Additionally, there has been an increase during the month of July in
volcanic activity around the world, including:
On June 11, 2003, Larry Park wrote an article (which appeared on
www.yowusa.com) titled Volcanoes In California, Idaho, and Pacific
Northwest Building Towards Catastrophic Eruptions. His provocative
article begins with the ominous warning:
As you read this, know that massive forces tens of miles beneath
your feet are building towards what could be another catastrophic
series of volcanic eruptions if present trends in the monitoring
data remain. The consequence of a complacent attitude towards living
within the destructive reach of an active volcano such as Mount
Rainier outside of Seattle, Washington may soon come to haunt the
millions of Americans living within a day’s drive of the Ring of
[quoting further on:]
A little over 150 years ago, in 1851, twenty-one eruptive events
from ash or lava eruption to steam bursts occurred in the western
United States from Northern California to Oregon and the state of
Washington. Volcanoes involved Mt. Baker (WA), Mt. Rainier (WA), Mt.
St. Helens (WA), Mt. Hood (OR), Three Sisters (OR), Mt. Shasta (CA),
Cinder Cone (CA), and Chaos Crags (CA). Are events quickly shaping
up to a much larger repeat to recent history? New research data
indicates a definite - yes.
Larry’s methods for studying and analyzing volcanic activity are
quite advanced and "unusual" by normal geophysical standards. But he
has dared to work "outside the box" that controls the thinking (via
paychecks) of most geologists.
Volcanism And Yellowstone National Park
On August 22, 2003 Larry was the subject of a lot of debate and
late-night radio discussion after publishing (at
article titled It Is Time To Cast A Worried Eye Towards Yellowstone.
In that somewhat technical article he linked a day-before M4.4
shallow earthquake near the south entrance to Yellowstone National
Park with the strong possibility that anyone living within a
600-mile radius of Yellowstone could soon be sitting in a modern-day
Pompeii. If you’re within that radius, it would be prudent to
include, with your other emergency supplies, some dust masks (or #4
coffee filters, like the more resourceful New Yorkers used after
9/11) to keep the ash out of your lungs.
Larry’s warnings, quoted earlier, got the conventional geologists
scurrying to cover their backsides - just in case. The situation was
best reported in an 8/9/03 article by Mitch Battros, titled
Seismologists Indicate Serious Concern Over Yellowstone Volcano.
Mitch is the author of the
Earth Changes TV website:
Yellowstone plateau has been volcanically active for 2 million
years. It has been the scene of some of the world’s largest
eruptions. The Yellowstone caldera has one of the world’s
hydrothermal systems. The last large eruptions was 70,000 years ago.
There are some who believe Yellowstone has a 70,000- to 80,000-year
cycle. Yes, that would mean, at any time, Yellowstone could come
Yellowstone’s world-famous natural history is marked by such
colossal volcanic events that their reflections in today’s landscape
are difficult to grasp and impossible to take in at just a glance,
even for those familiar with the signs of past volcanism.
The stunning features of
Yellowstone National Park result from great
explosive eruptions and profound collapse of the ground, enormously
thick lava flows, uplift and extensive faulting, and the erosive
power of flowing water and ice. For more than a century, geologists
have discovered and analyzed evidence of the dramatic events that
have shaped the land there. When combined with growing knowledge
about how volcanoes work and the never-ending motion of Earth’s
surface, the evidence tells a remarkable story of the Yellowstone
Saturday, 8/9/03, it has been disclosed today, scientists plan to
set-up a temporary network of seismographs, Global Positioning
System receivers, and thermometers to monitor increasing
hydrothermal activity in the Norris Geyser Basin and gauge the risk
of a hydrothermal explosion. The goal of the Yellowstone Volcano
Observatory is to pinpoint underground sources of hydrothermal steam
and learn more about how seismic activity affects the basin.
Keep an eye open for more news about this hot-spot area.
Earth Changes Galore
While there are small earthquakes around the world all the time,
let me list the alarming number of earthquakes that have been above
6.0 in magnitude just in July of 2003:
•July 3: Tonga, 6.0
•July 12: Queen Charlotte Islands region, 6.0
•July 15: New Ireland region, 6.5
•July 15: Carlsberg Ridge, 7.6
•July 17: off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico, 6.0
•July 21: New Britain region, Papua New Guinea, 6.4
•July 21: Yunnan, China, 6.0
•July 22: Vanuatu Islands, 6.0
•July 25: New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea, 6.4
•July 25: Eastern Honshu, Japan, 6.1
•July 27: Southern Bolivia, 6.1
•July 27: Fiji Islands region, 6.6 and 6.2
The important point here is that both the frequency and intensity of
quakes is, on average, on the rise with each passing month. Is this
a sign of things to come?
