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About Atlantis and 2012
• Shows that the Mayan Calendar was brought to Mexico by survivors of Atlantis
• Correlates scientific studies with the Mayan Calendar to reveal that 2012 could be the start of a new ice age
• Reveals the link between Atlantis and Lemuria discovered by Edgar Cayce
Based on more than 25 years of research around the globe and statements from Edgar Cayce about Atlantis and its Pacific sister civilization of Lemuria, Frank Joseph reveals that the Mayan Calendar was brought to Mexico by survivors of Atlantis. Uncovering the Atlantean influences in both ancient Mesoamerican culture and ancient Egyptian culture, he links the demise of Atlantis with the birth of the Olmec civilization in Mexico (the progenitors of the Maya), the beginning of the first Egyptian dynasty, and the start of the Mayan Calendar.
Joseph explains that the Mayan Calendar was invented by the combined genius of Atlantis and Lemuria and describes how it predicts an eternal cycle of global creation, destruction, and renewal. Correlating this recurring cycle with scientific studies on glacial ice cores and predictions from the Hopi, the Incas, and the Scandinavian Norse, Joseph reveals that 2012 could be the start of a new ice age and the advent of a massive solar storm. However, Joseph shows that the Maya knew the way to reestablish civilization’s cosmic balance before time runs out.
While researching materials for Atlantis and 2012, I learned that directors at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) wanted to replace the inadequate and aging Sun-monitoring satellites that formed our planet’s only advance warning system against solar storms. Their proposal won approval during the George Bush administration, but was put on hold after Barack Obama entered the White House. Into 2009, prospects for actually materializing the new observatory seemed uncertain, especially when the United States suffered its disastrous “economic downturn” that removed such endeavors from further consideration. Given the magnitude of the crisis, I presumed the planned Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) would never leave the ground, and I got on with finalizing my manuscript. Announcement of the probe’s forthcoming launch after the New Year took me by surprise, and too late for mention in Atlantis and 2012, which was already far advanced in production. My mistake! I should have guessed that the generous “stimulus packages” being made available here and there might have made SDO possible after all. In any case, I am grateful for an opportunity to cite the significance of this vitally important satellite at Inner Traditions’ website.
The potential for cataclysmic damage inflicted on modern society by a super solar storm was taken so seriously by NASA that it was budgeted $850 million to launch a sophisticated probe of our Sun on February 11, 2010. The Solar Dynamic Observatory was blasted into space by an Atlas V rocket, and took up station in a geosynchronous orbit that allows for constant contact with a pair of radio dishes in New Mexico, which receive 1.5 terabytes of data about the Sun every day from a trio of SDO instruments. That is equivalent to about 380 full-length feature films shot aboard the probe and transmitted every second. Most importantly, this information contains the direction and velocity of solar winds, and is able to warn of any highly charged particles heading our way.
The window of opportunity that it offers power companies, however, seems impractically narrow. That an alert sounded by a satellite from outer space could filter down to Earth through the electric companies’ chain of command in time to disengage the nation’s transformers before a plasmic bombardment strikes our magnetosphere seems too much to ask. In 1859 a solar storm known as the Solar Superstorm or Carrington Event occurred; it was the most powerful solar storm in recorded history. If a sun storm of this same magnitude were to occur today, it would speed past SDO’s position to collide with our planet in less than fifteen minutes. A coronal mass ejected from the solar photosphere normally requires three or four days to reach Earth, allowing at least some time to sound a warning. But to cover the ninety-three million miles from the Sun, the Carrington Event took just seventeen hours and forty minutes. “It arrived faster than anything we can do,” said Charles Hapgood, an expert on global geography and astronomy.
From the moment SDO transmits its alarm of an incoming super solar storm, the President of the United States will be expected to make an on-the-spot decision. If he orders the nation’s entire electrical power grid shut down with--as will be necessary--little or no warning, he may save his country from irrecoverable catastrophe, but the resulting disruption will result in its own disaster. Worse, the governments of Canada, Mexico, and Europe cannot be expected to act with a simultaneous alacrity. The very nature of democratic systems, for all their “globalization,” prevents them from the only kind of immediate, unilateral response required to disengage all electrical power networks before the super solar storm arrives.
Even if the United States acted in time, other nations of the northern hemisphere would not. The collapse of their no less electronically based infrastructure must precipitate a worldwide calamity no one can escape, given the fragility and interdependency of the so-called “world economy.” The Achilles’ heel of the Solar Dynamic Observatory is its geosynchronous orbit. Twice each year, the probe passes near the equinox, when all views of the Sun will be blocked by our own planet. If a super solar storm were to erupt toward Earth during those bi-annual moments, it would overtake us with complete surprise.
About the Author(s) of Atlantis and 2012
Praise for Atlantis and 2012
“The Mayan civilization gave a gift to future humanity in the form of their Mayan calendar. Having witnessed periodic extinctions, they documented these cycles in the hopes of preparing and maybe even preventing what they could not: a dark end for our age. Their message is one of balancing the material and spiritual dimensions, because an imbalance brings on social decay and physical annihilation. Vested interests and the domination of the corporate world, which enforces its status quo, have brought us to the edge of extinction. Although humankind may be vastly diminished, the planet will survive.
“The Atlanteans were much like us--in fact, they are us if you consider reincarnation. Their insatiable appetite for material prosperity and military might mirror the world governments of today. Frank Joseph has used the works of two great seers, Plato and Edgar Cayce, to guide us through our past and future. Thanks to the Atlantis code (which we know as the Mayan calendar), he shows that we still have hope that we might be able to avoid what the Atlanteans failed to avoid. You must read this book--today!”
Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., author of United Symbolism of America and host of 21st Century Radio
J. Douglas Kenyon, editor of Forbidden History and Atlantis Rising
Michael Gleason, reviewer, May 2010
Nexus New Times Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 4, June/July 2010
James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review, June 2010
Alan Glassman, New Dawn Magazine, September 2010
Intuitive Connections Network, June 2011