What Is In A Week? Introducing A Different Kind Of Calendar
“Who says that a week must have seven days in it? I have a calendar system – a better calendar system, I think – where some weeks you get the expected two weekend days off, and other weeks you get three weekend days off. The reason for this is because this calendar follows the natural rhythm of the lunar month, and not the human-made artificial seven day week standard. The calendar system I have aligns perpetually with the solar equinox and solstice, and aligns perpetually with the moon phase in the start and length of each month. It’s a better system simply because it follows the natural astronomical patterns to track date and time. For example, the year always starts on the vernal equinox, and the calendrical months always begin on the observable new moon. It also covers the entire length of human written records on astronomical-based time, meaning the written history of human observations. Want to know what the date is today?
It is Firstday, the first day of the week, and it is day 1 of the lunar month Virtuoso, in the year 12,967. In other words: Firstday, 1 Virtuoso 12,967 (which is 24 June 2017 in the Gregorian calendar system). There are seven days in this week (with a 2 day weekend), but there will be eight days in the next week (with a 3 day weekend). The third week begins on the full moon, as the third week of the lunar month always does (which will be Firstday, 16 Virtuoso 12,967 – or – 9 July 2017, in the Gregorian calendar).” – Joseph T Farkasdi
The Modern Era (ME) Calendar begins 12,967 years ago (as of this writing), in what is known as 10,950 BCE. The reason for this start day for the Modern Era Calendar is that calendars are by nature astronomical in origin, and the earliest demonstrable human record being established for an astronomical event is on the Vulture Stone carving from Gobekli Tepe. This stone carving made in Southern Turkey in 10,950 BCE records the hitting of Earth’s atmosphere by comet fragments, which accurately marks the occurrence of a mini-ice age that changed the direction of human history.
Humans have been on the planet, in several cohabiting species form, for millions of geological years. With the rise of the Cognitive Revolution among the human Sapiens species about 250 thousand years ago, human history on this planet took root. The reason for this is that, with this cognitive revolution among human Sapiens, no longer did humans exist upon the planet as one of many species living together – rather, human Sapiens began to manipulate this world for our self-centered good and bad. This includes the eventual development of art and writing that captures historical events, predominantly at first in mythic forms.
The purpose of the Modern Era Calendar is to introduce a general secular calendar system that is naturally more accurate to natural rhythms by which dating is derived, and to provide a more natural system of days that corresponds with the decimal system. The present calendars systems used throughout most of the world are based upon a rather recent (in historical time) religion-invented seven day week convention. There is no parallel in nature for this system, other than Mesopotamian cultures finding the number seven so sacred that they based a new concept called a week upon this seven day set of numbers.
In the Modern Era Calendar we approach a week in a slightly different way. There are 7 days in a week, the last two being days of rest (or weekend), with 1 additional day of rest at the weeks toward the end of the month. There are 4 weeks in a lunar month, and 29 or 30 days in a month. There are 365.25 actual days in a year, based upon the revolution of our planet Earth around the sun. As such, there are 365 days in a year, with an additional day added to the end of every fourth year. There are 12 new moons – the beginning of each lunar month – in a year, most years. Some years there are 13 new moons in the year. The new year always begins on the day of the spring equinox, within whichever lunar month the new year happens. This determines the named order of the months for this particular year.
For example, to relate this with the Gregorian Calendar system: In the year 1923, the new year started on 21 March, which is the ME year 12,873, and the lunar month it fell within is the month of the Commander. In the year 2000, the new year started on 20 Mar, which is the ME year 12,950, and the lunar month it fell within is the month of the Advocate. In the year 2017, the new year started on 20 Mar, which is the ME year 12,967, and the lunar month it fell within in the month of the Defender.
The Modern Era Calendar determines time for historical purposes in the following way:
A day is 24 hours
A week is 7 days – 5 days work, and 2 days off
or 8 days – 5 days work, and 3 days off
A lunar month is 29 or 30 days, and there are 12 full lunar months in a year
A year is 365 days, and 366 days on every fourth year
The year begins on the day of the spring equinox event.
The first full lunar month of the year begins on the first new moon after the spring equinox.
The day of the new moon starts the new month, with the full moon marking the month’s midpoint.
The day of the full moon each month is a mother’s day.
Every year there are four Seasons. The beginning of the solar year always starts on the day of the Spring Equinox.
Every year there are twelve New Moons, some years thirteen new moons. The solar New Year always begins somewhere within the thirteenth lunar month.
Thus, the solar New Year is constant. But, the first New Moon of the year reflects the present lunation, otherwise known as the month of the thirteen months that the New Year occurs.
The 13 lunar month names reflect distinguished human personality types:
Month 1 – Commander – the strong-willed leader
Month 2 – Debater – the smart and curious thinker (1st full lumination based on 1923 Brown Planetary Theory)
Month 3 – Architect – the imaginative and strategic thinker
Month 4 – Campaigner – the enthusiastic and sociable persuader
Month 5 – Advocate – the inspiring and steadfast idealist
Month 6 – Mediator – the kind and eager resolver
Month 7 – Executive – the diligent and achieving manager/administrator
Month 8 – Defender – the active and vigilant protector
Month 9 – Logistician – the practical and reliable fact-finder
Month 10 – Entrepreneur – the energetic and daring risk-taker
Month 11 – Adventurer – the curious and flexible seeker
Month 12 – Virtuoso – the ever learning and testing experimenter
Month 13 – Entertainer – the excitable and spontaneous crowd pleaser
For a pdf example of the Modern Era (ME) Calendar, check out this year’s ME Calendar in the following link:
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