Just out of general curiousity I've been looking at various earthchanges maps for years. We don't know if or when a pole shift will happen, yet with the increase of volcanic activity and earthquakes others may find some of these links of interest.
Edgar Cayce's Pole-Shift Readings
Edgar Cayce is America's best documented psychic. Before he died in 1945, he gave over 14,000 "readings," dealing with clairvoyant analyses of physical ailments and cures for people, with the former lives of individuals (reincarnation was assumed to be true for all), and a variety of spiritual and other subjects. A small number of readings describe a pole shift, and historically-unprecedented Earth changes to occur before the end of next year.
Almost no research has been done on the sources of information coming through Cayce for specific readings of interest. Gina Cerminara (trained in general semantics and now deceased) made a survey of Cayce's sources, as explained in the readings themselves. She concluded that he had six sources: (1) the subconscious mind of Cayce himself; (2) the subconscious minds of other individuals in the Earth plane, (3) the subconscious minds of disincarnate entities in the spirit plane, (4) the soul minds of higher masters, (5) the akashic records, and (6) the Universal cosmic consciousness.
Many familiar with Cayce's readings assume there will be no pole shift because, they say, none of Cayce's historically-unprecedented Earth change predictions have been fulfilled. Before providing information that contradicts this position, let's review the three readings that together say - or imply - that a shifting of the poles will occur sometime before the close of 2001.
Q What great change or the beginning of what change, if any, is to take place in the Earth in the year 2000 to 2001 A.D.?
A When there is a shifting of the poles. Or a new cycle begins. 826-8 (8/11/36)
For, these [records] were to be kept as had been given by the priests in Atlantis or Poseidia ... when the records of the race, of the developments, of the laws pertaining to One were put in their chambers and to be opened only when there was the returning of those into materiality, or to Earth's experience, when the change was imminent in the Earth; which change, we see, begins in '58 and ends with the changes wrought in the upheavals and the shifting of the poles, as begins then the reign in '98 (as time is counted in the present) of those influences that have been....kept by those sojourners in this land of the Semitic peoples. 378-16 (10/29/33)
As to the changes physical again:....There will be the upheavals in the Arctic and in the Antarctic that will make for the eruption of volcanoes in the torrid areas, and there will be a shifting then of the poles -- so that where there has been those of a frigid or the semitropical will become the more tropical, and moss and fern will grow. And these will begin in those periods in '58 to '98.... 3976-15 (1/19/1934)
These readings predict a sequence of geophysical events, beginning in 1958 to 1998, that culminate in upheavals in Earth's polar areas, increased volcanic eruptions in the torrid areas, and then, a shifting of the poles in 2000-2001. As indicated, one knows next to nothing about Cayce's sources for these readings, but here is a short list of events that fit with Cayce's 1958-1998 predictions.
Geological Events of 1958-1998
May 1960: A giant, M9.5, earthquake hit southern Chile. This was the strongest quake in the entire world in the last century. Catastrophic changes (upheavals) occurred to the land surface and sea floor, and tsunamis killed people as far away as Hawaii.
March 1964: The Good Friday earthquake and tsunami of March 27 devastated Anchorage and the surrounding region. At M9.2, this giant quake was the largest in North America in the last century, and the Earth's crust beneath Prince William Sound and vicinity was upheaved, twisted and broken.
1970-1971: These years bracket unusually frequent eruptions of the volcanoes Krafla and Hekla on Iceland (65šN), and Beerenberg on Jan Mayen Island (71šN) in the Arctic region. They can be considered to be precursor eruptions for "upheavals in the Arctic."
June 1994: The great (M8.2) Bolivian quake of June 9 occurred at an enormous depth of nearly 400 miles. It was felt throughout much of the western hemisphere, and even made the Earth ring like a bell, exciting modes of vibration never before seen. Also, in reading 3976-15, it is said that, "South America will be shaken from the uppermost portion to the end." Such shaking occurred during the Bolivian earthquake, which presages the future for South America as the Earth changes accompanying pole shift intensify.
1993-1996: Extremely strong seismic activity occurred in northern Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan, during this interval. Five M7.2-M7.5, and one M8.1 earthquake were accompanied by more M6 or larger quakes than at any time since 1926. Also, the land surface over a wide area on the Pacific side of northern Honshu was found to have been sinking over the 30-year period from 1966 to 1995.
July 1996: Hawaii's Kilauea and Loihi volcanoes are two of the world's most active torrid-area volcanoes. Kilauea has erupted continuously since January 1983. Submerged Loihi -- just offshore of Kilauea -- has erupted almost continuously since 1982. Seismic and eruptive activity peaked in July 1996. These volcanoes reflect the predicted worldwide increase in eruptions of torrid-area volcanoes, both on land and beneath the sea.
