It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since one of the first times I put the original vision for the Kronology Wheel to paper. In these doodles (originally sent only to Ken Wilber himself as my entire review of his 2006 book Integral Spirituality), I aimed to convey my artistic vision for the Kronos Wheel: a mandala of Time, each date coordinated with a specific location of development in structures, types, experiences, angles, and modes (STEAM) or levels, types, states, quadrants, and lines (AQAL in Wilber V).
The origins of the vision are not theoretical (though I have begun to document the philosophical implications, this is neither my focus nor forté). Instead, Kronology is grounded in an artistic vision: a unity of all space and time, thought and matter, Kosmos and Kronos. The map, which today I call the Kalendar, is an aesthetic interpretation of Oneness from a vantage point incorporating but not limited by STEAM (my acronym for what is essentially the AQAL Framework).
There are many ways to enumerate or illustrate the specific locations on the Kalendar (called kalens), and I have focused on poetry as my first vehicle for exploring the map. The structure is defined by the Kalendar itself: a set of 360 distinct poems which together form a coherent (?) narrative in three volumes. The poem is neither a traditional epic (as in Dante’s Divine Comedy, which, by the way, is probably its closest literary cousin) nor a collection of distinct poems (as most contemporary poets), but a collection of numerous independent kalens within the Kalendar.
The ultimate realization of the poetry is still many years away; however, I will occasionally publish selections from the collection on this blog. The selections included herein will usually (but not exclusively) focus on those kalens representing homophilia/homophobia.
Read along, if you will, and set the songs to your own music. Every poem you see here is only a draft. Your comments and criticism can help me to develop the poem more fully, and every perspective is most welcome, love it or hate it. (The authors of the most helpful comments, naturally, will receive acknowledgment when the book eventually sees publication).