Another subtle yet devastating aspect of the global conspiracy is their manipulation of calendars, clocks, and our perception of time. We are being enslaved by man-made mechanisms and systems for keeping time. Not only are we wage-slaves to bankers, governments, bosses, and land-owners, but we are also time-slaves to our watches, clocks, and calendars. We slave to 9-5 school and work days. We slave to 5-day school and work weeks. We are spiritual slaves to Greenwich Mean Time, the Gregorian calendar, and an unnatural 7-day week.
“Time is the primary socializing tool and the clock is the key machine of industrial capitalism. The imperialism of space and material is everywhere evident, but the imperialism of time is a shadowy beast. What is of direct concern is how time is perceived, controlled, exploited, manipulated, institutionalized, and internalized. If we do not understand time, we become its victims. One thing remains apparent: time politics are power politics. Every sundial, water mill, calendar, week cycle, social policy, and temporal monument has served a particular interest and ideology. The hallmark of these, of course, has always been technological power and chauvinist control. In the service of precision, the atomic second is now defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 particle oscillations within a cesium -133 atom.” -Buried Inside, Chronoclast (Introduction to Album)
If you follow the sun and moon to keep track of time instead of clocks and watches, many things change. If stores open at sun-up and close at sun-down, managers cannot anally enforce punching time cards. If you tell your friends to meet you at the river when the sun touches the tree line, you naturally, patiently wait for them while watching a beautiful sunset. If you tell your friends to meet you at the mall at 7:30pm, then you must constantly look at your wrist or the wall watching a series of cumulatively frustrating numbers.
“That [people] can be characterized as wound up, run down, rusty, or going like clockwork is essentially a product of seventeenth-century thought. It implies not only that their work may be accurately measured, but also that their motions can be studied. Given proper incentives, they will follow predetermined and appropriately mechanical patterns” -Samuel L. Macy, “The Dynamics of Progress: Time, Method, and Measure”
When indoctrinated into meaningless calendars (like the Gregorian and Julian), wrist-watches, 9-5 work days, and 5 day work weeks, people most certainly do follow predetermined, mathematically calculable patterns and tendencies. We like to have a drink after work, we like to watch a movie at the weekend, we like coffee in the mornings, we buy flowers on Valentine’s Day and so on, our tendencies can be calculated and exploited by elites. Those who exist outside the constraints of time/wage slavery have all the time and money they need perform studies, hire psychologists, lobbyists, and advertisers to further their gains. Time is money, so they say.
“In hierarchical time culture, status is often delineated in terms of how valuable a person’s time is. The time poor are made to wait, while the temporally privileged are waited upon.” -Jeremy Rifkin, “Time Wars”
“Gets us back to the theme of time is money. No wonder time is money is ingrained into our consciousness and culture. And that seems to be the main purpose of the calendar we use. To keep track of our accounts, pay our bills, and set up our appointments. We might not think about it this way, but the calendar we use programs us to use it the way we do. But are all calendars like this one, nothing more than an arbitrary program to take care of business? What about the sun, the moon and the stars? OK. Let’s keep this one point in mind. A calendar is a programming device. It programs the culture, the people, the society that uses it. It creates a feedback loop between the mind of the user and its program. The nature of the calendar determines the nature of the society.” -Jose Arguelles “Stopping Time” (15)
“Secured at birth and bred as fresh livestock. To the power brokers of hyper-capitalism, our lives are on the auction block. Make way for the experience economy, make way for the access economy, make way for the new time-currency, welcome it all like the coming of Rome.” -Buried Inside, Chronoclast (IX Time as Commodity)
Karl Marx wrote in “Das Kapital” that, “To work at a machine, the workman should be taught form childhood in order that he may learn to adapt his own movements to the uniform and unceasing motion of an automaton.” This statement has been implemented into our government and corporate institutions in many ways. Students align themselves with the (approximate) 9-5, 8 hour work day, 5 days a week. We take this coincidence for granted or explain it away by the convenience of aligning work and school schedules for day-care purposes. But in reality what it instills is this psychological mechanism of slavishly submitting to the regulated schedules of employers. Also the factory-like seating and positioning of a boss at the blackboard giving out standardized directives is a product of the industrial age. Without this long-term conditioning from a young age would we so willingly sell our lives for minimum wage?
