calendar unites the people and the land.
Rich in celebration and tradition, calendars have long served as the centerpoint of culture.
The 13-Moon Calendar has been followed for over 5000 years.
"We find evidence of its use as a prehistoric synchronic measure in the remote past of China, Polynesia, and scattered across late neolithic Europe and the Middle East." - Dr. José Argüelles, PhD
In essence, a calendar produces the faculty by which we operate, and the lens through which we see...
What's wrong with the calendar we have?
The 12-month calendar is arbitrary and irregular, lacking any correspondence to actual cycles of nature.
Put simply by physicist Mark Comings:"The 12 month calendar has a cycle that is contrary to and out of phase with the natural annual 13 fold gravitational wave created by the Moon's orbit around the Earth."
This lack of harmony, though generally un-examined, has a profound effect on the way we relate to the Universe we live within.
Movements of the Stars, Moons and Planets have eternally served mankind as reference points for relating to the Nature of Time.
graphic 2-dimensionally depicts the Earth travelling around the Sun:
The current world calendar divides the year as if it were a 2-D circle. 360 degrees of a flat circle are portioned into 12 subsections of 30 degrees each, giving us "30" day months. This method of calendrics dates back to ancient Babylon and provides the template for the current 12-month calendar and 12-hour clock (doubling the calculation, we get 24 hours and 60 minutes). The 12-month model for measuring time fails for the 365-day year divided arbitrarily into 30-day months leaves 5 extra days!
How does it resolve this discrepancy?
"30 days has Septober. April, June, and no wonder. All the rest have peanut butter, except my grandmother, who has a little red tricycle." -Mad Magazine, circa 1958
Wonder why the months named September through December, which literally mean 7-10, are actually months 9-12? What's in a name?
The system of 12 months and a corresponding 12 hour : 60-minute clock, is known as the 12:60 timing frequency, and has yet to be proven as a viable measure of time. This flat perception of time does not correlate to any actual cycles of time! It is an artificial model of reality. It is encoding humanity with a comprehension of the natural world as disharmonious and non-coherent!
For example, today on the Gregorian calendar is Tues, December 3rd. What day of the week will January 3rd be? What day of the week will February 3rd be?
13 moon calendar
is an obvious and ancient way to structure the year.
13 cycles of 28 days describe the year perfectly,
with one day of renewal before the new year.
For every one time we go around the Sun,
the Moon goes around Earth 13 times.
The year has already been divided by Nature-
13 'moon'ths of perpetual harmony.
12-month calendar hides the 13th moon. The number 13 is now surrounded by
superstition and is considered taboo; unlucky; evil. This fear is reinforced
by cultural antiquities like "friday the thirteenth." Often buildings
have no 13th floor, or avoid constructing a # 13 apt unit. Why?
The ancient Maya had an entirely different relationship to the number 13, actually revering it at as the Key to Time itself. 13 is the Mayan galactic prime number; the Force of The Universal Movement of Creation.
Associated with the powers of endurance and longevity, the ancient vertebrate Turtle has 13 scales on its shell."The first calendar that North American Indians ever had was Turtle's shell...The Earth Mother, who was represented by the most fertile creature of our planet, the Turtle, showed our Ancestors how to mark the passing of each moon cycle. Turtle's shell bore the 13 moons of the year inside of a frame that formed the circle we call the Sacred Hoop, or Medicine Wheel - representing the relationship of all life to all life." -Author Jamie Sams
The name of "Turtle Island" to refer to Earth can represent our planet swimming in waves of radiant solar and cosmic energies.
"Without the Thirteenth Moon; without placing the Thirteenth Moon back into our consciousness, we remain absolutely trapped in the complexification of form. With the 13th we have the transcendence and also the circulation of time." -Valum Votan
The pattern of women's fertility cycles averages the 28-day, 13 moon ratio! Nature's rhythms live within us!
Why has the 13th moon been hidden from us? What is to be gained by suppressing the creational principle of Mother Nature?
