Author Whitley Strieber talked about 2012, possible reasons why the Mayans predicted the end of the world in this year, and changes to Earth and the solar system. The sun's atmosphere has contracted dramatically, causing more cosmic rays to come into the solar system, and at the same time Earth's magnetic field is getting weaker, he detailed, adding that cosmic rays can be associated with evolutionary changes. A cooling process is taking place in the Pacific Ocean, and he suggested that Earth's climate is going to get cooler before it gets warmer.
Strieber discussed the theory that a mega-comet passed Earth around 12,000 years ago causing cataclysmic changes, and how we cross through this comet's remains every 2,000 to 4,000 years, which brings about further disruptions. The Mayans may have been issuing a warning about this cycle through their calendar, he noted.
Our solar system appears to have a higher rate of asteroids lately, with Earth having several near misses, and we need to be more vigilant about watching for these objects, he said. Another interesting theory he shared, based on an infrared study of the galactic neighborhood, is that our solar system is actually part of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy. This galaxy is in the process of colliding or entering the Milky Way, which may be throwing the solar system into chaos. For more, see Whitley's recent journal entry.
In the latter part of the show, Whitley was joined by author/editor Bob Gleason, an expert on 2012. The Maya had divine revelations and mystic visions which gave them incredible insights, possibly including knowledge of cataclysmic cycles, said Gleason.
Last hour guest, pioneer in the development of 'Exopolitics,' Michael Salla, commented on the significance of the Vatican's recent five-day conference on astrobiology. The event underscores the Vatican's role in the question of ET life-- they have long been interested in this, he said, and had a representative in attendance during an alleged meeting Eisenhower held with aliens in 1954. For more, see Salla's article Vatican Prepares for Extraterrestrial Disclosure.
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