“A calendar, any calendar, is commonly understood as a system for dividing time over extended periods. A day is the base unit of a calendar, and the solar year is the base extended period.
The length of the solar year is currently reckoned at 365.242199 days. The Gregorian calendar divides this duration into twelve uneven months – four months of 30 days, seven of 31 days, and one of 28 days. On the Gregorian calendar the accrued quarter day is handled by inserting February 29th every four years. This is not necessarily the most logical, nor only way of handling the accrued quarter day.
A synodic lunation of 29.5 days, the duration of one moon cycle seen from the Earth, is only one of the lunation cycles from which lunar computations can be made. There is also sidereal lunation cycle of 27.33 days (taken from the duration of the moon to return to a fixed point in the sky); the 27.32 day tropical cycle (taken from the celestial longitude), and the draconic cycle of 27.2 days (taken from the time it takes the moon to return to the same node).
“30 days hath September, April, June, and November; all the rest have 31; except for February which has 28.” So goes the folk rhyme underscoring the illogical nature of the Gregorian calendar. By contrast, a far easier and more logical way to divide the solar year would be by thirteen 28-day months with one extra free day.
The point is this:
there is no logical or scientific relation between the exact length of the year and the use of the Gregorian calendar to measure and divide that length.
Nonetheless, the Gregorian calendar is held up as the most perfect instrument for dividing time, and is in use worldwide as the official standard. Although the lunation-based calendar of Islam, the Hindus, Jews, and Chinese are still used for religious or ritual purposes, in daily economic and political affairs the Gregorian calendar prevails throughout the planet. How and why did this happen? What is the Gregorian calendar and where did it come from? Why do we continue to use it? Indeed, what is the relationship between calendars and human behavior?
“According to the Law of Time, the current calendar is an irregular standard of measure; its units of measure do not correspond. This calendar represents, therefore, the institutionalization of disorder and entropy.
Living in ignorance of the Law of Time and of the true nature of time, the human species constructed its own concept of time which is based on the clock with its 60-minute hour and the Gregorian calendar with its maddening array of unevenly numbered months. Hence, the paradigm of the artificial timing frequency is defined by the ratio 12:60 (twelve-month calendar, 60-minute hour) -in contrast to the 13:20 ratio of natural time. If the artificial mechanistic and irregularly measured time sets the human race apart from true or natural time, does this not also establish the fact that the human race is living an error in time? Only by living such an unconsciously assumed error could the human race arrive at such an apocalyptic moment as the Inevitable Event [9.11.2001] -inevitable because any deviation from the truth has an in-evitable moment when the truth rebounds in some dramatic or even apocalyptic way. Is it possible that the entire construct of modern civilization, so devastating to the biosphere, is a function of this error in time? Is modern civilization like a time warp, a bubble of artificial time that suddenly got popped on the 9-11?”
Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs
“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…”
“If you have an uneven standard of measure, the uneven standard of measure is programmed in your mind. It is like creating a social order that has frustration built into it. That frustration creates different social forms, which also never arrive at a full achievement. So the society of the primitive culture of present day Earth seems to create a lot of noise, but in terms of the actual human satisfaction–that level diminishes. So we keep coming back to the present moment, on this planet today, where there are six [now seven] billion humans, who are dissynchronized, dominated by a culture which uses a calendar that makes the mind crooked.
This dominating culture is in the process of making things even more dissynchronized. In chemistry there is a state called “brownian motion”, in which you see that all the particles are agitating. But they don’t create a form of order. So six [now seven] billion humans are all agitating, but they cannot create a whole consistent form of order that makes them happy. We can think of these six billion humans as little filaments of iron that are being agitated. And when we talk of the Law of Time, the Law of Time is a magnet to put into the six [now seven] billion agitating filaments. When you put that magnet in, then all the filaments go into order”.
– Jose Arguelles
“Of all the unexamined assumptions and criteria upon which we base and gauge our daily lives as human beings on planet Earth, by far the greatest and most profoundly unquestioned is the instrument and institution known as the Gregorian Calendar.”
“Thirteen Moons in Motion”
“All Indigenous Peoples of the Earth know and respect the wisdom and power of the turtle. Within turtle’s shell is the knowledge of time and the wisdom of the thirteen moons. Turtle’s wisdom is the power of cosmic knowledge.
Thirteen scales make up the back of turtle’s shell. It takes thirteen moons for Earth to go around the sun just once. Among the Indigenous Peoples of North America, Earth is known as Turtle Island. To remember that Earth is Turtle Island is to remember the way of the Earth guided by the cosmic power of thirteen moons.
In the original time, turtle’s wisdom was known by every child of the Earth. Every child knew that thirteen moons is the path to walk. It is the path of life that needs no explaining.
After the original time came the seeds and the planting. Then came the sword, and the forgetting. During the last four hundred years the Indigenous Peoples of the planet retreated deeper into the forest, the wilderness, the jungle. Wherever they went, they were followed by the machine and the twelve-month calendar of colonialism. Deprived of their own time, the Indigenous Peoples were forced into the false time of the machine.”
“On October 12, AD 1492 (Dreamspell 7 Earth of year 7 Storm), Christopher Columbus arrived in the “New World.” The hopes of the Maya, the Hopi, and all indigenous people, not only of the Americas, but of the entire planet were thoroughly shattered and destroyed. Genocide, enslavement, and colonization were the indigenous people’s reward. Never had the knowledge of a high civilization been so intentionally desecrated and destroyed as was that of the Maya.In one single act of conquest, humanity was deprived of the gift of the knowledge of time. By 1583 the Catholic Church installed its “reform” of time known as the Gregorian calendar. Simultaneous to the proclamation of the Gregorian calendar was the development of mechanized time, the basis of all machine technology. Instead of the 13:20 galactic frequency of time, the planet was bequeathed with the 12:60 (12-month year, 60-minute hours) frequency of machine technology.”
