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Book Of Life: Chapter Twelve - A HISTORY OF UPHEAVAL

Book Of Life: Chapter Twelve - A HISTORY OF UPHEAVAL

We tend quite naturally to regard 'our Earth' as a stable and unchanging home, a 'sure stronghold' which could never be substantially disrupted. Our confidence may from time to time be shaken by major earthquakes and typhoons, but these soon pass over, and we prefer to regard them as minor temporary upsets in an otherwise comfortable and predictable environment. There is however much geological evidence of sudden and major structural changes having taken place on Planet Earth in the past; and it is not unreasonable to consider the possibility that what has happened in the past may well be repeated.

Historical accounts written many centuries ago bear witness to previous planetary disruptions. Immanuel Velikovsky has made a major contribution to research in this area; his "Worlds in Collision", written in 1950, assembles numerous Biblical and ancient historical references to such events, drawing substantially on contemporary accounts from the Middle East and lower Mexico.

He quotes, for example, a long inscription in hieroglyphics on a shrine of black granite found at El-Arish on the border of Egypt and Palestine. It reads: "The land was in great affliction. Evil fell on this earth. There was a great upheaval in the residence. Nobody could leave the palace during nine days, and during these nine days of upheaval there was such a tempest that neither men nor gods could see the faces of those beside them."

This inscription corresponds exactly with the Bible, Exodus 10,22: "And there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days."

East of Egypt, in Babylonia, the eleventh tablet of the 'Epic of Gilgamesh' refers to the same events: "From out of the horizon rose a dark cloud and it rushed against the Earth; the land was shrivelled by the heat of flames. Desolation stretched to heaven; all that was bright was turned into darkness. Nor could a brother distinguish his brother. (For) six days the hurricane, deluge, and tempest continued sweeping the land, and all humans back to their clay were returned."

The historian Ipuwer witnessed and survived this earthquake, recounting that: "The towns are destroyed, Upper Egypt has become a waste. All is ruin. The residence is overturned in a minute." (Papyrus Ipuwer 2:11, 3:13)

From his research into ancient documents, Velikovsky concludes that the Earth was forced out of its regular motion by the close approach of the body of a comet: a major shock convulsed the lithosphere, and the area of the earthquake was the entire globe. Terrific hurricanes swept the Earth because of the change or reversal of the angular velocity of rotation and because of the sweeping gases, dust, and cinders of the comet.

He supports this contention of worldwide disruptions with similar quotations from historical records of Mexican tradition.

The Mexican sacred book 'Popol-Vuh', the 'Manuscript Cakchiquel', and the 'Manuscript Troano' all record how the mountains in every part of the Western Hemisphere simultaneously gushed lava. The volcanoes that opened along the entire chain of the Cordilleras and in other mountain ranges and on flat land vomited fire, vapour, and torrents of lava.

Velikovsky quotes 'Manuscript Troano' and other documents of the Mayas which describe a cosmic catastrophe during which the ocean fell upon the continent and a terrible hurricane swept the Earth. These records provide graphic accounts of hurricanes which broke up and carried away all towns and forests. Exploding volcanoes, tides sweeping over mountains, and raging winds threatened to annihilate humankind, and actually did annihilate many species of animals. The face of the Earth changed, mountains collapsed, other mountains grew and rose over the onrushing cataract of water driven from oceanic spaces, numberless rivers lost their beds, and a wild tornado moved through the debris descending from the sky.

The ancients referred to the physical agent that brought darkness and swept away houses and trees and even rocks and mounds of earth as 'Hurakan', from which our present word 'hurricane' is derived. Hurakan, it is recorded, destroyed the major part of the human race. In the darkness swept by wind, resinous stuff fell from the sky and participated with fire on water in the destruction of the world. For five days, save for the burning naphtha and burning volcanoes, the World was dark, since the sun did not appear.

In a later book, 'Earth in Upheaval', Velikovsky takes a slightly different approach, now supporting Biblical and other historical references with currently visible geological evidence of past upheavals.

