TIME = ART
Moon Calender & The lost faces of the Goddess
IS ABOUT TIME
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.
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.
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
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.
out the links page for detailed
explantions of the Dreamspell Calendar