all now you see.
Yesterday won't be over until tomorrow
began ten thousand years ago."
"Bedouins can sit for hours in the
feeling the ripples of time,
" Time is concomitant with the physical world
but can not be pointed to as existing in a material way."
"Like the clouds in the sky
which are brought
together or dispersed by the winds,
the passage of time brings about for
men the union or
separation of associates and happiness or sorrow."
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
not the steam engine,
key machine of the global industrial age."
As gathering places grew in size
and beacame the center of empire it became necessary to find ways to distribute
resources among the people.
Rulers recognized that if they kept track of
the resources dispersed they would know who to empower and who to
People began to number the years in Egypt, Mesopotamia,
India, China, and Central America from the foundation of a dynasty introducing
linearity to time and divorcing it from the cycles of Nature.
artificial division of the day into hours (curiously, both the Babylonians and
ancient Chinese used twelve) and the Hebrew invention of seven-day weeks only
deepened this divorce, which has
culminated in the replacement of circular clocks with digital clocks,
obliterating the last remaining link between measured time and the cyclical
processes of Nature.
The purpose of clocks is to coordinate human
activity, not 'measure time.'
The ritual of smashing a clock
represents a conceptual way of freeing the pysche from the enslavement of time
time is defined herein as:a series of moments
linear way to envision events
of, relating to, or measuring passage
a system by which event intervals are measured and
a nonspatial continuum in which events occur in irreversible
interval of moments necessary, available or designated for a
counting intervals of
moments as in : milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks,
months, years, decades, centuries,
millennium, ages ...
Events which occurred in the past are
events that have happened before
Events which are
occurring as of the present moment are
events that are happening
Events which will
or may occur in the future are
events that will or may happen sometime
What is time?
"What is time? It is a secret - lacking in
substance and yet almighty."
Thomas Mann, from The Magic
It is as impossible to
comprehend the flow of time in the same way it is impossibile to
step into the same
In ancient Greece time was
conceived of as cyclical.
seasons cycle, life cycles, the moon cycles -
an ebb and flow - forever repeating a pattern in
a cyclic nature.
The concept of cyclical time was universal among
cycle of life cultures.
Aztecs made use of a calendar carved in a huge
circular stone, the Sun Stone.
conceptualizes time as cyclical.
concept of time as linear is unique to the Mediterranean region.
cultural groups - Hebrews, Greeks and
Persians - seemed to have conceptualized time as an irreversible process with a
unique beginning and a unique end at about the same period in human history.
the concept of time as cyclical around the Age of Zoroaster.
three completly different conceptualizations of reality -
Law of Moshe Rabbenu,
transformed, merged and eventually morphed into Christianity.
Christian conceptualization of time as an irrevocable process condemns the
concept of cyclic time as a
8th century BC
Hesiod, a Greek historian, described
five ages of mankind, beginning with the Golden Age in the remote past,
where human beings lived in peace with each
other and in harmony with nature, down
to the miserable contemporary age
of Iron, characterized by dispute and
Pharisees in Alexandria begin to
codify Torah and scribe it onto scolls after
Ptolemy I Soter declares
himself Pharaoh of Egypt, founds a new religion and
declares himself the Son of
2nd century BC
Hebrews use the narrative format of
Herodotus to create the Septuagint.
early 5th century AD
Augustine of Hippo argues
strongly in favor of this linear concept of
time in City of God.
Augustine of Hippo, in
Confessions, asks, "What is time? I know well enough what it is,
provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain,
I am baffled."
mystic Teresa shares the eternal
Philosophers of the
secularize the concept of time as an endless process,
without beginning and
without end, a neutral course of
events, theoretically released from its old
connections with the planets and the seasons of the year, possible to cut up
into an infinite number of temporal
century Nietzsche states that "all desire yearns for eternity."
20th century TS Eliot in Four Quartets envisions a
timeless present, "the still point of the turning
past - present -
not a material object.
