Podcast # 34 – The Tilting Axis

My name is Mark Stevens.  I am talking today with Allan Colston. He is the author of The Last Days of Tolemac, which is a book dealing with prophecy and other end-time events.

For those listeners who may be new to this topic, this is another in the series “Signs of the Times”.  Welcome to this Podcast Allan. I’m delighted to be able to chat to you again.

It’s my pleasure Mark.

Mark:  So much has happened since our last Podcast just a few weeks ago about climate change, that I feel like I owe you an apology.

Why is that Mark?

Mark:  Well I started off that discussion by asking you whether you really believe that the changes that are taking place in the earth’s climate today are as serious as you make them out to be?

And now, as a result of the devastating hurricanes of the last few weeks, it is obvious that our weather is a far greater hazard than I had ever imagined. So I am sorry that I doubted you.

Well I certainly don’t derive any satisfaction from it all Mark. The graphic scenes shown on TV lately have been absolutely devastating, and my heart goes out to all those who have had to live through these experiences, not only in the United States but in the Caribbean as well.

It’s not just the fact that so many people have been caught up in these disasters. What makes it worse is that for many thousands of those who have lost everything, their time of tribulation predicted in the Bible has already begun, for they will never regain what they have lost.

And it is not as if these extreme hurricanes are rare events that only happen once or twice a century. There now seems every likelihood that these extreme weather events will continue to happen, not just with increasing frequency, but with increasing ferocity. So things may get even worse.

What made hurricanes Harvey, Irma and others so devastating was their size as well as their windspeed. Harvey dumped more rain on the state of Texas than any other hurricane in recorded US history, while Irma was so large that it ultimately covered the entire state of Florida.

And the key factor in both these cases was heat, because the oceans that spawned them were hotter than ever before. Hurricane Irma was formed in tropical waters off the coast of Africa, and from there travelled west into the Caribbean where sea temperatures were 90 degrees or more.

And hurricane Harvey continued to rotate around the Texas coast for days on end, sucking up moisture from the equally hot waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and then dumping it on the city of Houston, which then experienced record floods.

As climatologists are now discovering, the earth’s circulation system is getting hotter, with predictable consequences. As the climate warms, so evaporation rates go up which then leads to increasing precipitation. More moisture is drawn up into the clouds, which then falls as rain.

But not all places are being affected equally. Although the overall temperature of the air may be getting warmer, it is not uniform in the way it affects the planet, since the hotter air over the land is not evaporating as much moisture as the air over the oceans.

So while the humidity on the land rises, often creating intolerable living conditions for people living in those parts of the world as it does so, this does not necessarily lead to rain. Instead, these places often experience extended droughts, as we are already seeing in different parts of the world.

So the reality is that hurricanes like Harvey and Irma may not just happen once or twice in a lifetime. Instead they may become routine in years to come. And the periodic droughts that scour the land may soon turn entire food-growing areas of the world into dustbowls.

And this of course just brings us back to the same basic equation. The earth and the oceans are getting hotter because the sun is getting hotter. And as we discussed in our previous Podcast, the sun is getting hotter because of increased cosmic radiation coming from beyond the solar system.

Mark:  When you put it like that, I can see why you wrote in your Blog that the earth is threatened with extinction. But I still can’t get my head around the idea that the entire history of mankind could suddenly come to an end.

Surely you don’t think that our entire civilization might become extinct, after thousands of years of progress, from cavemen up to the scientific age in which we live today?

Actually Mark, I do. And the reason I say that is because it has it has happened before. And not just once, but many times. This may come as a shock to many people. Entire civilizations have disappeared without trace. After all, we have only to look at the Bible to find evidence of this.

In the 7th verse of chapter 6 of the book of Genesis, we read how the Lord said: “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air, for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

And what strikes me as particularly pertinent is the reason the Bible gives why God did this. “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually”. Ring any bells Mark?

While most people tend to treat the Biblical account of a world-wide flood as a fanciful legend, more and more evidence is emerging to suggest that this is exactly what took place many thousands of years ago. This evidence is now being found in every corner of the world.

Our scholars and scientists are taught that the first stirrings of civilization began in Mesopotamia some six thousand years ago, and yet we find megalithic structures all over the world that were obviously built many thousands of years before that.

Elsewhere on my Blog I have referred to the work of Boston geologist Robert Schoch indicating that the body of the sphinx in Egypt shows signs of erosion that could only have been caused by prolonged exposure to water. He believes that the sphinx is at least 11,000 years old.

