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Brief reminder of what prophecy means to people… 2012 is one in a long line of dynastic years. 2056 years ago today, Romans thought the world had ended.

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Julius Caesar, self-styled vanquisher of Britannia, those restless natives in the extremities of his empire, would be surprised to learn that, 2054 years after his death on 15 March 44BC, we still remember him, if only for the prophecy that warned of his demise. It is extraordinary that most of the English-speaking world – if they think about it at all – associates the middle of March with that ancient Roman calendar which named the beginning of a lunar month the Kalends, the day of New Moon the Nones and middle (or full moon) the Ides. And, as the Julian calendar had only been established and corrected to include months of 30 and 31 days two years before he died, it seems his prophesied murder had potency because it happened on a Roman full moon.

What is it about phases of the Moon and our need to believe in…

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  1. That puts it in perspective.

    Comment by Alex J. Cavanaugh | March 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. I suddenly feel very small 🙂

    Comment by sarah1357 | March 18, 2012 | Reply

  3. Thank you both for visiting. Sarah, I’m not sure if it makes us feel small or more ‘included’ in the Vast! btw Love what you’re doing w/music & stories… fusing both brain hemispheres

    Alex: as ever, bless you for popping your head round the door

    Comment by siderealview | March 18, 2012 | Reply

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