13 Moons In Motion
“In 1922, the League of Nations appointed a Committee of Inquiry to study the question of calendar reform. More than 130 (185) different proposals were submitted to the committee, but the Cotsworth Plan is the one outstanding proposal that meets the needs of business organizations such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the NY State Chamber of Commerce… and is fast gaining favor among business men. In fact, many concerns have already adopted a thirteen-month calendar for their records and are already getting some of the advantages of the proposed plan…”
“What the priests of the Catholic Church thought they had buried through an auto-da-fe in 1562, and overcome with the imposition of the Julian-Gregorian calendar over the conquered Maya, returned with the precision of prophetic timing in 1987. The publication of The Mayan Factor not only opened the door on a new look at the Maya, but also on an understanding of time that was anything but chronological. A new dimension of time appeared – radial, fractal time, the synchronic order. And behind the reassessment of the nature of time was the provocative call of Mayan prophecy – the end of the thirteen baktun long count, 2012.
On the heels of The Mayan Factor, in 1989, came the discovery of the 13:20 and 12:60 timing frequencies, the beginning revelation of the law of time and the reawakening of the issue of calendar reform. With virtually no knowledge of the earlier calendar reform movement, but impelled by the discovery of the timing frequencies, a deliberately populist route was sought to establish, first of all, whether or not people of various cultures would respond to the call for replacing the Gregorian with the Thirteen Moon calendar. Hence was born the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement and its organizational outlets, the Planet Art Network (1993). It was only after the waters of the calendar reform proposal had been tested for some seven years, that it was determined to consolidate and establish the Foundation for the Law of Time (2000).
It was following the stabilization of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement through the Foundation for the Law of Time, that a serious study was undertaken to incorporate the information regarding the earlier calendar reform movement into considerations of the current Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement. From these efforts came the next stage of operations, the Campaign for the New Time, 2000-2004. It is now important to understand something of the history and nature of this earlier reform movement, because it lends even greater legitimacy and contextual seriousness to the efforts of the Movement to which the Foundation for the Law of Time is committed to pursue to the end.”
“When we began our work with the Thirteen Moon Calendar we realized that we had to create a Peace Plan. We saw that humanity was so out of harmony that it had to have a Peace Plan to reeducate itself to what harmony is. This was the Peace Plan, the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Plan. We actually wrote the first part when we were in Colombia and Venezuela in 1994, and we submitted this Peace Plan to UNESCO and to the United Nations. At that time the UNESCO thought it was a great idea, sent us a letter of support and wanted us to continue with this work. We submitted this to the United Nations for the 50th anniversary. We pointed out to the United Nations that in the very first paragraph of its Charter it says that the United Nations is to support all possible approaches to universal peace. So we said this is one of those possible approaches to universal peace. But the United Nations responded and said that they could not consider anything that was not already part of the United Nations. This did not stop us.” ~Jose Arguelles
If we are working more days some months more than others and receiving less money for our hours, probably we are “civil servants” too. Don’t we? And are not the banks using those few extra days every month to charge EXTRA interest on your debts?
“To change and replace the calendar with the thirteen moon standard is to return us to our original purpose, leading us back to pathways of natural health. According to the law of time, the damage already inflicted in the time humanity last hesitated and lost the chance to alter its timing frequency, 40 years ago, has been incalculable. The final opportunity to change the calendar and the timing frequency is now upon us. Because of this we must be very clear and unshakable in our understanding and determination to expose and eliminate the current civil calendar for once and for all.” ~ Jose Arguelles
“Following the defeat of all efforts of calendar reform in the first half of this century, the Gregorian Calendar has had a half century reprieve. Humanity must now walk out on its own and experience a day out of time, no day of the week at all, not as chaos, but as the beginning possibility of relieving all debts and creating an atmosphere of forgiveness and reconciliation, where peace may be practiced as the proliferation of art and culture once again.
Until the human race is willing to own its mistake of living in the wrong time and removing itself from the influence of this wrong time, humanity has no hope whatsoever of curing itself of the problems which it alone has created.
The most immediate first step that needs to be taken is to relinquish the Gregorian calendar, replacing it instead with the mathematically accurate calendar of the thirteen moons. […]
The discovery that time is a frequency mathematically expressed as the ratio 13:20 requires a profound reorganization of all thought about time and the consequent reorganization of human society as a planetary organism. As the unified field theory of time, the discovery of the Law of Time calls for the human synchronization in time predicated on the establishment of the Thirteen Moon calendar as the global civil standard replacing the current erroneous timing standard, the Gregorian. This is a matter taken with the utmost seriousness, since it is also recognized that all belief systems are locked up or embedded in the calendars or time reckoning systems used by a people.
It is of utmost importance that the knowledge of time as the 13 Moons in Motion be disseminated through all media and education systems of the planet as rapidly as possible, and that the Gregorian calendar be relinquished as soon as possible. Once humanity is operating on the correct standard of time, it will have a proper basis of unification for accomplishing the enormous and heroic task that now challenges it. Greater than any spiritual teaching is the gift of time.”
“This idea of calendar change is so simple and yet so revolutionary that most people do not perceive its power. But when you consider that virtually all existing institutions are incorporated in the Gregorian calendar, this means that their sovereignty is also incorporated in it. To change the calendar means to disincorporate all institutions – all sovereignty in time would have to be renegotiated.”
– Jose Arguelles-