The Info List - Dreamspell

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The Dreamspell
is an esoteric calendar in part inspired by the Maya calendar by New Age
New Age
spiritualist, Mayanist philosopher, and author José Argüelles, initiated in 1987 and released as a board game in 1992.


1 Description of the Dreamspell

1.1 General overview of the calendar 1.2 The number 13 in the calendar 1.3 The 20 solar seals representing the days 1.4 List of the 260 possible different names for the days 1.5 The seven-day week 1.6 Leap years 1.7 Numbering of the years

2 Purpose of the calendar 3 Popularity of the calendar 4 Notes 5 External links

Description of the Dreamspell
calendar[edit] General overview of the calendar[edit] This is loosely based on the 365-day solar calendar called the Haab, but most importantly focused on the 260-day sacred calendar called the Tzolkin, which Argüelles claims to be based on a fourth-dimensional pattern called a "galactic spin". Argüelles interprets this calendar as part of what he calls a 'radiogenetic game board' that relates to both the I-Ching, the 64-unit DNA
code, and many other "divinatory" systems, including the cosmology of Ibn al-Arabi of the 28 lunar mansions and the 22 Major Arcana of the Tarot. The number 13 in the calendar[edit] The number 13 in the Dreamspell
calendar appears both as the "galactic tone" of the daily galactic signature, as well as in the 13 Moons of 28 days each are the "months" of the calendar. The 13 Moons are named after the 13 galactic tones. The names of the 13 galactic tones are: Magnetic, Lunar, Electric, Self-Existing, Overtone, Rhythmic, Resonant, Galactic, Solar, Spectral, Planetary, Crystal, and Cosmic.[1] The 20 solar seals representing the days[edit] The names of the 20 solar seals used to name the days are Red Dragon, White Wind, Blue Night, Yellow Seed, Red Serpent, White World-Bridger, Blue Hand, Yellow Star, Red Moon, White Dog, Blue Monkey, Yellow Human, Red Skywalker, White Wizard, Blue Eagle, Yellow Warrior, Red Earth, White Mirror, Blue Storm, and Yellow Sun.[2] These 20 solar seals are continually repeated in a 20-day cycle. The 20-day cycle repeated 13 times (20 × 13) equals 260 days or one Tzolkin or "galactic spin" as it is called in the Dreamspell: Journey of Timeship Earth 2013. List of the 260 possible different names for the days[edit] The name of the solar seal of the day (of 20 solar seals) and the name of the galactic tone (of 13 tones) combine to create a galactic signature for every day. This generates a list of 20 × 13=260 possible day names (galactic signatures). These 260 galactic signatures, sorted by solar seal, are listed below:[3] [4]

Red Magnetic Dragon Red Lunar Dragon Red Electric Dragon Red Self-Existing Dragon Red Overtone Dragon Red Rhythmic Dragon Red Resonant Dragon Red Galactic Dragon Red Solar Dragon Red Spectral Dragon Red Planetary Dragon Red Crystal Dragon Red Cosmic Dragon White Magnetic Wind White Lunar Wind White Electric Wind White Self-Existing Wind White Overtone Wind White Rhythmic Wind White Resonant Wind White Galactic Wind White Solar Wind White Planetary Wind White Spectral Wind White Crystal Wind White Cosmic wind Blue Magnetic Night Blue Lunar Night Blue Electric Night Blue Self-Existing Night Blue Overtone Night Blue Rhythmic Night Blue Resonant Night Blue Galactic Night Blue Solar Night Blue Planetary Night Blue Spectral Night Blue Crystal Night Blue Cosmic Night Yellow Magnetic Seed Yellow Lunar Seed Yellow Electric Seed Yellow Self-Existing Seed Yellow Overtone Seed Yellow Rhythmic Seed Yellow Resonant Seed Yellow Galactic Seed Yellow Solar Seed Yellow Planetary Seed Yellow Spectral Seed Yellow Crystal Seed Yellow Cosmic Seed