To our South, Northern Mexico had been parched by drought
conditions, affecting some 10 states, which have been declared
disaster areas. One the hardest hit is the Yaqui Valley, which had
to cancel its summer planting season.
Closer to home, due to increased thermal activity and increased
measured ground temperatures (up to more than 200º F), Yellowstone
National Park has closed the Volcanic Basin.
Also, there has been a lot of information on the Internet about
Planet X (Nibiru)
and its "imminent" passage through our Solar
System. When this may occur, no one knows for sure. There have also
been a lot of articles about a possible magnetic (or actual) pole
shift for Earth. And, of course, comets are an influencing factor
into this scenario.
Back in the 1950s,
Immanuel Velikovksy (1895-1979) wrote about
comets and their impact on planets as they travel through the Solar
System. Velikovsky got his information by studying the ancient
records in various cultures, often in the language they were
written, and also directly from "elders".
James McCanney has gone on record as supporting the work and
conclusions of Immanuel Velikovsky. Let’s take a closer look at this
often controversial figure.
In a book titled Velikovsky Reconsidered, by the editors of
comes the following statement from the book’s Preface, which the
authors based on the work of Velikovsky:
Global cataclysms fundamentally altered the face of our planet more
than once in historical times. The terrestrial axis shifted. Earth
fled from its established orbit. The magnetic poles reversed.
In great convulsions, the seas emptied onto continents, the planet’s
crust folded, and volcanoes erupted into mountain chains. Lava
flows, up to a mile thick, spilled out over vast areas of the
Earth’s surface. Climates changed suddenly - ice settling over lush
vegetation, while green meadows and forests were transformed into
In a few awful moments, civilizations collapsed. Species were
exterminated in continental sweeps of mud, rock, and sea. Tidal
waves crushed even the largest beasts, tossing their bodies into
tangled heaps in the valleys and rock fissures, preserved beneath
mountains of sediment. The mammoths of Siberia were instantly frozen
Surviving generations recorded these events by every means
available: in myths and legends, temples and monuments to the
planetary gods, precise charts of the heavens, sacrificial rites,
astrological canons, detailed records of planetary movements, and
tragic lamentations amid fallen cities and destroyed institutions.
"All Is Ruin"
Aware of a link between the circuit of heavenly bodies and the
catastrophic ruin of previous generations, the ancients ceaselessly
watched the planetary movements. Their traditions recalled that when
old epochs dissolved, the new "Age" or "Sun" was marked by different
celestial paths. Astronomers and seers diligently watched for any
change which might augur approaching destruction and the end of an
This is all by way of setting the stage for exploring the
relationship between various celestial events and what they may have
to do with calamities on planet Earth. Let’s explore more deeply
Immanuel Velikovsky had to say, from the
There’s nothing like a massive and profound reconstruction of
ancient history to really upset Egyptologists, archeologists, and
other members of the "old guard of
This was particularly the case when Immanuel Velikovsky, who, after
years of study, informed the world that:
•Earth, Mars, and Venus had suffered catastrophic near-collisions in
•"Sun Stand Thou Still" in Joshua’s time was a reality.
•The history of
ancient Egypt contains 580 imaginary years.
And, among other things:
•The Earth was without the Moon in historical times.
Immanuel Velikovsky is the author of
Worlds In Collision, Ages In
Chaos, Ramses II And His Time, Peoples Of The Sea, Earth In
Upheaval, and Oedipus And Akhanaton.
Today many scholars are calling Immanuel Velikovsky a scientific genius, maintaining an archive of
his work at
www.varchive.org, while others are acknowledging or
vindicating his work on numerous critical points. But this has not
always been the case.
Upon the publication of Worlds In Collision in 1950,
nearly laughed out of science, the publisher of his book was forced
(because of its large number of academic textbooks) to sell the
best-selling publishing rights to another non-academic publisher,
and since then the Old Guard has done everything in its power to
discredit the very idea of "near-Earth objects" (and thus the
possibility of collisions) and even the remote possibility of any
reconstruction of history.
In the latter vein, one history student,
Kelly Kincaid, wrote her
senior thesis on the idea that if new evidence was found which
contradicted history, could the "official" history then be
changed - only to find her history professor so incensed by her
example (one from Velikovsky) that he, by example, proved her thesis
that indeed history could not be changed from mere evidence.
In Velikovsky’s own words (www.varchive.org/itb/ecintro.htm):
"When the manuscript of Worlds In Collision was first offered to the
publisher (Macmillan Company, New York) it contained a brief story
of the Deluge and of the cataclysm that terminated the
But after one of the publisher’s readers suggested that
the book should concentrate on one event, we compromised in
presenting, in the published volume, two series of cataclysms - those
that took place in the fifteenth century before the present era and
were caused by the near-approaches of Venus, and those that occurred
in the eighth century before this era and were caused by the
near-approaches of Mars.
