Calendar we use is the organizing principle of our
lives. It programs our societal culture with daily,
weekly, monthly and annual customs and habits. Therefore,
to change the calendar we use is to participate in
one of the most subtle and profound forms of revolution
happening on the planet today.
current world standard calendar is the 12-month Gregorian
calendar, in which the months have an unequal number
of days (28,29,30, and 31) and do not correspond to
any cycle of nature. This is the only standard of measure
used today that has unequal units! As an arbitrary division
of the solar year, this calendar although illogical,
unscientific and artificial, remains the central unquestioned
institution of our modern society.
As Broughton Richmond wrote in Time Measurement and
Calendar Construction: "If the Julian/Gregorian
calendar was to be offered as a new device for measuring
time, we, with our present knowledge and state of living,
would reject is as something utterly impractical, lacking
in harmony and order, unbalanced and irregular, too
clumsy a calendar to make calculations by..." It
is time to ask: Why do we use an instrument of imperfect
measure to coordinate the affairs of the world?
must consider that the calendar we follow affects our
minds. Any child can tell you for example that the date
is "Friday, September 3, 2004." But what does
this really mean? Does this same child know what day
of the week October 3rd will be? Or what day of the
week August 3rd was? Does the child understand that
she is actually declaring it has been 2004 years since
the birth of the Christian savior? Has she been educated
that August is named after Roman emporer Augustus Caesar,
or that the prefixes Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec - meaning
7, 8, 9, and 10 are erroneously referring to the 9th,
10th, 11th, and 12th month? The flawed model of time
we pass on from generation to generation is conditioning
our minds to accept disorder and irregularity as natural.
"The very nature of the calendar that the world
follows has stunted the mind and the body's innate timing
sensibility...Our sense of time is a fundamental perception.
If the standard of measure of time that we use is irregular,
then we must contemplate deeply and understand what
this does to our mind over centuries of prolonged use."
-Dr. Jose Arguelles
the most questionable aspect of our global civil calendar
is the nature of its origin and imposition. The Gregorian
Calendar reform was issued by Pope Gregory the 13th,
eliminating 10 days from 1582 in order to insure the
central religious feast of Easter was on time with the
Spring equinox. This Papal decree reflected the self-appointed
authority of the Vatican's earlier Doctrine of Discovery
- the international Law of Christendom that emerged
from the Papal edicts of 1452 and 1493 declaring all
non-Christians to be "enemies of Christ"
and as such "less than human." These
proclamations of Christian dominance specifically sanctioned
and promoted the conquest, colonization, and exploitation
of non-Christian nations and their territories, directing
those "discovered" be "reduced
to perpetual slavery."
As stated in the Papal Bull of 1493, "Among
other works...this assuredly ranks highest, that in
our times especially the Catholic faith and the Christian
religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and
spread...that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought
to the faith itself." It is sad, but true,
that today's worldwide use of Pope Gregory's calendar
cannot be separated from its roots of ideological imperialism.
As forces of Christianity spread to each newly "discovered"
land, the Gregorian Calendar was a vital instrument
in attempting to eradicate local calendars and native
Dr. Jose Arguelles summarizes: "Between the
Doctrine of Discovery and the Gregorian Calendar Reform,
under the aegis of the Church, the Europeans conquered
and colonized virtually the entire New World - North
and South America...The historical context in which
this calendar became the fixed standard is of the greatest
significance. On the one hand, European power, instigated
by acquisitive material greed and the Church’s
need to gather all souls under its cross, had literally
straddled the globe. Henceforth, no one could receive
the ‘blessings’ of Christianity without
receiving the Gregorian calendar... The Gregorian calendar
was unilaterally instituted by the Vatican, because
the Christian armies of Europe had conquered most of
the indigenous people on the planet and needed to have
a mental time-framing device for imposing all of their
new 'religious holidays' on the world."
