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[[underlined]] Universal Reckoning [[/underlined]]
To Science and Religion: Geocentric Reckoning
is offered in exchange - for Theocentric Reckoning

Louis Hardin
Committee on Universal Reckoning
101 W. 44th St., New York 10036
Ju 2-4466  C 9966-1966

[[underlined]] Ten Millennia [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] Universal                    Catholic [[/underlined]]
M 0   0000     -              8001 B.C.
M 1   1000     -              7001 B.C.
M 2   2000     -              6001 B.C.
M 3   3000     -              5001 B.C.
M 4   4000     -              4001 B.C.
M 5   5000     -              3001 B.C.
M 6   6000     -              2001 B.C.
M 7   7000     -              1001 B.C.
M 8   8000     -              0001 B.C.
M 9   9000     -              1000 A.D.
M 10 10000     -              2000 A.D.

[[circled]] ^[[ [[arrow]] monday]] [[/circled]]

[[underlined]] Runes [[/underlined]]

The Runic Alphabet was a gift of the God Odin to the Gothic people;
the cultural cradle was the Rhine Valley - from which Germanic languages radiated in all directions - 
The word rune means : mystery - secret, as illustrated by the epic poem [[underlined]] Beowulf [[/underlined]]
"Also on the hilt - plates of glittering gold
Was carefully characterized in Tunic letters
Written and expressed for whom the good blade
The spirit bathed sword, the serpent - patterned
Had first been made"
Given here are the runic alphabets of Germany, Scandinavia, (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Gothland), England and the final Completed Pointed Runic Alphabet.  Each stave is called futhark.

[[underlined]] Germanic [[/underlined]]: 24 letters divided into 3 groups of 8 each [[symbols]]
futharkgw  hnijers  tbemlngod
[[underlined]] Scandinavian [[/underlined]]: 16 letters represented different sounds by same rune-formation was also simplified.
[[symbols]]
fupqrk      hnias    tbmlr
[[underlined]] Anglo-Saxon [[/underlined]]: 28 letters; later increased to 33
[[symbols]]
fnaorkzwhnieopxstbemlngcedaaeyiomkstz
[[underlined]] Completed Pointed [[/underlined]]: 25 letters used in Scandinavian North in Middle Ages as writing of cultured Caymen; blend of all runic alphabets producing a systematic representation of all sounds in the language
[[?? ? ??????????????????????????]]
ab(k)defghijklmnopqrstpuRyuzoe0
Sound values; [[?]u-book; bth-thin; fa-but; [[g with an "x" superscript]]sagen(Ger.); Hh-ich (Ger.); bj-yes (germanic) s,z,i-[[high]]front [[vowel]]lying between e and i; [[?]],hz-half-way between modern eng. r and z; [[?]]s-voiceless as in sea; b-sound made when blowing out candle without rounding lips; me-end;[[?]]ng-singer; [[?]]d-then
*Moondog is working on a modern runic alphabet which will be out shortly.  Moondog-corner of 54th and 6th Ave-Warwich, Dec. 14, 1968
script writing and decoration by Sharon Roos

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Couplets by Moondog

An armoured knight fell off a ship and sank into the blue;
he looked a lobster in the eye and said "You're armoured, too."

Machines were mice and men were lions once upon a time,
but now that it's the opposite, it's twice upon a time.

Carnivores who lived on herbivores who lived on plants
were all consumed by omnivores who walked around in pants.

It seems that hills are made to fall, that dales were made to rise, that mediocre nondescripts were made to compromise.

We grope with eyes wide open toward the darkness of [[futurity]], 
with faith in outermost instead of innermost security.

We were few and far between in prehistoric times, and
we'll be few and far between in posthistoric times.

The octopus is masterminding every [[hosey]] arm,
and inking up his movements which, if seen, would cause alarm.

There was a time when goods were made for wear instead of tear.
There is a time when goods are made for tear instead of wear.

The Leaning Tower leaned a little farther south and said,
"I wouldn't be so famous if I had a level head."
 

Transcription Notes:
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