Stories, symbol, time, and how they call come together, somehow. First, a bit about Stories I love stories. Not … Continue reading Syncretic Symbolism
A time to reflect on the midpoint of the year. Here are two visual images for the calendar. The Top … Continue reading Happy Northern Solstice
How the Calendar messes with our minds. The calendar we have, the Gregorian Calendar by name, with its 12 months … Continue reading Psychology of Time
Day and Night are not equal on the Equinox.
In Canada’s Stonehenge, Gordon R Freeman dismisses the misconception that days and nights are of equal length during the Equinox. The Equinox signifies the date when the path of the Sun crosses the Equator, but the Equalnights, when day and night are 12 hours each, are a different matter altogether. Continue reading “Unequal Equinox”
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”
During the Equinox, Day doesn’t equal Night equally. The word “Equinox” means “equal night”, which I have repeated enough myself … Continue reading Equi-knocks
Albert Einstein imagining himself riding lightning. And here we have a clever representation by Alphonse Swinehart Continue reading Leaving the Sun at the Speed of Light