this tyranny of time, and subsequent colonization of
the mind, there were many more diverse calendars in
use than have survived today. In fact, Gregory's calendar
reform was essentially the first act of globalization
and is responsible for what has become today's worldwide
mono-time. With less than 18% of the world's population
being Catholic, its seems entirely inappropriate that
a world filled with such a rich variety of religions,
cultures, and spiritual traditions would be subordinate
in time to the calendar of the Vatican/Roman Catholic
Arguelles continues: "Within 200 years, everyone
in Europe and the colonies was using it: the 'calendar
of colonialism.' By the beginning of the 20th century
it was used by every nation on the planet, because all
banking activity (such as mortgages and interest rates)
is based on it. Every law created by any government
in the 20th century is based on this calendar... All
authority granted to this calendar is actually an allegiance
to a late medieval Christian timing device. The authority
of this device is held by the Vatican, geographically
the smallest political state on the planet, yet given
full political protection by the major Western powers
(the G-7: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Italy, plus Japan)...
"In Europe itself, the Gregorian calendar succeeded
at the precise moment when the final mechanization of
time was being achieved. By AD 1600 the twelve-month
year and the 60-minute hour had become the standard
of time. Thus, accompanying and giving form to the very
origins of modern materialistic science was the final
codification of the third-dimensional timing frequency,
the 12:60. Needless to say, the authority and impact
of this timing frequency was never questioned much less
realized. Though men like Kepler and Galileo were persecuted
by the Church, they did not question the authority of
the calendar. And so it has been with virtually all
men of science to accept without question this calendar
by which they live."
of the religious connotations of the Pope's calendar
reform, many non-Catholic nations resisted adopting
it. For example, Japan held out until 1873, China until
1912, Russia until 1918, and Greece until 1924, when
they finally conformed for convenience in international
business and governmental affairs.
As expressed in the Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical
Almanac, section 1.3 - Calendar Reform and Accuracy:
“In most societies a calendar reform is an
extraordinary event… The acceptance of the Gregorian
calendar as a worldwide standard spanned more than three
centuries… Its adoption in the United Kingdom
and other countries was fraught with confusion, controversy,
and even violence. It also had a deeper impact through
the disruption of traditional festivals and calendrical
Gregorian-time currently synchronizes the planet through
the global world of commerce and its commonly accepted
notion that Time is Money, its no wonder that the sentiency
of Nature has been denied, replaced by marketplace values.
Both Time and the Biosphere have been compart-mentalized,
quantified, and sold off in a self-consuming game of
As reported by "National Geographic" (March
2004), commenting on China's steady economic/industrial
boom, both rich and poor citizens of Beijing admitted:
"What good is money if you can't breathe the
air?" As the world continues to justify disaster
and disorder as the price of "progress," we
the people are collectively calling for a new approach.
Arguelles explains, "It is the artificial timing
frequency that is governing the whole of globalization
or global civilization and that is the 12:60, irregular
12 month calendar, 60 minute mechanical clock. Within
the 12:60, time is money. Absolutely everything in this
society is prorated as money according to the clock.
The clock came to perfection in the early 17th century,
not too long after that the first stock markets and
banks were created. With an irregular and irrational
calendar, we are programmed for irrationality: irrational
laws, irrational customs. This is the cause of the human
deviation from nature. As long as we are living on this
timing frequency we are going to go farther and farther
away from the universal natural cycles. As we go farther
away we get out of touch with our own nature and we
get out of touch with the Great Nature."
agenda of Calendar Change is to assure that the world's
unifying calendar is a true standard of measure that
reintegrates humanity with the harmony of nature. As
remarked by the Foundation For the Law of Time: "The
old calendar, with its irrational ordering of months
and weeks, is at the root of a society which is an institutionalized
disorder against nature." A true standard
of measure has equal units, and a true measure of time
reflects natural cycles.
The fundamental shift to a 13 month 28-day calendar
reorients the human mind to a harmonic standard of time
and reconnects us, as a society, to our inherent relationship
with the living Biosphere. With this awareness, it is
everyone's right and responsibility to examine the timing
standard we have collectively been issued, and the underlying
values and mentalities it upholds. Our global society
is now faced with this decision: to carry on with business
as usual, or to make an unprecedented shift in our thinking
and set a new direction for planetary policy.