“We are making the transition into what economists call an experience economy – a world in which each person’s own life becomes, in effect, a commercial market. In business circles, the new operative term is the lifetime value of the customer, the theoretical measure of how much a human being is worth if every moment of his or her life were to be commodified in one form or another in the commercial sphere.” -Jeremy Rifkin, “The Age of Access”
Time has been broken down for us in many ways, some of which make sense and others which seem senseless. Many delineations of time have astronomical significance which seems sensible. The Sun and Earth’s interaction gives us a yearly cycle, the Moon’s lunation pattern give us a monthly cycle, the constant rising and falling of Sun and Moon gives us a daily cycle, and the Moon’s affect on tides gives us a natural quarter day cycle as the tides come in and out. All other delineations of time, however, are arbitrary and man-made. The fast-ticking “second” appears nowhere in nature, except when people claim it resembles human heartbeat, but this too is arbitrary because human heartbeat constantly changes pace. The “minute” named after Min, the Moon is also an invented cycle with no actual parallel in nature. The “hour” named after Horus, the Egyptian Jesus, who divides the days and nights into 12 equal parts, is an ancient myth, but not a cycle found in nature. The worst and most spiritually enslaving of the created cycles, however, is undoubtedly the “week.” Because of this ludicrous unnatural cycle, almost everyone in the world, no matter what their life was like the past 7 days, ends up being almost exactly the same the next 7 days! Every 7 times the Sun rises and falls most of the world’s population hits the “replay” button on their life and continues repeating the same pattern/schedule like a skipping record for their entire existence. The worst part is that we have been so indoctrinated into the week (weak) system that every little facet of modern society from schools, to paychecks, to TV programs, are irreversibly locked in.
“‘Blue Monday, how I hate blue Monday,’ is how the old Fats Domino song began. Why is that? Because, of course, that is the first day of the five day work week. Fats Domino must have had some clue about time killing us, otherwise it wouldn’t have to be blue Monday. So Monday through Friday, for most employed people, as well as schools and public and government institutions, is the work week. Then comes Saturday and Sunday, the week end. The work week is ruled by the clock, which is why it is also referred to as 9 to 5. So Saturday and Sunday should be soul time. But is it? Well a little bit. There is Sunday church, maybe an hour or so for the soul. Or maybe Saturday synagogue. But what is it really about, these weekends? It’s about killing more time. It’s sports and entertainment. It’s football, and basketball and baseball. Big time. If you are in the rest of the world it’s soccer. Very big time. If it weren’t for television, this stuff wouldn’t be so big. But it all goes hand in hand. Television, the week end, and big time sports. It is all a part of the same thing. I know, maybe you don’t do that . Maybe you do something else. You go skiing or windsurfing. Maybe you go to the movies. Or you go dancing, or maybe gambling down at the casino. Or you watch the Discovery channel. Or you take a self-help workshop. It doesn’t matter, because, then it is going to be Monday again and the whole sequence repeats. The point is your whole show, the time of your life, does reduce down to this weekly pattern. And it is killing you. You are putting your soul in a seven-day strait jacket. When the soul suffocates you only get more bored and need more distractions. Do you see what’s going on? You are hardly even alive. Because it’s your soul that really lives, and if you are not giving your soul the time it needs, then time is killing you. That means the time of the calendar and the clock that is embedded in your mind. But you are now becoming aware of it. That is a great first step. You can now say ‘I admit that I was powerless over the time I have blindly accepted all of my life.’” -Jose Arguelles, “Stopping Time” (10)
One ancient secret society symbol often found on clocks and watches is the Anchor. The shape of a typical ship’s anchor is actually two Egyptian hieroglyphs put together. The top part of the anchor is shaped like a cross with a circle at the top, is the Egyptian “ankh” hence the name “anch-or.” The bottom is shaped like the Egyptian boats of the dead which carried souls during the afterlife. Two words are often written under the anchor symbol on clocks as well – “King Time” – likely signifying the Royal/Brotherhood manipulation of time.