March 1998: The great Balleny Sea earthquake off Antarctica, was the largest ever detected within an oceanic crustal plate. It's location and strength were completely unexpected by the world's seismologists. At M8.2, it was also the largest quake to occur worldwide in the last five years. Located near the south magnetic pole, the quake may be considered to be one of the "upheavals in the Arctic and the Antarctic" to occur just prior to pole shift.
October 1998 - October 1999: An unusual cluster of 17 light earthquakes (M4.5-4.9) and 23 moderate quakes (M5.0-5.5) occurred in the high Arctic, centered approximately at 85.7N and 81.4E. This cluster may be a precursor of crustal uplift, or mass movements in the mantle, beneath the Arctic Ocean. The quakes occurred north of Severnaya Zemlya, near the top of the world.
Upheavals Since 1998
Listed now are upheavals that have occurred since the end of the 40-year, 1958-1998 interval. They seem to fit the "upheavals" mentioned in 378-16 above.
Northwest Turkey was shaken by an M7.4 earthquake on August 17, 1999. The magnitude of the tremor tied that of the 1912 Turkey temblor for the strongest quake of the last century in that country. Horizontal offsets along various segments of the North Anatolian fault approached 16 ft. and vertical upthrusts of up to seven ft. were noted. Perhaps 20,000 people were killed, and considerable earthquake damage occurred in Istanbul. Then, on November 12, 1999, an M7.1 quake occurred 70 miles east of the August shock, on the same fault, producing additional crustal changes.
On September 21, 1888, the largest earthquake of the last century in Taiwan struck near Chi-Chi. Extensive surface ruptures occurred over 53 miles of the Chelungpu fault. The maximum horizontal displacement of 32 ft. is among the largest fault displacement ever measured in modern earthquakes. The Tachia River was cut by a 25 ft. vertical upheaval that created a new waterfall.
Possible Pole-Shift Mechanism
Pole shift is generally believed to be due to the gradual redistribution of mass in outer Earth's mantle and the crust. Our planet is most stable when its most massive parts are farthest from its spin axis; that is, on the equator. If mass redistribution were to occur somewhere on an otherwise uniform Earth, the planet would reorient itself so that the mass concentration would move to the equator. Over the past century, the north pole moved about 33 feet toward eastern Canada. Most geophysicists believe the movement is due to true polar wander (TPW), or a shift of the Earth's entire mantle and crust relative to Earth's core.
Think of Earth’s spin axis being fixed relative to the stars and the crust and mantle slowly moving like the skin and flesh of a peach over its pit. If we observe the point (pole) where the spin-axis meets Earth’s surface, the pole will appear to shift if the crust and mantle move horizontally beneath it. This is pole shift of the TPW type. The other type of pole shift, not considered here, involves the movement of the Earth's spin axis relative to fixed stars.
V. Courtillot and J. Besse wrote a provocative paper on TPW in 1987. They proposed that the emission of hot thermal currents of material in the boundary layer between Earth’s core and mantle leads to increases in mantle convection, to mass anomalies near Earth’s surface, and, ultimately, to true polar wander. I’ll assume here that the scientists’ “hot thermal currents” are equivalent to the “upheavals in the interior of the Earth” mentioned in the following reading.
Q What will be the type and extent of the upheaval in ’36?
A The wars, the upheavals in the interior of the Earth, and the shifting of same by the differentiation in the axis as respecting the positions from the Polaris center. 5748-6 (7/1/32)
These "upheavals in the interior of the Earth" were in turn seen as due to
......the catastrophies of outside forces to the Earth in '36, which will come from the shifting of the equilibrium of the Earth itself in space, with those of the consequential effects upon the various portions of the country -- or world--affected by same.
Because there seems to be no credible evidence that Earth's rotational axis was significantly differentiated as respecting positions measured relative to Polaris in 1936, we will assume that "the shifting of same" refers to a shifting of the axis of Earth's inner core. Since 1996, seismologists have known that Earth's inner core of solid iron is spinning freely within an outer core of molten iron, making the inner core virtually a planet within a planet. Also, the axis of the rotating core is tilted a few degrees with respect to Earth's north-south axis of rotation. A sudden shift in the axis of the inner core in 1936 -- if that's what happened -- might well have engendered an explosion of hot thermal currents at the core-mantle boundary, producing new mantle plumes and accelerating the upward movements of existing plumes. Furthermore, such rising plumes could redistribute enough mass to cause pole shift around the present time, some 64 years after the inner-Earth upheavals and shift in the core's axis in 1936. In light of reading 5748-6 above, the new research on the Earth's core, and the work of Courtillot and Besse, we might expect that the type of pole shift predicted to occur before the end of 2001 will involve movement of Earth's entire mantle relative to the core; that is, the shift will occur by true poler wander (TPW).