Red Magnetic Serpent Red Lunar Serpent Red Electric Serpent Red Self-Existing Serpent Red Overtone Serpent Red Rhythmic Serpent Red Resonant Serpent Red Galactic Serpent Red Solar Serpent Red Planetary Serpent Red Spectral Serpent Red Crystal Serpent Red Cosmic Serpent White Magnetic World-Br White Lunar World-Bridger White Electric World-Br. White Self-Ex. World-Br. White Overtone World-Br. White Rhythmic World-Br. White Resonant World-Br. White Galactic World-Br. White Solar World-Bridger White Planetary World-Br. White Spectral World-Br. White Crystal World-Bridger White Cosmic World-Bridger Blue Magnetic Hand Blue Lunar Hand Blue Electric Hand Blue Self-Existing Hand Blue Overtone Hand Blue Rhythmic Hand Blue Resonant Hand Blue Galactic Hand Blue Solar Hand Blue Planetary Hand Blue Spectral Hand Blue Crystal Hand Blue Cosmic Hand Yellow Magnetic Star Yellow Lunar Star Yellow Electric Star Yellow Self-Existing Star Yellow Overtone Star Yellow Rhythmic Star Yellow Resonant Star Yellow Galactic Star Yellow Solar Star Yellow Planetary Star Yellow Spectral Star Yellow Crystal Star Yellow Cosmic Star

Red Magnetic Moon Red Lunar Moon Red Electric Moon Red Self-Existing Moon Red Overtone Moon Red Rhythmic Moon Red Resonant Moon Red Galactic Moon Red Solar Moon Red Planetary Moon Red Spectral Moon Red Crystal Moon Red Cosmic Moon White Magnetic Dog White Lunar Dog White Electric Dog White Self-Existing Dog White Overtone Dog White Rhythmic Dog White Resonant Dog White Galactic Dog White Solar Dog White Planetary Dog White Spectral Dog White Crystal Dog White Cosmic Dog Blue Magnetic Monkey Blue Lunar Monkey Blue Electric Monkey Blue Self-Existing Monkey Blue Overtone Monkey Blue Rhythmic Monkey Blue Resonant Monkey Blue Galactic Monkey Blue Solar Monkey Blue Planetary Monkey Blue Spectral Monkey Blue Crystal Monkey Blue Cosmic Monkey Yellow Magnetic Human Yellow Lunar Human Yellow Electric Human Yellow Self-Existing Human Yellow Overtone Human Yellow Rhythmic Human Yellow Resonant Human Yellow Galactic Human Yellow Solar Human Yellow Planetary Human Yellow Spectral Human Yellow Crystal Human Yellow Cosmic Human

Red Magnetic Skywalker Red Lunar Skywalker Red Electric Skywalker Red Self-Existing Skywalker Red Overtone Skywalker Red Rhythmic Skywalker Red Resonant Skywalker Red Galactic Skywalker Red Solar Skywalker Red Planetary Skywalker Red Spectral Skywalker Red Crystal Skywalker Red Cosmic Skywalker White Magnetic Wizard White Lunar Wizard White Electric Wizard White Self-Existing Wizard White Overtone Wizard White Rhythmic Wizard White Resonant Wizard White Galactic Wizard White Solar Wizard White Planetary Wizard White Spectral Wizard White Crystal Wizard White Cosmic Wizard Blue Magnetic Eagle Blue Lunar Eagle Blue Electric Eagle Blue Self-Existing Eagle Blue Overtone Eagle Blue Rhythmic Eagle Blue Resonant Eagle Blue Galactic Eagle Blue Solar Eagle Blue Planetary Eagle Blue Spectral Eagle Blue Crystal Eagle Blue Cosmic Eagle Yellow Magnetic Warrior Yellow Lunar Warrior Yellow Electric Warrior Yellow Self-Existing Warrior Yellow Overtone Warrior Yellow Rhythmic Warrior Yellow Resonant Warrior Yellow Galactic Warrior Yellow Solar Warrior Yellow Planetary Warrior Yellow Spectral Warrior Yellow Crystal Warrior Yellow Cosmic Warrior