Time is an
When people reason about
abstraction, they tend to imagine something concrete that the abstract thing is
like and then reason about that instead.
we cannot create a concrete mental image
of an abstract concept such as time which is fluid,
perhaps the reason
time analogies flow.
Thinking of time as either cyclical or
as linear is incorrect.
Thinking of time as a spatial dimension is
incorrect as time acts on space.
We say 'the past is behind us', 'the
future is in front of us' and 'days pass us by'.
People think and speak
as though we were actually moving away from a yesterday located 'over there'
toward a tomorrow located '180 degrees in the opposite direction.'
time line drawn by a Christian the past on the left.
On a time line
drawn by a Muslim the past on the right.
On a time line drawn by a
Mandarin the past at the bottom.
It may very well be conceptually
impossible to grasp the essence of time.
our personal future
"To go forward you must leave everything behind,
and even though the past may seem to be persistent, lodged as it is in our very
bones, it is one thing to be bound up by the past, doomed to repeat it or to be
held back by it endlessly, and another to use it as a springboard for a journey
that goes beyond - to where, one can never know." - Norman FischerWhatever you are thinking, your thoughts are surely about
something other than the word with which this sentence will end.
these words drift through your bicameral mind your subconscious is using the
word it is reading right NOW and the words it read just before NOW to make a
reasonable guess about the identity of the word it will read next.
bicameral mind raised on a steady diet of film noir and cheap detective novels
fully expects the word 'night' to
finish the phrase 'It was a dark and stormy ...'.
As long as your
subconscious guess about the next word turns out to be right, you cruise along
happily, left to right, left to right, turning black squiggles into ideas,
scenes, characters, and concepts, blissfully unaware that your
bicameral human mind is
predicting the future of the sentence
at a fantastic rate.
is only when your subconscious makes a faulty prediction that you suddenly feel
Your subconscious predicted that sometime within the
past few milliseconds your eyes would come across a set of black squiggles that
encoded an English word that described an emotional reaction rather than a
green fruit which woke you from your dogmatic
slumbers and revealed the nature of
your faulty subconscious
Your bicameral human mind is
subconsciously continuously making predictions about your immediate local
personal future without you knowing.
If there is nothing to be concerned
about in your immediate local personal environment then those predictions will
suggest 'all is well' and will not trouble the conscious bicameral
But we experience illusions of
illusions of retrospection and
illusions of prospection (predicting the
Perhaps it is only the bicameral mind that gives us the
ability to look backward and forward across great swathes of time - to examine
its own history and to imagine its own
future, to engage in mental time
Once we have basic necessities rational economic behavior
suggets we look into the future to figure out what will provide us with
positive emotional experiences.
Unfortunately our bicameral mind
tends to overestimate the emotional impact of future events while manufactured
desire pushes us to engage in economic transactions we believe will satisify
those manufactured needs.
Error in predicting future emotional
satisfaction is systematic.
Luckily we have a tremendous talent for
changing our opinion of experienced emotional events in order to feel better
The subconscious cognitive process that searches for new
ways of thinking about past emotional events remain illusive.
seem to involve a shifting of the emotional image from a painful or fearful
position to one of less concern.
It is easy to forget an emotional
mental image captures only
one moment of a single emotional event.
we focus on tragedy we forget about all the
other events that tend to dilute the emotional impact of the
"We may become emotional
slaves to the tragic event and actually attempt to fulfill our expectations of
unhappiness as we intensely focus on the
occurrence of the tragedy. When an individual
becomes emotionally focused on tragedy, or
any event that occurs
contrary to our wishes, we become clinically depressed. - Daniel
a millennium from
In the beginning,
once upon a time,
in a non-existent galaxy,
a trillion light years
there was Nothing.
then SOMETHING happened !
sure what it was as no one was there to see what it was ...
but you know
how it is - Jesus said "Ohm!"
