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Precessional Time and the Evolution of Consciousness: How Stories Create the World



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All of culture can be said to be made up of stories. In fact it is stories, more than language, tools, or intellect, that make us human. Our Neolithic and Megalithic ancestors recognized this and stored, within their mythic narratives, an understanding of how sky changes evoke changes in consciousness as human cultures progress through each Zodiacal Age of the precessional cycle. As we enter the Age of Aquarius, it is time to recognize the profound power of stories to give our world meaning.

Author Biography

Richard Heath is a web developer with degrees in systems science and computer-aided design. The author of Matrix of Creation: Sacred Geometry in the Realm of the Planets and Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization, he lives in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Language and the Consciousness within Storiesp. 13
The Story of Lifep. 13
End of Another Ice Agep. 15
The Values of Togethernessp. 16
The Structure of Storiesp. 18
Languages for Telling Good Storiesp. 21
Directly Viewing Precessional Timep. 22
Symbols of Precessional Mythp. 24
Intermezzo: The Galaxy Marks Timep. 33
Measuring The Cosmos in Taurusp. 38
The Development of the Day-Inchp. 38
Studying the Lunar and Solar Yearsp. 41
The Meter and the Moonp. 49
The Effect of an Intelligible Cosmosp. 51
The Longer Cycles of the Moonp. 54
The Moon's Relationship to Precessionp. 56
Numerical Symbols of Cosmic Timep. 61
Intermezzo: A Moon that Created Earthp. 64
God as Harmony in Ariesp. 68
From Metrology to Musicp. 69
The Journey into Harmonic Numbersp. 74
Climbing God's Mountainp. 78
The Harmonic Limit for Precessionp. 82
The Advent of a Single Godp. 85
An Equal-Tempered Zodiacp. 87
The Impact on Historyp. 91
Crisis of the Mind Machine in Piscesp. 94
Technology and the Sorcerer's Apprenticep. 96
The Man of Many Mediap. 99
The Emerging Science of Storytellingp. 101
Gurdjieff's Law of Sevenp. 104
The Russian Versionp. 105
A Harmonic Cosmologyp. 110
The Lateral Octave of Lifep. 112
A Revised Law of Sevenp. 117
The Moon Changed the Lawp. 120
The Problem of Objective Evilp. 122
A Tone-Mandala for Heptaparaparshinokhp. 123
Intermezzo: Gurdjieff as Avatarp. 126
Multiculturalism and the End of Traditional Knowledgep. 129
Gurdjieff, the Cultural Doctorp. 130
The Subjective Effort of Learningp. 132
The Original Impulsep. 133
Making Something Our Ownp. 134
Going Beyond Ourselvesp. 137
Megalithic Origins of Gurdjieff's Lawsp. 141
A New Type of Intelligencep. 146
Intermezzo: The Precessional Dance of Sun and Moonp. 149
Precession as an Engine of Cultural Changep. 152
The Life of Impressionsp. 153
Man Cannot Do without Innovationp. 155
The Arising of Formp. 156
Evolution from Belowp. 159
Transforming Energies through Tasksp. 162
A Worldview for Precessionp. 166
The Science of Structural Workp. 170
Epilogue: The Genius of Creationp. 173
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 190
Indexp. 192
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