Red Magnetic Earth Red Lunar Earth Red Electric Earth Red Self-Existing Earth Red Overtone Earth Red Rhythmic Earth Red Resonant Earth Red Galactic Earth Red Solar Earth Red Planetary Earth Red Spectral Earth Red Crystal Earth Red Cosmic Earth White Magnetic Mirror White Lunar Mirror White Electric Mirror White Self-Existing Mirror White Overtone Mirror White Rhythmic Mirror White Resonant Mirror White Galactic Mirror White Solar Mirror White Planetary Mirror White Spectral Mirror White Crystal Mirror White Cosmic Mirror Blue Magnetic Storm Blue Lunar Storm Blue Electric Storm Blue Self-Existing Storm Blue Overtone Storm Blue Rhythmic Storm Blue Resonant Storm Blue Galactic Storm Blue Solar Storm Blue Planetary Storm Blue Spectral Storm Blue Crystal Storm Blue Cosmic Storm Yellow Magnetic Sun Yellow Lunar Sun Yellow Electric Sun Yellow Self-Existing Sun Yellow Overtone Sun Yellow Rhythmic Sun Yellow Resonant Sun Yellow Galactic Sun Yellow Solar Sun Yellow Planetary Sun Yellow Spectral Sun Yellow Crystal Sun Yellow Cosmic Sun

The seven-day week[edit] The calendar also uses the seven-day week. The names of the seven days are taken from a text called 'Introduction to Cosmic Science' which is claimed to be of extraterrestrial origin, written (claimed to have been channeled) by Enrique Castillo Rincon, a UFO contactee,[5] in the early 1970s. (This text is reproduced in full, as an appendix to Book of the Avatar, Cosmic History Chronicles Volume II written by Argüelles and South. The work of Enrique Castillo Rincon ) The seven names are what "Cosmic Science" refers to as the seven "radial plasmas" sub-sub-atomic particles: Dali, Seli, Gamma, Kali, Alpha, Limi, and Sillio Each day of the 7-day week of the 13-Moon calendar is assigned a glyph (distinct from the 20 solar seals for the dates) that is also one of four colors red, white, blue, or yellow — Dali's glyph is yellow, Seli's glyph is red, Gamma's glyph is white, Kali's glyph is blue, Alpha's glyph is yellow, Limi's glyph is red, and Sillio's glyph is white. In the system of the 13-Moon calendar, these seven "radial plasmas" also correspond to the seven chakras. However, the chakras each day represents are not in the same order as the placement of the chakras on the body, but according to a spiral pattern that Argüelles provides on his website. The glyph for Dali (yellow) symbolizes the sahasrara chakra (seventh chakra); the glyph for Seti (red) symbolized the muladhara chakra (first chakra); the glyph for Gamma (white) symbolizes the ajna (sixth chakra); the glyph for Kali (blue) symbolizes the svadhisthana (second chakra); the glyph for Alpha (yellow) symbolizes the vishuddha (fifth chakra); the glyph for Limi (red) symbolizes the manipura (third chakra); and the glyph for Sillio (white) symbolizes the anahata (fourth chakra). [6] Since seven is a factor of 28, the 1st of each month is always a Dali and the 28th of each month is always a Silio. The intercalary day at the end of the year, since it is not part of any month, is also not part of any week either. Thus every date of every month always occurs on exactly the same day. This system of every date always occurring on the same day of the week and not including the year end day in any month or as any day of the week is standard for a 13-month calendar. Of course the days of the week do not correlate with the days of the week named on the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
since the "day out of time" (25 July) is not assigned as being any day of the week. Leap years[edit] The 13 Moon calendar simply counts leap years as a "0.0 Hunab Ku" day – which is also no day of the week or month. Nor is it one of the 260 galactic signatures. This allows the mathematical system of the calendar, which Argüelles calls the "synchronic order", to remain intact. In short, this creates an even cycle which repeats perfectly every 52 years. For example, if today is Magnetic Moon Dali 1, Red Magnetic Dragon – 52 years from now it will be again, Magnetic Moon Dali 1, Red Magnetic Dragon. This allows every date in the Dreamspell calendar to always synchronize perfectly with a date in the Gregorian calendar – in other words, February 29 will always be 0.0 Hunab Ku. In the original Mesoamerican calendar, there were 13 days not part of any month at the end of a 52-year cycle to account for leap years. The date called in the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
29 February falls every four years between 22 Galactic and 23 Galactic. It is interesting to note that in the original Roman calendar, a lunisolar calendar, a 13th leap month called Mercedonius was periodically inserted between 23 February and 24 February to keep the calendar in line with the solar year. In most 13-month calendars, the leap year day is added every four years as an intercalary day between the year end day and the New Year's Day. However, doing this to the Dreamspell
13 Moon calendar would bring the calendar out of sync with the 52-year cycle where the galactic signature and day of the year return every 52 years. If the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
weren't in existence at all, the 0.0 Hunab Ku would still be the necessary intercalary day to keep the 52-year cycle (of 18,980 days) intact. Numbering of the years[edit] So far there is no "official" numbering system for the years. The years are simply named after the first day of the year. For example, a year that begins with a "Blue Magnetic Storm" day is called "Blue Magnetic Storm Year". This creates a cycle of 52 years, made out of four cycles of 13 years each. The basis of the Dreamspell
is that time is not linear, but cyclic, and so does not require a strict "numbering" of years. However, Argüelles recently address this issue because many followers of the calendar inquired how to number the days. He explained a system, similar to the dating system of the Mayan calendar (for example, The system simply counts from the first year of the Dreamspell
(1987), with the initials "NS" – standing for "New Sirius" cycle, since the 52-year cycle of the Dreamspell
calendar is the same as the 52 years it takes Sirius B to orbit Sirius A. For example, if it is 23 years after the beginning of the Dreamspell, month 1, day 2, the date is "NS1.23.1.2" This system, as mentioned above, is similar to the dating system of the "Mayan calendar" cycle which "ends" on December 21, 2012. However, there have recently been discovered dated Mayan artifacts which predict dates well into the future, far beyond 2012: "It is interesting that recent decodings of the hieroglyphs at Palenque, which are understood to have been made during the reign of Pacal the Great, refer to dates beyond the end of the Long Count calendar. On the Tablet of the Inscriptions at Palenque a date of 5 Lamat 1 Mol can be inferred – otherwise known as 21 October 4772, almost 3000 years in the future. Perhaps we can deduce from this that Pacal himself believed that the end of the fifth age did not represent the end of time or of the Earth, and that his name would be still mentioned in the sixth age." David Douglas, p. 133, The Mayan Prophecy 2012 (2009)[7] Purpose of the calendar[edit] According to Argüelles, two of the main purposes of the calendar are:

