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The purpose of this site is to inform about the science, politics and spirituality of an alternative, more natural consciousness of time, in particular of a more natural sense of order and regularity. This in order to bring about a better personal and social coherence that can lead our societies on this planet to a feasable and realistic new concept of world order, peace and prosperity, meant for the sake of all people and all other beings. To have a life seems to be something natural and easy, but to have that sustainably for a longer time with a good sense of balance so as to have that life as a stable experience and ditto society, specific action is required. This action concerns an engagement from diverse human perspectives like science, philosophy, self-expression, spirituality, religion and politics. The alternative concept of time consciousness of the Order of Time, as described at this site, enriches and deepens, in service of that purpose, the existing culture with a second mind of order. Next to the therein more conscious determination of the times and days of being engaged in the spheres of labor, celebration, study and one's privacy, of social and of business activities, that second mind of order also enriches with a sense of culture that offers a perspective on an entirely new era of substantial progress with the complete order, natural nd cultural, of this planet. Once having found this path of progress one may speak of an integration of science, spirituality and personal interest, not realized before in history, that was given the name filognosy: love for knowledge, the knowledge of self-realization.

Filognosy or the Order of Time:

'How to have a life?'


'Greater than the sacrifice of material things          
is the sacrifice of knowledge, o chastiser of the enemy;          
all this karma in sum, o son of Prith,          
finds its end in knowledge.'          

Bhagavad Gt 4: 33)          



Knowledge of the world is cyclic, that is to say, it depends on recurring conditions or circumstances. To have knowledge is thus conditioned or determined by circumstances. Although spiritual knowledge, metaphysical knowledge, on the contrary seems to be above matter, that knowledge is useless and void of meaning without the order and regularity of the moving world of matter; it exists as a necessary abstract and stable counterpart in opposition.
   Writing a story one creates, like with a book, a linear structure. First a preface is written, next follows chapter one, etc. The knowledge presented in a book creates the impression that there would be a compelling order of appearance in which one thing would precede and constitute a prerequisite for what follows; the story knows a plot, a preconceived idea of cause and effect. The existence of a causal order thus is unmistakably true: first one makes love and next one sees a child being born, first one sees lightning and then one hears a clap of thunder, that suffers no doubt. But the child grows up and has a child itself, the clap of thunder rests till there is a bolt of lightning. The causality, the phenomenon that one thing gives rise to another thing, that one thing logically follows from another thing, is part of a cyclic order of repeating occurrences, and that also is unmistakable; after a day there is a night and following the night there is the day, and arriving in the Far East the West is found in the east. And with that another meaning is found to the idea of causality. Although one thing follows the other, one may wonder what would have caused what, what would be there first? Does the light lead to darkness or the darkness to the light? There is causality, but we are not as certain anymore as to what exactly would come first, God or devil, the impersonal or the personal, science or religion, man or ape, good or bad, the chicken or the egg, etc.
   In fact is it so that in a strictly linear universe in which there is nothing cyclic to be found, there is no causality at all, nothing is generated there, nothing is caused. With linear time only, we would still be the separate energy particles of the big bang that never ending thin and spread out into space in an ever expanding universe... Causality thus is evidently linked, if not equal to, a cyclic order in which things give rise to each other: hydrogen and oxygen combined give water, and so, from one chemical reaction to the other, a complexity is generated in which we next find ourselves back as created, or conditioned, beings depending on circumstances.

But from what did we originate then? We, a Lord in the game included, caused each other in a causal order fundamental to our society and a linear order that puts everything to an end again in dissipation so that there is room for the new: dust thou art and to dust thou shall return... In that initial attraction for one another, because of which life is generated and creation takes place, and afterwards there is also the repelling action or destruction,  there is thus both a cyclic and a linear aspect to the movement of matter we describe as the operation of the time factor. In fact it concerns two effects of the operation of time which are there as fundamental forces of nature: the expanding and the contracting force; the centrifugal en de centripetal force of linear and cyclic time. The expansion in this respect is there as an effect of linear time, and the contraction as a phenomenon of the cyclic of time. The two balance each other and will thus result in the reality of a relatively stable universe, planetary system or galaxy. With the cyclic of time we find the certainty and security of life created on a planet. With the linear of time we find the freedom, to break with conditionings, as also the unique of the ever recurring moment, so that we may appreciate life as an adventure, even though inevitably death and destruction will follow.

