In one sentence, what is TrueTyme time-keeping all about?
As if they were pharaohs or priests of ancient Egypt, TrueTyme users get to know the sacred time-wise passage of the sun and the moon, relative to and from the point in the sky always directly above them — AND ALSO THE SACRED and SECRET time-wise passage of the sun and moon, relative to and from the point in the undersky of the underworld always below them.
What does the central part of the TrueTyme clock show?
In KinderTyme and in SunTyme modes, the center portion of the TrueTyme clock uses a patented astrology-logical method of display to show the passage of daytime from sunrise to sunset AND of nighttime from sunset to sunrise. (The central portion of the TrueTyme clock in an astro-logical way also shows the passage of MoonTyme, both when the moon is above AND when the moon is below the horizon).
What does the crescent part of the TrueTyme clock show?
In KinderTyme and in SunTyme modes, TrueTyme adds a crescent-shaped method of display to provide more detailed information about the passage of natural “circadian time” so that the passing of day and night can also be seen as an eternal Mobius Strip of Time: an ancient as well as futuristic method of natural time-keeping with night turning into day during dawn; day before, at and after noon; day turning into night during dusk; night before, at and after midnight; night turning into day during dawn; and on an on. More about time as a Mobius Strip is found in our Mobius Gnosis pamphlet. (TrueTyme’s crescent method is also used to show how moon time’s mysterious twists and turns also can be observed as changing over a period of twenty-four hours and fifty minutes in a Mobuus way similar to the underlying nature of sun time).
Why did you arrange the hour numbers on TrueTyme’s outer dial with 1 & 12 and I and XII on the bottom instead of on the top?
This is the most frequent question we are asked, perhaps of some importance rarely by farmers,almost always by urban dwellers. So maybe this question is related to the chronobiology fact that urban dwellers’ biological clocks tend to be out of sync with Nature’s rhythms and cycles. In any case… Conventional clocks and watches only display corporate standard/mechanical time, which is the man-made measure of time introduced when mechanical clocks began to replace sun dials and water clocks. By comparison,TrueTyme adds two kinds of natural time to the time-awareness equation: sun time AND moon time. Both of these are the kinds of natural times that our biological processes need to know about — and which most urban dwellers are not aware not of. See our Science page for more about what can happen when we only think that each new day starts one minute after the middle of the night. After which you are likely to easily appreciate why our dial shows the first hour of the day as the first hour after sunrise and shows the twelfth hour of the day as the last hour of daytime. Same also for first and last real hours of night and nighttime. And also the same for twelfths of the periods of moon time, when the moon is first above and then below the horizon over each cycle of twenty-four hours and fifty minutes.