Explanation of the
Calendar of God
“The best way to eliminate the many different
festivals, birthdays, memorial days, etc., now existing in many different
religions, cultures and countries which are considered to be holidays, is to
accept the Holy Days of God which He had demanded from mankind in chapter 23
of Leviticus in the Bible.”
Feasts and/or Holy Days
New Moon, Full Moon and Fasting
The Days and the Nights
New Year, Passover and other symbols
Calculation of New Moons and Full Moons
Lunar Calendar days
Gregorian calendar days
The first day of each month starts with the New Moon
of the month.
The first day of the year 011984 can be read as "UN,
Eve 1st, 011984" or Thursday, March 14, 2002.
The zero before the year 011984 is a symbol for
infinity! This manifested world was created millions of years ago… The beginning
of this human generation started 12,000 years ago (after the flood of
Noah) and will end around the year 2017 (40 years after the Revelation of the
Mission of Maitreya). Read more in THOTH, at
“It should be clearly understood that the rituals in religions are not
important, but the meaning behind them is the important part. For example,
people argue about the time of observation of a ritual or the way it should be
done. This causes them to become so involved in the unimportant part that they
forget about the true meaning behind the ritual.”
First Month, EVE:
Lord's Passover is the
evening of the 14th day of the first month. This
night is for putting away the sins and coming out of the lower nature
(Egypt), which is symbolized by putting the yeast out of the house and
eating unleavened bread.
– The Feast of
Unleavened Bread is the 15th day of the first month, with no
servile work, and then for seven days practice sacrifice (with knowledge -- when it is needed and is for the
good and progress of others).
– A Holy Convocation with no servile work, on the
seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread
(21st of the first month).
Third Month, SHAKTI:
Feast of Revelation (Yearly Sabbath):
After this holy convocation (3rd Feast above), the next day will be the
offering of the "firstfruits" (as explained in
Leviticus 23:10, which no longer is necessary; Christ was the
firstfruit!). After this day, count fifty days (seven weeks, which will include seven
Sabbaths); another yearly
convocation, with no servile work. Each week of these
seven weeks symbolizes one seal of the seven seals in the Eternal
Divine Path. After the seventh seal, the last Revelation of God
will (has) come. Therefore, this yearly Sabbath from now on will be
called the Feast of Revelation.
– Feast of Trumpets: On the first day of the seventh month there will be a Sabbath, a
memorial of blowing of trumpet, a holy convocation, with no servile work.
Symbol of Trumpet: “The trumpet is an instrument with
a tremendous sound, and if blown strongly, it can awaken people.”
So it is a symbol of truth which comes by these seven Angels, which are
the same as the Angels of the churches (Prophets of the seven religions)…
which opened the Seven
Seals [and] are described as seven Angels with seven trumpets. Each
of them comes and by their teachings, which are like trumpets,
humanity is awakened. …
In chapter 10 the era of the flourishing of the intellect is described,
and how following this, by the coming of the seventh Angel, the mystery of
God will be finished (Rev. 10:7). In chapter 11 it is described that these
Angels are the Prophets who will come and prophesize for three thousand and
five hundred years. After that, the seventh Angel will sound his
trumpet. Then the Kingdom of God and His glory will come…
Revelation of the Revelation)
– Day of Atonement: On the tenth day (evening of the ninth to the evening of the tenth) of
the seventh month is the day of atonement, a holy convocation, with no work
(not at all). Celebrate this Sabbath by atonement to the Lord.
– Feast of Tabernacles:
Fifteenth day of the seventh
month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles and for seven days there will be a
feast. On the first day a holy convocation, and no servile work. After seven
days of feasting, a Sabbath on the eighth day, a holy convocation. It is a
solemn assembly, with no servile work.
Symbol of Tabernacle: “A tabernacle is a tent, a house,
a place that God wants for Himself. He wants to have a house, or to be
invited to this place, so humanity can refer to Him and glorify Him for
these seven days. They can gather together, meditate together, sing
together, praise the Lord together, and in Joy, have a feast…”
(Maitreya Opens The Feast Of Tabernacles 1990, 10/03/90, at:
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the
of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his
people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." (Rev. 21:3)
Those people will reach Pure Consciousness (tabernacle of God), where
God is. They will dwell with Him. (THOTH, Revelation of
“The seventh day of the week is the
Sabbath of rest.“
The Sabbath day (weekly Holy Day,
PURE) will be Saturday as God demanded to be the day of rest… Saturday
should be used to fast. Also on Saturdays the silence should be observed and
solitude is recommended. After a day of rest, meditation, and deeper
thought, it is a good idea to have the community meeting to resolve
Sabbath: Day of rest and attunement to God.
The very base of God-realization and spiritual progress is to be able to
calm the mind, contemplate, and attune the self to the truth of the
universe. That is why God has emphasized the Sabbath as being one of the
most important Commandments. That is because if a man cannot rest and calm
his mind, he would never realize anything. So it is very important that at
least one day of the week be for rest, fasting, and kept holy by calming the
mind and contemplating creation, God, and the truth behind them. (THOTH,
Read “A Satsang (Discourse) given by
Maitreya on Sabbath”, 01/24/88, at :
Read also in THOTH, Essays 3, Tablet 10, Sabbath and
Sabbath Community Unity Meeting.
“It is recommended to fast on the Full Moons, First Moons,
eleven days after the Full Moon, and eleven days after the First Moon.