This site is about the time that is not only linear, liberates, offers the unique, and leads to destruction again. This site is also about the time that creates, offers security, knows cause and effect, has meaning and motivates. And there is more. This site is even about the time that knows itself, which has consciousness, is eternal and maintains individual living beings as souls, or no, even maintains entire cultures. It is about the time of our experiencing, of our equilibrium, of our confidence, our love, our belief and our hope; the time that is the timeless experience of time, the poetry, the music, the imagination, symbol, metaphor and wonder. The time linear and the time cyclic we may oversee, we can compare, measure and divide, but the experience of time, the experience above it which is ethereal, which is of a mysterious, unifying and fundamental element as the ether, we are ourselves and yet again not ourselves; it is the paradox of a time no longer being the time anymore, of a time that is also space, a time that is also consciousness, a time that is more than itself. It is an ideal of equipoise, transcendental knowledge, might and happiness, we address with the word God, a term with which we, apart from politically/scientifically being linear and religiously being cyclic, are also spiritual in self-realization.

With the threefold division of the linear, cyclic and ethereal time we experience, we are confronted with problems we will also discuss. Our humaneness we know in personal preferences: politics likes to see the time, scientifically and pragmatically, in  a reductionistic way, preferably as linear. Science itself, more impartial, prefers to look at time on the one hand as lawfully conditioning and determining  the material world, while on the other hand time is also considered as something relative and dependent. Religion, then again not being that political with science, likes to talk, with spirituality being of order and regularity on the one hand, about the ether and the 'timeless' experience of time in God-consciousness and self-realization on the other hand. These systems of human views, these philosophies or paradigms of politics, science, spirituality and the so very personal religion, are easily at odds with one another. This inability to oversee the complete of our methods, facts and analyses on the one hand and our spirituality, the science of the person and politics on the other hand, this failing in our love for knowledge, drives man to desperation and the planet to the brink of destruction. This leaning towards the simplicity of preferring a limited philosophy of time, constitutes the problem, it violates nature and the natural person, gives violent emotions and causes social estrangement, breeds soullessness, estrangement from the self of logic, reason and principle, and leads to mutual destruction in warfare or internal destruction in mental illness.

What this writing aims at is to retrieve the love for knowledge that was lost in 'modern time'. That love in line with the greek tradition is briefly thus baptized with the name filognosy (from filo or love and gnosis or knowledge). Considering the before mentioned, filognosy aims at unification in the love for knowledge of science, spirituality and the respect for the person - religious or not - and his ethereal connectedness, in such a manner that each and everyone, without being estranged, is capable of having a full life with it, or may find an order of life so that it becomes something concrete to us. For it is because of the one-sided and mutually estranged opinions about time, that we have denied each other our lives and therewith have disqualified ourselves as societies. The purpose is to make the progress real in such a way that we, in a non-repressive manner, offer each other, and ourselves as a society,  a life again. Non-repressive progress, a form of progress that does not go at the cost of others, of previous cultures or of nature at large, is what this site is envisioning. Only that way there will be a perspective of a world culture of respect for all human identities. This appoach of integrating the six basic human perspectives as mentioned, is symbolized in the logo star of the site:

 This all together implies that we will not directly be simplifying matters. Counting with others happens to be a complex matter. Thus we have a big site here with methodical expositions and scientific tables, spiritual and analytical discourses and religiously colored, personal and political accounts. As said, the order of presentation of these three sections must be taken relative. On the internet the knowledge, being presented as a site, is more easily considered in a cyclic manner with a circular interface like the figure above. Thus the free choice of taking up this matter is clearer. With the same subject seen in the form of a book though, one may read trough this tree of knowledge with its branches stretching to all sides thus from section two to section three, to end with section one as the conclusion; or differently, starting with the last section end with the second one or simply read the texts from the beginning to the end by neatly following the suggested causal order as indicated by the red button below. It may be clear that we're not saying here that, despite of the indeed existing causality, science would find its fulfillment in religion or that, with another idea of causation, spirituality would be the end result of one's self-realization. We not only stress here the cyclic relativizing of linear consciousness, but also the integration in the ether of the spirituality of each and all in a well integrated, scientifically founded, democratic society of religious norms and standards, but then without the estrangement, the airiness and the cultism.


Part  I

A Method. To imbed this island of realization in the internet, there is next to a general info-section with considerations on the way to proceed, a cyber-section with a humanities directory and other more specific linkpages that together have resulted from linking to all relevant sites concerning the subject and other sites that felt themselves at their place here.

