Quondam's 28th Year       Stephen Lauf

Starting reading Reinier de Graaf's architect, verb.

The imagination of frequency surpasses all other modes of the imagination.
The electromagnetic imagination is the most illuminating and clear.
The osmotic imagination endeavors to find all things equal.
The metabolic imagination simultaneously creates while it destroys.
The assimilating imagination is extremely absorbent of data.
The fertile imagination is the most reproductive.

From Macey, Patriarchs of Time, p.2:
“In the subsequent pantheon of Hinduism, Varna gives way to Rudra, who (under the later name of Siva) shares with Vishnu the leadership of the gods. Rudra-Siva develops to the full of those qualities that one might expect from a powerful god of time. In the Svetarvatara Upanisad he is already involved with both creation and destruction on a cosmic scale. Later, in the Maitrayani Upanisad, Rudra’s attribute - as one who both is the author of time and transcends time - is presented in terms of the concept of Brahman: “There are two forms of Brahman, time and non-time. That which was before the [existence of the] sun is non-time and has no parts. Of that which has parts, the year is the form.””
…wonder if the dual nature of the personifications of time and the dual nature of metabolism are both related inextricably to each other, and both are manifestations of an all pervasive dualism that can not be escaped because that, to put it in simple terms, is just the way things are. What I am trying to relate is that perhaps the dual constructive/destructive nature of both metabolism and time, are primal examples of the way the system that we exist within operates… …the dual nature of a constructive/destructive nature in inevitable.

The following is Chapter 20 of Revelation:
"And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he cast him into the abyss, and closed and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished. And after that he must be let loose for a little while.
And I saw thrones, and men sat upon them and judgement was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the witness to Jesus and because of the word of God, and who did not worship the beast or his image, and did not accept his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. And they came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection! Over these the second death has no power; but they will be priests of God and Christ, and will reign with him a thousand years.
And when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison, and will go forth and deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and will gather them together for the battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up over the breath of the earth and encompassed the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. And the devil who deceived them was cast into the pool of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
And I saw a great white throne and the one who sat upon it; from his face the earth and heaven fell away, and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. And another scroll was opened which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things that were written in the scrolls, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hell gave up the dead that were in them; and they were judged each one, according to their works.
And death and hell were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death, the pool of fire. And if anyone was not found in the book of life, he was cast into the pool of fire."
This chapter from Revelation could very well be describing the time span on the Timepiece going from the arrival of the heart to the time of the neck. The heart and the lungs correspond, almost too nicely, to the thousand year rule of Christ on earth. The end of the digestive system relates (also nicely) to the imprisonment of Satan. I particularly find it interesting that Satan "must be let out for a little while" after the 1000 years of Christ's rule. The "little while" corresponds (again almost too nicely) to the relative short time span of the outstretched arms. And continuing along, I have always had a "last judgement" feeling/interpretation about the time and meaning of the neck. I can't say it enough how almost eerily these pieces seem to be fitting together, But I also have the confidence to say that it only reinforces the definitive track record that the Timepiece has been exhibiting, more or less, from the very beginning.
I am now very clear about the distinction between the second coming and the last judgement. I never before realized that there was a long interval of time between them, and that the second coming of Christ is also a first resurrection for martyrs and "those that did not worship the beast." Now in terms of the Timepiece, the first resurrection can be said to be the same as the second birth.
And as to the "little while" when Satan is loosened, this too has a relationship to the Timepiece in the relative short time span of the out-stretched arms. Since the out-stretched arms refer to mankind's furthest reach, One could say that the story of the Tower of Babel could also be a story about man's attempt to reach to reach the ultimate, and just as in Babel, the out-stretched arms are followed by catastrophic results, as represented by the smallest of cross-sections, the neck. Now it is easy to imagine evil at play while mankind is experiencing such a far-reaching existence. I can't elaborate on this right now, and I want to just finally make mention of the two wounds in Christ's hands that automatically signify a great pain for humanity, and it is interesting to note that they, the wounds, are manifested at the furthest extremes.

Here are the footnotes in my Bible to Revelation Chapter 20:
a. A thousand years: not to be taken literally. It signifies that, after the destruction of hostile kings and the chaining of the dragon, the Church will enjoy a long era of peace. During this era Christ will reign over the souls of man, and Christians, through their influence over the world, will reign with Christ.
Now I say that the thousand years can be taken (almost) literally, and I can also say that I have already drawn the same conclusions about the long era of peace enjoyed by the Church (see note 185). And the reigning of Christ over souls, and Christians reigning with Christ, very much support something similar to osmosis.
b. The rest of the dead: sinners who will not enjoy any kind of resurrection until the end of time. The first resurrection: the spiritual reign of the faithful with Christ during the long period of a thousand years. The general resurrection, on the last day is referred to in vv. 12 and 13.
There are a few other notes and one thing that is to be gotten out of the notes is how the Church is made synonymous with the references to Christ. This is almost to say that in the future, from Saint John's point of view, that Christ is always represented as the Church, which I guess makes sense when considering the expression that the Church is the body of Christ.

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