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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; First Edition edition (August 3, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879181991
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879181991
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"José Argüelles' timely work Time and the Technosphere makes a vital contribution to the great paradigm shift in human cultures that is now accelerating. There is a higher dimension of natural time inscribed in the cosmos and a natural calendar that would help humanity mature into the awakening global consciousness that is now essential for future sustainability and well being. This book is an important contribution to the awakening event that is now emerging on a planetary scale." (Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D. , Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College)

"Presents extremely relevant and thought provoking concepts." (Robert Buratti, New Dawn, January/February 2003)

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MAYAN STUDIES / NEW CONSCIOUSNESS

Time and the Technosphere makes a vital contribution to the great paradigm shift in human cultures that is now accelerating. There is a higher dimension of natural time inscribed in the cosmos and a natural calendar that would help humanity mature into the awakening global consciousness that is now essential for future sustainability and well-being. This book is an important contribution to the awakening event that is now emerging on a planetary scale.”
--Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Haverford College

In Time and the Technosphere, José Argüelles presents a groundbreaking study that distinguishes the natural time of the cosmos from the artificial mechanistic time under which we currently live. Argüelles defines the actual nature of time as the frequency of sychronization. Applying this Law of Time to an understanding of the entire system of life on Earth, he shows that in order to not destroy Earth’s ability to sustain life, we must change our definition of time and adopt a natural harmonic calendar based on the 13-moon 28-day cycle. Until the creation of the Gregorian calendar and the 60-minute hour, most of humanity lived by the 28-day cycle of natural time. The adoption of artificial time has subjected us to a 12:60 time frequency that governs the entire global industrialized civilization--the technosphere.With the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, a fissure was created in this artificial technosphere, opening up the noosphere (Earth’s mental envelope).

Humanity has a golden opportunity to leave the strife of the past and enter a time of peace by adopting a harmonious natural calendar that will repair the damages caused by the irregular tempo of technospheric time. Our last best chance to adopt this natural time and step into the bright new future promised by the galactic shift of 2012 is the Great Calendar Change of 2004, a new discovery based on the author’s mathematical research into the Mayan calendar first begun in his landmark work The Mayan Factor. In Time and the Technosphere, Argüelles reveals the clear distinction between third-dimensional astronomical time and the fourth-dimensional synchronic order of the Law of Time, which holds enormous potential for the future of humanity.

JOSÉ ARGÜELLES, PH.D., works full time on behalf of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement and is senior advisor and director of research of the Foundation for the Law of Time. He is the author of numerous works, including The Mayan Factor, Earth Ascending, and Surfers of the Zuvuya. He lives in Oregon.