B Facts. For the science department there are three tables for the sun, the moon and an alternative calendar called the cakra calendar, or Full calendar of Order, which divides the solar year the way the moon divides the lunar year. There is also a selection of articles from diverse time sciences, articles about time oddities and a designs page. Next to the pages on the order of the time of the moon, de sun and the galaxy a basic concept of philosophy is added that puts all this science of time in a meaningful perspective.

Part  II

A Analysis. As an extra to counterbalance all this rationality there is an art-department offering analytical insight into the structure, the operation and the emotional experience and expression of filognosy.

B Spirituality. For the spiritual department there is a free on-line basic e-book called The Other Rules and further articles, a guide and instruction pages on more specific subjects, that together describe the more general aspects relevant for a person to relate, in a more natural and spiritually healthy way, to the system of standard time.


 Part III

A Personal. The personal department gives room to the emotional and religious aspects of time consciousness. There is room for the story of the author; how did we arrive at these insights and this responisbility? And what authority is that responsibility faithful to? What texts are we involved in precisely? What is the meaning of the concepts of identity and participation?

B Politics. For the political department there is a manifesto describing how societies did function and should function concerning matters of human values, employment, authority, representation, economy, the digital age and time management, to name a few subjects discussed in this treatise. Next to this manifesto there are articles on the concept of time and a new world order, the year count, cynicism, elections, dualism and how to hearten posterity with the internet.

 This is the basic set-up of this site.


More in detail:

At the different departments there are serveral free accessible on-line e-books collected which add to the purpose of the Order of Time in promoting integral publishing of e-books without prior commercial control. The idea is that essential knowledge may not be obstructed by commercial conditioning and possessiveness. Still from this .com site one may expect to be able to buy this info also in print or pdf because of the less digitized part of society. But the priority lies with digitization.

The basic confession of the whole approach is the apollonian sober sense of truth and the soul, as is most clearly explained in the charter of order (as opposed to the hedonistic, dyonisian principle - although there is also room for intergating the two, see the fields-table).

It can be said that the Order of Time constitutes a concept of societal order that is progressive, that is to say, it represents the fundamental knowledge and rules of present-day society and offers also a clear vision of its next phase in evolution and emancipation. This concept is derived from the lore of Vedic wisdom spread in the western world in the second half of the twentieth century. It can be considered an adaptation in western terms of the oldest of human culture fixed in Sanskrit, for which the new term filognosy (love for knowledge) has been introduced. For the purpose of this the emphasis lies on the (scientific, political and spiritual) sacrificing of the impersonal nature of God. The sacrifice of a good system will do justice to the interest of the person, just as the other way around a good person sacrificing will do justice to a righteous system. For the sake of the personal interest the Vedic scriptures are respected of which several unique translations can be found on this site. Factually this, together with the political option mentioned above, amounts to an alternative calendar and clock in better agreement with the 'complete whole' of time and its diversity of religious and cultural preferences of the world. This concept is not meant as a repression of the existing roman calendar and its standard time. It is to be understood as complementary to the existing system, offering a new concept of time consciousness in favor of an, as said, more natural and relaxed tempo of life and an unprecedented freedom of choice in time management. To the Order of Time there is therefore basically no single political or subcultural confession, even though there is a clear but holistic confession to the Vedic foundation of knowledge.

Concerning the subject of time specifically, one finds here the proposal of a calendarscheme and timescale that provides a uniform 24-division of matching days with dates, uncovering a harmonious (rational, parsimonious and less psychologically complicated) concept of time. For its practical mangement next to the tables under science there is a design for a simplified (not with all the planets) version of the classical astrarium  (a clock indicating the relative positions of the earth, the sun, the moon and the stars) to figure as the paradigm, common denominator or model of thought to control and master the diversity of cultural timerespect of our present age. To this innovation of time respect the name Aquarian is used as also the Sanskrit root cakra (meaning: the celestial sky as derived from the meaning of 'wheel' or 'disc'), wich is also denoted as cosmic.

In sum this alternative concept of time consciousness of the Order of Time, enriches the existing culture with a second mind of order for settling not only times and days of festivity, study, socializing, doing business, being privately active and media arrest in control over standardtime realities, but also for settling a new age of real progress for our world order.


* See also the purpose more explicitly explained by the instruction-site Filognosy. There is also a hypertext page summarizing the content of the site in offering an 0verview of all interface texts of the site.