Even Darwin was confronted with evidence of global catastrophe when he wrote in his Journal of Researches: “Certainly, no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated exterminations of its inhabitants. What, then, has exterminated so many species and whole genera?

“The mind at first is irresistibly hurried into the belief of some great catastrophe; but thus to destroy animals, both large and small, in Southern Patagonia, in Brazil, on the Cordillera of Peru, in North America up to Behring’s Straits, we must shake the entire framework of the globe.”

Despite clear fossil evidence of animals, both large and small, that had been wiped out from Southern Patagonia all the way up to the Bering Straits, Darwin could not bring himself to believe that “the entire framework of the globe” could have been shaken by a world-wide catastrophe.

Yet if he had continued his journey to Easter Island in the central Pacific Ocean, he would have seen huge stone effigies called Moai that were buried up to their necks in sand, that was clearly deposited by some ancient flood long after these statues were carved.

And then there are the ancient megalithic ruins of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, and Puma Punku in Bolivia. Both of these sites were also covered by soil that had been deposited over them at some time in the distant past, indicating that they too had once been overcome by a giant flood.

All of this points to the fact that some unimaginable disaster engulfed the world about 13,000 years ago, leaving nothing but stray stone remnants of the cultures that had created them, and of whom we know virtually nothing. However, later cultures did leave some tantalising written records.

Mark:  What sort of records are you referring to?

The idea that the earth has undergone a succession of catastrophic upheavals was not limited to the Jews, the Greeks and the Egyptians. In central America, the Maya had legends of their own describing times when the earth was convulsed by cosmic encounters.

While these stories vary in the number of ages that have come and gone, they all agree that at periodic intervals various disasters have assailed the earth causing widespread destruction. The agents of this destruction have been earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, as well as “fire from the sky”.

The Chinese believed that there had been ten different ages from the beginning of the world up to the time of Confucius. They referred to these vanished ages as Kis, and their ancient encyclopedia described these past eras in the following words:

In a general convulsion of nature, the sea is carried out of its bed, mountains spring out of the ground, rivers change their course, human beings and everything are ruined, and the ancient traces effaced”.

The sacred Hindu book Bhagavata Purana called these past ages Kalpas or Yugas, and indicated that there had been four previous ages of mankind, and that each of these different ages had ended as a result of a different kind of catastrophe.

The ancient Buddhist scripture called the Visuddhi-Magga, which was written about 430 BC, described these different kinds of catastrophe as follows: “There are three destructions: the destruction by water, the destruction by fire, and the destruction by wind”.

Even the Greeks had an extinction story of their own. According to their mythology, Phaeton asked his father Helios, the sun god, if he could drive the chariot of the sun across the sky. Unfortunately, he drove it too close to the earth, causing his father to kill him with a thunderbolt.

In a passage recorded by Plato in his essay entitled Timaeus, when the Athenian statesman Solon visited Egypt some six hundred years before the birth of Christ, an elderly priest said to him:

“Oh Solon, Solon, you Greeks are all children, and there is no such thing as an old Greek. You are all young in mind. You have no belief rooted in the old tradition and no knowledge hoary with age. And the reason is this. There have been and will be many different calamities to destroy mankind, the greatest of them by fire and water, lesser ones by countless other means.

“Your own story of how Phaeton, child of the sun, harnessed his father’s chariot, but was unable to guide it along his father’s course and so burnt up things on earth and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt, is a mythical version of the truth that there is at long intervals a variation in the course of the heavenly bodies and a consequent widespread destruction by fire of things on the earth”.

But that’s not all Mark. Another famous Greek, this time Herodotus, who has been called the “Father of History”, visited Egypt for himself and recorded his own conversations that he had with various Egyptian priests. This is what he wrote in his Second Book of History:

“The priests asserted that within historical ages and since Egypt became a kingdom, four times in this period (so they told me) the sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises.”

Mark:  Well done Allan, I must congratulate you on your knowledge of ancient literature. I had no idea about all this.

Well Mark, I have to concede that everything I know about this comes from Immanuel Velikovsky. He was the great Jewish scholar who devoted years of his life to researching the historical texts of many ancient cultures, and they tell a very different story from what we are taught today.

But the reason I bring this up is because there appears to be a sinister parallel between what was recorded in ancient times, and what we are observing in our skies today. Not only is something very strange happening to our sun, but to the axis of the earth as well.