He describes, for example, an area in Alaska to the north of Mount McKinley which has a frozen layer of 'muck' composed of a jumble of trees and extinct animals, such as the mammoth, mastodon and super-bison. This was analyzed by Professor F.C. Hibben of the University of New Mexico, who concluded:

"There is ample evidence that at least portions of this material were deposited under catastrophic conditions. Mammal remains are for the most part dismembered and dis-articulated, even though some fragments yet retain, in their frozen state, portions of ligaments, skin, hair, and flesh. Twisted and torn trees are piled in splintered masses. At least four considerable layers of volcanic ash may be traced in these deposits, although they are extremely warped and distorted.

"The presence of volcanic ash indicates that a volcanic eruption did take place, and repeatedly, in four consecutive stages of the same epoch; but it is also apparent that the trees could have been uprooted and splintered only by hurricane or flood or a combination of both agencies. The animals could have been dismembered only by a stupendous wave that lifted and carried and smashed and tore and buried millions of bodies and millions of trees. Also, the area of the catastrophe was much greater than the action of a few volcanoes could have covered."

During the late 1830s Hugh Miller made a special study of the Old Red Sandstone in Scotland in which an abundant aquatic fauna is embedded. The animals embedded within it are seen in very 'disturbed' positions. Miller writes: "Some terrible catastrophe involved in sudden destruction the fish of an area at least a hundred miles from boundary to boundary, perhaps more. The same platform in Orkney, as at Cromarty, is strewed thick with remains, which exhibit unequivocally the marks of violent death. The figures are contorted, contracted, curved; the tail in many instances is bent around to the head; the spines stick out; the fins are spread to the full, as in fish that die in convulsions."

In 1901 a quick-frozen mammoth was found in Beresovka, Siberia, so well preserved that its eyeballs were fully intact. It still had buttercups in its mouth and the content of its stomach indicated that it had been eating temperate-zone plants, no longer growing in the area. R.S. Lull, Director of the Peabody Museum at Yale, reports the discovery in his book 'Organic Evolution', confirming that: "...a fractured hip and fore limb, a great mass of clotted blood in the chest, and unswallowed grass between the clenched teeth, all point to the violence and suddenness of its passing."

Rock geology shows that there have been major uplifts of land masses around the globe. The great massif of the Himalayas is estimated to have risen to its present height since the last Ice Age of over 11,000 years ago. Likewise the Andes in South America also show evidence of having been thrust upwards at this time.

Many other researchers have identified evidence of major geological changes during our Planet's long history; indeed, there are many areas in which even a casual observer can see such evidence for him or herself, as for example when erosion shows cross-sections of hillsides miles from the present coastline displaying deposits of seashells.

An interesting example, quoted in 'Doomsday 1999 A.D.', by Charles Berlitz, can be found in Bolivia. The stone city of Tiahuanaco is so old that its broken pottery shows pictures of Pleistocene animals. Although Tiahuanaco is now at an altitude of 13,500 feet, too high for a population to live, its docks and quays indicate that it was once a seaport and that it rose with the Andes when they were created 11,000 years ago.

Immanuel Velikovsky summarizes these sudden geological changes:

"Wherever we investigate the geological records of this Earth, we find signs of catastrophes and upheavals, old and recent.

"Mountains sprang from plains, and other mountains were levelled; strata of the terrestrial crust were folded and pressed together and overturned and moved and put on top of other formations. Igneous rock melted and flooded enormous areas of land with miles-thick sheets, and the ocean bed flowed with molten rock. Ashes were showered down and built layers many yards thick on the ground and on the bottom of the oceans in their vast expanse. The shores of ancient lakes were tilted and are no longer horizontal and the seacoasts show subsidence or emergence, in some places, of over one thousand feet.

"Rocks of the Earth are filled with remains of life extinguished in a state of agony. Sedimentary rocks are one vast graveyard, and the granite and basalt, too, have embedded in them numberless living organisms. Shells have closed valves as they do in a living state, so unexpectedly came the entombment. Vast forests were burned and washed away and covered with the waters of the seas and with sand and turned to coal. Animals were swept to the far north and thrown into heaps and were soaked by bituminous outpourings. Broken bones and torn ligaments and the skins of animals, both of living species and of extinct species, were smashed together with splintered forests into huge piles.