“The calendar year is an imperial narrative. The seven-day week is an imperial infliction. Circannual holidays are imperial flag-posts. Mechanical time is an imperial installation. The merchant workday is an imperial offering. Greenwich Mean Time is an imperial sanction.” -Buried Inside, Chronoclast (V. Time as Imperialism)
The word “calendar” comes from the Roman/Latin, “calends,” which was the name of the account book, the book recording monthly debts and bills to be paid. The first day of each month in the early Christian “Julian” calendar was called “calends” and that was when you had to pay your bills and debts. A quick look at the calendar will present some oddities even to the casual observer. September means seven, but is the ninth month; October means eight but is the tenth month and so on. March is named for Mars, the Roman God of War, and July and August are named after Roman Emperors Julius and Augustus Caesar. The calendar we use is called the “Gregorian” after Pope Gregory XIII.
“Yes, before it was known as the Gregorian calendar, it was called the Julian – after Julius himself. Turns out the Romans had a very faulty calendar of only ten months. And Julius, wanting a way to make a permanent change from republic to empire, with himself as the first emperor, decided to change the calendar. So to make the change during the year 46-45 BC, Julius had to have a year 445 days long. Understandably that was known as the ‘year of confusion.’ Julius didn’t live beyond the ‘ides of March’ of the year 45 BC when he was assassinated for what he had done. But the empire prevailed. Julius was followed by Augustus Caesar who made a further change in the calendar. He saw that Julius had changed the name of the month ‘Quintilius’ to Julius (July), so Augustus changed the next month ‘Sextilius’ to Augustus (August). Not only that, Sextilius only had 30 days, while Julius had 31 days. Augustus wanted to make his renamed month, August, as long as Julius’ month. So what did he do? He took the 29th day off February, already the shortest month, and added it to his month. That is why August, like July has 31 days, and February only 28. So that is how the calendar began. Despotic motives, imperial pretensions and confusion. The Christians began using the Julian calendar around 321 AD, when they added the seven day week to it. The seven day week was borrowed from the Hebrew lunar calendar. The Jews borrowed the seven day week from the Babylonians. The seven day week never correlates perfectly any of the months except when February 1 might fall on a Sunday, then there will be four perfect seven day weeks in one month.” -Jose Arguelles, “Stopping Time” (17)
The Moon goes around the Earth 13 times in one year. 13 x 28 = 364 +1 day equals 365 days, one solar year. The ancients all used 13-Moon, 28-day calendars and celebrated the extra day (always on July 25th) as the “day out of time,” when the rising great star Sirius peaks. The Druids, Incans, Mayans, Egyptians, Polynesians, Lakota and many other cultures all used 28-day Moon calendars.
“The native peoples of the world who still live by Moon time are far more in tune with nature because they are operating on the same time-energy flow as nature. They are in sync with it. But in 1572 Pope Gregory announced that a new calendar was to be introduced, the Gregorian Calendar, and it was implemented in October 1582. It was another Brotherhood scam and the Gregorian Calendar became the fixed standard time for the planet. This means that the human mind is tuned to this manufactured flow of ‘time’ when we look at a clock, a watch, or plan the future with a diary And where is the centre of this time system, the zero point from which all the world’s people tune their timepieces? Why, it’s only Greenwich in London, across the River Thames from the City of London financial district, the Brotherhood’s operational heartland! And what was the inspiration for the Gregorian Calendar? The one used in … Babylon … The Gregorian Calendar is a farce. It is the time equivalent of throwing all your clothes in a wardrobe and leaning against the door to stop it flinging open. The clothes may just about fit in the space if you push them in hard enough, but what a mess. Here we have a 12 month year of 60 minute hours and 24 hour days with the months so ill-fitting that some are 30 days, others 31, another 28, or 29 every four years. Yes, fits like a glove. But a sensible measurement of time was not the motivation. Disconnecting human consciousness from Moon time was the idea and the Gregorian Calendar removed the 13th Moon. There should be 13 Moon-cycle months of 28 days, but instead we have 12 months and 12 Moon cycles. The Brotherhood hierarchy still operates their calendars to Moon time – another reason for their obsession with 13” -David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (471-2)
