Mick Harper wrote: I wish someone would tell me why calendars are important. What's wrong with counting up to 365, adding one every four years and then taking one off after a bit? If it's good enough for us ...
Precise modern time is important to you, as you don't want to be late for your dinner party. Or rather you want to be fashionably late.
Linear Christian time is important to Christians as they peg their history according to an imagined date of when Christ was born. History is important as.........
It's important to decide which cyclical tasks to complete and when during the Mesolithic. Your survival depends on it?
The modern calendar would be of no practical use in the Mesolithic, the flora and fauna refused to conform to the strict linear rigors of the modern christian calendar, so the ancients sensibly adopted a more practical cyclical approach(?) .
Mick Harper wrote:Why are cycles even in anybody's mind? Presumably they noticed that seasons recur in a pattern but whether they thought of it as a 'cycle' is unknown. It's the end of the football season. Do I think of it as a cycle? Nope, just that time of the year.
OK I see that ....you are not interested in the renaissance or revolutions or economic cycles or Chinese versions of history on the grounds as they are all "wrong....."
I will end it there.
It certainly does make things a tad harder if you are looking for continuity.
What is most intriguing about the 2020 summer solstice event compared to all the other ones mentioned in the paragraph above, both the summer and winter solstices, is that this annular eclipse of the sun is forecast for that day not only within the Aubrey circle at England's Stonehenge but at the Great Pyramid at Giza. These are both well-known ancient astronomical monuments and were built using the same geometric ratios based on the prime numbers 3, 7, 11. Beginning at dawn at Stonehenge and continuing all day across the sky, an amazing manifestation of a harmonic number pattern and geometry occurs. Both the number patterns and the geometry are inherent in the layout of both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid and also related to the center of the Flower of Life (the vesica piscis).
Stonehenge is a significant World Heritage Site and to many it is sacred.
Arrangements for Groups on Wednesday 20 June to Friday 22 June 2018
To help us prepare for another safe and peaceful Summer Solstice, please be aware of the details below.
Parking for commercial minibuses (20 seats or more) and coaches costs £100, advance booking is essential and will need to be made via [email protected] or +44 (0) 370 333 0604
There is a parking charge of £15 per Car, Live-in vehicle and non-commercial minibuses (up to 19 seats), and £5 per motorcycle at Stonehenge during Summer Solstice.
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