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Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age Paperback – October 25, 2005
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Many ancient myths from around the world tell of catastrophic destruction by fire and flood. These ubiquitous legends are so extreme that they are often dismissed as imaginative exaggerations. In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette connects these “myths” to recent scientific findings in astronomy, geology, and archaeology to reconstruct the details of prehistoric global disasters and to explain how similar tragedies could recur in the near future.
Compelled by his decryption of an ancient warning hidden in zodiac constellation lore, LaViolette worked with information from many scientific sources, including astronomical observations, polar ice core measurements, and other geological data, to confirm that our Galaxy’s core exploded near the end of the last ice age. This explosion unleashed a barrage of cosmic rays and enveloped the solar system in a dense nebula, which led to periods of persistent darkness, frigid cold, severe solar storms, searing heat, and mountainous floods that plagued mankind for many generations. Linking his scientific findings to details preserved in the myths and monuments of ancient civilizations, he demonstrates how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle. This information reveals the intelligence and ingenuity of our ancestors who, when faced with extinction, found the means to warn us that the apocalypse that destroyed them could occur once again.
PAUL A. LAVIOLETTE, PH.D., is president of the Starburst Foundation, an interdisciplinary research institute, and holds degrees in both systems science and physics. The author of Genesis of the Cosmos and Subquantum Kinetics, he lives in New York.
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The author answers the question in Earth Under FIre. Understand, LaViolette didn't crank out this book in a year or even two. He's been working on this superwave theory for probably 30+ years. In a nutshell he's proposing that the galactic center periodically goes into a violent phase and releases vast amounts of cosmic radiation. Which spreads out across the galaxy triggering supernovae events and God only knows what all else. When the superwave reaches our solar system it encounters our sun's dust/gas nebular cloud which is far out beyond Pluto -- and it pushes lots of dust into our solar system. With results that are catastrophic for our planet.
The author does a fine job presenting his case. He has gathered reams of evidence -- and while I personally take issue with several points these are peripheral to his main argument. Indeed, I was tremendously impressed with the author's science acumen, his skill as a communicator, his eloquence in marshaling the evidence, and with the argument itself. I came away convinced.Read more ›
The second main idea is that this is tied to his theory of subquantum kinetics, whereby all 3D matter is created from fluctuations in the building blocks of matter that exist in a 4D plane of ether. As the book says on page 50 "Some astronomers believe that these outbursts are part of an ongoing process in which matter and energy come into physical manifestation at galactic centers." LaViolette's theory of subquantum kinetics is expanded on in his book "Genesis of the Cosmos."
The third main premise is that when this explosive event happens, a spherical shell of dust and radiation radiates outward from the black hole. These "galactic superwaves" are always expanding outwards from the center; a galaxy like ours probably has two or three cruising along right now like ripples on the water of a pond after something falls in, except these are expanding in three dimensions and are much more energetic.Read more ›
Admittedly, he started out with a distinct handicap by basing his astronomical investigations on a decryption of the zodiac, as transmitted through traditional lore. According to him, the ancients bequeathed to us knowledge of an astronomical disaster that occurred toward the end of the last ice age: a massive explosion at the core of our galaxy, which caused a superwave of subatomic particles and rays that upon entering our solar system pushed huge amounts of debris toward the Sun leading to a significant decrease of sunlight.
He is of course not alone in postulating such a catastrophy some 15,000 years ago, but his explanation of the event is quite unique. Using mythology, star lore, astronomy, astrophysics, geology, archaeology, La Violette has succeeded in painting a colorful and fascinating picture of what he believes happened just before the emergence of the early civilizations. Clearly, something extraordinary happened and, if LaViolette is correct, it could happen again. It makes sense to generously support further research.
This work is best read in conjunction with Richard Firestone et al.'s The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes, also published by Bear & Co.
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An interesting account of earth's ancient history. However, the author is a PHD & uses lots of mathmatical formulas which make sense to him but not me! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Violet Bunny
Started out with really mixed (and a ... cautious ...) willingness to read through what seemed (and may BE) kinda woo-woo stuff. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elenor
I don;t remember all this stuff. Book went to Half Price Books a really long time agoPublished 10 months ago by john s. crouch
This book has an interesting perspective on the Cataclysmic event some 13,000 years ago. The author touches base on a lot of related areas to back up the theory/actuality.Published 15 months ago by Kilroy
Was really into the narrative until he got to quoting a psychic that was channeling some spirit called the Source. Lost me there.Published 17 months ago by loriacfnurse1
excellent book, wonderful detail, ground breaking theoryPublished 17 months ago by annemarie cymbrowski
Most in depth book that I have ever read dealing with the last ice age and theories on what may come next!Published 20 months ago by Michael P.
I had anticipated this book for years, but now wonder why. LaViolette starts off claiming that evidence of the previous cataclysm(s) is recorded in the mythology... Read more