“On the Gregorian phonograph record, January 1 is part of the program. What plays on January 1? Well in this country a lot of football ‘bowl games.’ Then at the end of January sometime, you never know exactly when, it is the Super Bowl. February programs you for Valentine’s day and President’s day. July for July 4. October for Halloween. December for Christmas and New Year’s eve. And so on. Now September 11 – 9-11 – is part of the program, too. These are just some of the more obvious examples of how that phonograph record plays during one spin – a year. Every time one of those dates draws close, whole segments’ of the population respond in pre-established ways. There are a lot more programs the calendar plays. The beginnings and endings of wars. Veteran’s day. Memorial day. April fools. Tax day. Labor day. The memories of all of these events are accumulated according to the dates in which they occur. Then everyone has personal dates that trigger their emotions and memories, too. Like the day you were born. Or the day your son died. Or when you got married … The Gregorian calendar is arbitrary and irregular. You would hardly ever think about any natural factors by using this calendar. January 1 doesn’t correspond to any solstice or equinox or anything natural at all. With a program like that, of course you wouldn’t think of the seasons or the moon when you use this calendar. It is almost as if this calendar is meant to keep you out of phase with nature … It is easy to overlook an unequal or irregular measure in time because we can’t touch or see time. But would we overlook such an uneven standard in a yardstick or ruler? And if we were to go ahead and try to make or build things with an uneven ruler, wouldn’t they come out crooked or sloppy? Maybe after awhile we would say, ‘Oh that’s all right we’ve lowered our standard to accommodate these sloppy constructions. You’ll get used to it. We’ve always done it this way.’ But would you really settle for substandard measures of objects and forms in space? Yet we put up with substandard and uneven measures in time. Thinking it doesn’t matter may already be an effect of accepting so long the uneven measure. If space affects our senses, time affects our mind. Therefore the effects of a crooked time on the mind may be far more subtle, yet far worse than the effects of a crooked space on the senses. We could all develop a crooked mind without even knowing it. Wouldn’t a crooked mind see the world in a crooked way and create problems for itself without knowing it? Not only that, but we would then think all of our problems come from some place outside of ourselves. We would always be looking for the problems out there some place.” -Jose Arguelles, “Stopping Time” (16)
“Did you know that the Gregorian calendar repeats its program precisely every 28 years? In any 28 year slice, there will always be exactly seven leap days/years. That means there are large 28 year Gregorian recordings that are playing beneath the surface of events. A significant determining point will be a good place to begin to look at these 28 year cycles and see how they are programming us. What is a significant determining point? How about the atomic bomb in 1945? Didn’t that change everything? It most certainly did. Or how about the 9-11 in 2001? So let’s count in 28 year cycles after 1945 and see what happens. First 28 years, 1973 – now here’s something: April 4, 1973, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were dedicated. 28 years later? 2001. 9-11. No more Twin Towers. Twin events like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two 28 year cycles earlier. How about 28 years before 1945? 1917. America enters World War I. 1945, America ends World War II. Are we, after the 9-11, starting World War III? 28 years before 1917, 1889. Hmm. The Eiffel Tower, world’s tallest structure in its time, three 28 year cycles before the Twin Towers. Do you see how the calendar repeats its programs? Do you really want another 28 years of this program?” -Jose Arguelles, “Stopping Time” (18)
The female essence has long been associated with the Moon in large part because of women’s 28-day menstruation cycle. The measure of the Moon from new Moon to new Moon is called the synodic cycle and is 29.5 days in length. However the sidereal lunar cycle which measures the Moon from where it reappears in the same place in the sky is only 27.1 days in length. So 28 days, already encoded into women’s biological cycles, is the average lunar cycle. This is not coincidence either, proven by “luminescent ovulation cycle adjustment,” the patented process whereby using on sleeping women a series of lights mirroring light cycles of the Moon their ovulation cycles change (Patent 6497718). Ovulation is about 14 days (half cycle) before Menstruation. So in ancient times women the entire world over would usually have menstruation aligned with the new Moon and ovulation aligned with the full Moon. It has been shown that 20% more people are admitted into hospitals and mental health facilities during full Moons. Could humans be sexually frustrated due to unnatural misalignments in women’s biological cycles? Is this why lonely dogs howl for companionship during the full Moon? Ancient societies would often hold mon-thly fertility cere-mon-ies in honor of the Moon/femininity but nowadays those who worship the Moon/Lunar cycles are called luna-tics, mon-sters and nuts. Those who measure time by the Sun/solar calendars find sol-ace. The etymology again points towards our “illumined” ma-sters and their Sun worship.