"The unused material was left for elaboration in a separate work on
’Saturn and the Flood’ and 'Jupiter of the Thunderbolt’.
"The reception of Worlds In Collision, however, made me understand
that I had already offered more than was palatable. And so I did not
hurry with what I consider to be the heritage of our common
ancestors, an inheritance of which my contemporaries in the
scientific circles preferred not to partake.
"Researching and writing this book, I would sit at the feet of the
sages of many ancient civilizations - one day of the Egyptian learned
scribes, another of the Hebrew ancient rabbis, the next of the
Hindus, Chinese, or the Pythagoreans. But then, rising to my feet, I
would confer with present-day scientific knowledge.
"At times I came to understand what perplexed the ancients, and at
other times I found answers to what perplexes the moderns. This
shuttle back and forth was a daily occupation for a decade or more,
and it became a way to understand the phenomena: to listen to those
who lived close to the events of the past, even to witnesses, and to
try to understand them in the light of the theoretical and
experimental knowledge of the last few centuries, in this manner
confronting witnesses and experts.
"I realized very soon that the ancient sages lived in a frightened
state of mind, justified by the events they or their close ancestors
had witnessed. The ancients’ message was an anguished effort to
communicate the awe engendered at seeing Nature with its elements
unchained. The moderns, however, denied their ancestors’ wisdom,
even their integrity, because of an all-embracing fear of facing the
past, even the historically documented experiences of our
progenitors, as recent as four score generations ago.
"I have deliberately described the catastrophes of the second and
first millennia before this era before I describe the catastrophes
of the previous ages. The reason is obvious: the history of
catastrophes is extremely unsettling to the historians,
evolutionists, geologists, astronomers, and physicists. Therefore it
is preferable to start from the better known and then proceed to the
"For the last catastrophe caused by the contact of
Mars and the
Earth, I could establish the year, the month, and even the day; not
so for the catastrophes in which Venus and the Earth participated,
when only the approximate time in the space of a definite century
could be established. Still, I found it advisable to narrate the
story of the second millennium first: it was possible to write the
story of the contacts with Venus with a fair amount of detail.
"But each cataclysm is not only more remote in time from us, it is
also obscured by the catastrophes that followed. As we seek to
penetrate ever deeper into the past, we can see the foregoing
periods through the veil of the catastrophes; dimmer and dimmer is
the light behind every veil, till our eye can distinguish no more
behind the veil that hangs over the period When The Earth Was
Moonless, though already inhabited by human life [Lunatics?].
not know the beginning; we can only enter the theater at what may
have been the third or fourth act."
This connection between massive events within our
Solar System and
their effects on planet Earth spans the realms of science and
Few are willing to pursue such information with an open
mind because the contradictions with "established fact" can get such
honest researchers into a lot of trouble.
The Kolbrin [Bible] will be discussed shortly during the interview
with James McCanney. There is also some discussion of Planet X, also
Nibiru. In my prior interview with
Professor McCanney, he
referred to a large comet as being responsible for the flood
referred to in Genesis. He cited as his source a hard-to-find book
called the Kolbrin Bible.
Let’s see what images this old reference work draws to mind. In
Chapter Four, which is titled "The Deluge" from
The Book of
Gleanings, we read:
Then, with the dawning, men saw an awesome sight. There, riding on a
black rolling cloud came the Destroyer, newly released from the
confines of the sky vaults, and she raged about the heavens, for it
was her day of judgment. The beast with her opened its mouth and
belched forth fire and hot stones and a vile smoke.
It covered the
whole sky above, and the meeting place of Earth and heaven could no
longer be seen. In the evening the places of the stars were changed,
they rolled across the sky to new stations; then the floodwaters
The floodgates of Heaven were opened and the foundations of Earth
were broken apart. The surrounding waters poured over the land and
broke upon the mountains. The storehouses of the winds burst their
bolts asunder, so storms and whirlwinds were loosed, to hurl
themselves upon the Earth. In the seething waters and howling gales
all buildings were destroyed, trees were uprooted, and mountains
There was a time of great heat; then came a bitter cold.
The waves over the waters did not rise and fall but seethed and
swirled; there was an awful sound above.
This is obviously a detailed description of a massive cataclysmic
event. Was it produced by a comet coming our way? How does one prove
such an assertion?
Hubble Helps Confirm Oldest Known
A number of weeks ago, there were articles posted all over the
Internet about a "discovery" of the oldest known planet. While there
are many articles to choose from, here is just one, issued by NASA
on July 10, 2003:
Hubble Helps Confirm Oldest Known Planet
Long before our Sun and Earth ever existed, a Jupiter-sized planet
formed around a Sun-like star. Now, almost 13 billion years later,
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has precisely measured the mass of
this farthest and oldest known planet.
