History of time III: From Solar to Lunar Year


Nut As societies moved on, they switched from lunar calendars to solar calendars (pure solar, lunar-solar or solar-lunar). The shift from lunar to solar is very evident in the Egypt culture in the famous myth of Isis and Osiris written down by the Greek Plutarch much later based on fragments, since a complete Egyptian source has not been found (yet).

The Egyptian civil calendar, base of the Roman Julian and today’s Gregorian calendar, was the first  solar calendar known to use a year of 365 days, approximately equal to the tropical year. The Egyptians added 5 days to the schematic (astronomical) year of 30 x 12 = 360 days,  the astronomical calendar used by the Sumerians from 2400 BC on.

The 360 days Sumerians (Chaldean) normal year equals with the 360 degrees of the epileptic divided by 12 sectors we still use today. It could be connected to the Sumerian

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Sindy was ordained as a minister at The Church of Inner Light in Los Angeles, California in 1992. She is educated in a wide array of spiritual disciplines and alternative healing modalities, certified Medical Qi Gong Practitioner at the Healing Qi Institute in Los Angeles California. The Reverend Simms also studied shamanistic healing; Kabbalah, revolutionary psychology of Gnosis, Zen meditation as well as other esoteric studies. I have broad interest, so please check out my other blogs. Much love, Sindy
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