13:20 TIME = ART

13 Moon Calender & The lost faces of the Goddess

A calendar is way to measure time. it gives people a sense of where they are in relation to the cycle of the earthly year on a daily basis. It is a clock who's smallest measure is usually a day and which length can be thousands of years, depending on the type of system and consciousness used. It marks important dates for which celebration, appointment, ritual and memory have agreement to be made on a personal and collective basis. A calendar can organise and regulate the people who adopt it, create a sense of unity and identity, though if missunderstood, a calendar is a reduced power of conformity and control.

I have chosen to remain with my initial vision of equating The Goddess with time and art. I came across the Mayan system of calendars the most notable of which is that of the 13 Moons. Each month comes with an atuning question as a focus of intent for each of the 13 28-day cycles.
The attribute of 28-days to the female cycle as that of the phases of the moon are intimately connected, and therefore create a lunar calendar with an assosciation to the feminine. 13 moons of 28 days creates a year of 364 days. For me then it is clear that 13 faces of the Goddess have been lost from our way of time, consciousness and everyday living by our use of our current arbitrary system.

The Gregorian calendar is a messy and unruly way to order our passage through the world and does not engender synchronicity (4D) with time, but is stuck in a three-dimensional religious and political memory that I do not beleive serves our harmonious alignment in connection to the motions of the moon, sun and stars.
The Mayans created an extra day in the year, which they named the day out of time, the addition of which created a solar-lunar calendar making it 365 days. They went further with attributes of importance, aligning their system of time with the rising of Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, which arose at dawn in conjunction with the sun, every year on the same day. This is called a heliacal rising, and thus aligned the start of their year with the galaxy. This day has shifted from the time of the Maya due to the slight eccentricities in Earth's orbit, and now occurs on July 26th every year. Sirius and the beginning of calendrical time was also an instument of the ancient Egyptians. In their time Sirius arose around the time of the summer solstice on June 21st and heralded the all-important rising of the waters of the Nile.

The Mayans in their remarkable mastery of mathematics and measurement equated time in importance with art. Our 'civilised' and current trend to the division of time seems largely to equal money, and materialistic preoccupations limited by third-dimensional thinking.

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