- anyhow to get back to telling tale
molecules collapsed upon themselves under the immense
roaring hydrogen furnaces come into Being
energy modulations spinning away into the Void
twisting, turning spinning
energy modulations dance
and COLLIDE and COLLIDE and COLLIDE !
finally enough molecular weight to create LIFE collects
electromagnetic storms energize
the Primordial Soup and SPARK LIFE !!!
Eons pass ... but they do not
pass in stasis ... changes occur
becomes more complex.
Eons pass again ... LIFE becomes
aware of itself
LIFE darn near jumps out of its skin when it
and LIFE becomes afraid of itself and tries to hide from
its conscious the fact that it is ALIVE .
LIFE looks around at
THE GARDEN it finds Itself in and
says to Itself "This Garden needs
we find ourselves living a life filled with never ending
wonder at the turn of the millennial calendar around 4 millennium after the
Western Calendar system was invented in Babylon!
The first extant
account of the successive ages of mankind comes from the Greek poet Hesiod's
Works and Days. His list is:
Golden Age - The Golden Age is the only
age that falls within the rule of Cronus. Molded out of the earth through the hands
of Prometheus, these humans
were said to live among the gods, and freely mingled with them. Peace and
harmony prevailed during this age. Humans did not have to work to feed
themselves, for the earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very
old age but with a youthful appearance and eventually died peacefully. Their
spirits live on as "guardians". Plato
in Cratylus recounts the golden race of men who came first. He clarifies that
Hesiod did not mean men literally made of gold, but good and noble. He
describes these men as daemons upon the earth. Since
(daimones) is derived from
(daemones, meaning knowing or wise), they are beneficent, preventing
ills, and guardians of mortals.
Silver Age - The Silver Age and every
age that follows fall within the rule of Cronus' successor and son,
Zeus forged these humans out of
the ash tree. Men in the Silver age
lived for one hundred years under the dominion of their mothers. They lived
only a short time as grown adults, and spent that time in strife with one
another. During this Age men refused to worship the gods and
Zeus destroyed them for their
impiety. After death, humans of this age became "blessed spirits" of the
Bronze Age - Men of the Bronze Age were hardened and tough,
as war was their purpose and passion. Not only were their arms and tools forged
of bronze, but so were their very homes. The men of this Age were undone by
their own violent ways and left no named spirits; instead, they dwell in the
"dank house of Hades". This Age came to an end with the flood of Deucalion.
Heroic Age - The Heroic Age is the one age that does not correspond
with any metal. It is also the only age that improves upon the age it follows.
These humans were forged from the bones of the earth (stones) through the
actions of Deucalion and Pyrrha. In this period men lived with noble demigods
and heroes. It was the heroes of this Age who fought at Thebes and Troy. This
race of humans died and went to Elysium.
Iron Age -
Hesiod finds himself in the Iron
Age. During this age humans live an existence of toil and
dishonor their parents, brother fights with brother and the
social contract between guest and
host (xenia) is forgotten.
During this age might makes right, and
bad men use lies to be thought
good. At the height of this age, humans no longer feel
shame or indignation at wrongdoing; babies
will be born with gray hair and the gods will have
completely forsaken humanity: "there
will be no help against evil."(Atharvaveda
hymns were compiled in the early Indian Iron Age, c. 1200 to 1000 BC,
corresponding to the early Kuru Kingdom.)
"The US is the only advanced economy in the world
that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation." - Rebecca Ray and John
Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy
Britain guarantees its workers 20
days compensated leave.
Germany guarantees its workers 24 days
France guarantees its workers 30 days compensated
1 out of 10 full time American workers get no paid vacation and
6 in 10 part time American workers get no paid vacation.
worker with paid vacation averaged just 12 days.
The average American
male worker worked 100 more hours in 2007 than he did in 1970.
average American female worker worked 200 more hours in 2007 than she did in
The typical American worker sleeps one to two hours less per nignt
than his or her parents did.
"Very few individual workers in America can ask for
four weeks vacation. It is not only outside the benefits of their job but far
outside the culture of the workplace." - Ezra
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