"The evidence is overwhelming that the great global catastrophes were either accompanied or caused by the shifting of the terrestrial axis, or by a disturbance in the diurnal and annual motions of the Earth. The shifting of the axis could not have been brought about by internal causes, but only under the impact of external forces. The state of lavas with reversed magnetization, hundreds of times more intense than the inverted terrestrial magnetic field could impart, reveals the nature of the forces that were in action." ['Earth in Upheaval', by Immanuel Velikovsky – 1955 – Buccaneer Books Inc., Cutchogue, NY, USA.]

Set against the wider time-frame of the many dramatic surface changes which have already occurred, current predictions of major physical 'Earth Changes' may now perhaps seem less extreme. There is plenty of evidence that the Planet's very geography has in fact been dramatically changed many times before, and likewise, there is no scientific evidence to support the contention that such changes will not happen yet again.

Human Earth civilizations have also come and gone. Most people today look at the story of Humanity and assume that it has lasted for only six thousand years or so, but there have in fact been many much older civilizations, such as Lemuria (or Mu) in the Pacific Ocean and the legendary Atlantis in the Atlantic Ocean.

Now however, thanks to some new historical background from the Higher Spheres recently imparted to us by the "Council of Nine" on Sirius B, Members of the Galactic Federation of Light for our Sector of the Milky Way Galaxy, Earth's background history can be further broadened (channeled by Sheldon Nidle and Virginnia Essene in their book "You Are Becoming A Galactic Human", published 1994 by S.E.E. Publishing Co., Santa Clara, California):

"Approximately 35 million years ago, the Time Lords and the Spiritual Hierarchy of your Solar System decided to create an Etheric life form [the EL's or Elders] to act as a Guardian Species for Earth and the surrounding solar system. This angel-like life-form was to act as an intermediary until the evolution of a more physically evolved primate occurred that would be the land-based Guardian species for Planet Earth. Indeed, over the next 8 million years, a primate-based life-form did develop on Earth, which one day could replace the temporary Etheric civilization created by the Spiritual Hierarchy.

"The original, Divine Plan for physical life on your planet was conceived by the Creator, and executed by the Time Lords as one of vast diversity. Futhermore, this diversity was instituted so that more than one land creature could eventually rise to high sentient levels and have an opportunity to become Planetary Guardians. Then about 26 million years ago, two non-human space civilizations approached this planet and established colonies upon it. These two planetary non-human civilizations were a reptilian or Reptoid one (from the lesser-known stars in the constellation Sagittarius), and a dinosaurian or Dinoid society (from the Bellatrix system in the Constellation Orion). [The Dinoids are bipedal beings 7-10 feet tall with various scaly skin colors, almost non-existant tail and otherwise very similar body structure to modern Humans. The Reptoids are roughly the same size as Dinoids, but have large tails which are utilized for balance. The Reptoids are more muscular than the Dinoid groups and possess a crocodile type of protruding face with teeth very similar to that of modern Earth reptiles].

"These two non-love based civilizations came into your Solar System and claimed it as part of an overall mandate from their mutual Creation Myths that conceived of the entire Galaxy as their property, to do with as they saw fit. The Etheric life-form now occupying Earth and its Angelic Hosts decided to permit this colonizing to occur and to work towards eventually obtaining a change in the attitude of the two hostile civilizations. Over the next 8 million years as the Spiritual Hierarchy sent more and more love energy to them, these two civilizations began to slowly allow mammalian creatures on your planet to evolve towards sentiency. The first such creature was a land pre-cetacean (ancestor of the present dolphins and whales). They developed a primitive agrarian society and a great ability to produce more than enough food staples to supply the other two more advanced civilizations. This pre-cetacean civilization was encouraged and given advanced technology to improve its food production capabilities. It easily provided for the food requirements of the Dinoid and Reptoid civilizations and had a successful yet passive relationship with both of them."

Eventually the parent race of the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance on Orion prompted their offshoots on Earth to plan to destroy the Pre-Cetacean civilization. When the now well spiritually developed Pre-Cetaceans learned of this dastardly plot, they decided to pre-empt them by destroying the Dinoid/Reptiod civilization. This they eventually did by exploding their own vast series of fusion generators located within the Pre-Cetacean homeland of what would now be central Eastern Europe. At the same time, they had decided to evacuate half their population to the constellations of Pegasus and of Cetus and the other half to develop living in the future on Earth within the safety of the oceans.

