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


Acknowledgments

Introduction


Chapter 1
Language and the Consciousness within Stories
The Story of Life
End of Another Ice Age
The Values of Togetherness
The Structure of Stories
Languages for Telling Good Stories
Directly Viewing Precessional Time
Symbols of Precessional Myth

Intermezzo: The Galaxy Marks Time


Chapter 2
Measuring the Cosmos in Taurus

The Development of the Day-Inch
Studying the Lunar and Solar Years
The Meter and the Moon
The Effect of an Intelligible Cosmos
The Longer Cycles of the Moon
The Moon's Relationship to Precession
Numerical Symbols of Cosmic Time

Intermezzo: A Moon That Created Earth

Chapter 3
God as Harmony in Aries

From Metrology to Music
The Journey into Harmonic Numbers
Climbing God's Mountain
The Harmonic Limit for Precession
The Advent of a Single God
An Equal-Tempered Zodiac
The Impact on History

Chapter 4
Crisis of the Mind Machine in Pisces

Technology and the Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Man of Many Media
The Emerging Science of Storytelling

Chapter 5
Gurdjieff's Law of Seven

The Russian Version
A Harmonic Cosmology
The Lateral Octave of Life
A Revised Law of Seven
The Moon Changed the Law
The Problem of Objective Evil
A Tone-Mandala for Heptaparaparshinokh

Intermezzo: Gurdjieff as Avatar

Chapter 6
Multiculturalism and the End of Traditional

Knowledge
Gurdjieff, the Cultural Doctor
The Subjective Effort of Learning
The Original Impulse
Making Something Our Own
Going Beyond Ourselves
Megalithic Origins of Gurdjieff 's Laws
A New Type of Intelligence

Intermezzo: The Precessional Dance of Sun and Moon

Chapter 7
Precession as an Engine of Cultural Change

The Life of Impressions
Man Cannot Do without Innovation
The Arising of Form
Evolution from Below
Transforming Energies through Tasks
A Worldview for Precession
The Science of Structural Work


Epilogue: The Genius of Creation


Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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.

Reviews

"Using precession as a key, Richard Heath has harmonized the revelations of those great originals G. I. Gurdjieff, Alexander Thom, Ernest McClain, and the authors of Hamlet's Mill. This is the kind of synthesis one has long hoped for and a worthy sequel to Heath's own cosmological revelation, The Matrix of Creation." * Joscelyn Godwin, author of Atlantis and the Cycles of Time *
"All mythology is rooted in the relationship between Earth, Moon, Sun, and Stars, and these stories are at the very core of human experience. In this book Richard Heath draws these ideas together to create a vivid and inspiring narrative that reconnects us with our true origins and future potential." * Paul Broadhurst, coauthor of The Sun and the Serpent *
"Readers will benefit from a good grasp of math and astronomy, or an in-depth knowledge of constellational astrology and galactic structure. Health supports the theory that the shifting ages have an influence on the development of human civilization . . . " * Elizabeth Hazel, FacingNorth.net, September 2011 *

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