13 month 28-day calendar has been proposed as a preferred
alternative to the Gregorian calendar since 1849. The
League of Nations had scheduled to change the world
standard calendar in 1933 to a 13 month 28-day calendar,
preferring the logic and regularity of its perpetual
design: 13 months of 28 days each = 364 days (52 perfect
weeks) + one last day before each new year that is not
a day of the month or week.
is no suprise that massive religious objection from
representatives of the Catholic Church - the very source
of the Gregorian calendar - made false claim that the
break in the 7-day week for the 365th day of the 13
month year, (called in today's world the Day out of
Time Global Peace Through Culture Celebration) would
anger God and cause "chaos, barbarism, and war."
The unfounded propaganda succeeded in halting the reform.
It was again brought to the United Nations, where the
debate has been adjourned indefinitely since 1956.
of 1993, the movement to reform the calendar has been
taken up by the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change
Peace Movement. Recognizing our world to be currently
saturated in chaos, barbarism, and war, we advocate
global calendar change to a harmonic standard as an
instrument of Planetary Peace.
Because we understand that the calendar we live by directly
affects our mind, and our sense of either connection
to or disconnection from the rhythms of the natural
world, we realize that the first step to global reform
is to personally follow a calendar of harmony. In this
light, people across 6 continents have already changed
their calendar, day by day synchronizing with the harmony
of the 13-moon, 28-day calendar!
this World Age Cycle is currently closing, we are invited
to lay a new foundation from which to grow the order
of the dawning New World Age. What is needed at this
time is a New Time - a new calendar - a new program
with the capacity to stimulate our greater harmonious
potential and facilitate our collective spiritual evolution.
Changing the calendar to a system of harmony is uniting
all cultures of the planet,
regardless of race or religion.
The Day Out of Time, the 365th day of the 13-Moon Calendar,
is now an official holiday in over 70 Brazilian cities
alone, including Sao Paulo - the 2nd largest city of
the people are changing our calendars!
can be estimated that there are upward of over a quarter
of a million people world wide now following this calendar
on a daily basis. The number of people who have heard
of or are in some way familiar with it far exceeds the
number of regular users. Nonetheless this small quantity
represents a minute but highly critical cross-section
of humanity today."
-Foundation For the Law of Time
calendar change not only opens the door
to the return to natural time, understood as
an evolutionary inevitability, but it, therefore, also
opens up new vistas of thought and social organization.
difference between what we do,
and what we are capable of doing,
would solve most of the world's problems."
has evolved, unbeknownst to itself, under the increasing
stress of a false and artificial timing frequency, the
12:60 (12-month calendar and 60-minute clock)...It's
true that the human species is operating on its own
timing frequency apart from the whole rest of the universe...The
combination of the clock and calendar as our instruments
to measure time have contributed to the situation that
accounts for the absolute acceleration of change in
the last five hundred years on this planet...We are
the only people with wristwatches and the only species
destroying our environment. There is a connection..."
-Dr. Jose Arguelles
of the 13-Moon calendar will change your perception
of the world
and thus change your world through your perception.
13-moon, 28-day calendar serves to replace the Gregorian
as the world's civil calendar while providing a perfect
framework to uphold all other traditional calendars,
cycles of nature, and cultural holidays. The 13-Moon
Natural Time Calendar, for example, overlays the 260-day
galactic cycle onto the 13-moon, 28-day solar cycle.
This is just one application of its universiality!
way we live our lives is really the issue at hand. We
live our lives according to our states of consciousness.
Our current 12-month calendar generates states of consciousness
that are out of harmony with nature. States of consciousness
that are out of harmony with nature create actions that
are out of harmony with nature. Actions that are out
of harmony with nature are destroying Life on Earth."
the harmony in your own being.
If you can do this, you will gain everything,
and the world will become healthy again..."
cannot save the natural environment except by rediscovering
the nexus between the spirit and nature and becoming
once again aware of the sacred quality of the works
of the Supreme artisan. And man cannot gain such an
awareness of the sacred aspect of nature without discovering
the sacred within himself or herself."
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
owns your time owns your mind.
Know your own time
and you will know your own mind.
Make a Time Shift.
Make a Mind Shift.
Time is Art!
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