Paul LaViolette


Earth Under Fire 2005 Interview

"Knowledge of these earlier superwave calamities must have been passed down through the generations, for traditions from various parts of the world speak of recurring world cycles, each being ended by a global catastrophe. Legends warn us of these past catastrpophes will be repeated, that our civilization, like others, may be forced to contend with some of nature's most violent forces. The ancient Greeks spoke of a cyclic period called "the Great Year," which was supposed to last about , years, the duration of the most recent polar precession cycle (one astrological Great Cycle). This was supposed to include two catastrophic epochs, a "great summer" called ekpyrauses (world combustion) and a "great winter" called kataclysmos (deluge), separated from one another by about 13,000 years. They believed that at these solstices all human beings are annihilated. Curiously, their Great Year and its semi-cycle period approximate the intervals between cosmic ray events as indicated by the 25,400+/-2,000 and 12,200+/-1,000 year cycles found in the polar ice beryllium-10 record. If the Greek Great Year solstices were referenced relative to the Galactic center in Scorpio, then their great summer would have taken place 12,850 years BP, when Earth's North Pole then being maximally inclined toward Sagittarius A*. The geologic record shows that this was a time of excessive warmth, substantial glacial meltwater flooding, and severe extinction of large mammal species. Ancient traditions setting the vernal equinox at the Virgo-Leo constellation boundary could have been marking this important date. About 260 years from now (2264 A.D.), polar axis precession will have brought the Galactic center to its southernmost "winter solstice" position. According to this formula, the world would then be in store for a deluge. However, if a superwave were to strike us now, it would be more likely to induce a period of heavy precipitation and glacial growth in high latitude regions.' Dr. Paul LaViolette

While reading the book, I then conversed with the author of "Myths, Symbols, and Mysteries", in India about his article "The end of the Kali Yuga in 2025: Unraveling the mysteries of the Yuga Cycle" Here is a partial summary of his reply:

"Thanks for sharing the interesting bits of information with me. I had read Paul LaViolette's book "Earth Under Fire" many years back, but it was refreshing to hear him speak about the galactic superwave theory. Although we cant really be sure that the cosmic rays come from the Galactic Center or some other place. Our sun, or some other star system may be involved as well. I can see that both Chan's work on c14 as well as LaViolette's theories based on b10 in the Antarctic ice caps support each other, and coincide to a great extent with the Yuga cycle timelines I had proposed. Here are the approximate dates for the periodic cataclysms based on the Yuga Cycle theory, projected back in time. All dates are in BP i.e. before present. I have added a couple of ? marks for those transitions in the ascending cycle which may not have been particularly cataclysmic." Bibhu Dev Misra

2750 BP-- Lowest Point of Yuga Cycle
5750 BP
8750 BP
11750 BP
14750 BP - Peak of Golden Age
17750 BP (?)
20750 BP (?)
23750 BP
26750 BP - Lowest Point of Yuga Cycle
29750 BP

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