Most girls feel embarrassed or at least inconvenienced by their onset of womanhood. First periods are accompanied by tampons, pads, teasing schoolboys and warnings or horror stories from other older women. Zaire tribes’ people, Native Americans, and other “primitive” cultures honor their women’s first periods with puberty ceremonies. They believe each woman has incredible powers as a spiritual being and the gift of life is an important event. During her first period each girl is isolated from the tribe and taken by female relatives and friends to a special “Moon hut” to be taught about sexuality and childbearing. She is taught arts and crafts, stories are shared and wisdom is passed down. After her period of isolation she is welcomed back with a big feast in her honor. In the ancient world it was believed that women had amazing powers of healing and creativity during menstruation so they should not be wasted on everyday tasks. Menstruation was a time women spent meditating and spiritual searching.
The ancient Mayan calendar is slightly even more accurate than the Gregorian calendar we use today. They calculated the moon’s orbit of the Earth incredibly precisely (29.528395 days to our current 29.530588 day measurement). They could accurately predict solar and lunar eclipses and had amazing knowledge of astrology and the stars. Archeologist Eric Thompson asks, “What mental quirks led the Maya intelligentsia to chart the heavens, yet fail to grasp the principle of the wheel; to visualize eternity, as no other semi-civilized people has ever done, yet ignore the short step from corbelled to true arch; to count in millions, yet never to learn to weigh a sack of corn?”
The Mayan calendar measures cycles of expanding consciousness and completing one’s purposes in life. Gauging the passing days like this changes the way one thinks of life. Modern societies tend to see time as a ticking time bomb till they die, a clockwork of standardized gears cranking until they get older, rusty, useless and stop turning. The Mayans, like early Christians, believed in reincarnation which fits with their calendar. They believed all of life was a spiritual evolution and an expanding of consciousness/purpose so each day correlates as such. For instance, as I write this, today is the second day of the new “Jaguar Moon of Intention” (each Moon has a spirit animal and purpose). Today’s Tzolkien is “Skywalker” the 13th, which means “Explore Space, Wakefulness, the Aspiration to Unite Heaven and Earth.” Today’s Power is “Activation, today’s Action is “Bonding”, and today’s Essence is “Service.” Each day also has a color, a chakra, and a symbol as well. Now, this may sound odd or appear as some new age foolishness, but this is a method of time keeping used all over the ancient world.
To associate the nature of time with the evolution of consciousness seems to me a much evolved outlook. The Maya knew about the 25,920 year precession of the equinoxes in which the position of the rising Sun against the stars changed slightly for 2160 years past each constellation of the zodiac. They even perfectly calculated the end date of this precession as December 21st, 2012 when we will be passing through galactic center which they referred to as the Dark Rift.
“The Christians set sail westward and ‘discovered’ the New World. In a place called Yucatan, they discovered another people, the Maya. These Mayans also had a calendar, ‘a heathen’ device that was more accurate than the Julian calendar! The Christians learned from the Mayan calendar, that their calendar was ten days off! What to do? The Christians burned all of the Mayan books in 1562. Interestingly enough, ten years later in 1572, there was a new pope. He named himself Gregory XIII and declared that his first act as pope would be to correct the Julian calendar. Ten years later, 1582. Pope Gregory XIII had achieved his aim. If you went to bed on the evening of October 5, 1582, when you woke up it was October 16 – and not October 6. Pope Gregory XIII had made up for this ten days and the Julian calendar was now known as the Gregorian.” -Jose Arguelles, “Stopping Time” (18)