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Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Psychology of Calendar / The Relative Inversion of Time

In the Christian world we conceive of time in relation to the birth of a Jewish revolutionary called Jesus. With each year that passes we become further removed from the time of our 'saviour', and, apparently, ever closer to the desperate times that will precede His second coming. (We don't have to worry about anything – Jesus will save us!) The cosmic dance of the stars and planets thus serve as nothing more than a giant egg timer by which we count time relative to the birth and return of one man. The same can be said for the Hebrew and Islamic calendars, taking the lives of Abraham and Mohammed as their starting points instead of Jesus.

However, if we care to look at the much older calendars of the Hindu's and Maya it can be seen that their understanding and perception of time is based on and observes incredibly advanced knowledge of the cosmos and is, thus, far more sophisticated. The Hindu calendar does indeed take its starting date as that of the 'return of Sri Krishna to His eternal abode' (23/01/3102 BCE), but, with Krishna being the eighth incarnation of Vishnu, His life is seen very much in the context of the great cosmic dance rather than the other way around. Using the Mayan long count calendar, which they inherited and is believed to have originated around 3114 BCE, it is possible to chart to the dance of the stars thousands of years into the past or future.

It is also interesting to note that the Proto-Indo-European language, from which all modern Indian and European languages come, died out 'around 3500 BCE'.

So, it can be said with absolute certainty that around 5000 years ago humanity was so advanced that we had already mastered mathematics and astronomy and we had developed a language that was sophisticated enough to conceive of and communicate all of these ideas.

This then begs the question, what knowledge, wisdom and understanding have we lost through the simplification of our calendars and our relative inversion of time?

Monday, 20 July 2015

What Would Jesus Do?

When the soldiers of Rome came to round him up, Jesus said to his disciples:

"he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."

(Luke 22.36)

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Your Call

I'm sick of this mental prison
and bully-boy television
and gobshite shills, media moguls
and career politicians
Fucking with our systems

Don't listen, diss em
Smash their system
They ain't assistin wisdom
They pissin in our vision
and squishin on our mission


Hunt them down and string em up
Save some kids from getting fucked,
You know their score - endless war,
You gonna bow down baby?
Cos they want it all,
Blood, sweat, tears and more

Its your call

Friday, 10 July 2015

What is God?

Question not whether one believes in God

rather ask

What does one believe God to be?