Time is not what a clock measures, but a factor of synchronicity, and the synchronization of our minds into ever expanding consciousness. The following is a background orientation on the work of  José Argüelles.


C.G. Jung first introduced the idea of synchronicity to the modern mind in 1952, with his famous exposition, Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. This was the same year as the discovery of the tomb of the great Pacal in Chiapas, Mexico.

This tomb— the enigma of the man whose body was buried there—was to become a central facet to José’s life, especially in his investigation of the Mayan calendar and culture.

After years of study and experimentation, José discovered that synchronicity is based on an underlying mathematical order akin to the underlying mathematics of the Mayan calendar, though this information is universal, and not strictly “Mayan.” He labeled this the “synchronic order,” the cosmic ordering principle of synchronicity.

José discovered that the synchronic order is a matrix of living intelligence; it is a fourth-dimensional order of reality based on the Law of Time. Hence, the Law of Time is the science of synchronicity. In Time and the Technosphere (2002), he states that the future of human evolution is to become a medium of cosmic consciousness traveling back to the stars but through the superior knowledge of the actual laws of time. He believes this is what the Maya foresaw.

His path to this discovery was not ordinary; it was the path of a visionary. In aboriginal society vision is considered one of the highest values to cultivate. In Western culture vision is generally dismissed as not real. The visionaries are those who have had visions and are able to present them to society so the people can become renewed. The visionary sees through and beyond ordinary reality

First Vision

José’s first vision occurred in 1953 atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico. This vision shaped his life and destiny. He later realized that he was being cultivated from afar to unearth the entire prophecy and knowledge as per his vision at Teotihuacán. In an interview with Magical Blend Magazine (2002), José describes his mission beginning with his vision at Teotihuacán:

... outside of Mexico City, on top of the Pyramid of the Sun, when I had this experience like a vision or an inner knowing that it was my life mission to learn or remember again the cosmic knowledge that had been used to build Teotihuacán in the first place. And that was my life mission and journey—from that moment in 1953 when I was fourteen, my life became increasingly devoted to decoding the Mayan mathematics and prophecies.

Atop the pyramid he vowed to find the knowledge of the masters who built and designed Teotihuacán and bring it back to this modern world. This intelligence was vastly different than the intelligence that created Sears and Roebuck or Wal-Mart down the street. José knew that the how of the knowledge that built Teotihuacán was different from the how of how things are done now. From this point on, his path was guided by the vision reawakened in him at this time.

Precognitive Synchronicity

Jung proposed the theory of synchronicity as a means of encompassing acausal events in an ordered framework that would form a more complete picture of the phenomenal world. There are several types of synchronicity.

One form of synchronicity is similar to precognitive dreams and visions, which involves foreknowledge of events, and according to Jung, may take the form of an inner psychological state such as a dream. José first experienced this type of synchronicity shortly after the vision at Teotihuacán when he had a dream as chronicled in 2012: Biography of a Time Traveler:

...On the drive back home from Mexico City, Joe (José) had a dream that he got back to Minnesota and went to his friend Walt McDonald’s house. Walt lived two blocks up the street from Joe on Seventh Avenue. In his dream, Joe knocked on the door, and Walt’s father opened it. Dressed in shorts and with shaving cream on his face, he told Joe that Walt wasn’t home.

When Joe returned to Minnesota he went to his friend Walt’s house and knocked on the door. Walt’s father opened it, dressed in shorts and with shaving cream on his face. He told Joe that Walt wasn’t home.

This precognitive dream was the tip of the iceberg of what was to come. This was also his first conscious experience of what he would call the zuvuya, a Mayan term, which he perceived as the interdimensional thread connecting future to past and past to future. The zuvuya, as he would later write, is the big memory circuit or hotline that works individually and collectively.

José later discovered that the conscious entry to the zuvuya is through number. From the time he was 14, he had been fascinated with the mathematics of the Maya, which operates by the vigesimal (20) rather than the decimal (10) system. This was his first clue as to number being the underlying foundation of synchronicity.

Law of Time

Jung had also put forth that numbers underlie synchronicity. José had formed this perception with the discovery of the Law of Time (1989). Through living several cycles simultaneously over a period of time José made a life-changing discovery while visiting the Museum of Time in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife Lloydine. The Law of Time makes the distinction between artificial or mechanical time and natural time.

José discovered that the Law of Time, like the law of gravity, is not a human law, but a natural law. Just as the law of gravity cannot be seen, neither can the Law of Time, but both are invisible principles fundamental to the universe.

 He realized that time is a frequency and that the Maya understood this to be the frequency of synchronization which governs all of nature. José saw that this is universally true, with the exception of modern human civilization. This discovery verified his original vision atop the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán.

The Law of Time states that the galaxy and everything in it is held together by one common timing frequency, a 13:20 ratio constant, which maintains everything in a unified condition by synchronization.

By contrast, modern civilization operates by an artificial, irregular mechanistic timing frequency or 12:60 ratio (12 month calendar, 60 minute clock).

José realized that this artificial frequency was an actual paradigm or belief system that the human race lived in. This belief system says that time is money, and no one ever has enough time and is always seeking more money and time off. He synthesizes the nature of this belief system in the Galactic Culture Master Plan(1996):

In the Gregorian/mechanical paradigm there is a belief system that makes you pay to be born, then go to an educational institution where you are basically taught and prepared to join the economic force, you are expected to graduate, go to college or get a good job, have a family, maybe get a vacation home, a sailboat or a house in the woods and then anticipate retiring so that you can have more leisure time.

