Defining Time in Antiquity- is it Circular or a Spiral? Is time a progression? As a spiral, time is not repetitive. In this blog we will consider the circular view of time: As a circle, time would return to the same point. Gnosis and Time by Henri-Charles Puech sheds some light on ancient attitudes. He discusses how Greeks abstracted the circle from time. Here is their view: If time is circular, it remains identical with itself. It becomes eternal and immutable. Greeks thought of change and movement as inferior degrees of reality. In defining time they sought “permanence, perpetuity and re-occurrence”. Circlular movement assures the continuation of the same things through repetition. As such, continuous return was at the summit of preference. Plato had a source that defined time. Her claimed it was measured by the revolution of the celestial spheres. These spheres became the moving image of immobile eternity. Hence everything was generated and decayed in circular fashion. Overall, whatever is created is kept and never lost. Pythagoreans, Stoics and Platonists believed: Within the cycles of time the same situations occur over and over. Nothing is unique. Everything is created but once. Cosmic time is both repetition and eternal time. Here is Wikipedia’s take on time: Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events. It occurs, apparently, in irreversible succession. It goes from the past. Then progresses through the present. Finally, we have the last stage, the future.[3 Click on this internal link that follows. It offers proof of a type of internet thousands of years ago. Ancient internet took the form of number squares. A number of my blogs illustrate how defining features of time, as we know it, came from number squares. This is especially true of the 3 x 3 number square. It is the simplest; and yet, the most complex. Internet is the Keyword in Megalitic Times – DSO Works.
Here is Wikipedia’s take on time. It is more along the lines of the spiral. Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events. It occurs, apparently, in irreversible succession. It goes from the past. Then progresses through the present. Finally, the future.[3