"The destruction of the Reptoid/Dinoid civilization was done approximately 8 million years ago. With the fleeing of the remnants of the Reptoid/Dinoid civilizations to Maldek, the Earth's Spiritual Hierarchy left its physical guardianship to the one remaining sentient species - the Cetaceans. However, the Cetaceans and their now space-bound other half of bretheren were determined, with the help of Lady Gaia (Mother Earth), to find a land replacement for the now vacant Land Guardianship role. This task to locate a Land Guardian became their great quest. The Pre-Cetaceans, with the aid of Earth's Spiritual Hierarchy, began to search the immediate vicinity of the Galaxy (an area extending about 80 light years from the Sun) looking for a possible candidate that would be able to replace the Cetaceans as Earth's Land Guardian.

"After searching for two to three million years across the Galaxy, they finally discovered an aquatic primate starting to emerge from the oceans on the fourth planet in the Vega system. These aquatic primates had the first rudiments of civilization such as creation myths, a language, and a hunting and gathering culture. Having discovered this species, they then asked the Spiritual Hierarchy of the Vega star system if they would permit this group of aquatic primates to be vastly altered genetically so that their development as a sentient species could be accelerated. In this way, they could be prepared to become a Galactic Guardian species.

"This important set of events in creating the Human Race, allowed them to quickly spread spread out across this part of the Galaxy. This is when Humans began to encounter advance scouting forces of the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance about 4.5 million years ago. The Humans were able to persevere because of the intervention of Lady Gaia and the Cetaceans, and the Humans were able to fight the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance successfully to a standstill while still continuing their outward migration in this Sector of the Milky Way Galaxy.

"This migration continued for a period of roughly 2.5 million years. By this time, Humans had spread up to the very outer edge of your Solar System and had banded together in a Human Galactic Federation which agreed to colonize your Solar System. Lady Gaia approved this plan and the first Earth Human colony called Hybornea (also known as Hyperborea) was begun. Hybornea would last for roughly 1 million years and would be a complete Lyran/Sirian type of civilization. When the Dinoid group returned to our Solar System to assist their outnumbered bretheren about 1 million years ago, they saw that Humans now controlled most of your Solar System. All that was left of the Reptoid and Dinoid strength was a small colony on the planet Maldek as well as a small group of outpost personnel scattered on the fringes of your Solar System.

"Nonetheless, the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance decided it was time to establish their authority in this region of the Galaxy once again with a broad-based series of attacks on neighboring star systems such as your Solar System. These attacks were aided and abetted by their forces left behind on Maldek, who were now able to systematically destroy the small Human colonies created by the Galactic Federation on Mars, Venus and Earth.

"This destruction on the third-dimension level left Mars without most of its atmosphere and hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and streams). Venus, at the physical Third-dimensional level, was left locked into a virtual greenhouse condition of intense planetary atmospheric heating maintained by an atmosphere that had been altered into a series of unlivable acrid gases. Earth's own Hybornean Colony was then destroyed by a series of vicious and premeditated massive attacks that killed all Earth Humans and thoroughly obliterated all aspects of Human civilization. The outcome was that the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance again controlled your entire Solar System.

"For a period of roughly 80,000 years, your Solar System was held as an outpost for the Dinoid/Reptoid Alliance. However, they were eventually pushed back by the galactic Humans across a broad front that included many star systems near your Sun. It finally became possible to create a plan for the return of Humans into your Solar System. To accomplish this feat, the Galactic Federation brought a large battle planet (four times the diameter of Earth) into this region. The purpose of this battle planet was to destroy the planet Maldek which was the chief administrative center of the Dinoid /Reptoid Alliance in the Solar System. After the loss of Maldek, it was felt that it would be relatively easy to conquer the Reptoid/Dinoid Earth Colony. This brief and brutal action was quickly accomplished and the Earth was successfully returned to Human control approximately 900,000 years ago.