Customer Reviews

This is probably the most important book that has ever been written... Why?
W. Paul Blakey
Arguelles book is a door opening to a new way of thinking about our world, sometimes difficult and challenging...
Patricia Flannagan
The problems of the world are not going to be solved by adopting a new calendar system.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By New Dawn Magazine - www.newdawnmagazine.com on January 15, 2003
Format: Paperback
The Mayan calendar has become increasingly popular outside of Mesoamerica over the past twenty years. One of the driving forces behind the movement is Dr. José Argüelles and his many books including The Mayan Factor, Dreamspell, and Earth Ascending.
Jose and his wife, Lloydine, regularly travel the world, spreading their vision of a new approach to how we consider and exist alongside Time. They believe that as a society, we can solve our collective problems by changing to a new calendar based on the natural time of the cosmos. Argüelles works full time on behalf of the World Thirteen Moon Calendar Change Peace Movement and is president of the Foundation for the Law of Time.
In the long awaited sequel to the author�s bestselling book The Mayan Factor, Argüelles explains the Great Calendar Change of 2004 and its enormous potential for the future of humanity. Time and the Technosphere presents a unique study that distinguishes the concept of �Natural Time� from the artificial mechanistic time known as the �Technosphere�, under which we currently live.
The premise for the study is simple: the time structure that governs human civilisation is not the same as the time structure governing the rest of the biosphere. The term biosphere refers to what is commonly and inadequately called �the environment.� As such the biosphere is a whole system, �composite of the sum of life and its organic and inorganic support systems spread out over the surface of the Earth, hence bio = �life� and sphere = �having the form of a globe.� (Arguelles, p. 2)
This form of �Artificial Time� establishes a frequency that governs humanity apart from the rest of life.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Flannagan on October 17, 2002
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If you've always loved calendars as works of art in themselves, Time and the Technosphere by Jose Arguelles will upgrade your view of them as such. If you've always viewed calendars and timing as merely formalities Arguelles' book succeeds most admirably in upgrading your view of what's really going on when you locate yourself within a time grid. He's most convincing when
showing that we are how we time ourselves. The sins of the Gregorian Calendar are well known and Arguelles suggests a new timing device that's so sensible its like comparing inches to meters. Dividing a year into 13 months of 28 days with one day off to grow on, seems reasonable. Where to begin the New Year will probably always be controversial. The point of the Spring Equinox seems the most logical but Arguelles proposes an ancient point, July 26 when the Sun is conjunct the constellation Sirius,
giving this calendar a distinctly New World/Mayan/Native American flavor that's appealing. The Old World has held the clock over us too long. The other connections to the Mayans base 20 counting system are harder to fathom but most intriguing. What's most disappointing is that this calendar is solar based and does not literally link up with the ebb and flow of the real lunar calendar. You need We'Moon (at another location at Amazon) for that. So you're still stuck with at least two different calendar systems. If you love calendars like me, maybe that's no problem. Arguelles book is a door opening to a new way of thinking about our world, sometimes difficult and challenging...
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Lorin Kee on March 2, 2007
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While I find the idea of "technosphere vs. noosphere" intriguing, and I support the idea of returning to a lunar-based calendar, this found this book maddening! I won't discount that Arguelles might have received a download from some higher consciousness, but I think that higher consciousness should have chosen a better translator.

Here's a typical passage:

"The thirteen-unit form constant of fourth-dimensional time is the wavespell. It is important to see the thirteen moon calendar I this modular format, Planetary Service Wavespell, for then it makes more sense to speak of the calendar as a synchronometer. The wavespell's form describes the motion of time as a fractal fourth-dimensional cosmology. The numbers 1-13 in the dot bar notation that code the thirteen positions are known as tones. . . . The two gates and the two towers, tones 1, 5, 9 and14, articulate the structure of the wavespell. Between the places of articulation are three sets of chambers. The first set, tones 2-3-4, helps establish the wavespell; the second set, tones 6-7-8, helps extend the wavespell . . . . "

You get the idea. I should have listened to the other reviews of this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MysticJaguar VINE VOICE on March 22, 2009
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I have to agree strongly with other reviews of this and other of the authors book. The author invents all sorts of intricate sounding phrases (like technosphere). No doubt, the Mayan Factor, opened up alot of people to alternative interpretations of history. But the author also does not know when to keep certain musings to himself.

An example would be the Dreamspell he created. This 'alternate' calendar competes directly with the authentic Mayan Calendar. Some people don't know the difference. So while Jose rants on about us using a messed up Gregorian calendar he created his own calendar to compete with the Tzolkin. His claiming to be 'the' reincarnation of Lord Pacal [Votan] did not win him many critical thinkers as fans.

I agree that our use of time systems is ignorant of nature cycles. Daylight Savings Time is a joke making us subserviant to an antiquated agrian invention. The number of days in our calendar is messed up. But even having a messed up calendar does not directly precipate an incorrect timing that affects consciosness. It's more the electrical fields from quartz-watches, 60hz electricty, microwaves, being programmed through television, and being a slave of 9-5 that affects us more than 12:60. In fact there are many sources that indicate that the 60/360 arc degrees that were codified by the Babylonians is actually an older system based on sacred resonance. And the author fails to cover the strongest reasons why we are messed up, greed and corporate systems that are artifical dis-organisms.

Simply changing the calendar is not going to change this planet. People have been arguing about calendars and religions for thousands of years.
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