This structure maintains the belief system that the purpose of life is to get a good job, work hard, make lots of money so you can enjoy some form of life of leisure or recreation on what is called the weekend or off hours. This model of reality is held together by the macroprogram of the Gregorian calendar and is reinforced at every level by all the different forms of public communication, media and education.

José determined that the only way this situation could be remedied was to return to living in the natural timing frequency.

From his own experiments, he discovered this could be achieved through use of the harmonic matrix of the 13 Moon/28-day calendar. is was the only calendar used by humans that takes into account the unity of planetary and galactic time.

He reasoned that if enough people agreed to get out of the robotic 12:60 box then the collective could express and experience a new freedom of harmony. It was up to the people to take back their time and return it to the earth.

Invisible Number Matrix and Coded Patterns

Quantum physicist, David Bohm, who proposed the most comprehensive theories on the holographic nature of the universe in his 1980 book Wholeness and the Implicate Order, believed in nonlocatability and the likelihood that the old historical cause and effect paradigm is inadequate in explaining all phenomena.

Likewise, José discovered that the philosophy of synchronicity and the synchronic order does not conform to the logics of mainstream science, but rather, relies on an invisible number matrix that follows a precise set of coded patterns.

He was aware that the Maya used up to 17 calendars simultaneously at the height of their civilization. From living different cycles himself, José understood that the reason for this had everything to do with synchronicity.

From years of studies and experimentation of the mathematics and cycles that underlie the Mayan calendar, José realized that:

1) a universal mathematics informs all existence.

2) the entire phenomenal world is created from a certain number of patterns.

3) these number patterns are the fourth-dimensional codes that inform our third-dimensional reality.

The mathematics of the Maya, he discovered, was actually the mathematics of the fourth dimension, or the mathematics of time. He realized that all of life in the galaxy is synchronized according to different harmonic ratios of fourth-dimensional time.

Dreamspell and Book of Kin

The discovery of the Law of Time was followed by the Dreamspell (1991), an interactive mathematical system for working with the fourth-dimensional codes of the Law of Time. The Dreamspell also lays out an entire psychomythic cosmology recapitulating the evolutionary stages of the past 26,000 years.

The Dreamspell mathematical codes are incorporated into the 13 Moon calendarwith the purpose of creating a practical tool that can be used daily in helping to shift from linear time to galactic time.

The 13 Moon calendar synchronizes the 365-day solar cycle with the 260-day galactic cycle to create a cycle of 18,980 days or 52 years during which no two days repeat.

José referred to this as the solar-galactic cycle, and referred to this interlocking system of codes as Dreamspell.  He discovered a mathematical system where synchronicity could be mapped on a daily basis.

The word Dreamspell came in a dream that José had in 1990 in which he witnessed a great shattering—the point when the collective dream was broken. At this point, amnesia set in.

No one could remember what happened. Within the shattering, the word Dreamspell emerged as an evocation uttered by an ancient voice.

Fragmented memories were scattered and deposited in isolated pockets of the collective human mind. They were the seed-forms of everything that is now culminating in the state of the present world. The mathematical codes were the key to the remembering and entering a new Dreamspell. (Dreamspell refers to any agreed upon or consensual reality)

José worked out the mathematical codes of the Dreamspell and its accompanying Book of Kin, while staying in a cold, dark, Gothic house in Dornach, Switzerland. This house was designed in the early part of the twentieth century by esoteric philosophers Rudolf Steiner.

Universal Mathematics

José felt the mathematical codes existed as a living universal intelligence that belonged to no one group or race, but displayed a cosmic message meant for all peoples.

He intuited that this living mathematical matrix coordinated the Sun and its planetary system with a larger being or essence.

He realized that the simplest way to access these mathematical codes was through the 13 Moon/28-day calendar matrix. He referred to this 13 x 28 matrix as a “synchronometer” or measure of synchronicity, rather than calendar, which is Latin for calends, meaning “account book”.

He found this to be a master matrix that other calendar systems can be plugged into. It is a tool that, when applied, connects us to the vast web of synchronicity.

It was through following the clues left by the Maya that José discovered the synchronic order, a systematic set of codes that reveals the larger evolutionary patterning.

He discovered that the Galactic Mayan time science synthesizes all that can be known, both on this planet and on other world systems. In the Mayan Factor, José wrote of the purpose of the Mayans, whom he believes originally came from an advanced interplanetary civilization:

… They (Mayans) came here specifically to show two things: one, that it is possible to live in harmony with all of life with very minimal technology as we know it; and two, to leave behind a code that unlocks the keys to how our life—DNA—is in resonance with galactic forces and energies. This code also functions as the calendar. Everything operates holographically.

… Within this large order of reality, are countless synchronized cycles within cycles, which establish all of the different evolutionary phases of life throughout the galaxy. The ending of a cycle does not mean the end of the world, but rather signals a moment of great change and the beginning of a new evolutionary cycle.

For more, see Time, Synchronicity and Calendar Change, the Visionary Life of Jose Arguelles.