For if those Egyptian priests who spoke to Herodotus were correct, and the sun actually did change its course and rise in the west instead of the east, this could only mean that, at some point within the living memory of humanity, the earth flipped upside down. And not once, but several times!

In other words, the earth turned on its axis by 180º – something that modern astronomers believe to be impossible. But just suppose that those ancient Egyptian priests were correct and the earth did flip on its axis. And if it happened then, could it also happen now?

As every child is taught in school today, the earth does not spin vertically on its own axis. It tilts to one side, and it is this tilt that accounts for the different seasons that we experience on the earth. And for the last several thousand years, this angle of tilt has remained pretty much the same.

Today the earth’s axis is tilted roughly 23.5 degrees from the plane of its orbit around the sun. So from the point of view of people on the earth, the sun appears to move between the tropic of Cancer in the north, and the tropic of Capricorn in the south.

However, this angle of tilt does change slightly over time, and over a period of about 41,000 years it varies between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees. However, this tiny correction could never cause the sun to appear to change its course and rise in the west instead of the east, as the Egyptian priests claimed.

But this is where things become, as I say, a little sinister Mark, because I keep coming across reports that suggest that the axis of the earth may be changing. And although these changes may be small for now, they could become a lot greater in the days to come.

Mark:  What sort of changes are you talking about?

Well Mark, you won’t find any mention of this in the press, and certainly nothing about it in any scientific reports. But people who have lived in the same location for many years are beginning to report things that don’t seem quite right.

As I have mentioned before, if you want to know what is really going on in the world today, it is often more instructive to listen to ordinary citizens than the Government. And the best place to do this is to check out the comments on YouTube videos dealing with changes in the sun.

I have made a habit of doing this ever since I became interested in the subject of axial tilt. Here are a few examples of what people have been reporting lately about changes they have noticed in the path of the sun. I am quoting them exactly as they were written.

I’m in Upstate N.Y. I’ve lived in the same home for 45 years. My kitchen windows face due north. The Sun now sets shining into my north facing windows. Noticed it last year a little, but now it’s very noticeable!

I’m in Southern Michigan and have been noticing the changes in the sun location as well as the stars. The Earth is tilting to the South. That would likely be the reason for the melting of the North Pole as well. Not necessarily global warming, but a global shifting of the poles.

Down in New Zealand (North Island) it is the same – rising in north-east and setting NNW! Back room gets no sun as it is lying south! Solar panels were put up in 2015 (Dec) and don’t make power like they used to, even with it being winter! Nothing normal. Blinds on the east were made to shade – sun doesn’t shine on true east now!

I live up in Northern Michigan on Torch lake, and things are way off. It’s been very cold and way too much precipitation. My north deck now gets sun all day. We also had to move our solar panels from the south side of our house to the north side. Things are definitely changing.

I live in NW Indiana and I have followed the signs of the times and events of the days for several years now. I am certain that the sun is setting much farther north than in years past.

Am in Lower Michigan Battle Creek area. The Sun surely has been rising and setting so far North that the North side of my house now gets sun on it. I usually have to power-wash the moss off it because the sun never hit it. Not this year.

Here in UK Somerset we used to watch the sunsets from our back garden for as long as I can remember, but now the sunsets are only visible from the front of the house [north]!!

This is true for me too. I’m in Grandview Missouri. I’ve noticed that sun is setting way far to the north, like in northwest instead of west.

The Inuit in the Arctic have been saying this for the last few years. I watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean from Costa Rica and the sun now sets a solid 30 degrees further north than it did 10 years ago. At its most northern set on the June 21st solstice it would set into the ocean from off the point of Playa Coyote. Now when it sets on this date it now touches the horizon on land a full 30 degrees further north than it used to.

Mark:  This does sound suspicious Allan, but we can’t draw any significant conclusions from a few comments on YouTube.

Quite right Mark. However, if these comments indicate that the sun really is following a different path in the sky, then it could only be because the axial tilt of the earth is changing. And there does seem to be scientific evidence that this is happening.

About a year ago, NASA scientists reported that the axis of the earth appeared to be shifting. According to University of Tasmania geodesist Matt King, NASA found that the axis had shifted dramatically from its long-term path, first in 2005, and then again in 2012.

These scientists concluded that the reason for this was that global warming was causing hundreds of billions of tons of ice to melt, particularly in Greenland and the Arctic ocean, and that this loss rate was two to three times more than it had been between 2003 and 2009.

