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on 19 November 1999
Well written and documented study on the apocalyptical history of planet Earth. The writer has found many beautiful clues in astronomy, astrology and mythology that hint at the sometimes erratic behaviour of our Planet and solar system in history, all due to sudden super explosions at the center of our galaxy. Is there an analogy to the "heartbeat" of our Sun with its steady cycle of sunspots?
Nevertheless, as beautiful as the story is linked with all kinds of sciences, I do not know if he on purpose forgets that the Egyptian priests assured Herodotus that the Pole of the Earth and the Pole of the Ecliptic had formerly coincided, signifying an age of horror. This would answer some questions he leaves open.
At the end of the story the writer displays a rather unneccessary and scaring apocalyptic view (the Y2K itch?). He foresees a great upheavel in the very near future, which he bases on the Hindu system of cycles and some astronomical data. However, H.P. Blavatsky makes it clear in her Secret Doctrine that the figures of the cycles of the Hindus, their Yuga's, must be read as Divine Years and not as ordinary figures. E.g. the Kali Yuga cycle would after some mathematics result in 432.000 years and not 1200 (merely a detail). So according to theosophy there are still some 20.000 years to go for the closing of a smaller cycle (not the end of Kali Yuga, that would be after 429.500 years from now) when the first big catastrofes will occur.
We may also add some questionmarks to the thoughts of the writer at the end of the book, when he calls for some action to prevent the passing of a future shockwave from the center of the galaxy through our solar system. I would be delighted to know what power could protect our solar system as a whole against such a power?
Still, this book must be recommended.
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