NATIVE CALENDAR SYSTEMS
Native Calendar Systems
Day : Sun; Rainbow; (Moon) (Short Earth Day Count)
Moon; Planets; Stars;
Milky Way Contours. (Short Earth Night Count)
Seasons: Often 4 basic Element related. Hot; Dry; Cold; Wet.
Earth Solar Day Year: 365.2 days; Earth solar orbit. (Middle Earth
Earth Cosmic Night Year: Stars; Constellations; Milky Way Contours.
AD: Measuring methods.
Measuring and marking the daily rise, the noon and the setting of the
The same, except from the Sun, goes for # 2.
Measuring and marking the cycle of Solar high- and low rises, noon’s and
settings throughout the year.
Same as # 3.
Measuring a specific Star turning back to the same local marking
point.(Often a stone)
Many ancient cultures basically divided their cosmos in 3 Worlds or
primary dimensions, namely:
The Upper World
The Middle World, and:
These 3 prime Worlds or dimensions all again could be divided in
furthermore 3 sub dimensions, telling of 9 Worlds or dimensions in all.
The main division was/is based on the on your geographical location of
observation – where ever you are located on the Earth. This World is
always The Middle World, as for instants with the Midgaard in Norse
Mythology where humans etc. etc. are living.
A part of the Night Upper World is the one of the Heaven where the
“Light Beings”; the Moon; Planets; Single Stars and Star Constellations
can be observed. (This goes of course both for the southern and northern
hemispheres). In the North Mythology, this World/dimension is called the
- Another part of both the Upper- and Underworld deals specifically with
the giant whitish colored (mythologically, often also described as the
Night Rainbow) contours of the Milky Way which is the largest
figure/structure on the night Sky.
The Upper- and Underworld is of course divided accordingly to the day-
and night view where the Sun; Moon; Planets; Stars; Star Constellations
and Milky Way Contours are rising above and setting below the actual
horizon, “going up and under” down in the Underworld.
The farthest part away in both the Upper- and Underworld is called the
Udgaard in Norse Mythology where all the Giants/Jaetter lives. These
mythologically human- ; animal-; and anthropomorphic beings are of
course named Giants because they belong to the giant figure of the Milky
Way. “Ud” is Danish for “out”, meaning in this matter “long distance
- From these basically and physical observations, all the Myths are
being constructed all over the World – though: Together with spiritual
meditation and visions where an individual were/are in direct contact
with specific forces of Creation, a spiritual overlay of telling was/is
added to tell of the very Story of Creation. A story that deals with the
very basics of elementary creation, again very often described with
“deities names with elementary qualities” of fire, water, soil and air,
a telling which is very recognizable when first observed in almost every
mythological telling from all cultures all over the World.
MEASURING THE DAY AND
It is my
belief that most of the ancient cultures have used the Sun as a Calendar
system. But even in our time there are religions who determine their
rituals according to the Moon, for instant the Christianity where the
Moon moves the Christian celebrations from year to year.
From the time
where people become more settled and agricultural, it was expedient to
be able to measure the Sun trough the year.
drawing show the cardinal directions in order to measure and mark the
seemingly movement of the Sun trough the day and year. Compared to a
Rock Carving from Madsebakke, the Island of Bornholm, Denmark.
A very simple
system of Sun measuring is to set a pole on the favourite spot and mark
the shadow of the Sun trough the day and year.
Megalith monument of Stonehenge could very easy have started as a wooden
henge of poles as shown above.
from Jantar Mantar, India, measuring the Sun positions trough the day
order to follow the cycles of the day and night and the year, you have to mark
the movements of the Sun and the Stars. That is just what our ancestors did by setting at stone or a pole
and marking the Sun shadow on different positions.
oval shaped figures above has been mentioned as a "stone row ship setting". The
oval shaped structures of stones are often interpret by modern astro-archaeologists
as having an
astronomical function, which very well can be the truth because you can get the
specific shape by setting a stick in the ground to mark the movements of the Sun throughout
the day and the year. Picture 2 is a Danish ship- like rows
of stones from Glavendrup, Denmark.
shows how the shape to the Stone Row Settings and the shape of the Viking Ship appears. In the centre, a pole is standing and the lines
in the periphery marks the different Sun positions throughout the day as well
the year. If one imagines both the oval shape and its different shadow markings as the origin figure to
Ship, you even get the Shields on the side of the Ship from the Sun marking points in the oval shape.
THE WHEELS OF
CREATION AND THE CALENDAR WHEELS.
old culture have their Story of Creation. Even the Bible have
descriptions of the Calendar Wheels and Wheels of Creation in the Book
of Ezekiel: "Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel
upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces". And: "The
appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of
a beryl . . .". Several times Ezekiel talks about "the firmament" which
of course is a Story of Creation and how the different Wheels moves in
the movement of Creation.
WHEEL 1: Milky
and The 4
5 The Bull
2. Gemini 6 The Lion
7 The Serpent
8 The Horse
In order to be able to follow the
seasonal changes, the positions of the Sun was marked with 4 stationary stones.
If a more precise calendar was wanted, the wheel could be divided
into 4 more stationary stones. These extra 4 markings was very
often depicted as "the 4 animals".
THE EARTH POSITION IN
Earth orbit around the Sun shows the stars in the Zodiac and the stars
shows the directions in the Galaxy which are very important according to
the Story of Creation. The most important direction is of course the
direction to the centre of the Galaxy in the Star constellation of
Sagittarius, The Archer, who hit the centre of the target, the Milky Way
Many old cultures
used the bright stars of Vega and Sirius as a guideline towards the
centre in our Galaxy where the direction from Sirius over the polar
centre to Vega pointed to the galaxy centre in the star
constellation of Sagittarius.
In order to mark
the precession movement in the Milky Way Wheel, 1 object in the
calendar system should be placed and moved 1 degree every 72. years
because of the difference between the Solar Year and the Celestial
Year. It was/is of course very important to move these markings.
Otherwise the cultural society would get out of synchronization with
the story of Creation, which is specially connected to the Milky Way
scientists overlook very often the fact, that many cult places, churches and
temples also have the cosmological data of our Galaxy build in the structure of
the buildings. Even though many astro-archaeological scientists are mentally
minded to use alternative approaches and ideas in order to analyze the meanings of
the old buildings and cultural places, it is very seldom that the scientists
recognizes that our Forefathers, in a simple intuitive and spiritual way, could
experience the cosmological data concerning the position of our Solar system and
its position in our Galaxy.