This differential in the weight of ice at the geographical North and South poles was causing the axis of the earth to wobble. And although the extent of this wobble was still relatively small, no one could predict what might happen in the years to come.

I am reminded here of an episode I heard on the popular late-night radio talk show “Coast to Coast AM” several years back, in which listeners were invited to submit examples of any dreams or visions they had about the future. George D. in Vancouver, B.C. had this to say:

“I see the obliquity of Earth’s axis changing due to the melting of polar ice, shifting trillions upon trillions of tons of earth’s mass towards the equator, which causes the continental plates to shift”. He then went on to add:

“An abrupt ending to Mid-Eastern wars and current global conflicts occurs – due to massive earthquakes as the continental plates shift from their present location. Many nations and islands will be obliterated. Food shortages and lack of fresh water will escalate, affecting all people on earth”.

Remember, the authorities are not telling us what is really going on. As I have pointed out on my Blog, they routinely understate the intensity of UV radiation so as not to alarm the public. Could something similar be happening with changes in the axis of the earth?

But if you don’t mind Mark, I’d like to go back to the beginning of my article on climate change titled “An Inconvenient Truth”. I quoted the words of Richard Leakey, the renowned Kenyan paleoanthropologist, who had this to say about the environmental crisis facing the world.

Mark:  Certainly. What did he have to say?

“If you look at the fossil record, the thing that strikes you is that extinction is the most common phenomena. Extinction is always driven by environmental change, and environmental change is always driven by climate change.”

Leakey went on to say that, according to the fossil record, over 95% of all the species that have ever lived upon the earth have become extinct. And the cause of all these deaths has been a succession of what he calls “extinction level events”.

So according to Leakey, while climate change may signal impending changes on the earth, it is the actual “extinction level event” that leads to all the casualties. And most often, these extinction events are caused by “fire from the sky”.

And this is where Bible prophecy comes in. For the Bible not only predicts the climate and environmental changes that we are seeing on the earth today, but it also describes an extinction level event that would destroy a large proportion of life on this planet.

In the 8th chapter of his Book of Revelation, St. John wrote:

“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter”.

And ever since that time, Biblical scholars have debated what it was that St. John was describing. The key for me Mark, is the fact that he describes this “great star from heaven” as “burning like a lamp”. In other words, it was glowing in the sky before it fell to earth.

This description makes it likely that Wormwood is a comet, especially since this interpretation is shared by mystics like Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Mother Shipton and St. Hildegard. And if it is a comet, it would also explain all the other plagues described in the Book of Revelation.

Finally Mark, it is worth noting again the words of Jesus regarding events that will take place in the skies above the earth during the period leading up to his return, as recorded in chapter 21 verses 25 and 26 of St. Luke’s gospel.

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken”.

The part that really stands out for me in this quotation is the reference to “men’s hearts failing them for fear”. What do you suppose Jesus was referring to that would cause men’s hearts to fail them with fear? Maybe the following story will provide us with a clue.

Remember when I referred to the radio talk show “Coast to Coast AM” earlier, in which listeners were invited to call in about any dreams or visions which they had about the future. Well, there was another caller from Canada named Lawrie. This is what he had to say.

“Back in 1995 I had this dream of this big huge planet-like sphere in the night sky and it was pulsing and very bright. We knew it was the end of our world as we know it.

“It was kind of scary, yet most amazing and we were in awe, and this entity was so huge and powerful that you just accepted it. The whole event was so real. It’s like the whole world came together to look up at this thing and we all realized that there was no stopping this”.

Mark:  That certainly is an interesting story. But I still can’t accept that the world as we know it might be coming to an end. And even if it is, I have a simple question. Why us, and why now?

Well Mark, I should make it clear that the world itself is not ending. It will carry on. But our cycle of civilization is definitely coming to an end. And out of the ruins of our civilization there will arise another that is more glorious than anything we can imagine.

But in answer to your simple question, I have a simple answer. It’s about time. That might sound trite, but it goes to the heart of why these events are happening at this time. Anyway, I will explain what I mean by that comment in more detail during our next conversation.

Mark:  I appreciate everything that you have discussed today, and look forward to hearing your answer to my question. You have been listening to Allan Colston, author of the book The Last Days of Tolemac.  Do join us for our next Podcast, which will be another in the series titled “Signs of the Times”.

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