"The Earth Humans now decided that their new colony would be centered on what was called the continent of Lemuria. It was here that the first Human colonists were able to establish a Lyran/Syrian civilization with democratic principles at all levels of life. Over the next 850,000 years, Lemurians spread across the surface of Planet Earth from a primary continental base in what is now the Pacific Ocean. They developed (100,000 BC) a series of what they called Daughter Empires. The most important of these Daughter Empires was Atlantis, a huge island located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean. Another significant colony was the "Empire" which comprised what is today called Central China and Tibet.

"As they began to develop their colony, the Atlanteans quickly acquired a feeling of uniqueness about their culture that eventually led to a feeling of separateness from the other Daughter Empires of Lemuria. The Atlanteans felt that they were not only a Daughter Empire of Lemuria, but that they were a Daughter Empire that could and should become the Mother Empire. The Atlanteans, therefore, began to have a strong desire to destroy the Lemurians and their more loyal Daughter Empires in order to gain full power.

"The Atlanteans found some allies in the various galactic Human renegade defense commands that had originally been formed by the Human colonies in Alpha Centauri and the Pleiades. Over the next 25,000 years the Atlanteans developed alliances with these defense commands and various outpost star systems. These alliances were mostly with outpost colonies of the Galactic Federation that shared a similar concept of the Atlantean hierarchal cultural tradition. These various groups then began to produce a plot that would lead to the destruction of Lemuria and the ascension of Atlantis to a primary position on Planet Earth. Therefore, the Atlanteans waited patiently for the right opportunity to occur, and approximately 25,000 years ago, they and various Pleiadian and Centaurian rebels, or what we shall call The Renegades, decided to destroy Lemuria. Their plan and its execution would be a technical success, but would destroy one of Planet Earth's Moons - along with Lemuria.

"At that particular time, the Earth had two Moons, each one of which was roughly three-quarters the size of your present Moon. What the Renegades proposed to do was to move one of these two moons into a downward spiraling orbit using force fields. Before this moon reached a critical mass position (the Lagrange Point) with the Earth, it would be exploded so that it would fall down as an incredible shower of meteors upon the Lemurian continent.

"This event would cause gravitational and plate tectonic distress because of the size, downward path and mass of the lunar fragments. This development did, in fact, create a volcanic catastrophe that caused the great gas chambers underneath Lemuria to implode, sink the continent, and destroy Lemurian dominance.

"In looking at the rise and fall of Atlantis [a large island-continent originally stretching down from the Northern Atlantic to what is now Northern Brazil], we find its history divided into three Empires. The first historical segment is called the Old Empire (lasting from 400,000 years ago to approximately 25, 000 BC). The Old Empire coexisted with Lemuria and would eventually plot its destruction. The second historical division is called the Middle Empire (lasting from roughly 25,000 - 15,000 BC), and it would be the first truly hierarchal ruler of Planet Earth. The last historical period was called the New Empire [now only a third of the original Continent's size, situated in the mid-Atlantic and then known as Poseidon]. It would contain the sagas of final conflict and destruction that comprise the last 5,000 years of Atlantean history (15,000 to 10,000 BC). Its final demise and submersion would leave Earth Humans in a genetically reduced mutant condition from which you are still suffering." ["You Are Becoming A Galactic Human" by Sheldon Nidle and Virginia Essene. Published 1994 by Spiritual Enducation Endeavors Publishing Company, 1556 Halford Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051. ISBN: 0-937147-08-7]

Book Of Life: Chapter One - CREATION

Book Of Life: Chapter Two - EVOLUTION 

Book Of Life: Chapter Three - VIBRATION & DENSITY 

Book Of Life: Chapter Four - OUR HIGHER-SELF & GUIDES 

Book Of Life: Chapter Five - THE LEARNING PLANETS

Book Of Life: Chapter Six - KARMA & REINCARNATION

Book Of Life: Chapter Seven - DEATH & REVIEW

Book Of Life: Chapter Eight - BIRTH & GROWTH

Book Of Life: Chapter Nine - RETURNING TO UNITY

Book Of Life: Chapter Ten - CHANGE & CHALLENGE

Book Of Life: Chapter Eleven - ANCIENT PROPHECIES

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