March 12, 2007

In her grand and voluminous epic poem, Apocrypha, thetaSummer Catherine attempted to chronicle human experience on Aideena. The work divides history into eight epochs. These epochs became the standard calendar. Later scholars continued to amend and make additions.

Ninth Epoch

January 12, 2007

  • theta Summer Catherine publishes Apocrypha. It becomes the single most influential collection of writings and propels a new era in scholarly and artist pursuit, called The Apocryphal Renaissance.
  • The Enlightenment, a philosophy emphasizing reason and individualism, emerges in political contrast and influence to traditional value and ritual institutions.
  • The Industrial Revolution, the rapid growth in world-based industries, results from a period of innovation and an emphasis on technological advancement. The atom is split. The computer technology is invented and creates an electronic information infrastructure of unprecedented magnitude.
  • Nuclear fusion is achieved and nearby planets explored.
  • The Information Renaissance begins when ancient text from the Time of The Aes’ir Daughters is translated and provides new technological insights. Neighboring solar systems are colonized. Warped-field technology is invented.
  • A series of ecological disasters threatens economic and political stability. Widespread pollution and depletion of natural resources causes the collapse of once profitable regions.
  • Space colonies sue for independence. Free Townships are created.
  • Renewed feelings of traditionalism emerge and a new spirit of reform struggles to challenge traditional values
  • In Gaia Year 19163, The Archangel falls to Aideena.

Eighth Epoch

January 12, 2007

  • Aideena’s earlier extraterrestrial influence is rediscovered and Faith’s monastic expansion creates the Classical Renaissance. A cultural revolution results from an unprecedented period of learning with advances in arts and sciences.
  • Patriarchal cults of skilled and learned men emerge within The Twelve Great Houses
  • The Clan Wars herald several centuries of internal familial feuds and the open warfare leads to near political collapse
  • Private familiar armies are dissolved and the Knights Templar is established as the supreme military authority
  • Cult of skilled and learned men becomes The Guild Brotherhood. They are granted autonomy from the Twelve Great Houses
  • Economic worldwide depression forces the establishment of The Parliamentary to deal with global concerns.

Sixth and Seventh Epoch

January 12, 2007

Sixth Epoch

The Dark Time

  • All extraterrestrial presence on Aideena completely and suddenly disappears
  • Abandonment of extraterrestrial influence leading to cultural regression evidenced
  • Abandonment of early municipalities, collapse of early economic and political systems evidenced
  • Mysticism and ritualism embraced
  • A singular belief system emerges by epoch’s end

Seventh Epoch

  • An organized political system based on theology, the formal beginnings of Faith, emerges
  • Missionary efforts by Faith leads to the establishment of monastic citadels
  • Road building connects isolated regions of the planet.
  • A more formal political system based on familial associations emerges from early matriarchal cults. This is the beginning of the Twelve Great Houses. Trade and commerce become more worldwide as exploration of the planet encouraged.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Epoch

January 12, 2007

Third Epoch

  • Contemporary human physiology rapidly develops due to extraterrestrial influence
  • First written language is evidenced

Fourth Epoch

  • Primitive agricultural communities emerge
  • Matriarchal familial cults emerge

Fifth Epoch

  • The Time of the Aes’ir Daughters, also called The Gaia, produces evidence of a technologically sophisticated society coexisting with a more primitive one.
  • Extraterrestrial prodigy and a segment of the human population merge

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