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13 and 20 and 20 and 20.
Ah, theAbysmal Days, when apparently we Leap over theAbyss and my mind overflows with thoughts on the higher functions of how the way in which we view or perceive time affects the way we think. It changes our mind. Between what I’ve researched astronomy, chronobiology, body function by time of day, time of month, time of year, time of life, embodied cognition, neurobiology, story, symbol, imagination, creativity, history, and reaching back to anthropology as well as calendar systems themselves in order to come up with this. It isn’t idle chatter. It’s the result of my subconscious knitting it all together in the background, and as has become habit, at the New Year, it presents itself for consideration.
In this case, it’s the shape of history, or at the very least longer measures of time. 260 seems to be at the heart of it. 13 is one sacred number to the Maya, the other is 20, which is multiplied much like we do with 10 in observing decades, centuries, millennia. I also noted that the 13 is often associated with the major articulations of the body (ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck), 20 is associated with the fingers and toes. Continue reading “Scales of History”
Welcome to theAbyss, where everything congeals in real-time over a few days.
Thinking in terms of resonance between systems, like pendulums, it’s clear.
between people? Well, we do vibrate, and our body carries out countless functions according to time of day (as sensed through light and heat), time of the lunar cycle, time of year. When we converse, I mean engage in a discussion where we are very present, our minds share similar images, and so our minds resonate. (Guy Claxton covers some of this in Intelligence in the Flesh where he describes embodied cognition – whole-body integration). Continue reading “Resonance: Movement Through Time”
Still Riffing as we leap over the Two-Day Abyss
The riff on the Shape of History so far:
- theAbysmal Shape of Time
- the Shape of History to Come
- the Missing Well
- Stay Golden, Historical Ages
- Never a Waste of Time
- theAbysmal Synoptic
As a framing device, the 260-Year historical age continues to structure history – at least as far as the Americas are concerned – continues to resonate with events. As I’ve stated before, this isn’t an underlying “truth” that I’ve discovered, it’s Years of thinking in terms of the waves and cycles of the Maya calendar (and so, theAbysmal), and seeing civilization from their perspective. It has taken years to sink in to this point, where it’s like I’m having a “eureka” moment as these ideas all cohere into a vivid image.
What’s remarkable about all this is that it continues to follow a particular pattern (in my personal life as much as the historical age). And this pattern, time and again, seems to work well with the number 13. Continue reading “Stages of Historical Ages”
theAbysmal History theAbysmal Calendar rolled out on December 21st, 2012 CE on the Gregorian Calendar, or 220.127.116.11.0 of the Maya … Continue reading theAbysmal Synoptic
History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes UPDATED: with the link to the article I couldn’t find earlier. The above … Continue reading If Time is Music, then History is Rhyme