Geophysicists think that TPW is driven, ultimately, by cycles of heat flowing from Earth’s core to the mantle, and then to the surface via rising plumes of hot mantle material. A layer referred to by seismologists as the D'' layer marks the boundary between the core and the mantle. The heat-conducting capabilities of this layer have recently come under scrutiny by O. Anderson at UCLA. His analysis of recent theoretical and laboratory data for D'' led him to conclude the following:
. . . I assume that the number of plumes associated with hotspots [such as the Hawaii, Yellowstone, and Iceland hotspots] is substantially lower than the total number of active plumes. Some numerical models imply that immature plumes may be 50 to 75% as abundant as hot-spot plumes . . . Furthermore, convective heat may be delivered in cycles to Earth’s surface, at intervals producing immense eruptions far above today’s level . . . This episodic production of convective heat means that today there must be more [thermal] power in the plumes [already in the mantle] than measured by the [existing] hotspots.
B. Malamud and D. Turcotte (Earth and Planetary Sci. Ltrs., 1999, p. 174) estimate that Earth's mantle contains around 5,200 plumes. If convective heat is delivered in cycles to Earth’s surface, "at intervals producing immense eruptions,” we may have the physical basis for reading 3653-1. It says that the next destruction of most life on Earth will be “not by water . . . but rather by the elements, fire.”
Speculative Pole-Shift Model
Here follows a speculative picture of what might be taking place between now and the end of 2001, assuming that a TPW-type pole shift will indeed be taking place. It’s a picture based upon a combination of the Cayce readings and the scientific information given above.
Since at least 1936, rising, pole-directed plumes of dense mantle material have begun to produce increasing mass anomalies in the Arctic and Antarctic regions near the Earth's axis of rotation. Plume heads impacting the base of the crust in the polar regions are beginning to cause earthquakes and upheavals there, making plume presence known. The majority of these rising masses of poleward-directed mantle material will soon cause the Earth to rotate slightly faster, just as figure skaters develop high-speed spins by bringing their arms inward and then up over their heads. An increase in Earth’s spin rate of only one second per day can increase the Earth’s equatorial bulge by about 20 inches.
Our planet’s equatorial bulge is due to the centrifugal force of its spinning body, a force that is strongest at the equator. The force is so strong that the figure of the Earth is like a slightly squashed sphere, its diameter at the equator being roughly 27 miles longer than a diameter joining the poles. The liquid ocean responds instantly to changes in planetary centrifugal forces. If Earth’s spin rate speeds up by a few seconds per day, hot magmatic liquids in the volcanoes of the equatorial zone will also respond, only slightly less quickly than ocean waters, to the increased centrifugal force there. This will cause volcanic eruptions in the “torrid areas” bordering the equator. Such a situation should be occurring about now. If so, it will last only a short time.
This is so because the masses of mantle moving up in the polar regions will affect more than just Earth’s spin rate. Such redistributed masses will affect the ongoing wobble of the axis of rotation, and the ongoing TPW, which over the last century saw the north pole drifting south along the 79.2šW longitude. Upheavals of mantle material in the Arctic and Antarctic regions will change the character of the wobble and cause the present, slow TPW to develop a new direction of motion, and to increase in speed. We will then be able to say that pole shift is indeed underway.
Geophysicists are leaning now toward top-to-bottom mixing of the Earth's entire mantle. This means that mantle plumes rising near to the surface in the polar regions will cause new concentrations of mass in the polar areas and movements of the lithospheric plates there. And compensatory mantle return flows will affect the lithosphere in other areas. But what do we know about 1) any accelerating upward crustal movements ("upheavals") in the Arctic and Antarctic and 2) any increasing frequency of volcanic eruptions in the torrid areas?
Polar Upheavals And Torrid-Area Volcanism
Reading 3976-15 above says that the upper portion of Europe will be changed as in the twinkling of an eye. This statement relates well to the part of the reading that says there will be upheavals in the Arctic. There is an "upper portion of Europe" that lies above the Arctic Circle. It consists of northernmost Norway, Sweden, Finland, and (European) Russia. But here, the rates of ongoing post-glacial uplift seem slow enough to require that if upper Europe is to change suddenly, only a sudden shift of the poles could cause it. The change would be caused, apparently, by movement toward or away from Earth's equatorial bulge. This is so because any axis movement , whether by TPW or shift in Earth's overall true rotational axis, will result in changes both in latitude and elevation of any point on the surface.
As for acceleration in upward crustal movements in Antarctica, I referred on page 39 to the fact that T. James and E. Ivins mentioned in their 1995 paper on present-day Antarctic ice mass changes and crustal motion that
If Antarctic deglaciation history portrayed in the ICE-3G crustal rebound model is realistic...., then a vast geographical region in West Antarctica is uplifting at a rate in excess of 20 mm/yr, and the predicted changes in polar motion are quite substantial. [Edited composite of quotes from the paper].
