Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Greatest Conspiracy Of All Time

What is time?

Well, the standard definition of time is.. "the fourth dimension.. a measure in which events can be ordered from the past, through the present, into the future.. also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them." Conversely, Einstein said of time: "[it] is not at all what it seems. It does not flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneously with the past. The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Our perception of time, and what time actually is, could very well be two completely different things. Our appreciation of the external physical world comes via one of the twenty one or so known human senses. It takes approximately 80 milliseconds for, say, the sensation of touch to travel from the fingertip, through the nervous system and in to the brain to be decoded and interpreted. The same rationale applies to all the other senses too, effectively locking us forever 80 milliseconds in the past. That's quite a profound concept. But what do we mean by 80 milliseconds? What are milliseconds, seconds, hours, days, months and years? And why are they so?

The year and the day are dictated by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and the Earth on it's axis. Though natural in their construct, the man made days and years mismatch ever-so-slightly with Mother Nature's.

The gravitational tug of the Moon creates a quarter-daily tidal pattern, whilst the passing of the Moon through the sky (the lunar cycle) loosely aligns with the human metric of months, but why aren't months of uniform length and why does a week have seven days — not eight, or six, or any given number for that matter?

The standard definition of a second is "the duration of 9,192,631,770 particle oscillations within a caesium 133 atom” — Naturally! A minute marks the passing of sixty of these arbitrary little time packages, but why sixty? Why sixty minutes in an hour and why twenty four hours in a day? Who decided upon these units and why?

Nowhere in nature do we see the second, it is an entirely human construct. Likewise the minute, which derives from the thirteenth century Latin word minuta, which roughly translates to 'short note'. Hours can be traced back to the Babylonians who created the concept of dividing days into twelve equal portions, this was subsequently borrowed by ancient Greek astronomers, but seasonal variations in daylight meant that these hours were of uneven length. Standard (or sidereal) hours were not established in Europe until the fourth century, and as late as the sixteenth century hours could still be irregular in length. In the English language 'hour' replaced the Old English word tid (tide) — remnant of a time when the day was segmented in to portions that mirrored lunar-driven tidal cycles of the Earth.

The week is presumed to have originated in ancient times by the segmentation of the 28 day lunar cycle in to four discreet seven day periods. It became more popular with the Jewish seven day week and the subsequent spread of Christianity. The modern English word 'week' derives from the Old English word wece - meaning change of direction, and the Old Norse word vika which means changing of oars. Both are pretty accurate descriptions of how the week shapes the human psyche.Weeks force a predictable existence; a monotonous routine that repeats every seven days. They also lend themselves well to the concept of work. Just think how you feel on a Sunday night, or Monday morning before a full week of work. Consider how the week trains you to live your life to a routine. How would you approach work and leisure time differently if all days were equal?

The month is the most messy and illogical of all the man-made units of time measurement. The Moon orbits the Earth thirteen times each year providing us with thirteen lunar months of twenty eight days. That fits perfectly. So why do we have twelve? And why are these twelve unequal in length? Some months have 30 days, others have 31, February only has 28 in all but leap years. Why is Sept-ember the ninth month rather than the seventh and why is Oct-tober the tenth month, not the eighth? What's more, with the exception of February, weeks do not correlate with months at all. The spatial equivalent would be a metre ruler where the centimetres were all of varying length. It would be ludicrous! So why did we create this ugly asymmetry in the calendar? Why do we even have a calendar?

The answer can be found in the origin of the word calender, which derives from the Latin word calends - a word used to describe the monthly payment of debts and bills. That's more than just coincidence! Through the ages man-made calendars have been the primary tool used by the ruling classes to tax and control the general population. Every aspect of modern life is governed by calendar and clock; meetings and appointments, pay cheques, hours of work and hours of leisure. The whole of mankind lives to a rhythm. A predictable and artificial pattern created by man with the aim of control and the motivation of greed.

Since October 1582 the most widely used calendar has been the Gregorian calendar — which was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII. It is a refinement to the earlier Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC, which itself was a refinement to an earlier Roman calendar. This Roman calendar had only ten months and began with Martius, the month we now call March. Over time more months were added for one reason or another, eventually bringing the total to thirteen. Now synchronising with the lunar cycle of thirteen months this would have been the perfect place to stop. Julius Caesar had other ideas though.

To transition from the Roman calendar to the new Julian calendar required there to be a year of 445 days. This year was 46 BC and it was understandably known as the 'year of confusion'. At this time Julius abolished the leap month Mercedonius (a month that fell between February and March), and renamed Quintilis (originally the fifth month) as Julius. His successor, liked what he saw and did the same with Sextilis (originally the sixth month) and renamed it Augustus. However, Augustus was disappointed that his month had one less day than Julius' so he took an extra day from February, which was already the shortest month, to ensure the two months were of equal length. In other words, months are months because Augustus and Julius couldn't decide whose testicles were the biggest.

Many ancient civilisations used a 28-day lunar cycle — the Incas, the Mayans and the Egyptians to name but a few. It wasn't an accident. Man performed best when in harmony with his surroundings. For over 150,000 years human's used the various natural cycles to live their lives by. Indeed for most of that time survival itself depended on it. Natural cycles are embedded in the human psyche. The second, the minute, the hour, the week and the month are all irregular human inventions; manufactured by the elite to satisfy their political (and in some cases egotistical) aims and desires. The impact of this has been the creation of an artificial routine which repeats on a seven-day basis. A routine which detaches human consciousness from the natural cycle it has been accustomed to for millennia.

For example, women have always had a natural association with the Moon. The 28-day menstrual cycle aligns perfectly with the lunar cycle. It's not only a biological process, it can have a prominent effect on mood, happiness and general well-being — both for women themselves, but also their partners and children etc. In other words, pretty much everyone! The symmetry between the two cycles is more than just coincidence, as proven by the process whereby a woman's menstrual cycle can be altered by using a series of lights that mimic the different phases of the Moon. Ovulation occurs approximately 14 days prior to menstruation, therefore in ancient times (before the construction of weeks and months) women the world over would have their menstruation aligned with the new Moon and their ovulation aligned with the full Moon. Imagine a world with all women's menstrual cycles aligned and the impact this might have.

Full moons are synonymous with dark forces, evil spirits and madness. Studies show that on average there are 20% more people admitted into hospitals and mental health facilities during full Moons. Could this be a result of sexual frustration? Frustration caused by conforming to a calendar out of synch with the internal body clock. Consider how the lonely wolf howls for company during the full Moon?

Ancient and primitive cultures celebrate the onset of menstruation and the arrival of a new Moon in a combined ceremonies. A strong link is observed between women and the Moon, and also other qualities such as fertility, wealth and healing. In modern Western culture a teenage girls menstruation is often an inconvenience, or embarrassment. It's certainly not something that would be shared with other family members, let alone the whole street, village or town.

The lunar cycle goes by ignored in favour of the malformed month. The union of woman and Moon; long since forgotten. Followers of the Moon have actively been ridiculed and stamped out by the ruling classes throughout the last two millennia; termed lunatics, accused of madness, accused of possession by dark and satanic forces. The elites enforced Sun worship, whose rhythmical motions conformed better to work and control — and prevented the masses from unleashing their full potential. The Sun-worshipping (illuminated) ruling classes have imposed a weekly (weakly) system that every aspect of modern life is irreversibly locked in to. From work schedules and cinema listings to phone bills and payslips. Each of them coaxing us to live our lives to a pre-defined routine that repeats and plays out every seven days. Dolly Parton had it right.

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