As prominent theoretical physicist Gerard J. Milburn reveals, "The aim of modern science is to reach an understanding of the world, not merely for purely aesthetic reasons, but that it may be ordered to our purpose."
Living under the guise of the 12-month calendar, we have come to view nature as irrelevant - wilderness without intelligence, sentience, or order. It is from this fundamentally flawed perception that humanity attempts to progress 'beyond the limitations of nature.' In fact, it is our model of nature that is flawed, not nature itself.
a comprehensive reflection of nature, the
13-Moon Calendar is an
organization of creational elements that serves as a holistic tool for ongoing
participation in life's cyclic processes.
humanity wish to produce harmony, we must use harmonic tools!
The 13-Moon Natural Time Calendar presents the Dreamspell - the interlacing of the 13-moon, 28-day solar/lunar round with the 13-Tone, 20-Tribe galactic spin.
13 X 20 = 260 distinct energies. This 260-day perpetual count is a perfect model of harmony - a universal expression of Nature's order, derived from the mathematics of the the ancient Maya. Referred to as the Harmonic Module, (called Tzolkin by the Yucatec Maya) this galactic count communicates the time ratios and patterns which unify our solar system with other star systems, and with the emanations of life-force from the center of the galaxy itself.
a "galactic constant" the 260-day cycle does not correspond to any
known astronomical period, yet the number 260 functions as a cosmic common
denominator to synthesize the cycles of the Sun, Moon, Earth, Mars, Mercury,
and Venus. In essence, it is the key factor of all the planetary periods.
The 260-day cycle also corresponds to the human gestation period of approximately
9 months, perfectly expressing its power as a cycle governing the unfolding
of creation! We
also see 260 in macro-cycles such as the grand, 26,000-year precession of
the equinoxes, which author John Major Jenkins points out is like a "collective,
spiritual gestation for humankind." Even eclipses relate by a number
whose factor is 260! As Jenkins assures us in his insightful book "Tzolkin"
- the 260-day cycle has "multiple meanings," as it applies to "celestial,
biological, agricultural, mythological, and chronological processes."
"Tzolkin is the 'key' to both terrestrial and celestial processes. It's kind of the common modulator or common denominator of the two realms. This is how we can understand Mayan astrology. They discovered the numerical and ritual key. Most important in the astrology is the reference to the human gestation period of approximately 260 days. As such, our own basic and shared rhythm of unfolding is seen to be intimately related to the cycles of the planets, moon and sun. This is more than just planets "influencing" us - rather we share the same rhythms of unfolding that the planets do because, ultimately, everything springs from the same source. Everything, on some level, has been imparted by the same rhythm of unfolding and is therefore related by a form of synchronistic correspondence." -Author John Major Jenkins
The harmonic numbers of the Tzolkin are as clear as our 20 fingers and toes - digits with which to measure the universe. Our body's 13 major joints, or articulations, move us through the universe. Through movement and measure, we experience each other and ourselves as the universe.
From a whole system perspective, time, humanity, and nature are inseparable. Our physical and emotional bodies are moved by the same lunar, solar and planetary forces. Where we appear separate in space, we are unified in time.
When we structure our lives by the artificial rhythm of the clock and 12-month calendar, we expose our central nervous system, and subsequently, our entire mental-emotional body to the frequency of a machine.
Reknowned author and scientist Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D., has presented studies showing how:the stress of linear time contributes directly to an acceleration of the physical aging process, inclusive of deterioration and disease.
In modern industrial living, we wake up by the clock, we eat to the clock - we plan our lives and live our days in accord to the clock. We refer to the clock to program even our most basic of biological functions!
Mark Comings, Quantum Physicist:
intrinsic folly of this unnecessary yet widely promoted artificial dependance
upon machine technology is that it discourages the development of, and even
serves to hide the existence of, a vast spectrum of inner capacities - psychic,
mental, emotional and spiritual potentials - that lie dormant within the biological
human body in time."
According to Dr. José Argüelles, PhD.:"The simple and easiest way to reprogram your daily awareness of the actual nature of time is to follow the 13 Moon Calendar."
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