Updates to the latest crustal-rebound model (ICE-4G) have been made since 1995. They show predicted uplift rates that are somewhat smaller than those first given for crustal upheavals due to the slowly melting Antarctic ice sheet. But according to James, "the newly computed uplift rates are still quite substantial" (personal communication).
Note that volcanic eruptions can reflect the onset of crustal upheavals. In April 1997, French scientists visited the Beerenberg volcano on Jan Mayen Island, above the Arctic Circle. It is the northernmost active volcano in the world. Eruptions on Beerenberg occurred in 1732, 1818, 1970, and 1985, the latest two being within the readings' 1958-1998 time period for gradually increasing Earth changes. The French group found only weak emissions of gas and steam on their visit. But in a September, 1997, paper in EOS (v. 78, no. 35), entitled "Center of the Iceland Hotspot Experiences Volcanic Unrest," we are reminded that the volcanoes of Iceland, located near the Arctic Circle, can "produce catastrophic events of global importance....[and]....there is every reason to worry when they become restless." Simply put, a plume of deep mantle material may be close to erupting extensively in Iceland. Perhaps the first impulse occurred with the recent eruption of Iceland's Mt. Hekla (2/2/2000), which previously erupted in 1991.
In the south polar region, Mt. Erebus, on Ross Island, is the most active volcano in Antarctica and the world's southernmost active volcano. A lava lake has been active within the crater for at least several decades. No special activity is occurring at Mount Erebus at the present time. But in 1992, scientists detected currently active volcanoes beneath the Antarctic ice in both in Marie Byrd Land and the Transantarctic Mountains areas.
Finally, evidence seems to be accumulating for accelerating volcanic eruptions in the torrid areas, lying roughly between the equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn (latitudes 23.5oN and 23.5oS, respectively). Kilauea continues its eruption that began in 1983. Merapi, on Java, is the most active volcano in Indonesia, and its current eruption began in 1994. The Rabaul caldera in New Guinea also erupted strongly in 1994. Normally submerged Metis volcano in the Tonga Islands erupted in June, 1995, building a cinder cone island. Barren Island, in the Andaman Islands, erupted in December 1994, and Fogo volcano in Cape Verde erupted in 1995. More recently, we have the eruption of Fuego (7/26/00) and Pacaya (3/2/00) volcanoes in Guatemala, Colima in Mexico (11/4/00), Telica in Nicaragua (8/111/99), Mt. Cameroon in Cameroon (6/99), the explosion of Nicaragua's San Cristobal volcano (2/28/00), and eruptions of Popocatepetl near Mexico City (4/18/00), Mayon (2/28/00) and Taal (9/30/99) in the Philippines, Soufriere Hills in Montserrat (3/20/00), Nyamuragira, Congo (1/31/2000), Guagua Pichincha and Tungrahua in Ecuador (4/18/00), and various Indonesian volcanoes.
Latest Scientific Pole-Shift Research
Geophysicists meeting in San Francisco in late 1997 gave several talks on "pole shift" in a session on true polar wander (TPW). The sudden blossoming of research -- especially via numerical modeling techniques in the hands of knowledgeable geoscientists -- is encouraging to those who wish to understand Cayce's psychic visions of a pole shift in 2000-2001 A.D. Here's a composite of interesting findings from the December session, as they were reported by R. Showstack in EOS (1997,. v.78, no. 47).
A recent 10o shift that may be due to TPW over the last 30 million years could still be in progress. Present-day TPW is occurring at a rate of about 11 cm per year. The Earth's dynamism and constant rearrangements of its internal mass indicate a strong potential for rapid shifts due to TPW. Rapid TPW could allow a continent "to swing from pole to equator in as little as 5 to 10 million years, and new data are beginning to support....the theory."
Interesting indeed, but the Cayce readings suggest an Earth even more dynamic than the scientists do, one that could experience several pole shifts over, say, a 300,000-year interval. We'll now cover the latest thinking about a potential new pole shift, beginning with the views of a popular author who just happens to have picked 2000 A.D. as the year in which a pole shift will lead to a "worldwide disaster in our lifetime!" The author makes no mention of the coincidence of this date with the year 2000-2001, pole-shift vision in Cayce reading 826-8.
continued at: http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/global/poleshift.html
Earth Changes in the Ring of Fire - May 2008
There is a lot of information found both in propheciesand in recent writings and articles talking about Earth Changes, usually defined as catastrophic geological events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, polar shifts, flooding, and global warming. Many point to the shifting times and the moving into the Golden Age and to 2012 being a turning point in the history of mankind. The research and sometimes channeled material presented, probably with the best of intentions, often still carries elements of our own subconscious fears but is it only fear based material or is there something to this predictions of Earth Changes?
The Hutton Commentaries - Earth Change and Pole Shift Monitors
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