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    Dr. Carl Johan Calleman talks about Materialist vs. Spiritual Calendars

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    Dr. Carl Johan Calleman talks about Materialist vs. Spiritual Calendars

    Post  Admin on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:17 am

    “Today the Gregorian calendar clearly dominates the world, and then, above all, the world of business since all economic agreements are timed according to this calendar. That a calendar with such a function is linked to the astronomical, i.e. physical and material, year is hardly an accident since a materialist philosophy and attitude towards life have generated both the economic transactions and the astronomical calendar.

    The Gregorian calendar is based on a fairly exact estimate, 365.2425 days, of the duration of the solar year. Thus it conditions human beings as exactly as possibly to follow the physical cycles and indoctrinates us to believe that the material reality is the primary.

    The Classical Mayan people on the other hand celebrated their birthdays every 360 days, or their tzolkin days every 260 days, and their chronology, the Long Count, was not based on the physical solar year, but on spiritual cycles with an entirely different meaning.”

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