The ancient planet has had a remarkable history, because it has
wound-up in an unlikely, rough neighborhood. It orbits a peculiar
pair of burned-out stars in the crowded core of a globular star
The new Hubble findings close a decade of speculation and debate as
to the true nature of this ancient world, which takes a century to
complete each orbit. The planet is 2.5 times the mass of Jupiter.
Its very existence provides tantalizing evidence the first planets
were formed rapidly, within a billion years of the Big Bang, leading
astronomers to conclude planets may be very abundant in the
The planet lies near the core of the ancient
globular star cluster
M4, located 5,600 light-years away in the summer constellation Scorpius. Globular clusters are deficient in heavier elements,
because they formed so early in the universe that heavier elements
had not been cooked-up in abundance in the nuclear furnaces of
Some astronomers have therefore argued globular clusters
cannot contain planets. This conclusion was bolstered in 1999 when Hubble failed to find close-orbiting "hot Jupiter"-type planets
around the stars of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.
Now, it seems
astronomers were just looking in the wrong place, and gas-giant
worlds, orbiting at greater distances from their stars, could be
common in globular clusters.
"Our Hubble measurement offers tantalizing evidence that planet
formation processes are quite robust and efficient at making use of
a small amount of heavier elements. This implies that planet
formation happened very early in the universe" said Steinn
Sigurdsson of Pennsylvania State University, State College.
"This is tremendously encouraging that planets are probably abundant
in globular star clusters" says Harvey Richer of the University of
British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.
He bases this conclusion
on the fact a planet was uncovered in such an unlikely place: orbiting two captured stars, a helium white dwarf and a rapidly
spinning neutron star, near the crowded core of a globular cluster.
In such a place, fragile planetary systems tend to be ripped apart
due to gravitational interactions with neighboring stars.
The story of this planet’s discovery began in 1988, when the
called PSR B1620-26, was discovered in M4. It is a neutral star
spinning just under 100 times per second and emitting regular radio
pulses like a lighthouse beam. The white dwarf was quickly found
through its effect on the clock-like white dwarf, as the two stars
orbited each other twice per year.
Sometime later, astronomers
noticed further irregularities in the pulsar that implied a third
object was orbiting the others. This new object was suspected to be
a planet, but it also could have been a brown dwarf or a low-mass
star. Debate over its true identity continued through the 1990s.
Sigurdsson, Richer, and their co-investigators settled the debate by
at last measuring the planet’s actual mass through some ingenious
celestial detective work. They had exquisite Hubble data from the
mid-1990s taken to study white dwarfs in M4. Sifting through these
observations, they were able to detect the white dwarf orbiting the
pulsar and measure its color and temperature. Using evolutionary
models computed by Brad Hansen of the University of California, Los
Angeles, the astronomers estimated the white dwarf’s mass.
This in turn was compared to the amount of wobble in the pulsar’s
signal, allowing the team to calculate the tilt of the white dwarf’s
orbit as seen from Earth. When combined with the radio studies of
the wobbling pulsar, this critical piece of evidence told them the
tilt of the planet’s orbit, too, and so the precise mass could at
last be known.
With a mass of only 2.5 Jupiters, the object is too
small to be a star or brown dwarf and must instead be a planet. The
planet is likely a gas giant without a solid surface like the Earth.
The full team involved in this discovery is composed of
Richer, Sigurdsson, Ingrid Stairs, UBC, and Stephen Thorsett,
University of California, Santa Cruz.
Electronic images and additional information are available at the
http://hubblesite.org/news/2003/19 Internet website.
Another factor that has gotten a lot of
attention is the "close" passage of Mars. Will the close proximity
of Mars to Earth have any effects on our weather? Our magnetic
I took the opportunity of inquiring about that in
my discussion with Professor McCanney, but before we get to the
interview, here is some brief information about the Mars passage by
June Ferguson, posted 7/30/03 at the
Rense.com Internet website:
The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month
(July 2003) and next,
Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate
in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history.
The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way
Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers
can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to
the last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before
it happens again.
The encounter will culminate on August 27 when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to
the Moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a
magnitude of -2.9 and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. Mars will
be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east
at 10 p.m. and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.
By the end of August when the two planets are closest,
rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30
a.m. That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being
has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the
beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and
brighter throughout the month.
Share this with your children and
grandchildren. No one alive today will ever see this again.
Mars remains a prominent figure in the night sky for a time well
after the date of closest approach, and the question remains as to
what possible residual effects may be produced on Earth from this
window of close proximity of the two planets.