Combining past and present is the only way to advance to the future, given the spiral shape of spacetime, with a past that repeats itself, but never exactly the same. In that spiral, time is expressed in cycles inserted in larger cycles, and space as bubbles nested in larger ones. Hence, to see the future as a mere projection of the present, take us out on the tangent.
“The Universe dances to the rhythm of the cycles, which the diverse cultures of the Anahuac―such as the Olmec, the Maya, the Aztecs, the Zapotecs, the Hopi and the Apache―were experts in calculating. They observed how the solar cycle lasted approximately 364 days (13 × 28); that Mercury reached its point closest to the Earth every 117 days (13 × 9); that Venus came closest to us every 584 days (13 × 45); and that Mars appeared opposite the Sun in the sky every 780 days (13 × 60). Each of these cycles, known as synodic cycles, are divisible by thirteen, a prime number. This is why their week was thirteen days long."
“The official version of history states that 20,000 years ago we were still living as hunters and gatherers. It says that the first urban settlements did not spread until five to ten thousand years ago. On the other hand, others talk of very old civilisations such as Atlantis and Lemuria. These two versions of the past represent two extreme interpretations and, as often happens, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle."
This article supports the notion that the precession of the equinox is a 26,000 year cycle connected to the evolution of human consciousness. The cycle is divided in five Eras of around 5,200 years each one.The novelty of the article is the idea that each Era is sustained upon three pillars, which start manifesting in the last 500 years of the precedent Era.
Time is a spinning spiral, with longer cycles that correlate to shorter ones as if they corresponded to the same note in different octaves.