To synchronize human beings with our "galactic roots" by tuning us in to the spiritual energy from Hunab Ku, a being Argüelles asserts is the governing deity of the Milky Way Galaxy.[8] To convert humanity from thinking that Time is Money to thinking that Time is Art
and thus give human beings more scope for their creativity.

Popularity of the calendar[edit] The Dreamspell
calendar is popular[citation needed] among many different people from many walks of life,[citation needed] and has been translated into numerous languages. Some peopleWP: WEASEL WORDS use the complex symbolism of the calendar as a means of divination[who?]. The anthropologist Will Black conducted research into José Argüelles’ Planet Art
Network for several years. In his 2010 book Beyond the End of the World – 2012 and Apocalypse, Black documents a general loss of interest in Dreamspell
and in PAN in the last few years. Black points out that as general interest in the 2012 phenomenon increased as a result of the proximity of the "end date", the significance of PAN and the value placed on Argüelles’ ideas waned. Although Argüelles and his Dreamspell
system was instrumental in encouraging people to consider the meaning of 2012, further investigation by individuals tended to cause people to look beyond Argüelles’ system, according to Black. In fact, interest in 2012 snowballed so rapidly in the last few years that many of those who latterly became interested in 2012 may have been quite oblivious to the early contribution of Argüelles. Notes[edit]

^ Law of Time (official website of José Argüelles’ nonprofit, the Foundation for the Law of Time)—“13 Moon Calendar
Basics”: ^ The 20 Day Glyphs of the Dreamspell
Calendar: ^ Tutorial on the 13 Moon Dreamspell
Calendar, including showing how every day's galactic signature is formed: ^ List of all 260 galactic signatures in the Dreamspell
calendar from the original Dreamspell
Book of Kin): ^ http://www.bluedolphinpublishing.com/rincon.htm ^ Law of Time (José Argüelles’ official website)—“13 Moon Calendar
Tutorial”: ^ David Douglas, p. 133, The Mayan Prophecy 2012 (2009) ^ José Argüelles. The Mayan Factor. 1987. Retrieved on December 11, 2010.

External links[edit]

Tutorial to the Dreamspell
13 Moon Calendar

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