The Journey of Timeship Earth 2013

The Dreamspell Logo
Designer(s) José Argüelles
Lloydine Argüelles
Publisher(s) Foundation for the Law of Time
Years active Perpetual Calendar, 1992 Time Shift
Language(s) English, Spanish
System(s) Tzolkin, Haab, I Ching
Players 260
Playing time 26 years

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

Description of the Dreamspell calendar

General overview of the calendar

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 Arcanum of the Tarot.

The number 13 in the calendar

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

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

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

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 since the "day out of time" (25 July) is not assigned as being any day of the week.

Leap years

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 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 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

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 Calendar 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

According to Argüelles, two of the main purposes of the calendar are:

  1. 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]
  2. 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

The Dreamspell calendar is popular among many different people from many walks of life, and has been translated into numerous languages.

Some people use the complex symbolism of the calendar as a means of divination.

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 Jose's 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.


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