal points in the solar calendar year… [as named by the Celts] Lammas, Beltane, Candlemas and Samhain.”

Ch 8 – The Cycle of the Thirteen Katuns

13 katuns = 260 tuns (short count)
1 tun = 360 days

“Any given katun in the cycle was always followed by a katun that was numbered two less.”

11-Ahau, 9-Ahau, 7-Ahau…2-Ahau, 13-Ahau

Ch 9 – Dispelling Myths about the Mayan Calendar

August 11 3114 BC to December 21 2012 = 5, 125.37 years = 1, 872, 000 days

“The interval of time between one of the sun’s intersections with the path of the moon adn its return to the same intersection = 346.62 days.”

346.62 x 3 = 260 x 4 (approximately)

“the synodic cycle of Mars is 780 days = 3 x 260.”

“Twenty synodic cycles of Mercury is equivalent to nine cycles of 260 days, or, 2,340 days.”

“Four synodic cycles of Venus equals nine cycles of 260-days.”

“[The] seven day week, a quarter of the lunar cycle, is actually an astrological remnant of the pre-Christian near East. In that tradition, the day itself and also the planetary hours (divisions of the day) were thought to have an astrological quality. Seven planetary rulerships were believed to cycle during each 24 hour period and the hour that began each day at dawn gave its planetary name to that day.”

Ch 10 – A Mayan Planetary Horoscope

“Using a listing of planetary conjunctions (including the moon’s) with the sun, one can determine the number of days that have elapsed since the previous conjunction of each planet with the sun. The figure can then be divided by the synodic period of each planet. next, the decimal can be multiplied by 260 to arrive at the position of the planet with in the 260-degree Mesoamerican Grid.”

“Example: the synodic cycle of sun and moon is 29.5 days. Suppose an event…occurred five days after the new moon. Dividing 5 by 29.5 gives us 0.169. When this figure is multiplied by 260, the result is 44, or the day-sign within the tzolkin that corresponds to that portion of the synodic cycle. This same process can be done for all the other planets [the synodic periods measured to one decimal place.]”

Appendix – Almanac 1920 – 2020.


Time and the Technosphere

18 January 2007

The Law of Time in Human Affairs

by Jose Arguelles

“All is number. God is number. God is all.” – Dynamics of Time, Postulate 19.13

Quoting V.I. Vernadsky

“All fourth-dimensional functions are radial in nature and imply a principle of centre from which the structure is projected…”
“Geometry is how fourth-dimensional time incorporates as third-dimensional form…”
“All forms and species participate in varying orders of geometry of form, both in their bodily structure and their form of process.”
“time is not a dimension of metric geometry.”
“This geometry would reduce all space to a point supplied by an infinitesimal vector.”

Ch 3
Time is of the mind, and in this regard, time is inseparable from the issue of consciousness.

Ch 4
When we speak of the instruments of measure of artificial time, we are specifically referring to the Gregorian Calendar as the macro-organizing principle and the watch or mechanical clock as the micro-organizing principle.

Evidence exists that the Thirteen Moon/ 28-Day measure was widely known… in the remote past of China, in Polynesia, and scattered across late neolithic Europe and the Middle East… Among the Maya… in South America and the British Isles.

…the cultural conditioning of a people is totally dependent on the programming of the calendar they use… A calendar is a feedback mechanism that maintains a group of people within the confines of its own self-established belief system.

Ch 6
… what you don’t know about the calendar you’re using could kill you

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Appendix IV – the 19 Code and the Quran

“Over it is nineteen” the Quran, 74:30

“Nineteen is the common denominator through the Quran’s mathematical system.”
Rashad Khalifa
“Every element of the Quran is mathematically composed- There are two major facets of the Quran’s mathematical system: 1) the mathematical literary composition, and 2) the mathematical structure involving the numbers of suras and verses.”
–Rashad Khalifa

Some Examples

19 x 142 = 2,698 occurrences of the word God
19 letters in verse 1:1
19 x 6 = 114 Suras

19 x 334 = 6,346 verses — also — 6+3+4+6 = 19
19 words in first revelation (96:1 – 5)
19 verses in Sura 96
19 letters in the first verse of the last revelation (110:1)
19 words in Sura 110
19 x 6534 = 162,146 = sum of 30 different numbers* mentioned in the Quran

(*1 through 12,
19, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 99
100, 200, 300
1000, 2000, 3000, 5000
50000
1000000)

Sura 19, “Maryann” has 98 verses
Sura 38,  “Saad” has 88 verses
Sura 57, “Iron” has 29 verses
Sura 76, “The Human” has 31 verses
Sura 95, “The Fig” has 8 verses
Sura 114,  “People” has 6 verses

Totalling 399 Suras and 260 verses