Archaic Calender: Yi Jing.
(This is part of a series of informal notes, taken during ongoing collaborative conversations on the subject of the problem of consciousness.)
The Yi Jing is a Chinese language text. At its core are methodologies for measuring change and time, probably dating back to 1000 BCE and possibly even earlier.
Three types of time are considered in the Jing: linear time, which is an artifact of Bronze Age civilization; seasonal time, which measures the fractal unfolding of organic processes and which dates to a much earlier period; and the time of visionary journey or dream time, also fractal, and which may date to even earlier periods.
It is dream time especially that is of use for tackling the problem of consciousness.