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Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse Hardcover – May 1, 1997

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Starlane Pubns; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964202514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964202511
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,067,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ancient myth and esoteric lore from around the world tell frightening tales of humanity's suffering through destructions by fire and flood, legends of catastrophe so extreme and so pervasive that now we tend to discount them as imaginative exaggerations. Paul LaViolette thought so too, until he discovered an ancient time-capsule cryptogram written in the constellations that relates the Galactic cause of these events. In Earth Under Fire he explains how this scientifically advanced message combines with ancient esoteric lore to alert us to a cyclical cosmic disaster-one that could recur today virtually without warning.- Unravel the mysterious riddle of the Sphinx. Learn the memorial significance of the Orion constellation, the Pleiadian rites, and the Minoan bull-leaping ceremony. Understand what caused the mammoths to suddenly die and freeze in the Arctic and what caused the extinction of the ice age mammals. Discover the relevance of the tragic dates encoded into the Giza Pyramid complex and the Temple of Dendera. Decipher the Galactic zodiac of the South American Barasana. Find out what Plato's allegorical story of Atlantis and the Flood was really trying to convey.Paul LaViolette elegantly weaves sobering accounts from ancient legends together with recent scientific data to reconstruct the details of a tragedy that plagued mankind for endless generations with periods of persistent darkness, frigid cold, searing heat, and mountainous floods, from which only a few survived.Earth Under Fire is capitivatingly written and illustrated with more than 110 photos and diagrams. It demonstrates how ancient myths and lores have preserved an accurate record of a missing era in human history, knowledge of which may be crucial for our own future survival. The story related in Earth Under Fire will be something you will teach your children and your children's children. -- Book Description

In his latest book, Paul LaViolette unearths fascinating evidence of the scientific advancement of an antediluvian culture that met with an untimely demise. Page by page and chapter by chapter, he takes us through a keen analysis of ancient myth, legend, and lore to discover the amazing lost history of our race. We are led to understand the intelligence and ingenuity of a people who, while faced with extinction, found the means to communicate over the millennia to warn us that the apocalypse that destroyed their race could occur again. -- Laura Lee, from the Laura Lee Show

About the Author

PAUL A. LaVIOLETTE, PH.D, is author ofEarth Under Fire, Beyond the Big Bang, Subquantum Kinetics, editor of A Systems View of Man, and has published many original scientific papers in physics, astronomy, climatology, systems theory, and psychology. He holds degrees in systems science and physics and is president of the Starburst Foundation, an institute that conducts interdisciplinary research in physics, astronomy, geology, climatology, and systems theory. Recognized in the Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, he is the first to predict that high intensity volleys of cosmic ray particles travel directly to our planet from distant sources in our Galaxy, a phenomenon now confirmed by scientific data. He is also the first to discover evidence of interstellar dust in ice age polar ice indicating the occurrence of a global cosmic catastrophe. Based on this work he made predictions about the entry of interstellar dust into the solar system ten years before its confirmation in 1993 by the Ulysses spacecraft. In 1986, Dr. LaViolette was the first to cast doubt on the big bang theory by showing that an alternative non-expanding universe cosmology made a much better fit to existing astronomical data. Dr. LaViolette is also the co-developer of the Gray-LaViolette feeling tone theory of thought formation. He has also written about electrogravitic aerospace propulsion and theorized on the application of this technology to the B-2 bomber. His work has been published in Earth, Moon, and Planets, Meteoritics, Eos, The Astrophysical Journal, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, The International Journal of General Systems, and Physics Essays.

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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By on February 16, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If the central thesis of EARTH UNDER FIRE is correct, this is one of the most important books ever written. Although it would take a team of very independent-minded scientists from at least a dozen different disciplines to make a solid assessment of the various novel claims & interpretations made here, LaViolette's theory does what all good new theories do: it takes a variety of disparate, previously neglected or unaccounted for facts and weaves them into a new perspective in which they fit together seamlessly like pieces of a puzzle.LaViolette proposes a new version of quantum mechanics which applies nonlinear dynamical ideas from Prigogine to the long-neglected, but never disproven, notion of the ether. LaViolette says this model predicts that the galactic core is not a blackhole but a supermassive energy object which explodes (or beats like a heart?) periodically. This pulsation sends out a wave of cosmic rays which then fill the solar system with interstellar gas, occluding sunlight, and increasing solar flare activity. LaViolette builds on recent work by Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, John Anthony West, et al., and argues that the sphinx/pyramid complex, the zodiac and the tarot were all time capsule messages to future generations about the last time this event hit earth, with catastrophic consequences (about 13,000 years ago). If the indications from the Mayan calendar are correct, another such wave may be incoming around 2012 AD. That gives us fourteen years to prepare, if these numbers handed down from ancient astronomers, and polar ice core samples, are anything to go by. While the central hypothesis, and the various interpretations that follow from it, are highly unorthodox, there is next to nothing of the flaky fringe science/UFOlogy/New Age vibe in this book.Read more ›
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 1997
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I have just finished reading the book "Earth Under Fire" by Paul LaViolette (he has a PhD in systems science).
This book accomplishes so much, that it is hard to say anything about it. In a nutshell, the book is about LaViolette's dissertation subject, being the effect of periodic galactic core explosions -- the period being roughly 26,000 years -- which send out shells of cosmic rays (chiefly in the form of electrons moving at near light-speed) that are hundreds to thousands of light-years thick (the thickness being the duration of that particular galactic core explosion).
The effect of this constant blast of cosmic rays -- once the shell hits our solar system which is 23,000 light-years from the galactic core -- is to push interstellar dust into the inner solar system (the dust is normally kept out by the pressure of the solar wind). The result of this dust is very major, in a number of different ways, including 1) increased flaring of the sun in the style of T Tauri stars, 2) a downshift toward the infra-red in terms of the solar radiation reaching the Earth, and 3) a significant deviation from normal in terms of the total solar energy reaching the ground.
The last shell passed the Earth roughly 14,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, and causing all the major physical changes recorded from that time.
LaViolette is a solid thinker, and he does not fall for the "pole shift" idea originally advocated by Hapgood, and more recently advocated by Rose and Rand Flem-Ath in their book "When the Sky Fell". Instead, LaViolette disposes of the pole-shift approach in two pages at the end of section 12.1, by simply citing physical evidence, which, IMO, refutes it.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Leppert on October 22, 2000
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One of the most interesting books I've read in a LONG TIME! Paul A. LaViolette is truly a Renaissance Man when it come knowledge. His never-ending curiosity has put together astronomy, astrology, tarot, mythology, hard-core science, legends, and a few hunches of his own . . . and out came a truly revolutionary theory on the periodic and cyclical extinctions that have occurred on our planet. It's been handed down to us in all of the above mentioned forms . . . but most of mankind chooses to ignore it. Paul has some REALLY good arguments for his theories. We need more people who choose to question the status quo instead of blinding believing what is set before them by the educational and religious community. GO, PAUL, GO!!
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It's really a great discovery the hidden meaning of the zodiac contelations. Not only the fact that they point the galactic center, but also that they show how matter in continuously created in the Universe.The link of ancient knowledge with recent scientific
reseach makes this book one of the most interesting works I have ever read.
I think it is a necessary reading foe everyone who is concerned with mayan 2012 predictions.
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