The True Lunar Calendar

See a sample page from the True Lunar Calendar.

+ the following is written using rthling formatting
+ you can find out more about it here

- WHAT IT IS
+ the True Lunar Calendar takes its structure from the motions of Gaia
     (Earth), Luna (the Moon) and Sol (the sun)
+ when you turn a page of the True Lunar Calendar, it represents the 
     completion of one lunar cycle... the beginning of a new moon
+ other data included:
             A) year-on-a-page overviews thru Sol.16 (2001 old style)
             B) Solar Phases (solstices/equinoxes) thru Sol.27 
                (2012 old style)
             C) Lunar Phases (new and full moons and quarters) thru 
                Luna.223 (2003 old style)

+ there is no particular number of moons (months) per sun (year)
+ Luna averages 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.8 seconds 
     to complete one cycle from new moon (conjunction) to new moon
+ Earth takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to 
     complete its yearly revolution around Sol, from winter solstice to 
     winter solstice
+ the Lunar and Solar cycles are independent from and incommensurate
     with each other
+ they can be forced together only by doing violence to one or the 
     other, or both

+ the idea of EXACTLY 12 months per year was an attempt to replace 
     natural order with human order

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- WHY YOU SHOULD GET ONE
+ for many thousands of years, people used the regular reappearance of 
     Luna in the evening sky to measure the passage of time
+ during the past several hundred years we have become increasingly
     alienated from the physical universe in which we live
+ a calendar is more than just a way to make appointments for lunch
+ it integrates us into a world of our own creation and/or into a world
     out of which we emerged
+ it helps set the stage for what kind of world we live in

+ it's not my job to persuade you to get the True Lunar Calendar
+ if a lunar calendar seems like a stupid idea to you, then you should 
     probably hang up now

+ if integrating your life more closely with the actual universe you 
     inhabit appeals to you, you might want to read on
+ i've been using it for 242 moons (over 20 years) and i can't imagine
     using the stupid old gregorian calendar again

+ in a short time, the TLC becomes natural and easy to use 
+ don't worry, the calendar also has reference to the old gregorian 
     dates
+ i also live in the world that most Earthlings inhabit and i have to 
     make appointments with them

+ if i had to give you some reasons to get it, i'd say:
     + it can integrate you into the real world in ways you can't yet 
          imagine
     + it will spark an enhanced personal relationship between you and 
          creation
     + and besides, it looks really cool

+ i began making the calendar 242 moons ago because i wanted to have a 
     calendar that was in sync with creation
+ i make the calendar for myself and i will continue to make it 
     because there is no other source

+ the True Lunar Calendar is part of my project to redesign/rationalize
     all human symbol systems
+ so far i have redone the writing system, arithmetical notation, music
     notation, the piano keyboard, time: clock faces and the calendar
+ next is the computer keyboard  
     (+ Dvorak is surely superior to QWERTY, but it's hard for me to see 
             any real logic to its design
      + i think it can probably be improved upon)
+ i'm also involved in a long-term project to create EarthLing: 
     a debugged subset of english designed for clear thinking and
     accurate communication


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- HOW YOU CAN GET ONE
+ the calendar is available as 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pages suitable for a 
     standard 3-ring journal binder
+ the calendar contains pages for 25 moons

PRICING:
                quantity      price each
                    1           $25.00
                    2            15.00
                  3 - 5          13.00
                  6 - 19         12.00
                   20+           10.00

+ add $3.00 shipping & handling charge for each unit mailed in the 
     continental u.s. 
+ i'll have to figure charges for out-of-country separately

   ======= ALL SALES ARE FINAL - THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS =======

+ this is not my job
+ i work as the art director at a weekly community newspaper in 
     south california
+ i teach english as a second language to mostly asian students 
     (specializing in coaching speaking/hearing skills)
+ and i teach gendo privately
+ now i'm becoming a calendar publisher

+ since i'm not a "real" business, i'm not set up to handle credit
     card transactions
+ i can accept only personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks 
+ if you send a personal check, i will hold your order for 5 bank days 
     (until it clears) before sending the calendar
+ if you send a money order or cashier's check, it will be sent
     sooner
+ i apologize for this inconvenience, but if this is going to work, 
     it has to be accomplished with a minimum of inconvenience for me

+ be sure to give me your full name and the complete mailing address
+ specify exactly how many calendars you want

+ make checks payable to:   Heron Stone

+ mail to:
     Heron Stone
     5162 Ivywood Drive
     La Palma CA 90623-1725


+ if you have any questions, please feel free to email me

     or call me at 714/670-9143 
     (best time is between 9 and 11:30 p.m. any nite (california time), 
     or any time on weekends)
+ if i'm not home when you call, you can leave a message, but if it's a
     toll call, i probably won't return the call (unless you say
     something so intriguing that i'm compelled to follow up)