It is also recommended to fast on the Sabbath. Fasting on the Full
and First Moons
is especially recommended for single people and renunciates (sannyasins).
The fast should start at sunset until the sunset of the next day. If this seems
too long, a fast from sunrise to sunset is advisable.
The purpose of fasting (in addition to many benefits which are derived from it,
physically and mentally) is spiritual. That is, fasting should be done to bring
the person closer to the Lord and make him realize the self.
That is why it is recommended to keep away from talkativeness and sexual
intercourse, and to direct the thoughts toward God.
A complete fast is one without food or liquid. However, those who do
long fasting and/or those whose bodies are not used to fasting, can
fast with water and/or juice.”
The most natural time to start the night is when the sun sets, and finish
the night with the sunrise. Similarly, day naturally starts at sunrise and ends
at sunset. In fact, that is the reason midnight has its name (it is six hours
after the beginning of night). However, because of the change of the time of
sunset and sunrise everyday and during the seasons, we can accept a fixed time,
the present 6:00 P.M., as the beginning of the night, and the end of the day.
This hour seems the most logical time to start the night.
Therefore when it is 6:00 P.M. in Mission Time, it will be midnight, and
it is true midnight, because we still have six more hours left of night. Also
with this method of timing, when it is 12:00 in Mission time, the morning starts
(0:00 A.M.). And at 6:00 A.M. it will be noon or mid-day, and we will have six
more hours of the day left.
way of timing is more logical but not necessarily more natural. More natural
than this is to follow the actual sunset and sunrise as the beginning and end of
the days and nights.
“The new year begins in the springtime. As the earth starts a new life cycle,
so also the human can begin a new start. That is why this time of year has
different periods to observe, each having a definite relationship with the
regular life of every human.
The observation of these periods are only recommended and are not mandatory, but
if an individual would observe them, it will be a great help to him in
understanding the overall goal of The Plan of creation and God. This will help
in the acceleration of the spiritual journey.
Also, as usual, in all these studies, we should keep The Greatest Sign
in our minds and always remember the place of each teaching in The Greatest
Sign. After study of the Scriptures and observation of these periods, then
the person should contemplate the overall meaning of all of them and try to
reach Pure Consciousness (bliss) and help the whole universe to reach
1st day of Spring:
Can be designated as Parents
Day for appreciation of parents.
1st seven days
(Eve): Symbol of the
first 7 years of life (childhood). In this period also study of books from
the Far East, such as Upanishads,
Vedantas, Bhagavad-Gita, Puranas, etc., or any
other mystical books, is recommended.
2nd seven days
Symbol of the
preparation to enter adulthood at the age of fifteen. This period should be
used in preparation for the Passover observation and the Feast of Unleavened
Bread. A more intensive spiritual observation should be practiced. Study of
the Old Testament and understanding the second seal of The
3rd seven days period of Spring:
Symbol of the destruction of the false ego and overcoming the lower nature
(going out of Egypt, or to be born again). The study of the teaching of Esa
the Christ and understanding His sacrifice should be observed.
The Passover and the seven
days period of eating unleavened bread correspond with the 3rd
seven days period of the life of the human, from age 15 to 21. During this
stage of overcoming, a person should grow in such a way that by the age of
21 he is able to decide if he is more suited for family life or becoming a
renunciate. This decision, however, can be made between the age of 18 until
25. Those who choose the family life should seek a profession according to
4th seven days period of Spring:
Corresponds with the period of human life from age 21
to 28 and relates to the 4th seal in the Greatest Sign.
Therefore, study and understanding materials related to the 4th
seal is recommended.
5th seven days
period (which continue into the second month): Is related to the
5th seal or the age period from 28 to 35, when man destroys all
narrowness of the mind and becomes a universalist. So in this period the
material about the 5th seal will be helpful to complete the
studies of the previous periods.
6th seven days period
(in the second month): Symbol for the ages 35 to 42, is related to the 6th
seal. This is when a person, with the knowledge of all the previous seals,
should become a dynamic spiritual force in establishing the Kingdom Of
Heaven within and without. So in this period of the year, a study of the
materials related to this seal is recommended.
A sum of all the previous studies,
and understanding their inter-relationships
with each other, the Master Plan of God, and the ultimate goal of life,
should be understood by the study and contemplation of the materials of the
The moon turns round on itself
in 27 days,
7 hours, 43 minutes, 15 seconds or 27.322 days.
The moon turns round the
earth in 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds or 29.531
days which is the lunar month.
Lunar year is 354.37 days (29.531 days X
Solar year is 365.242199 days.
So the lunar year is 10.87 days shorter than the solar
year. To correct this, we add one month to the lunar year about every 3
years. This month is called Presence.
The Lunar Year, which is twelve rotations of the moon around the earth, is 10.87
days shorter than the Solar Year, which is one rotation of the earth around the
sun. To correct this, we have to add one month to the Lunar Year approximately
every three years. In fact, we add a thirteenth month seven times in a period of
19 years as you can see in the table below.
The Metonic cycle was discovered by Meton, an Athenian who lived in the fifth
century B.C. It is a 19
year cycle. The number of months in each year can be presented like this:
Number of Years in Metonic Cycle
Number of Months
For people interested in astronomy, there is a lot of information about the
Metonic cycle on the Internet. Make a search on your favorite Search Engine
with the words "metonic cycle".