- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bear & Company; Original ed. edition (September 30, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879181991
- ISBN-13: 978-1879181991
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Time and the Technosphere: The Law of Time in Human Affairs Paperback – August 3, 2002
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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.
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It becomes obvious that the mechanical clock is a completely fictitious human construct of time. There is no relationship at all among the minutes, hours, days, months, and years and the "Law of Time". What's really interesting is that synchronic order seems to be "the domain of a hitherto undefined realm".
Arguelles explains that Russian scientist, V. I. Vernadsky (unknown to most Westerners because of the "Cold War") actually studied and scientifically articulated what the "biosphere" is. What it is - is NOT the loosely translated term "environment" but rather a whole system methodology that is both holistic and holonomic.
When the reader is confronted by the possibility that the biosphere is not only influencing how human's construct reality, but is being changed by human thinking, the inevitability of catastrophe (for humans) becomes more apparent - especially when one sees what Arguelles has in mind. Without any apology, he says that the "apocalytic collapse of the World Trade Center Twin towers... are actually a synthesis of thoughts and explorations in the domain of time..."
I cannot stress the seriousness of this incredible piece of scientific reasoning along with research from many scientists in the past. After reading the book very slowly, I find that I now go back time and time again to find newer and deeper meaning in the contents.
I strongly suggest this book as important research for anyone interested in understanding the apparent connectedness of humans to their "created" environment.
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...